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Sarah

Sarah

Sarah Allen is co-founder and editor of Barista Magazine, the international trade magazine for coffee professionals. A passionate advocate for baristas, quality, and the coffee community, Sarah has traveled widely to research stories, interact with readers, and present on a variety of topics affecting specialty coffee. She also loves animals, swimming, ice cream, and living in Portland, Oregon.

Is it any wonder there was a nonstop throng of people at the Kalita booth?

Cafe Show & World Coffee Leaders Forum in Seoul

I really like Seoul so far, even though I haven’t seen all that much of it yet. The people are friendly and so excited to have visitors, and the innovations I’ve seen on the floor of the Cafe Show—one of the biggest coffee shows in the world with 100,000 attendees—have … Read more →

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First Look at the New BARISTA by Billy Wilson

We sure have known Billy Wilson for a long time… I first met Billy at his very first barista competition back in 2002 at NASCORE. Eleven years later, he’s all grown up and has made his dreams come through with the success of his business, BARISTA: three beautiful Portland, Ore., … Read more →

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NW Latte Art League Event Tomorrow & Cool Gifts!

The second edition of the Northwest Latte Art League will take place tomorrow at Broadcast Coffee, 1623 Bellevue Ave., Seattle! If you’re in the area you should totally go check it out! It’s going on from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. The Northwest Latte Art League is a cool new community … Read more →

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Vote for Your Favorites in the Barista & Farmer Coffee Reality Show in Puerto Rico!

After months and months of planning, Italian Barista Champion Francesco Sanapo’s project—the Barista & Farmer Coffee Reality Show—is happening! The 15 Italian barista participants are on the ground at Puerto Rican coffee producer Rebecca Atienza’s gorgeous farm, Hacienda San Pedro. (For all the details about this amazing event, go HERE.) … Read more →

The Steampunk MOD 2.0 is going on tour!
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Punks on the Run!

Even in the internet age, there’s nothing like a good ol’ fashioned road trip to spread the word about something you’re passionate about—especially if it’s something you want to get your hands on in order to understand. That’s why Alpha Dominche is hitting the road next week to travel the … Read more →

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Inside Bird Rock

Bird Rock Coffee Roasters has been on my radar since I had some beautiful coffee from them during Coffee Fest San Diego back in 2011. But the celebrated micro roaster had been earning fans and respect in the specialty coffee industry since way before that. Owner, buyer, and roaster Chuck … Read more →

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Education at Peregrine Espresso, Washington, D.C.

Anyone whose ever met Ryan Jensen knows the guy’s a visionary. After doing quite well on the competition circuit for a while, Ryan and his wife opened Peregrine Espresso a stone’s throw from the White House in 2008. [Trivia: what cafe occupied the space prior to Peregrine?] It was followed … Read more →

The top six baristas in the 2013 World Latte Art Championship, which took place in Nice, France. Maybe there will be a U.S. representative in the finals of the 2014 World Latte Art Championship!

U.S. Competition Dates Just Announced

Exciting things going on in the United States coffee community! • THE BIG WESTERN Baristas in the Western and Northwest regions will compete at the Big Western in Los Angeles, Calif., February 21–23. Details on the exact location to come. Curtis to generously host the event, which will also include … Read more →

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