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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.

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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Toby’s To Open Manhattan Café on Monday

Congratulations are in order to our friends at Toby’s Estate in New York (which we recently featured here on the blog for the totally cool Panama project they did with some staffers) who are set to open a new cafe on Monday in Manhattan! Here’s the skinny: “Located in the … Read more →

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This is What Small Business is All About

I love this video that my friend David at Tony’s Coffee just shared with me. First of all, it totally makes me want to move to Bellingham. But seriously, it reminds me why we dedicate our lives to specialty coffee, whether it’s roast small batches of beautiful coffees or self … Read more →

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Meet the Champions at HOST!

When I was 10, I wrote into Tiger Beat Magazine for the chance to win a phone call from Kirk Cameron, and I won. Ohmygodohmygodohmygod I was so excited. I was so nervous! When he finally called, on a break from the show he starred in, which was my total … Read more →

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