About

Coffee Professional x Freelance Editor

Shaa'ista Sabir is a writer, self-love advocate, forever auntie and part-time dancing machine. Shaa'ista's background is in theatre and the social sciences, previously earning two master’s degrees in writing (Creative and Digital). Her focus has primarily been on the representation of Black women and other marginalized groups in digital media, all while encouraging everyone to "Revel In Your Greatness."

Since 2015, Shaa'ista has worked in coffee as a barista, manager and most recently as a competitor in the U.S. Coffee Championships Brewer's Cup Competition. One of her favorite aspects of the specialty coffee industry is being able to support others in their goals and coffee journeys. She also loves to know how the "whole machine works" and is a lifelong learner, because access is a key component to equity.

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