Coffee Talk: Spaces

By Danny Pinnell, SCAA This week, our coffee talk focused on the space where coffee is consumed, the context in which we enjoy this beverage. Peter Giuliano led the talk, setting the scene in Ethiopia, the birthplace of the coffee industry. According to him, “All coffee conversations should start in Ethiopia because that’s where coffee started.” Coffee is native …

Exhibitors: The Heart & Soul of SCAA’s Annual Exposition

By Lisa Pacini For nearly 27 years now, people have come to the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Annual Exposition, The Event, looking for new and innovative ideas. The best place to encounter these products and services on the cutting edge of specialty coffee is the show floor. New coffee brewing equipment, preparation techniques, packaging, …

Discover Ethiopia: A Portrait of a Coffee Producing Country

By Christopher Schooley Over the past few years, SCAA staff has been working closely with sponsors and volunteers in order to transform the way that we approach coffee service at the annual Exposition and other SCAA events throughout the year. The goal has been to create true specialty coffee experiences; setting a proper stage for sponsors …