SCAA Barista and Roaster Compensation Report Shows Correlation Between Certification and Higher Salaries

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has published the 2014 Barista and Roaster Compensation Report, which shows that while some coffee professionals are paid only slightly over minimum wage, certification plays a key role in advancing their compensation. The objective of this report, conducted in conjunction with Marketing General, Inc. (MGI), is to recognize …

Presenting the Latest Consumer Research For Specialty Coffee

By Heather Ward, SCAA As SCAA’s research analyst, I work with the marketing and communications department to serve as our members’ primary contact for statistics, research, and coffee industry data. At this year’s Symposium, held during the two days prior to The Event, I was privileged to give a talk that covered some of our …

Coffee Talk: Ethiopia

By Danny Pinnell, SCAA Each year, the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Annual Exposition, The Event, highlights a Portrait Country. This tradition began because our community decided to pay attention to a specific coffee origin every year, giving us the chance to learn more about different coffee origins. Every year brings a different origin, a different country …

Case Study: Cultivating Quality in Honduras through Relationship Coffee

By Jimmy Sherfey, Abeja In San Jose de Colinas, located in the Cup of Excellence favorite region of Santa Barbara, Honduras, Arnold Paz shows us the proper level of ripeness, demonstrating the home remedy for harvesting more profitable cherry. “If you’re not sure, squeeze it,” he says, suspending a freshly picked cherry several inches above …