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What Chapters Mean to the Coffee Community

By Jackie Malone The Chapter structure of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) plays a critical role in fastening the coffee community together. SCA Chapters connect people at a local level who have a shared passion that revolves around coffee—be they baristas, coffee shop owners, small or large businesses. The community is diverse and dynamic, and the Chapter committees work at engaging …

Martha Stoumen | From Grape to Glass: Exploring Natural Wine

Martha Stoumen provides insights into the past and present of the natural wine industry. This talk was presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique event hosted by the Barista Guild of America. Listen to the extended version of this talk by subscribing to to the #SCApodcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Soundcloud, Pocket Casts, or RadioPublic.

September 2017 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Photo: Copyright JakeOPhoto2015  Here is our new monthly recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE). These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships and the athletes …

Breville Precision Brewer Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

Breville’s first 60 oz drip coffee maker, the Precision Brewer™, has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Home Brewer Certification. Experience your favorite coffee at its best with precise temperature control and brewing time. With six unique brewing modes, automatic presets, and customizable settings, you can enjoy a perfectly balanced coffee exactly the way you …

New Report on Farm Profitability Launched at Avance Guatemala

A new report by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) reveals that increased yields on coffee farms tend to decrease their profitability in the short term, debunking the popular belief that high yields are a precursor to the economic sustainability of a farm. The report was launched at Avance, SCA’s new sustainability conference, hosted in Guatemala …