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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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Unofficial French Coffee Month

I hereby deem this the unofficial month of specialty coffee in France. There are a bunch of reasons for this, which I’ll reveal bit by bit in the coming weeks, but to start it all off, we’re excited to see that Paris’ seminal cafe Cafeotheque—considered the first of Paris’ progressive … Read more →

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Exploring Varietals on an Uber-Micro Scale

I’ve traveled in producing countries with Ryan Knapp before, and I always enjoy being at farms with him; he asks very thoughtful and interesting questions, always things I wouldn’t have thought to inquire about. So when I head about a project that MadCap Coffee Co.—where Ryan is the green buyer … Read more →

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Gettin My Science On

When I was 16, I somehow convinced the biology teacher to let me write poems about nature rather than taking biology class (I grew up in Berkeley, what’s it to ya?). I went on to major in English in college and study journalism in graduate school. That’s all to say, … Read more →

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Chicago, Chicago, I Love Ya, Chicago…

It’s awfully quiet here in Barista Magazine’s offices today, what with Publisher Ken Olson missing in action. He’s holding down the fort—er, booth—at Coffee Fest Chicago this weekend, giving away tons of magazines, chatting with all the coffee friends who have gathered for the show at Navy Pier, and, as … Read more →

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