BMag: Who has been your greatest influence in coffee? Why?
Graciele: Georgia Franco de Souza. She is my boss and mentor. I learned everything from her.
(Please note: we are publishing as much or as little information as was submitted by the baristas. Hopefully we’ll get a chance to talk more with Graciele in Melbourne, so we can tell you all about her!)
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.