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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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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 →

From left, Tibor, Jeff, and Wille at the 2013 World AeroPress Championship. (Photo by Abigail Varney)

We Heart AeroPress

What’s up with Belgium, huh? What’s in the water over there? Something’s happening in that country that’s producing a slew—ok, well, two, at least—of folks who can AeroPress like no one else. For the third year in a row, Belgium produced the winner of the World AeroPress Championship, held May … Read more →

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To Stefanos With Love: Welcome to Our June/July Issue

We’ve been publishing Barista Magazine for more than eight years, so we’ve had the chance to see some great baristas grow from excited kids to passionate coffee professionals: Stefanos Domatiotis of Greece is one of those. The multi-time Barista Champion of Greece is featured on the cover of our June/July … Read more →

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