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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.

Sam earned an awesome 4th place at the 2013 USBC.

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Sam Lewontin

When the ranking for the 2013 United States Barista Championship had been announced, the finalists looked just exhausted, so we wanted to give them some space to be with their friends and family, and decompress. Since then, I’ve been able to chat with all six of them about what was … Read more →

Trevor Corlett is always a joy to watch on the competition stage.

From the Mind of USBC Finalist Trevor Corlett

When the ranking for the 2013 United States Barista Championship had been announced, the finalists looked just exhausted, so we wanted to give them some space to be with their friends and family, and decompress. Since then, I’ve been able to chat with all six of them about what was … Read more →

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TNT Northwest Schedule Announced!

Let’s give it up for Panda (who is occasionally referred to as Michael Fernandez), for his work these past two years at organizing the ongoing Thursday Night Throwdowns in the Pacific Northwest. Panda—who works at Espresso Parts—puts in a lot, a lot, a lot of time getting these events ready … Read more →

The 2012 London Coffee Festivals attracted more than 15,000 people—industry folks and coffee consumers alike.
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The London Coffee Festival Is Where I Want to Be

When I was Skyping with Chris of La Marzocco Italy yesterday, he was on his way out the door to the London Coffee Festival, which began today and continues through Sunday. And Chris—who travels all the time for work—was super excited to go. So that made me think this event … Read more →

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A Fond (and Boozy) Farewell to the Amazing Katie Gilmer

Katie Gilmer has been a part of the specialty coffee industry for more than eight years, and through her work with Sustainable Harvest in Portland, Ore. she has touched the lives of coffee farmers from Tanzania to Peru to Colombia with her efforts to help provide them with the education … Read more →

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