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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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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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Latte Art Competition Prep & Workshop

Ken and I are out the door to Coffee Fest Seattle today—the big event begins tomorrow! Each of the three days of the show, October 4, 5, and 6, will start with the Latte Art Championship on the beautiful skybridge of the Washington State Convention Center. Barista Magazine is thrilled … Read more →

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We’re Rockin’ Rhode Island

I’ve only been to MANE once before, and the feeling I have now is one I remember from when I attended in 2010: This is really amazing; I have to come back next year. And yeah, I’m going to do everything I can to return to Providence, Rhode Island, for … Read more →

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Counter Culture Reveals Stunning New York Training Space

Wow wow wow. Seriously, I couldn’t stop muttering wow to myself as I scrolled through the photos I was sent of Counter Culture Coffee’s new training center on New York City’s Broome Street. If you’re in the New York area today or Saturday, I highly recommend you take advantage of … Read more →

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The MANE Event: Schedule, Speakers, Parties!

Ah, New England. This is the time of year it’s famous for, and I personally cannot wait to escape this early, soggy winter weather we’re getting in Portland, Ore., and traipse through Providence, Rhode Island’s piles of brightly colored fall leaves under a bright sun on a cool-but-not-cold autumn day. … Read more →

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Oak Barrel Aged Coffee From River City Roasters

Our friend Cortney Kern—who runs Barista Maniac—wrote to tell us about some guys in Illinois who are doing some really cool stuff: Erich and Tyler, who own River City Roaster in Yorkville, Illinois, are like any other specialty coffee roasters insofar as they’re smart and inquisitive, and they’re always looking … Read more →

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