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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.

More from Day 2, Vienna

The vibe around the WBC stage is totally different today than yesterday, as the World of Coffee conference and trade show floor is open! It’s a fun show, full of over-the-top flashy booths, and lots of heavy hitters from the best equipment and coffee product companies in the world! So … Read more →

End of Day 1, Beginning of Day 2

If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the years that Barista Magazine has been the exclusive Media Sponsor, and covering the WBC, it’s that things move fast at the World Barista Championship! So we take as many photos as we can, talk to as many competitors as possible—basically, we like … Read more →

More from WBC, Day 1

The day is moving right along. Some snafus, as always — poor Raul, the Guatemala Champion, is still waiting to for his gear to arrive, so he won;’t compete until Day 2 (Wednesday) of the preliminary round. But nothing terribly major — and Raul is handling it all like a … Read more →

WBC Round 1, Day 1

It’s an exciting morning here in Vienna at the Wien Messe Congress Center, where the 2012 World Barista Championship has officially kicked off! All is running on schedule — so far, the Barista Champions of New Zealand, Korea, Thailand, Russia, Romania, India, Kenya, and China have performed. Up next we … Read more →

Barista Nation Tokyo!

I’m getting ready for a trip to Tokyo next week to join the Barista Nation team at the first ever Barista Nation Tokyo event! I almost said it was the first international Barista Nation, but that’s not quite right: Barista Nation had a great session in Vancouver, B.C., a few … Read more →

Monkey Mocha Fantastique Premiere!

On April 14th, in Louisville, Kentucky, Sunergos Coffee will hosting the premiere of Monkey Mocha Fantastique, a latte art competition, and coffee sampling. Seriously, if Barista Nation Portland, and the Specialty Coffee Association of America/US Barista Championship show weren’t happening next week, we would so be there. But if you’re … Read more →

News from (the) Heart!

We’ve been enjoying some beautiful sunshine here in Portland, Oregon, the past few days, and lucky for us, it was bright and gorgeous this morning when Ken and I headed to Heart Coffee Roasters on East Burnside to meet with our art director, Jessica, about the June/July 2012 issue. Jessica … Read more →

Hey Ladies…

We’ve got three amazing women on the cover of the new issue of Barista Magazine, and I want to tell you why we did it. I spent a lot of time talking to Anna, Sarah and Laila about issues facing women in the coffee industry—the conclusions they came to were … Read more →

Big Competition Weekend!

We’re really excited about all the action scheduled to take place this coming weekend, beginning Thursday, Feb. 23. It’s barista competition buzz at its finest! First up: The 2012 Salvadoran Barista Championship, being held in San Salvador. This competition is especially noteworthy because El Salvador is the country from which … Read more →

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