Coffee Education & Collaboration

By Mike Ebert One of my first educational experiences involving the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) occurred in the mid-nineties. One of the earliest “pathways” (even though that term would come more than a decade later) was the Golden Cup Technician class. This was the first class I took that was not offered by …

Kenya: The King of Coffee

By Phyllis Johnson Kenya is the official Portrait Country for the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle. Phyllis Johnson explains why Kenyan coffee’s distinct flavor profile and quality sets it apart from all other origins. I’ll always remember my introduction to Kenya coffee. It was April 1999 in an old dusty basement of a …