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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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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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10 Minutes With James Klapp

James Klapp Barista La Colombe Coffee Philadelphia, Pennsylvania What other coffee jobs have you had? I had never worked in coffee before Ultimo [his employer before La Colombe] besides my involvement in a roaster-retailer concept that never made it past the planning stage. Prior to that, I was a gigging musician … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Joe Speicher

Joe Speicher Founder Ground to Grounds San Francisco, California What other coffee jobs have you had?  I’ve had very little experience in the coffee industry here in the United States. In 2007, I worked for TechnoServe in Tanzania on the production side of the business. We helped coffee farmers access … Read more →

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Live From Paris!

I’m lucky enough to be in beautiful Paris, France, right now attending the French Coffee Championships. In between watching the talented baristas taking part in the French Barista Championship, Latte Art Championship, Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, Cup Tasters Championship, and—for the first time—Brewers Cup, my international pals and I … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Davide Cobelli

Davide Cobelli Coffee Trainer & Consultant Italy and abroad What other coffee jobs have you had? I was a coffee shop owner from 2005 to 2008 in Verona. From 2009 to 2012, I was Head Barista in another coffee shop in Verona, and since 2012, I have worked as a … Read more →

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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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