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2017 Best New Product Winners Announced for World of Coffee 2017 in Budapest, Hungary

Each year, the Specialty Coffee Association’s Best New Product Awards recognize new products that represent quality and add value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. Awards were presented at the World of Coffee in Budapest, Hungary in June. The Best New Product Awards for 2017 went to: COFFEE ACCESSORIES Espazzola, PROTONEA Senger CONSUMER EQUIPMENT …

Recognizing and Celebrating the 2017 SCA Sustainability Award Winners

By Rosemary Trent Producing a great cup of coffee amid global threats is growing challenge for the world’s coffee growers. In 2003, the SCA Sustainability Council created the Sustainability Award to promote, encourage and celebrate the efforts of those who serve as role models and innovators in the coffee industry. Yearly applications for the prestigious …

SCA Certified Home Brewers

SCA’s Certified Home Brewer program has long been the recognized mark of excellence when it comes to home brewing machines. The program recognizes brewers that meet SCA’s longstanding rigorous technical requirements which are based on decades of industry knowledge and research by the Coffee Brewing Center. All SCA Certified Brewers have met these requirements, which …

How to Re-Invent a Wheel: A Tale of Science and Industry

By Emma Sage, SCAA Coffee Science Manger With contributions by Molly Spencer, PhD Candidate, UC Davis Introduction The scientific story behind the new SCAA Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel is quite fascinating. This tale includes a star cast of characters, including World Coffee Research (WCR), Kansas State University (KSU), Texas A&M University (TX A&M), the University of …