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JUN-JUL 2019

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C O N T R I B U T O R S 1 Victoria Brown is a journalist for a Baltimore maga- zine. She specializes in the history of food systems with an eye toward sustainability and equity in coffee. In her spare time she enjoys knitting, reading, drawing, and cooking. Her portfolio can be found at www.clippings. me/victoriaabrown. (Field Report: Providence, R.I., p. 36; New Adventures in Cold Brew, p. 84) 2 Kate Haberer is a former barista and current coffee lover and illustrator living in Baltimore. When not draw- ing pictures or making coffee, she's usually off riding her bike or out in the woods. You can see more of her work at or on Instagram @katehaberer. (Illustration for Like Is a Battlefield, p. 88) 3 Paige Hicks is a freelance photographer for Barista Magazine. She previously worked in coffee in Greenville, S.C., and currently lives in Rogers, Ark., where she works for Onyx Coffee Lab. You can usually find her with her nose in a book or playing with her cat, Norah. (Photography for WBC finalist boxing portraits, p. 68) 4 RJ Joseph roasts coffee and runs a coffee satire site called The Knockbox in addition to her other adventures in coffee journalism. Her writing focuses primarily on equity, workers' rights, and alternatives to the status quo. In her free time she loves cooking, reading, and just being in Oakland, Calif. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter @rj_sproseph. (Take Care, p. 78) 5 GiBong Kim is a video producer and photographer working at OG.Lab in Busan, South Korea. OG.Lab pro- vides content that enhances the brand value of advertis- ers with differentiated planning strategies and effective imaging techniques. (Cover photo and photography for Korea for the Win, p. 62) 6 Ana Mallozzi has worked in the coffee industry for the past seven years in a variety of roles for roasteries big and small on the East and West Coasts. Currently, she does operations for Granny Squibb's, a local and organic iced tea company based in Providence, R.I. (Photography for Field Report: Providence, R.I., p. 36) 7 Ever Meister (fka Erin Meister or, simply, "Meister") has worked simultaneously in specialty coffee and journalism for nearly two decades in three cities: Boston, New York, and Minneapolis. She currently has the dream job of managing editor and content specialist for Cafe Imports, and is the author of New York City Coffee: A Caffeinated History (2017). In addition to coffee, Ever loves road trips, long-distance running, writing letters, tasting different craft beers, and spending time with other people's senior dogs. Follow her on Instagram @justmeister. (Master Q+A, p. 94) 8 Michael Mergenthaler (aka Mike Merg) is an illus- trator and designer from the 'burbs of Chicago. When he's not busy working in his creative studio, Mike can often be found playing the drums, watching hockey, or geeking out on the latest Star Wars news. You can follow his creative work on Instagram @merghimself, or head over to for more info. (Illustration for Take Care, p. 78) 9 Emily Orendorff is a barista, coffee trainer, and manager in Colorado. She's competed in the United States Barista Championship for the past three years, and was a part of the inaugural class of Glitter Cat, a barista competition bootcamp for people of marginalized identi- ties. Follow her on Instagram @darkclothesnostain. (On Burnout, p. 83) 10 Ashley Rodriguez thought that she'd take a break from teaching 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. Follow her on Twitter @ashisacommonname. (Pull, p. 30; Field Report: Japan, p. 44) 11 Chris Ryan is Barista Mag Online's copy editor and a freelance writer and editor with a background in the spe- cialty-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. 28) 12 Jordan Sanchez is a Texan based in Riga, Latvia, and works as a photographer and graphic designer for the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). He first ventured into the world of coffee by volunteering at the first European Barista Camp in Athens, Greece and has been shooting European-based SCA events ever since. You can follow him on Instagram @jordaneil. (Photography for Pull, p. 30) 13 Josh Taves has been working in the coffee industry since 2006 and has worked as a barista, trainer, quali- ty-control director, profile roaster, and green buyer. He lives in Colorado and enjoys taking advantage of all the great adventures the Rocky Mountains have to offer. He is also the inventor of the Rattleware Cupping Brewer, and was a 2017 U.S. Barista Championship finalist. (Pull, p. 34) 14 Mark Van Streefkerk is a freelance writer and barista in Seattle. He is the author of Spookytooth, a queer and trans teen witch novel. Find out more about him at (Like Is a Battlefield, p. 88) 15 Joshua Vasko is a commercial and lifestyle pho- tographer out of Charlotte, N.C. Passionate about all things photography and all things coffee, he is also a former professional barista and current home barista. (Photography for New Adventures in Cold Brew, p. 84) 14 13 15 2 8 10 12 9 11 7 4 6 3 5 1 12 barista magazine

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