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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.

Risa Sasaki in yesterday's World Cup Tasters Championship semifinals round, when she discovers her cup selection has qualified her for the final round.
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A Fantastic Day 2 at the SCAE Show in Nice

It’s hard to believe we’re almost at the end of our lovely sojourn in the South of France, where thousands of coffee professionals from around the world are gathered for the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe’s (SCAE) annual World of Coffee event, held this year in Nice, France, on the … Read more →

Plants not affected by CLR last year will have normal harvests in the coming year.
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Coffee-Leaf Rust Recovery: A 2 to 5–Year Process?

Editor’s note: We got an overwhelming response from the article by Chad Trewick, “Rust on the Rampage,” in the April+May issue of Barista Magazine. The topic of coffee-leaf rust and the devastation it’s causing in Central America is one we are all just starting to talk about because unfortunately, coffee-leaf … Read more →

Some of the new specialty cafes in Paris are located within walking distance of Paris' top attractions; Telescope, for example, is about 300 yards from the Louvre.

Cafés Chic Très Parisien

That’s right, folks: time for me to start brushing up on my weak-kneed French. That there above says “Cool/Stylish Parisian Cafes.” I think. The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe’s annual World of Coffee event will commence one week from today in Nice, France, and me and my elementary-school-level grasp of … Read more →

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The BARTISTA PROJECT in Paris, France

Editor’s note: I first met the legendary Gloria Montenegro Chirouze, owner of La Cafeotheque de Paris, France, when I was in Milan a few years ago at a La Marzocco Out of the Box event. She’s simply wonderful both as a person and a visionary: it’s widely agreed upon that … Read more →

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