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#28: Re:co Podcast – Michelle Johnson on Building Diverse and Inclusive Coffee Communities (Session 3, Ep. 2)

Today, we’re very happy to present episode two of the Changing Tides session, recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to have those often difficult conversations around diversity and inclusivity in our coffee communities. If you haven’t listened to episode #27, we strongly recommend going back to listen …

SCA Launches New Initiative to Address the Coffee Price Crisis and Appoints New Executive Director

The effort will be led by Ric Rhinehart who will be stepping down from his role as Executive Director of the association to be succeeded by Yannis Apostolopoulos, the current Deputy Executive Director. The coffee value chain is long and most coffee producers are not paid enough for their coffee to maintain profitable farming operations. …

November’s Four New World Coffee Champions

Of the 140 competitors at Brazil International Coffee Week (7-9 November 2018) for the Brazil World Coffee Competitions, four national champions – representing chapters in Europe, Asia, and Australia – were awarded the highest title in their competitive field. 2018 World Latte Art Champion: Irvine Quek | Malaysia At the World Latte Art Championship, baristas …

Meet the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners: Twin & Twin Trading Ltd.

RICHARD STILLER interviews RICHARD ANSTEAD, Managing Director of Twin & Twin Trading Ltd., in the second of two SCA News interviews with the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners. The Business Model category of the SCA Sustainability Award celebrates the hard work of individuals, businesses, and organizations who create and implement sustainable business models. Twin & Twin …

Meet the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners: Manos al Agua

RICHARD STILLER interviews ANDREA MORDÓ, Trading and Business Development Coordinator for the Federacion National de Cafeteros de Colombia (FNC) and leader of the Communication Committee for the Manos al Agua project, in the first of two SCA News interviews with the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners. The Project category of the SCA Sustainability Award celebrates innovative …

In Gedenken an: Erna Knutsen – 25 Magazine: Issue 6

Auf der ganzen Welt ist Erna als die Patin des Spezialtätenkaffees bekannt. Sie war die Namensgeberin unserer Bewegung und prägte die Bezeichnung „Spezialitätenkaffee“, und sie hat unermüdlich die Werte Qualität Identität und Distinktion im Kaffee gefördert. Erna begann ihre Kaffeekarriere als Sekretärin in einem Kaffeehandel. Dort haben sie die „besonderen“ Kaffees fasziniert, die neben den …

Erna Knutsen을 기리며 – 25 Magazine: Issue 6

Erna 여사는 전 세계적으로 스페셜티 커피의 대모로 알려져 있습니다. 처음으로 “스페셜티 커피”라는 용어를 만들어 내며 SCA의 움직임에 최초로 이름을 부여했으며, 잇따라 커피의 품질, 독자성 및 탁월함의 가치를 옹호했습니다. Erna 여사는 커피 무역 회사에서 비서로 근무하며 커피 업계에서 경력을 쌓기 시작했으며, 그곳에서 좀 더 상업적인 “상품” 커피와 함께 거래되었던 “스페셜” 커피에 매료되었습니다. 결국, Erna 여사는 직접 …