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AUG-SEP 2018

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C O N T R I B U T O R S 1 Tracy Allen is CEO of Brewed Behavior, a consultancy founded to offer comprehensive support to all segments of the coffee industry. He is a past president of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), was one of the original members of the U.S. Barista Championship (USBC) Committee, and the first chair of the Rules and Regulations Committee for the World Barista Championship (WBC). Tracy has trained multiple national and regional barista champions, and served as a judge and judges' trainer for the USBC and WBC. He is also an SCA "Supertaster," certified cupper, and Q-grader instructor. (Cashbox, p. 98) 2 Kaie Bird is founder of the Sharing Tables Food Community and partner in the newly formed 3 Brewing company, aiming at bringing more coffee education and events to Israel in the near future. She has been working in Tel Aviv the past three years to build up specialty coffee locally through events like barista jams and AeroPress competitions. Kaie is also often traveling around the world with her coffee wanderlust. (Field Report: Tel Aviv, p. 28) 3 Chris Danger is an illustrator and animator from the small town of Wahiawa, Hawaii. After graduating from the School of Visual Arts in New York City, he animated shows for Disney, Comedy Central, and Cartoon Network. He now lives in Charlottesville, Va., with his girlfriend and their dog, Louie. (Illustrations for Goal: Zero Waste, p. 100 + 106) 4 Jess Dunkin is a writer and historian living in Chief Drygeese Territory (Treaty 8), home of the Wıìlıìdeh Yellowknives Dene. In her free time, Jess loves to paddle, cross-country ski, and tweet about life in the #SpectacularNWT from @dunkin_jess. (Goal: Zero Waste—The Last Straw, p. 106) 5 Kate Haberer is a former barista, and a coffee lover and illustra- tor living in Baltimore, Md. When not drawing pictures or making coffee, she's usually off on her bike or out in the woods. You can see more of her work at or on Instagram @katehaberer. (Illustration for Cashbox, p. 98) 6 Lance Hedrick is the director of Best Coast sales for Onyx Coffee Lab in northwest Arkansas. Though originally planning to spend his life frantically searching for a living in academia, a few years back he chose instead to spend his life frantically searching for a living in coffee. When he's not masquerading as a coffee professional, he can be found either out and about with his partner, Lindsey, and 1-year-old child, Roman, or reading a book he undoubtedly does not understand. (Pull, p. 26) 7 Alex Lambert and Jason "Double J" Johnson are the cofounders of Black Rabbit Service Co., an independent specialty- coffee equipment sales and service company based in Portland, Ore. When not wrenching and benching machines, they both spend time with their families, hang out at the occasional metal show or comic book store, or head out into nature for some camping and relaxation. (High Maintenance, p. 110) 8 Michelle Johnson started her coffee career in 2011 as a barista before working her way into management, training, and regional barista competitions. She worked as a freelance marketer and creative for a year before becoming the marketing and community director of Barista Hustle in Melbourne, Australia. Michelle is also a writer, public speaker, and the creator of The Chocolate Barista. (Photography for Field Report: Melbourne, p. 40) 9 Jonathan Levy is an environmental consultant who focuses on developing and implementing zero-waste plans for businesses and municipalities. When he is not consulting, Jonathan is a blogger and social media influencer as Zero Waste Guy, where he shares tips and tricks for living a zero-waste lifestyle. (Goal: Zero Waste— An Overview of Reducing Waste in Cafés, p. 100) 10 Ana Mallozzi has worked in specialty coffee for the past five years, doing wholesale management and QC for roasteries big and small on the East and West Coasts. She currently heads up The Lab at Royal Coffee NY, creating a curriculum that includes cupping, barista, and roasting classes. Besides coffee, her other passions include animal welfare and drawing dog portraits. Follow her on Instagram @thingsanamakes. (Goal: Zero Waste—An Overview of Reducing Waste in Cafés, p. 100) 11 Phil Markel has been drawing pictures since he can remember. His illustrations and designs can be seen on Rogue Ales bottles, including the Rogue Farms series. Along with beer, coffee is Phil's main beverage of choice, and he's excited about contributing to Barista. He resides with his wife, son, and dog in the Portland, Ore., area, where he also works as a designer for a local church. Phil's portfolio can be seen at (Illustrations for High Maintenance, p. 110) 12 Erin Meister (you can call her just "Meister") has always led a kind of weird, caffeinated double life. As a coffee professional, she's been a barista, retail manager, wholesale-support represen- tative, and educator; as a journalist she's written and/or edited work for The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Serious Eats,, and Rachael Ray Every Day magazine—as well as the gem you're holding in your hot little hands. These days she can be found writing content for Cafe Imports, riding her bike around the beautiful Twin Cities, and celebrating the recent release of her book about the history of coffee in New York City. You can email her at (Field Report: Melbourne, p. 40) 13 Ashley Rodriguez thought that she'd take a break from teach- ing middle school science and putz around in a coffee shop for a few months. She ended up digging it way more than teaching (and was vaguely better at it). After spending five years making coffee in New York, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked for Sightglass Coffee for three years. She now lives in Chicago where she is a full-time writer for a variety of publications, as well as Barista Magazine Online's editor. Follow her on Twitter at @ashisacommonname. (Foam, p. 24; Field Report: Colombia, p. 50) 14 Chris Ryan is Barista Magazine Online's copy editor and a free- lance writer and editor with a background in the specialty-coffee industry. He has worked as content director at Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers and editor-in-chief of Fresh Cup Magazine. Outside of coffee, he enjoys baseball, running, and crossword puzzles. (Foam, p. 22) 15 Marcin Rzon ' ca is a cinematographer, photographer, and coffee blogger in Poland. He is behind the project Marcin's goal in his work is to connect his photography and journalism skills with his and others' passion to promote and celebrate the specialty-coffee scene. (Cover and feature photos for Game Changer, p. 75) 2 9 3 4 8 10 11 14 15 6 5 7 1 12 13 12 barista magazine

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