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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.

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 →

Miami Vice Night

It was an incredibly intense day—so many cuppings, lectures and fascinating discussions around coffee, taste, texture, and more, we were all ready to cut loose a little—and our gracious Norwegians hosts had everything taken care of for us. The Nordic Barista Cup has a tradition of great parties, and Miami … Read more →

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