Sustainability at the Show: Reduce, Recycle, Report

By Kim Elena Ionescu, SCAA Expo, the biggest event of the year for the specialty coffee community, is a unique opportunity to model our commitment to insuring and improving coffee’s future. In 2016 we will continue hustling to make the event better than ever by both environmental and social measures, all the while recognizing the …

Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 Annual Recognition Awards & Sustainability Award

Nominations for SCAA’s Annual Recognition Awards are now open! These prestigious awards will be presented at SCAA Expo featuring Re:co Symposium in Atlanta, GA this upcoming April. We encourage you to nominate a member of the coffee community to be considered for selection by filling out and submitting one of the forms linked below. The deadline to …

SCAA Brings International Group to the Birthplace of Coffea Arabica

By Cait McGehee, SCAA There are few things more enchanting for coffee professionals than traveling to origin. The breathtaking landscapes are enough to make our hearts skip a beat, not to mention the value of witnessing the various stages of coffee production firsthand and meeting the people who make it happen. Imagine experiencing all of …

Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love | An Excerpt

By Simran Sethi Specialty coffee, like craft chocolate, is a category that continues to evolve. The term “specialty coffee” was coined by Erna Knutsen during a 1974 interview in the Tea & Coffee Trade Journal. Erna, considered one of coffee’s living legends, used it to describe unique coffees from Ethiopia, Yemen and Indonesia that had …