The turning of the year brought exciting changes to SCA leadership. Our board – now more reflective of our global community – recently directed SCA staff to allocate substantial resources to understanding and addressing the coffee price crisis. We look forward to working with Executive Director Emeritus Ric Rhinehart on the SCA’s Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative, as we endeavor together to understand and address the price crisis threatening our supply chain.
I also welcome former Deputy Executive Director Yannis Apostolopoulos in his new role as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Executive Director. There are many other new exciting projects on the horizon as 2019 begins: we look forward to supporting Yannis in his leadership of our global staff and volunteers in accomplishing the SCA’s many strategic projects and objectives.
In a world of increasing division, our community appears to be more unified than ever in our goal: to foster a global coffee community and support activity to make specialty coffee a thriving, equitable, and sustainable activity for the entire value chain.
President, Specialty Coffee Association
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