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#91 | A Sixth Era of Coffee? Specialty and Sustainability in Historical and Anthropological Perspective | WOC Lectures 2019

This session brings together recent work on the history and anthropology of coffee in the context of a discussion about the role of specialty in rebalancing the fundamentals of the market. Professor Jonathan Morris presents an overview of the history of price volatility across the five eras of coffee history he has identified, with some …

Meet the 2020 SCA Lithuania Chapter Committee

SCA members in Lithuania have cast their ballots in the 2020 elections to select their new leadership. Today, we are delighted to welcome the SCA Lithuania Chapter’s new committee: National Coordinator: Nidas Kiuberis Membership/Community Coordinator: Viktorija Martinkiene Marketing & Communications Coordinator: Diana Augunaite Events Coordinator: Laurynas Arlauskas Education Coordinator: Akvile Armonaite   We send a special thank you to …

#89 | Cutting-Edge Coffee Science: A Report from the SCA Research Center | WOC Lectures 2019

The SCA has a history of investigating the scientific principles of coffee, from chemistry to physics to agronomy and sensory perception; this research is then used to develop education, standards, and best practices. In today’s lecture, learn about the science driven by the SCA’s Research Center, with reports on projects and outputs of our research …

Voting is Now Open in the 2020 SCA Lithuania Chapter Election

Voting in the 2020 SCA Lituania Chapter elections is officially open. The nomination stage is closed, and the candidates listed below have accepted their nominations. If you are an SCA member based in Lithuania, cast your vote for the new committee for the SCA Romania Chapter Committee now. Voting is open February 19-26, and the results …

#88 | The SCA’s Price Crisis Response: How Did We Get Here and How Can We Ensure It Doesn’t Happen Again? | WOC Lectures 2019

In December of 2018, the SCA launched its Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative to develop alternative economic models for the specialty coffee sector. In today’s lecture, recorded at World of Coffee in Berlin, representatives from the SCA Sustainability Center and Board of Directors identify factors that contributed to the wholly unsustainable economic position facing many …