Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 Annual Recognition Awards & Sustainability Award

scaa2016Nominations for SCAA’s Annual Recognition Awards are now open! These prestigious awards will be presented at SCAA Expo featuring Re:co Symposium in Atlanta, GA this upcoming April. We encourage you to nominate a member of the coffee community to be considered for selection by filling out and submitting one of the forms linked below. The deadline to submit your nomination is January 15, 2016.


Lifetime Achievement

lifetimeThe Lifetime Achievement Award will recognize and promote individuals who have established a career focused on excellence in providing— through precept and example—inspiration, direction, and leadership. This award is presented to one whose work inspires others to contribute their best efforts toward attaining the ‘Specialty Coffee Ideal’ of providing all American consumers with the finest cup of coffee in the world. >> Nominate


Outstanding Contribution to the Association

oustanding contributionThe Outstanding Contribution to the Association Award is an individual award in recognition of a person’s outstanding contributions that advanced the SCAA as an organization. These contributions may include but are not limited to innovation, new knowledge, research, leadership through challenging times, staff mentorship or ways to advance the SCAA as a whole. Importantly, the contributions should be above and beyond the everyday and have had a long lasting impact on SCAA. >> Nominate


Distinguished Author or Publisher

distinguished author:publisherThe Distinguished Author or Publisher Awardis an award in recognition of a person’s or a publication’s outstanding contributions to the specialty coffee industry by broadcasting the understanding of the specialty coffee ideal among the coffee trade and/or public. Its purpose is to give formal recognition, on behalf of the SCAA community, to internationally acclaimed authors and publishers who have written a distinguished body of work and made a major contribution to the field of specialty coffee. >> Nominate


Special Recognition

special recognitionThe Special Recognition Award is an individual award in recognition of a person’s special contribution of self to the SCAA. These contributions may include—but are not limited to—dedication of time, volunteerism, contributions of professional skill, exemplary work on a specific SCAA project, or other notable contribution of self. Importantly, the contributions should be above and beyond the everyday and have had a long lasting impact on SCAA. >> Nominate


Alfred Peet Passionate Cup

alfred peetThe Alfred Peet Passionate Cup Award is an individual award in recognition of a person whose commitment to coffee is representative of a general passion for life and who has demonstrated a consistent record of driving progress through passion. This award is given in honor of Alfred Peet, founder of Peet’s coffee, who is remembered as the “father of specialty coffee.” >> Nominate


Distinguished Newcomer

distinguished newcomerThe Distinguished Newcomer Award is an individual award in recognition of a coffee professional of 5 or less years whose significant contributions have made a positive impact, change of course, significant insight, or added value within the coffee industry. This person should have demonstrated personal integrity and be held in high regard by the SCAA staff and Board. >> Nominate


sustainsustain 2As part of its mission, SCAA is actively involved in issues related to sustainability and looks to its members to take leadership roles in sustainable practices.

With this in mind, the Sustainability Council created the Sustainability Award in 2003 to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as role models in fields of sustainability. Each year, the Sustainability Council reviews dozens of applications. The awards are presented annually at The SCAA Event, during the SCAA Awards Reception.

This Sustainability Award acknowledges individuals, businesses and organizations that have created innovative projects to expand and promote sustainability within the coffee world while inspiring others to initiate similar endeavors. Please contact sustainability@scaa.org with any questions. The deadline to submit your nomination is January 15, 2016.

>> Nominate an Organization for the SCAA Sustainability Award