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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.

A Dinner to Remember…

Well. Well, well, well. What can I say about the dinner we had last night? It was truly one of the most memorable dinners of my life, a true taste of Norway, some simply magnificent food, and fantastic beer pairings from one of Norway’s most respected breweries in the world: … Read more →

Learning as fast as we can!

(Just so you know… I’m posting tons more photos over at Barista Magazine’s Facebook page… check ‘em out!) So it has been a busy day of education over here in Oslo! After some heady lectures from George Howell and Robert Thoresen this morning, we threw ourselves back into brainiac mode … Read more →

Day #1 of the NBC continues…

All the teams got up on stage with Jay and David this morning before our first lecture. The occasion? Well, to be applauded for being here, of course. But also so that they—along with us in the audience—could find out a secret surprise. I mentioned before how there are 5 … Read more →

Good morning, Nordic Barista Cup!

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. this morning, attendees to the Nordic Barista Cup began to arrive to the Spikerboks, which is the awesome facility where this event is being held. It was chilly, but sunny, and you could feel the excitement in the air as old friends and new converged for … Read more →

NBC Welcome Party!

After a long, wonderful and super educational day at the Nordic Roaster, the event wrapped simultaneously with the beginning of the Nordic Barista Cup, in a fun party with beer, hotdogs and spectacular views of Oslo. It was a blast! After everyone had hotdogs—with a Norwegian twist: they were wrapped … Read more →

George Howell lecture: correction

Obviously, George’s lecture today was a little (lot) over my head. He wanted to make sure I made the following point bout silver skin clear: George closed the lecture by discussing the very specific idea of completely removing beans entirely covered in silver skin to replace my original line: George … Read more →

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