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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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Holla for Humpday Giveaway!

Happy humpday, everyone! OMG we personally cannot believe that we’re back home after the banana-pants craziness of Boston—we had so much fun seeing all of our friends! But as wonderful as the show was, it makes being back home in beautiful Portland, Oregon, all the more sweet. Being back in … Read more →

2007 World Barista Champion James Hoffmann will speak at the American Barista & Coffee School in Portland about the Nuova Simonelli T3 machine, today at 5 p.m.

James Hoffmann In Portland Today for Nuova Simonelli Event

It’s hard to believe the SCAA show in Boston ended on Sunday—feels like forever ago. The explosions that took place at the finish line of the Boston Marathon yesterday were incredibly tragic, and we’ve taken time to reflect on the terrible suffering occurring in the wake of these deaths and … Read more →

Sam Lewontin

USBC Finalist #5: Sam Lewontin, Everyman Espresso, NYC

Sam Lewonski is affectionately known as “the other Sam” at Everyman Espresso in New York. That’s because he and his boss, Sam Penix, are essentially attached at the hip. The two friends support each other in everything to do. It’s hard to imagine Everyman without either of them. This is … Read more →

Charlie in the zone.
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USBC Finalist #4: Charlie Habegger, Intelligentsia, Chicago

Please welcome Charlie Habegger to the USBC finals stage—and Charlie is something pretty special. This is only his second time competing, and anyone who follows barista competitions, especially in the uber competitive United States knows that it’s a very rare thing for somwone who has only competed once before to … Read more →

Charles at the beginning of his performance, greeting the judges.

USBC Finalist #1: Charles Babinski, G&B, Los Angeles

Does this guy look familiar? He should; he won second place at the USBC last year. Charles traveled to the World Barista Championship in Vienna last June to cheer on not only his friend, US Champ Katie Carguilo, but his other international barista champion friends. Indeed, Charles has been a … Read more →

Schedule for USBC Finals, Sunday at High Noon

1. Charles Babinski, G&B, Los Angeles–12:15 pm 2. Pete Licata, Parisi, Kansas City–12:45 pm 3. Trevor Corlett, MadCap, Washington, D.C.–1:15 pm 4. Charlie Habegger, Intelligentsia, Chicago–1:45 pm 5. Sam Lewontin, Everyman Espresso, 2:15 pm 6. Nick Purvis, The French Press, Santa Barbara, California–2:45 pm   6 different roasters 3 regional … Read more →

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