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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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Dalla Corte Campus Has Begun!

Dalla Corte’s annual training event for the national champions in latte art and coffee in good spirits has officially begun here in Milan. Barista Magazine was lucky enough to attend last year, and we’re back again to report on the fun and education, team-building and general merriment of this very … Read more →

UK Barista Championship Results!

The United Kingdom hosts what is consistently one of the best and most competitive national barista championships in the world, producing champs that go on to do quite well on the international level, and even win, as was the case with James Hoffmann in 2007 and Gwilym Davies in 2009. … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Tony Tan

Tony Tan Owner Tony Coffee Workshop Singapore & Roasting and barista trainer in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, China, & Singapore.   What other coffee jobs have you had? Roaster at Highlander Coffee Singapore, Head Barista for the Les Amis Group of 12 restaurants, cafes, patisseries. What’s your favorite part about working in … Read more →

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Training for Barista Trainers TODAY

When Ben Jones of Batdorf & Bronson Coffee in Olympia, Wash., suggested the idea of putting together a training event for barista trainers and educators, I was so excited to have Barista Magazine participate. So were the leaders in the Northwest coffee community to whom Ben reached out: Laila Ghambari … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Terika Raak

Terika Raak Manager Caffe Ladro, Capitol Hill location Seattle, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had? I first started in coffee about 10 years ago as a barista at the Nordstrom Espresso Bar in the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila, Washington. I worked there during summer and holiday breaks while … Read more →

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Support the Coffee Documentary, “Drip”!

There are just a few more days in the #30DaysOfEspresso campaign that the filmmakers behind “Drip” have going on Kickstarter! The campaign officially ends on April 2. With a goal of $50,000, they’re just over $10,000 short. This film is totally worth supporting, guys! Described as “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” … Read more →

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University Catering Organization Hosts On-Campus Barista Competition

How cool is this? The University Caterers Organisation—or, TUCO—in the UK holds its own barista competiton to keep baristas in university coffee jobs excited—that’s so awesome! The second annual Barista Skills Challenge found competitors preparing four espressos, four cappuccinos, and four signature drinks for judges—sound familiar? Sure, it’s the same … Read more →

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