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World Coffee Research Launches Global Survey on Agricultural Research Priorities

Agricultural research and development are critical for securing the future of coffee.  World Coffee Research (WCR) has designed a global survey on agricultural research priorities with input from other coffee organizations including the SCA. The survey aims to understand the needs of the coffee industry in agricultural research and development. The purpose of the survey …

Coffee Science Foundation and Toddy Begin New Cold Brew Research

The Coffee Science Foundation (CSF) has announced that it will begin a new research project, “Towards a Deeper Understanding of Cold Brew Coffee.” The project will define the parameters of the cold brewing method, including chemical and sensory analysis. The market for cold-brewed coffees has grown remarkably over the past decade, and innovations in style …

India’s First SCA Premier Training Campus: Araku Originals Coffee Campus

The SCA has recognized the first Premier Training Campus in India—Araku Coffee, a certified organic luxury global Indian coffee brand. As a Premier Training Campus, Araku Coffee now has accreditation to offer courses on Green Coffee/Sensory Skills/Q, Barista Skills, Brewing, and Roasting taught by authorized SCA trainers. Achieving SCA Premier Campus accreditation is a prestigious …

SCA Alumni Spotlight: Regine Guion-Firmin of Karibu Kahawa (Welcome Coffee)

Every year, over 30,000 coffee professionals complete an SCA education program with more enrolling each year. As a new regular feature, we’d like to spotlight some of our amazing alumni and share their successes. Our second featured alumnus is Regine Guion-Firmin, an AST based in Nairobi and working mainly in East Africa with coffee producers. …

Webinar Exploring Economics of the Coffee Supply Chain Research

On December 19 at 9am PST/5pm GMT the Specialty Coffee Association hosted a webinar exploring the latest SCA Research the updated Economics of the Coffee Supply Chain: An Illustrative Outlook. Watch it here. The coffee chain is complex, so it can be hard to pin-point all of the different factors influencing the final price of a …

Nominations Now Open for 2020 Sustainability Award

Nominations are now open for the 2020 SCA Sustainability Awards. The deadline to submit an application is December 20, 2019. The Sustainability Award was created in 2004 to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as role models through sustainable projects in the coffee sector. There are three categories for this award, which will be presented in …

US Coffee Market Grew to US$87-88 Billion in 2018 – New Report

By Heather Ward SCA’s US Coffee Market Overview 2018 offers a large-scale understanding of coffee retail sales. The report focuses on retail values of coffee in the US and explores where people buy and consume their coffee. This information is valuable for industry players as it offers insight into directions for future growth. The report is …