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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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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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