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In Memoriam: Skip Finley

By Ric Rhinehart For the staff of the SCA the world contains a little bit less light today, because today Skip Finley has physically left us. As we mourn Skip throughout the coffee world, we also have a chance to remember his spirit, which remains very much with us.  In an organization that was founded …

Introducing Avance, SCA’s New Sustainability Conference

This fall, sustainability leaders and passionate advocates from across the coffee value chain will gather in Guatemala City to participate in Avance, the first sustainability conference hosted by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). This inaugural event will be held on October 11-12, 2017, at the headquarters of Anacafé, Guatemala’s national coffee association. The two-day event …

Webinar and Q&A: The Road to a Unified Coffee Roasters Guild

Over the past six months, following the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) unification vote, the leadership of the Roasters Guild (RG) and the Roaster Guild of Europe (RGE) have been paving the way towards the unification of the two organizations to form the Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG)— the trade guild of the SCA for professionals dedicated …

SCA Introduces Specialty Coffee Roaster/Retailer Financial Benchmarking Study

By Heather Ward The market research focus at Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is to examine the landscape of specialty coffee businesses and provide insight to our members and the coffee community. The idea is to deliver information that supports business decisions, leading to improved business performance. One way to deliver insights is through the specialty …

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 …