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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.

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Back to School: The Third DC Campus Is In 2 Weeks!

I was totally blown away with the level of education and training offered at DC Campus—the annual event hosted by Dalla Corte Espresso Systems in its stunning Milan, Italy loft space—when I attended last year in May of 2013, which was the second time the event has taken place. Organized … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Erika Lee Vonie

Erika Lee Vonie Barista Ultimo Coffee Philadelphia, Pennsylvania What other coffee jobs have you had? Up until recently, I managed MilkBoy Coffee in Ardmore, PA and was a manager at MilkBoy in Center City Philadelphia, and I got my start in specialty coffee as a barista at Lovers and Madmen, … Read more →

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All About the U.S. Latte Art Championship!

We’re so excited for the debut of the United State Latte Art Championship, taking place April 24–26 in Seattle at SCAA, which will qualify an American to compete in the World Latte Art Championship, in Melbourne, Australia, May 15–18! There is a lot going on in preparation for this big … Read more →

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10 Minutes With David Morris

David J. Morris CEO Dillanos Coffee Roasters Sumner, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had?  Let’s see: I’ve been a barista, roaster, packager, delivery driver, trainer, business consultant, author, and CEO—all for Dillanos. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Coffee has taken me to many exotic places … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Giuseppe Trovato

Giuseppe Trovato Export Manager Zicaffe’ Spa Marsala, Italy What other coffee jobs have you had? Zicaffe’ is the one and only. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Challenges: Letting the world know about an almost anonymous Italian coffee company. So far, we are in 50 countries. Learning: In the world … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Kim Thompson

Kim Thompson Founder/Managing Director Raw Coffee Company Dubai, United Arab Emirates What other coffee jobs have you had? Previously a Nurse in New Zealand, Diploma in Alternative medicine, mother of three daughters, ran a café here in Dubai for two years prior to starting Raw. No real prior experience, just loved … Read more →

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Barista Kicks by Hiroshi Sawada

If there’s anything that Japanese barista phenom Hiroshi Sawada might be better at than latte art, it’s style and branding. The owner of Streamer Coffee in Tokyo, which are among the hippest specialty coffee cafes not only in Tokyo but globally that we’ve seen, has released a whole line of Barista … Read more →

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