SCA Announces First Event of the 2020 Sensory Program: Sensory Summit at UC Davis

By VICENTE PARTIDA Sensory Summit, a two-day conference designed to educate, inform, and inspire the specialty coffee sensory professional, will return to the purpose-built Sensory Theatre inside the Robert Mondavi Institute at the University of California Davis January 30 – February 1, 2020. The 2020 event marks both the conference’s third instance at UC Davis …

Calling the Shots: 20 Years of the World Barista Championship – 25 Magazine, Issue 9

KELSEY KUDAK traces the evolution of the global competition and its impact on the specialty coffee industry over the past 20 years. [Editor’s note: After going to print, we regrettably noted a photo caption omitting the presence of Sherri Johns, US Barista Championship co-organizer, WBC Miami co-organizer, and past Head Judge. The caption has been …

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 …

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 …

Save the Date for Re:co Symposium Boston 2019

Through a mixture of speakers, interactive experiences and opportunities for conversation, Re:co looks at the specialty coffee market, the challenges we face and some of the solutions we have, and also shine a light on opportunities for growth and development and will delve into how these can be approached. This year’s program will take place …

Save the Date for the Specialty Coffee Expo

The Specialty Coffee Association will be hosting the 2019 Specialty Coffee Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from April 11-14. Join over 13,000 coffee professionals to discover the latest trends, innovations, and education in specialty coffee. Registration opens on December 3, 2018. Badge Types Early Bird Pricing available through February 14 Re:co Symposium …

September 2018 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 September 2018. 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 …

Registration Open for Sensory Summit 2019

Registration is now open for the first Coffee Roasters Guild event of 2019. Sensory Summit is a two-day conference designed to educate, inform, and inspire the Specialty Coffee sensory professional. Centered around the state-of-the-art Sensory Theater inside the Robert Mondavi Institute at UC Davis, topics include incorporating techniques of sensory science into the coffee taster’s [...]

#26: Re:co Podcast – Andre de Freitas on Trends in Sustainable Sourcing

On this episode of the Re:co Podcast, Kim Elena Ionescu speaks to Andre de Freitas, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Network. Andre has over 20 years of experience working with sustainability initiatives, with a focus on responsible sourcing and certification in agriculture and forestry. He led the development of the first sustainability policy and …