Braun’s MultiServe Coffee Maker Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

The Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Certified Home Brewer mark. Certified Home Brewers are tested at the UC Davis Coffee Center’s laboratories to meet the SCA’s quality standards for brewing specialty coffee at home. The newly certified models of the Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker include the KF9050BK, KF9070SI, KF9150WH, …

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 …

2019-2021 Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholars Announced

The staff and volunteers at the Specialty Coffee Association are pleased to introduce the recipients of the 2019-2021 Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship Program. First announced at the Re:co Symposium in April 2018, LEAD is aimed at increasing diversity of leadership within the global coffee community by enabling access to professional development resources to people …

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-2021 LEAD Scholarship Program

Announced at Re:co Symposium in Boston today, the SCA is now accepting applications for the 2019-2021 cohort of the Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship Program. LEAD is aimed at increasing diversity of leadership within the global coffee community by enabling access to professional development resources to people from underrepresented or marginalized communities. The program is …

U.S. Coffee Market Overview 2017: A View of the Current Coffee Landscape

By Heather Ward Specialty coffee shops continue to be a significant place for consumers to have a unique coffee experience. The coffee shop landscape is always changing as trends shift and consumers evolve. The SCA’s U.S. Coffee Market Overview 2017 is a piece of information that offers a large-scale understanding of coffee retail sales. This information …

Bonavita Connoisseur Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

The 8-cup Bonavita Connoisseur has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Certified Home Brewer mark, making Bonavita the brand with the most certified brewers on the market. Certified Home Brewers are tested by UC Davis scientists and required to meet the SCA’s quality standards for brewing specialty coffee at home. The Bonavita Connoisseur is …

Business Insights from the Square Coffee Data Report and the Retail Sentiment Index (RSI)

By Heather Ward The independent coffee shop is an integral part of so many neighborhoods. It’s a space where communities come together. But with that independence comes the unique challenges of running a small business, while seeking to make coffee more sustainable from the farmer to the barista. In order to achieve both, information is …

#26: Re:co Podcast – Andre de Freitas on Trends in Sustainable Sourcing

On this episode of the Re:co Podcast, Kim Elena Ionescu speaks to Andre de Freitas, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Network. 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 …

SCA Podcast #25: Guatemala After the Fuego Eruption

On June 3rd, an unexpected eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala killed more than a hundred people and caused many more to evacuate. Guatemala is home to tens of thousands of smallholder coffee farms, many of which have been directly affected. A few weeks ago, Kim Elena Ionescu, SCA’s Chief Research Officer, spoke to …