2018 SCA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Re:co Symposium

The 2018 SCA Sustainability Award winners, Manos al Agua and Twin UK, were recognized on the Re:co Symposium stage this Thursday, April 19th. The awards, created in 2004, recognize outstanding work in the field of sustainability in the coffee industry. Manos al Agua, a program of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC), …

Join The Unified Coffee Roasters Guild For Their First Meeting & Mixer At Expo

By JOE MARROCCO The Roasters Guild and the Roaster Guild of Europe are now the Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG). After months of work and meetings behind the scenes, the RG and RGE leadership groups are ready and excited to bring together the members of both guilds into one collaborative community of professional roasters. As one …

Meet Access, the New Barista Guild Event

By MARK HUNDLEY Through education and certifications, the Barista Guild of America (BGA) has been committed to helping baristas find their places within the coffee industry. We’ve focused on Barista Camps and have strived to continually keep offering the SCA certification program at its highest level while finding new elements to add to each camp …

Looking Forward To 2018 Guild Events

Contributors: MARK HUNDLEY (BGA Events Chair, Bolt Coffee Company), FILIP AKERBLOM (CRG Events Chair, Lilla Kafferosteriet), REBECCA McNELLY (CTG Education Chair, Heartland Tech) & STUART RITSON (BGE Events Chair, Cafe Imports) 2018 Guild Events CoLab: Bucharest – 29-31 May | Bucharest, Romania CRG Retreat – August 23-26 | Stevenson, Washington, USA EU Barista Camp – September 3-6 | Evora, Portugal Access …

SCA Podcast #17: 10 Years of Re:co Symposium

This week on the SCA Podcast, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Re:co Symposium, SCA’s annual event dedicated to high-level discussions in specialty coffee. Peter Giuliano, SCA’s Chief Research Officer and Director of Re:co, joins us to talk about the role of the event in the industry and to present two talks by Dr. Aaron …

March 2018 in National Coffee Competitions

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 March 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 …

CoLab: Belfast 2017 – Panel Discussion

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A special panel discussion on the Belfast coffee scene presented at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017, the final video in the series we have released from this event. To find the first three talks from CoLab: Belfast, click here. Join the Barista Guild of Europe at CoLab: Bucharest this 29-31 May, 2018! Learn more and …

SCA Podcast #16: The Building Blocks of a Cafe

This episode of the SCA Podcast features Ralf Rueller, speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017 about the essential factors to consider when planning a new cafe. Since 2010, Ralf and his team at The Barn Coffee Roasters have been doing pioneering work in Berlin’s specialty coffee scene, exploring how to build an audience, lower barriers, …