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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.

Northwest Bound!

Well, yeah, technically I am in the Northwest already. But today I’m leaving Portland, Ore., and heading up to Tacoma, Wash., to attend the Northwest Regional Barista Competition! The Northwest Regional, which is being super generously hosted by Dillanos Coffee Roasters, is taking place in the Tacoma Convention Center today … Read more →

We win! Barista Mag Wins Best Magazine for 2nd Year in a Row

The gentlemen of Sprudge.com have just announced the winners of the 2010 Sprudgie Awards, and for the second year in a row, Barista Mag nabbed the prize for Best Magazine. We’re pretty darn honored. We respect what Sprudge.com has done for the coffee industry as a question-asking, rabble-rousing, finger-pointing center … Read more →

The Hoff on Capps

We’ve really been enjoying the conversations and emails started by readers and friends over the series of milk essays we’ve had in Barista Magazine’s last few issues. It began with Jakob Dupont of Estate Coffee and Copenhagen Coffee Roaster talking about how milk muddles the flavors of coffee, and continued … Read more →

Happy Holidays from Barista Magazine!

Happy holidays, readers! Thanks for making our jobs the best, most interesting and exciting we could ever hope for. We have the most intelligent and fun readers in specialty coffee, and we love you for it! Have a great time with your family and friends this winter season… xoxo Sarah … Read more →

Coffee in Cameroon?

“White Material,” a film that was lauded at the Venice Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and other fests, has just landed in Portland, so I’m excited. Though the trailer shows that it’s not going to be any kind of feel-good. Maybe that’s why we don’t hear much about coffee … Read more →

We Heart the Green Cafe Network

There’s a new nonprofit darling on the coffee industry scene, and we think they’re pretty great. Actually, they’re not that new: the Green Cafe Network has been around for a while, but they’re really gaining momentum, and we at Barista Magazine are excited to support them. Check out their list … Read more →

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