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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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Coffee Fest New York Starts Today!

If you’re anywhere near New York City, we suggest you drop what you’re doing and head over to the Javits Center in New York City to catch Coffee Fest, the best show for indie retailers we know. Coffee Fest focuses on products and services for the cafe retailer more than … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Patrick Burns

Patrick Burns Owner Palace Coffee Company Canyon and Amarillo, Texas   What other coffee jobs have you had? Well, you have to start somewhere and my somewhere was odd. My first job in coffee was setting up and running a coffee bar in a church. It was great practice for … Read more →

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North Central AeroPress Championship This Sunday!

One of the most popular regional coffee events just happens to be one built completely independently—the North Central AeroPress Championship is back. This Sunday at 3 p.m. in Detroit, Michigan, Anthology Coffee (1401 Vermont Street) will play host to the competition that was crazy exciting in 2013. This regional competition … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Colin Whitcomb

Colin Whitcomb Head of Training and Quality Control Madcap Coffee Co. Washington, D.C.   What other coffee jobs have you had? Barista. Key Holder. Barista-comma-Trainer. At the company-formerly-known-as Alterra Coffee Roasters, Milwaukee, Wisconsin What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? People, first and last. Then comes truth. Hemingway said … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Jesse Myers

Jesse Myers Lead Roaster Quills Coffee Louisville, Kentucky What other coffee jobs have you had? Before Quills, I was the roaster and trainer for a small, campus coffeehouse and roastery named Barefoots Joe. It’s part of Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. They’re a fabulous group of people who make delicious … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Beth Ann Casperson

Beth Ann Caspersen Quality Control Manager Equal Exchange West Bridgewater, Massachusetts What other coffee jobs have you had? Equal Exchange; 15 years Organic Products Trading (now part of Coffee Holding), Vancouver, Washington;  1 year What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Oh, so many things! I do a lot … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Hannah Popish

Hannah Popish Coffee Buyer’s Agent Counter Culture Coffee Durham, North Carolina What other coffee jobs have you had? This is my first… unless you count volunteering at a café called La Taza when I lived in Honduras and there was a dearth of work to do at Habitat for Humanity. … Read more →

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Coffee Producers’ Soccer Tourney in Costa Rica

It doesn’t always have to be about coffee, you know. People who love great coffee tend to share other interests, as well, we’ve found, be it music tastes, favorite books, and even games we love. The team at Café Imports, for example, loves soccer, which happens to be the very most … Read more →

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