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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.

Klaus Goes to Brazil & Summer Vacation

I’ve been following Klaus Thomsen’s Facebook updates from throughout what sounds like a very busy and very enjoyable trip to Brazil recently. He’s got some awesome photos up on the Coffee Collective’s Flickr, and I’m posting here to urge you to check them out! I went to the Coffee Collective’s … Read more →

Coffee Playtime in Portland

Hanging around Portland, Ore., this weekend? Well, if you are, we’ve got some amazing sunshine and coffee happenings to boot in the works for you! Come on by the grand opening party for Case Study Coffee, a new cafe located in Barista Magazine’s hood—that would be upper NortheastWe’re so excited … Read more →

Battle for Seattle

Yesterday, Barista Magazine received a letter from Alan Silverman, founder of Coffee Fest, which discusses the fact that the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is in negotiations regarding hosting the nonprofit SCAA’s annual conference and trade show, The Event, in 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2018 at the Washington State … Read more →

It’s starting again, and in sunny Puerto Rico!

Less than a month after the conclusion of the World Barista Championship in London, the Puerto Rico Barista Championship is ready and raring to go! The contest, which is celebrating its 7th year, will take place July 16 and 17 as part of CoffeeCast, Puerto Rico’s first coffee convention. Barista … Read more →

Amsterdam Stumptown Is Way Awesome!

After a crazy time in London for the amazing World Barista Championship, I headed to Amsterdam with my good friend, Bjørg—the organizer of the Nordic Barista Cup event—to see the Stumptown Coffee pop-up at 101 Albert Cuypstraat. I had been looking at the terrific blogs that the Stumptown baristas who … Read more →

WBC Finalist #6: Raul Rodas of Guatemala

My apologies—I posted about Raul earlier today but the internet was pretty spotty, so apprarently it didn’t post. But now I can say how amazing and wonderful the fact that a producing country won 2nd place in the WBC is! Go Raul!

MIKE PHILLIPS OF USA WINS THE WBC!!

Michael Phillips of Intelligentsia Coffee in Chicago, Illinois, USA, is the 2010 World Barista Champion! Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh! It was such an amazing final round of the WBC — no big mistakes, no spills, just pure professionalism. Here are the rankings: 6th Place: Stefanos, … Read more →

WBC Finalist #5: Stefanos Domatiotis of Greece

Stefanos was very charming, and very passionate, throughout his performance. Coming from a country where specialty coffee is not as high as it soon will be, Stefanos is an excellent representative for all that coffee can be in his home country. He was very knowledgeable, and also a very good … Read more →

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