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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.

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 →

Barista Mag Editorial Advisory Board

Every two years, we change up our Editorial Advisory Board here at Barista Magazine. We bid a fond farewell to the roster of folks who have served us well, pitching ideas, giving me feedback on stories and concepts for the magazine, and being general sounding boards for us. I’ve always … Read more →

North Central Regional Barista Competition date and location announced!

Hollerin’ at YOU North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan! Yep, all nine states of you! The dates have been announced for the North Central Regional Barista Competition! Your regional—in its new format as bigger and better than ever—will take place at Coffee Fest Chicago, … Read more →

Coffeeland Honduras: A Documentary

I got a really nice email from Jacob Orr of Safehouse Coffee & Tea in Griffin, Georgia, about an awesome documentary project they’re working on, which focuses on the devastation caused to coffee farming families and lands in Honduras after Hurricane Mitch. Jacob says, “We are doing a kickstarter to … Read more →

Barista Job in Copenhagen Available

I received this job posting from Kent Nielsen of KentKaffe in Denmark yesterday… Barista Wanted for Full-Time Job at Kent Kaffe Laboratorium Kent Kaffe Laboratorium will open in the heart of Copenhagen close to Nørreport Station. In that case, we are looking for coffee enthusiasts to create a plesant atmosphere … Read more →

Next Best to Being There

Thanks to my pal Danny G from Local 123 in Berkeley for sharing this sweet video about the slammin jam they had at the cafe last week. Lots of familiar faces, and lots of new ones, too—always nice to see. Killer tracks back up the excitement and merriment of the … Read more →

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