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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.

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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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10 Minutes With David & Mae Clark

David + Mae Clark Founders, Tasters, and Writers Purista Coffee Co. Tacoma, Washington What other coffee jobs have you had? Mae’s first job, in 2007, was as a barista at a ‘coffee shop’ that was also a video rental store, in a town with a population of less than 1,000. … Read more →

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Audio Cafe: Our Pal Levi Has a Podcast

Podcasts are seemingly made for baristas—how cool is it to listen as you clean up at the end of a shift? We at Barista Magazine do most of our podcast listening while driving or taking our dog on walks. However you do it, podcasts—especially ones tailor made for the coffee community—almost … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Joe Tynan

Joe Tynan Head Roaster/Green Buyer Code Black Coffee Melbourne, Australia   What other coffee jobs have you had? Head Roaster/Trainer/Green Buyer, St Ali. Barista/Roaster, Proud Mary Barista/Roaster, Veneziano Plus a handful of barista gigs before these. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? Talk about a meaning of life … Read more →

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3 Cheers for Swedish Regional Barista Champ Alexander Ruas!

We would love to publish news of more regional barista competitions happening around the world—it ain’t all about the United States, ya know! So when our old friend—and Barista Magazine contributor—Alexander Ruas won the Eastern Regional Swedish Barista Cup yesterday, I was excited to share the news here on our blog! … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Ricardo Pereira

Ricardo Pereira Specialty Coffee Manager Ally Coffee Fort Lauderdale, Florida & Co-owner Due South Coffee Roasters Greenville, South Carolina What other coffee jobs have you had? I started in coffee in the summer of 2008. That’s when I launched BRASC Coffee Importers focusing on specialty green coffee beans from my … Read more →

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10 Minutes With Houston Miller

Houston Miller Lead Barista Trainer Quills Coffee Louisville, Kentucky What other coffee jobs have you had?  Surprisingly enough, this is my only coffee job I’ve ever had, and I couldn’t be happier. What’s your favorite part about working in coffee? It’s always evolving and always a challenge. There’s practically never … Read more →

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Ka’u Coffee Is Something to Celebrate

For a lot of people in the specialty-coffee industry, the only significant Hawaiian coffee they had ever heard of was Kona—until a few years ago, that is. In 2011, Pete Licata won the United States Barista Championship, and took 2nd in the World Barista Championship, using coffee from Rusty’s Hawaiian … Read more →

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