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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.

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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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Live from Milan!

If you’re not here with us at La Marzocco Out of the Box, believe me, we miss you. But you can catch up with everything that’s going on by tuning into the live streaming video coming atcha from the heart of Milan’s design district on La Marzocco TV! Last night, … Read more →

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Hilarious Coffee Ad Spoof by Cuvee

I was chilling with Mike McKim—head honcho of Cuvee Coffee in Austin, Texas—today at La Marzocco’s Out of the Box kick off party tonight in Milan when he told me about this ad he and his gang made. It’s HILARIOUS. It’s worth every second of the 1 minute and 45 … Read more →

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Knock-down, Drag-out, Aussie style!

Our friends at Single Origin Roasters are hosting a totally cool Barista Throwdown with La Marzocco on November 8 in Sydney, Australia. Seriously, I wanna buy a plane ticket. We’ll be there in spirit however, with a prize for the winner, though a one-year subscription to Barista Mag might pale in … Read more →

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