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 …

February 2019 in National Coffee Competitions (Part 2): A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the second half of February 2019. These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships …

February 2019 in National Coffee Competitions (Part 1): A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the first half of February 2019. These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships …

Melbourne to Host the World Barista Championship and World Brewers Cup in 2020

Photo by Jeff Hann for World Coffee Events These two World Coffee Championships are expected to bring close to 85 licensed national body champions from across the world together to compete for the World Champion titles. The Melbourne World Coffee Championships will take place over four days on two stages at the Melbourne Convention and …

January 2019 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the month of January 2019. These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships and …

November’s Four New World Coffee Champions

Of the 140 competitors at Brazil International Coffee Week (7-9 November 2018) for the Brazil World Coffee Competitions, four national champions – representing chapters in Europe, Asia, and Australia – were awarded the highest title in their competitive field. 2018 World Latte Art Champion: Irvine Quek | Malaysia At the World Latte Art Championship, baristas …

Presenting Slate of Candidates for the 2018–2020 CRG Advisory Council

The election process for the 2018-2020 CRG Advisory Council Elections is officially underway. After several weeks of consideration, a representative group of CRG members has put forward a slate for the three available seats on the council. We would like to extend our thanks to the Nominating Committee – Ellie Hudson, Joe Marrocco, Lisa Lawson, Joanna Alm, [...]

Coffee Farm Misconceptions and Actual Diversity – Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón

Lisanne Oonk & Ivania Calderón speaking at CoLab Bucharest 2018. What comes to mind when you hear the words “coffee farmer?” Lisanne, a cultural anthropologist working in coffee sales at Primavera Imports, investigates this question through the lens of coffee equality and social justice. Ivania, a third generation coffee producer from Nicaragua, joins Lisanne in the …