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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.

What Inspires Us

A NOTE FROM RHODE ISLAND… I had an email in my inbox from a woman, Holley Badger, whom I met in Rhode Island a few weeks ago when I was attending the Mid-Atlantic/Northeast (MANE) Artisan Coffee Conference. Holley works at Blue State Coffee, right on the campus of Brown University … Read more →

Camp Pull-A-Shot Video…

Jason Dominy, incoming Prez of the Barista Guild of America Executive Council, created this lovely and fun video that recaps the Camp Pull-A-Shot experience pretty awesomely. Thanks, Jason! Camp Pull-A-Shot 2010. What Did You Like Best About Camp? from Jason Dominy on Vimeo.

Barista Camp: A Huge Success!

I just got back to Portland from the first annual Barista Guild of America Camp Pull-A-Shot—and what an amazing experience it was! I do apologize for not being able to blog throughout the event. Maybe lack of internet was annoying, but if that’s the only problem we really encountered during … Read more →

Baristas Working and Playing in Peru

Sustainable Harvest’s annual event, Let’s Talk Coffee—which brings together roasters, producers and baristas in a coffee growing country—kicks off in just a few days! But some hard-working coffee professionals are already in this year’s focus country—Peru—working, and playing, hard. Here are the details… What: Ten world-champion baristas travel to the … Read more →

Sanford Bledsoe, You’re Going to Camp!

That’s right, folks, the winner is Sanford (Sandy) Bledsoe of Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a whopping 324 votes! 1,149 votes total were submitted for our Camp Pull-A-Shot video contest, in which 11 baristas from all over the United States submitted videos to be considered by you, the coffee public and … Read more →

Send a Barista to Camp!

Welcome to the first Camp Pull-A-Shot video contest! For a few weeks now, we have been accepting submissions of short videos by baristas from anywhere in the U.S. The subject matter? Why these baristas think they deserve a chance to attend Camp Pull-A-Shot. Marcus Boni of the SCAA and us … Read more →

New World Latte Art Championship Line-Up Released!

Coffee Fest Seattle is just around the corner, and to kick it all off, the New World Latte Art Championship will get barista blood pumping! In years past, the latte art competition—which takes place on the dramatic and beautiful sky deck high above downtown Seattle—has followed a traditional format. But … Read more →

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