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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.

Tony & Barista Mag on TV!

Our latest cover barista extraordinaire, Tony Serrano—owner of the Serrano Social Club in Modesto, Calif.—made his local TV news recently. It’s a great clip—Tony is most definitely up to the task of conveying the message of quality coffee. Check it out!

Coffee Kid Wants to Change the World!

So there’s this kid named Tatum Barber—sound familiar? That’s because she’s the grand-daughter of tamper magician Reg Barber, and daughter of Julia, who is Reg’s right-hand woman at the company. It seems Tatum has caught the coffee bug that runs in her family, and is hosting a latte art throwdown … Read more →

NW Coffee Festival Kicking Off This Weekend!

It’s not THAT Coffee Fest Seattle—nope, in fact, the Northwest Coffee Festival is a whole new kind of coffee celebration, bringing quality coffee, industry professionals and curious members of the general public together to learn and party. Here’s what they have to say about it on the Official Website: On … Read more →

Barista Party in San Diego!

As Ken prepares to leave for Bogota, Colombia, on Sunday to cover the World Barista Championship, I’m getting excited to head south to San Diego for Coffee Fest next week! After a few fleeting days of the sunshine us Portlanders live for, the rain is back and doesn’t seem to … Read more →

Baristas Around the World

Announcement to the barista powers that be: No more events allowed between June 2 and June 5—got it? Not only is the World Barista Championship kicking off in Bogota, Colombia, on June 2— and not only is the New World Latte Art Championship rearing up at Coffee Fest San Diego … Read more →

USBC Final Standings

Final Round 1—Pete Licata, Honolulu Coffee Company, Honolulu, Hawaii—658 2—Nikolas Krankl, Gelato Bar & Espresso Caffe, Los Angeles, California—632.5 3—Ryan Knapp, MadCap Coffee Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan—623 4—Trevor Corlett, MadCap Coffee Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan—604.5 5—Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici, Austin, Texas—585.5 6—Kevin Bohlin, Ritual Coffee Roasters, San Francisco, California—567.5 Semi-final … Read more →

Up Close & Personal with the New USBC Champ

If you haven’t been lucky enough to meet the gracious, charming, hilarious, and extremely talented 2011 United States Barista Champion, Pete Licata from Honolulu Coffee Co. yet, check out this video, created by Isla Coffee and Rusty’s Hawaiian. Thank you guys for sharing this!  

USBC Semifinalists!

What a totally awesome group… Jared Truby, Verve Trevor Corlett, MadCap Ryan Willbur, Stumptown Par Brannen, Cafe Grumpy Ian Levine, Verve Lorenzo Perkins, Caffe Medici Kevin Bohlin, Ritual Tyler Stephens, BARISTA Laila Ghambari, Stumptown Devin Chapman, Coava Nik Krankl, Gelato Bar & Espresso Cafe Row Aczon, Honolulu Coffee Co. Chandler … Read more →

USBC Starts Tomorrow in Houston!

Well, I can’t say I’m surprised, but Houston is a pretty weird place. Luckily, Ken and I found out just a few hours after arriving that our hotel is also the home to the Norwegian barista contingent, some awesome Costa Ricans, our pals from Sprudge, our Stumptown buddies, and the … Read more →

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