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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 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 →

The Activities Hall hosts the USBC, US Brewers Cup, US Cup Tasters Challenge, the Latte Art Exhibition, and the BGA Café.

Give it up for Saturday! THE GUIDE

Can you believe it’s Saturday already? We sure can’t. This SCAA show is going fast! But there’s still tons to see and do! And a lot of competition excitement to be a part of! Here’s what we think would be some fun stuff to do today! 8 a.m. to 5 … Read more →

USBC Semifinals Round Schedule, Saturday

1. Charles Babinski, G&B, Los Angeles—10:17 a.m. 2. Lem Butler, CountCulture Coffee, Raleigh, N.C.—10:36 p.m. 3. Josh Taves, Dogwood Coffee, Minneapolis—10:55 a.m. 4. Michael Harwood, Independent, Carrboro, N.C.—11:14 a.m. 5. Charlie Habegger, Intelligentsia, Chicago—11:33 a.m. 6. Travis Beckett, Peregrine, Washington, D.C.—11:52 a.m. 7. Katie Carguilo, Counter Culture, Brooklyn—12:11 p.m. 8. … Read more →

US Brewers Cup FINALS Schedule, Saturday

Here is the official schedule for the U.S. Brewers Cup Finals tomorrow! 1. Phillip Ma, Ma’Velous, San Francisco—12 p.m. 2. Erin McCarthy, Counter Culture Coffee, Brooklyn—12:30 p.m. 3. Dean Kallivrousis, Parisi Coffee, Kansas City—1 p.m. 4. Zach Neuman, Cafe Helios, Raleigh, N.C.—1:30 p.m. 5. Brandon Paul Weaver, Slate Coffee, Seattle—2 … Read more →

VST Standard Coffee Bundle (value $599)

VST Giveaway at BMag Booth this weekend!

Our pal Vince Fedele of VST and MoJo To Go is being awfully generous this weekend. He’s given us some amazing coffee tools to give away to you as prizes for an impromptu contest here at SCAA! If you stop by the Barista Magazine booth  #797 today or Saturday at … Read more →

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