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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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All Guat, All Day: Mayaland to Showcase Guatemalan Coffees in Portland—And You’re Invited!

Our dear old coffee friend Dan Griffin contacted us recently about a new project he’s involved with: bringing top Guatemalan coffees to Portland (and later on, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago—stay tuned!). Dan’s working with Tostaduría Guatemalteca Lab and Mayaland Coffee, which are based in Guatemala and sources some of the country’s finest lots … Read more →

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Joe Roasts!

After 10 years of  operating as one of the most beloved coffee retailers in New York City (and recently, branching out into Pennsylvania), the family-owned Joe Coffee is now officially a roaster, as well. Beginning August 5, the company will also act as a wholesaler to select cafes, restaurants, and … Read more →

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Catching Up with Coava Coffee Roasters

I have such fond memories of that sunny, fun-filled week in Portland in 2012 when the Specialty Coffee Association of America hosted its annual conference here, which resulted in the most popular SCAA of all time. Beginning a few days before the show, and lasting long after, baristas and cafe … Read more →

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Welcome Colectivo Coffee—Not Alterra Anymore

We’re excited to pass on some news that our friends in Milwaukee, Wisconsin shared this morning: Hello to all our Friends and Neighbors- We want to share some big news with you – we are changing our name to COLECTIVO (co-lec-TEE-vo) COFFEE! Our company is the same; all your favorite … Read more →

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Office Coffee Doesn’t Have to Suck

Back before I was writing about coffee, I was a staff writer for The Oregonian newspaper in downtown Portland. Three times a day—seriously, three times a day—my co-worker pals and I would leave the office, walk four blocks to our favorite cafe, buy coffee, and amble back at our leisure. … Read more →

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