A Truly Remarkable Barista

I happened to cruise by La Marzocco USA‘s blog today, and I’m so glad I did! Gina Palandri of Espresso Partners wrote the most wonderful story about her encounter with a barista named Em.

This is Em. Photo borrowed from La Marzocco's blog.

This is Em. Photo borrowed from La Marzocco's blog.

Gina tells the story of an extraordinary woman, who was born with a defect, but through opportunity and training, was able to work as a trained barista at Jerri’s Coffee Company in Iowa. Read the full story of Em here.

About the Author

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.