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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.

Tragedy in Washington: Four Police Officers Slain at Coffeehouse

I’ve come to know some of the enthusiastic baristas who work at Forza, a local chain of cafes in Washington, through their participation in the Millrock Latte Art Competitions. Theirs are faces I’m always excited to see coming back to the competition—these baristas get better and better every time, and … Read more →

Bikes to Rwanda T-shirts: A Great Holiday Gift!

After a quiet year of administrative organization, Bikes to Rwanda is back and ready to be better and more successful than ever in 2010! I’m part of the steering committee that met on Tuesday to discuss plans to hire a new Executive Director (check back here, on the Stumptown Coffee … Read more →

Southeast Regional Barista Jam Going on Now!

Our dear pal Jason Dominy of Dilworth Coffee in Charlotte, N.C., has been working for months on preparations for the Southeast Regional Barista Jam and Southeast Regional Skill Building Workshop, which began yesterday and continues through the weekend. If you’re in the Charlotte area, stop by Dilworth—2400 Distribution Street—and join … Read more →

Vote for the English version of Tim Wendelboe's new book

Tim Wendelboe is one of the biggest World Barista Champion (WBC) success stories in the history of the competition: after winning the WBC in 2004 in Trieste, Italy, Tim went on to start his own cafe and roastery in Oslo, Norway. It’s been a tremendous success, winning the Nordic Roaster … Read more →

Vote for the English version of Tim Wendelboe’s new book

Tim Wendelboe is one of the biggest World Barista Champion (WBC) success stories in the history of the competition: after winning the WBC in 2004 in Trieste, Italy, Tim went on to start his own cafe and roastery in Oslo, Norway. It’s been a tremendous success, winning the Nordic Roaster … Read more →

Barista Pinotage, that is, coffee wine

Our friends who live in South Africa, Loren and Caroline, are coming to visit this week, which is always exciting. Ken just got an email from Loren asking if there was anything we wanted him and Caroline to bring us from Johannesburg. Besides a baby elephant, we couldn’t think of … Read more →

DIY, coffee friends!

In the vein of not taking oneself too seriously, here’s a project any coffee and/or gadget nerd will enjoy… because I’m betting you often find yourself in the position of wanting to watch, say, “Gossip Girl” or “Top Gear” on your iPhone, but it’s just too much work to hold … Read more →

Bean There Bike Ride in Jo-burg

I met Sarah Robinson, who co-owns Bean There Coffee Roasting in Johannesburg, South Africa, with her brother, Jonathan, earlier this year in Rwanda. We were both in Kigali to attend the East African Fine Coffee Association‘s annual conference, and we spent most of our time judging the first Rwandan Barista … Read more →

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