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The People Behind Our Small Batch Coffee Line

  Our Small Batch line didn't just show up overnight, what was formerly known as our Allegro Coffee Roasters brand, has been years in the making. So many people have worked to get you these incredible coffees from all over the world, as we launch the rebrand and release of...

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Visiting Papua New Guinea to Source Coffee

Our sourcing team is constantly traveling all over the world to find new and exciting coffees. Recently, one of our coffee buyers, Josemaria, took a trip to Papua New Guinea, one of the most remote and exotic coffee producing countries in the world. He had a great time and told...

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Q&A with Our Director of Sourcing, Christy Thorns

From “flavor dog” to Director of Sourcing, Christy Thorns has seen a lot of change at Allegro (and the whole coffee industry) since she started at our headquarters back in ’94. She’s been a true pioneer in the coffee world and we had a chance to sit down and ask...

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Coffee and Bluegrass: Our 20+ Year Partnership with Planet Bluegrass

  A 20+ year partnership means lots of coffee and lots of bluegrass. Our events manager, Chris Rogers, has been at several Planet Bluegrass events over the past four years and explains why our long-lasting relationship has been so great and where you can find us if you're at Folks Fest...

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Winning the Lottery: Rafting Down the Grand Canyon

This spring, our team member, Brian Sanner, had the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to raft down the Grand Canyon for three weeks. In addition to the Instagram worthy photos, he gave us a little recap of what it was like to disconnect from work and spend time...

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Visiting the Ali Forney Center in New York

With the release of Pride Blend, we are donating $10,000 to the Ali Forney Center in New York. Recently, a few of our team members went to visit and we had a chance to catch up with our Brand Ambassador, Harry, to ask him about the trip.   A little...

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Amber's Origin Trip to Costa Rica: From Seed to Cup

By Amber Barkley, Team Leader - Allegro Coffee Roasters Bowery (NYC) From Seed to Cup and the People In Between Everyone I spoke to about the Allegro origin trip to Costa Rica told me that it would change my whole outlook on coffee. They said that no matter how passionate...

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Sumatra Lake Toba - A Unique Sense of Place

By Jess Brooks - Coffee Buyer & Supply Chain Manager I remember teaching Coffee Basics classes to Allegro Coffee team members 10 years ago. As a trainer, it was my job to share a taste of place through flavor profiles from the different coffee growing regions. I always enjoyed tasting...

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Smiles, Road trips, Children, Watermelon, Commitment

Someone might ask what these five words have in common. For me, these five words are a common link between all the countries that I travel to as a tea and coffee buyer for Allegro Coffee Company. Smiles Smiles are how we communicate with each other when we are not...

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Inside the Travel Backpack of Coffee Buyer, Kelly

What’s in my travel backpack? My list of important items in my backpack for international travel to coffee and tea growing regions One of the joys (and job requirements) as a tea and coffee buyer for Allegro Coffee Company is visiting our suppliers to strengthen our relationships at origin. Oftentimes...

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Meet The Coffee Roaster - Joe Delaterre

As someone trying to figure out what I wanted to do in the mid-90s, I found Allegro Coffee at the perfect time. A help-wanted ad promising “one free pound of coffee per week” was all it took for me to stumble into the coffee industry. Sold! It wasn’t long after...

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