It felt as though this World Barista Championship space was on fire yesterday when the preliminary round kicked off, but today is even more intense, with some of the heaviest hitters in this competition taking the stage in hopes of securing a spot in tomorrow’s semifinal round. As the WBC’s official media sponsor, Barista Magazine has been fully staffed here at the show, snapping photos and chatting with friends gathered in Melbourne to see who will win the title of 2013 WBC Champion.
Sarah Allen (she/her) 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.