Research

The Fermentation Effect – 25 Magazine, Issue 10

SOPHIA JIYUAN ZHANG and FLORAC DE BRUYN share research findings amassed during a four-year research collaboration focused on creating a better understanding of the impact of post-harvest coffee processing on coffee quality across different geographic locations. As we walk along this path through the seeds, fruits, green coffee beans, roasted beans, and, finally, a brewed...

Origins

Drinking Local – 25 Magazine, Issue 10

VICENTE PARTIDA sat down with development economist and SCA Board Member VERA ESPINDOLA RAFAEL to learn more about the preliminary results of a forthcoming research project challenging the industry to rethink the pervasive export-oriented approach to coffee growing. Supported in part by the SCA, Vera set off to conduct interviews with coffee producers, buyers, roasters,...

Insight

SCA Podcast

#75 | Consumer Desire Along Roast Degree: What Do Specialty Coffee Drinkers Actually Want From Us? | Erika Vonie, Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with the support of With over a decade of experience in specialty coffee, Erika Vonie believes that coffee is for everyone. Like many before her, she started as a barista, and worked her way through management, events coordination, quality control, education, green buying, and importing. Along with being the...

Webinars

SCA Co-hosts Webinar: Learnings from Next-Generation Landscape Approach

SCA co-hosts a webinar on landscape assessment Tuesday, October 22, at 11 am EDT. Register here. As coffee businesses (and coffee lovers), we are often inclined to see the world through coffee: farmers are coffee producers, farms are coffee farms, and communities are coffee communities, regardless of what other income streams support the farmer, what other crops...

Farmworkers

SCA Education Presenting Two Webinars About Coffee Sustainability Program

Updated October 14: Thanks to all who joined us on October 8 for the first webinar about the new Coffee Sustainability Program from SCA Education, with Kim Elena Ionescu, Erika Koss, Hanes Motsinger, and Frans Taapken. Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube. SCA Education organized two webinars to introduce the new Coffee Sustainability Program. The...