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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.

Things You Learn in Africa

I saw this photo on Stephen Vick’s Facebook page: If you don’t know Stephen, here’s the skinny: after working for some uber reputable coffee companies as a barista trainer, Stephen was hired by Sustainable Harvest to work on quality control at Sustainable’s Tanzania operation. So he went, got cerebral malaria, … Read more →

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Barista Magazine is 5 years old! Well, almost. We’re marking the occasion with our special anniversary issue, April/May, and we’re already at work on it. We’re doing something special to tip our hats to you, our readers, without whom we would be in no-wheres-ville. I can’t tell you exactly what … Read more →

New Coffee Champs Down Under!

Australia is without a doubt one of the top countries in the world for coffee and espresso excellence, as proved by the quality of coffee its cafes and roasteries turn out, not to mention the consistently high caliber of champions in all areas of specialty coffee who hail from Down … Read more →

Free Passes to Coffee Fest NYC—Want 'Em?

Barista Mag is heading east for Coffee Fest New York, er, um, New Jersey, but we’ll be hanging in the city in the eveningtimes, I’m sure. Ken’s staying on the home/office front, while our delightful art director, Jessica, and I will run Barista Mag’s booth (#410 yo), check out the … Read more →

Free Passes to Coffee Fest NYC—Want ‘Em?

Barista Mag is heading east for Coffee Fest New York, er, um, New Jersey, but we’ll be hanging in the city in the eveningtimes, I’m sure. Ken’s staying on the home/office front, while our delightful art director, Jessica, and I will run Barista Mag’s booth (#410 yo), check out the … Read more →

Best Pizza and Monkey Watching in Town

So I’m back from Costa Rica, catching my breath after what was one of the most jam-packed source trips I’ve ever been on. As I said in earlier posts, this trip was the grand prize to the Nordic Barista Cup winning team, which hailed from Denmark. Along with the four … Read more →

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