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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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Moscow Calling!

Annnnddd I’m back! For the third year, I’m lucky enough to be joining in one of the industry’s most unique, not to mention successful, promotional coffee events: the Specialty Coffee Show in Red Square, produced by Russian coffee company Soyuz Coffee Roasting. Soyuz’s visionaries Drago Lakic and Regina Vasilyeva had … Read more →

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Baller Coffee at the Ball Game?

Take me out to the ball game Take me out to the fair Buy me some peanuts and a pour-over… OK, so my quick rewrite of the song doesn’t work too well… But you get the idea, right? This is pretty impressive: Bird Rock Coffee Roasters not only has a … Read more →

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So You Wanna Host A Barista Jam?

I’m always excited at this time of year, because it’s when Nathan Howes of Billings, Montana, contacts me about the annual Montana Barista Jam he coordinates. I remember the first time Nathan emailed me—it was few years ago, when he was putting together the second Montana Barista Jam. But let’s … Read more →

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Remembering Emelyne Smith

My heart broke clear in half when I learned that bright, sweet Emelyne Smith had taken her own life last Wednesday in New York City. She was only 31 years old. I got to know Emelyne—or Emmy as her friends called her—through email and over the phone. An aspiring journalist, … Read more →

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