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Paderno’s Balanced Brew Coffee Maker Receives SCA Home Brewer Certification

The Paderno Balanced Brew Coffee Maker has received the SCA’s Certified Home Brewer mark. An iconic Canadian brand established in 1979, Paderno is widely known for a selection of quality cookware, bakeware, and kitchenware products. In 2019, Paderno launched a new range of appliances, including the newly certified Balanced Brew Coffee Maker especially designed to …

SCA Sustainability Webinar | Guilds and the Price Crisis: What’s Our Role?

Updated November 22: Thanks to all who joined us on November 22 for this webinar, part of our series on the coffee price crisis. On Friday, November 22, 2019, the Specialty Coffee Association hosted an SCA Sustainability webinar on the coffee price crisis and the role of baristas, roasters, and technicians from the perspective of …

SCA Announces First Event of the 2020 Sensory Program: Sensory Summit at UC Davis

By VICENTE PARTIDA Sensory Summit, a two-day conference designed to educate, inform, and inspire the specialty coffee sensory professional, will return to the purpose-built Sensory Theatre inside the Robert Mondavi Institute at the University of California Davis January 30 – February 1, 2020. The 2020 event marks both the conference’s third instance at UC Davis …

Seminario Virtual en Español – La Crisis del Precio del Café: Lo Último de la Iniciativa de la SCA

Regístrate ahora a nuestro segundo seminario virtual en español sobre la iniciativa de la SCA para enfrentar la crisis del precio del café. Kim Elena Ionescu y Vera Espindola Rafael discutirán el proceso de la iniciativa hasta el momento, reflejarán sobre algunos temas emergentes, y contestarán preguntas de los participantes. Seminario Virtual – La Crisis …

#CoffeePriceCrisis | An Interview with Vera Espindola Rafael and Peter Kettler

Today on the podcast we’re sharing the audio from an interactive webinar we hosted last week, part of our series on the Coffee Price Crisis. SCA board member Vera Espindola Rafael and Fairtrade International’s Peter Kettler joined Vicente Partida for a discussion on issues related to farmer incomes, the work of Fairtrade, and research being …

Coffee Price Crisis Webinar | Smallholders vs. Shareholders: Investigating the Priorities of Specialty Coffee

Updated September 6: Thanks to all who joined us on September 5 for this webinar, part of our series on the coffee price crisis, with Vera Espindola Rafael and Peter Kettler. SCA’s Vicente Partida spoke to Vera and Peter about issues related to farmer incomes, the work of Fairtrade, and research conducted being conducted on …

#67 | The Coffee Price Crisis: An Update on the SCA’s Initiative

In this special episode of the SCA Podcast, we’re going to be listening to the audio of an interactive webinar we hosted last week on the SCA’s response to the coffee price crisis and the forthcoming report with recommendations for the coffee industry. Kim Elena Ionescu, SCA’s Chief Sustainability Officer, and Ellie Hudson, Director of …

Coffee Price Crisis Webinar: Mid-Year Update on the SCA’s Response

Updated August 20: Thanks to all who joined us on August 19 for an interactive webinar update on the SCA’s response to the coffee price crisis, hosted by Kim Elena Ionescu and Ellie Hudson. Coffee Price Crisis Webinar: Mid-Year Update on the SCA’s Response August 19, 2019 6am PDT / 2pm BST Watch on YouTube …

A Showcase of Specialty Coffee Innovation and Community at HostMilano 2019

The partnership between the SCA and Fiera Milano will focus on HostMilano’s vast coffee and tea area where the SCA will design an interactive space for visitors to network and take part in a showcase of innovation in specialty coffee. The SCA’s space at HostMilano will feature a fully-equipped coffee bar serving specialty coffees throughout …

Andre de Freitas | Trends in Sustainable Sourcing

Andre de Freitas at Reco Symposium in April 2018

Andre de Freitas, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Network, speaking at Re:co Symposium in Seattle in April 2018.  Andre has over 20 years of experience working with sustainability initiatives, with a focus on responsible sourcing and certification in agriculture and forestry. He led the development of the first sustainability policy and implementation systems for …