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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.

Original art by Greta Anne Romelfanger (appeared in the Feb/March 2011 issue of Barista Magazine)
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U.S. Brewers Cup Schedule, Round 1!

Man oh man, has the Brewers Cup competition grown by leaps and bounds in the mere three years it’s been around or what? In the United States, we’ve enjoyed six exciting Regional Brewers Cup competitions this year, which have done nothing but show me how popular and relevant this coffee … Read more →

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Ultimate Boston Cafe Crawl!

So you’re headed to Boston for the SCAA show this week, but you haven’t a clue where to get a good cup of coffee? Have we got the solution for you! Jason Burton—who in case you didn’t know, is one of the most wonderful guys in the coffee industry—started the … Read more →

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Barista Nation Pop-Up Cafe at SCAA in Boston!

Barista Nation—the traveling events based on free education from industry leaders, and coffee community building—is landing in Boston this week at the SCAA show, and you’re invited! Founder and coordinator Anastasia Chovan reimagined the Barista Nation model to specifically fit within the context of the big SCAA show: this Barista … Read more →

Katie Carguilo won the USBC in 2012. Who will win in 2013?
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U.S. Barista Championship First Round Schedule!

Ohhhh we are so excited about heading to Boston this week for some of our favorite events of the year: the United States Barista Championship! The U.S. Brewers Cup! The U.S. Cup Tasters Championship! The U.S. AeroPress Championship! The first ever U.S. Latte Art Exhibition! There’s so much to see!! … Read more →

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Coffee Book Supports Literacy in Producing Countries

Living in a rural Nicaraguan village, there’s a lot of time to read. At least, that’s how Michele Aquino felt when he lived in a tiny town outside of Jinotega in 2009–2010 working for the Peace Corps. But whenever the villagers would see Michele reading books, they’d get quite curious—it … Read more →

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