Re:co Fellow Spotlight: Implementing Drone Technology in Coffee Farming

By LYELA MUTSIYA As a coffee farmers daughter I understand the challenges my father faces and it is important for me to do something about it. In 2017 I established Kenspeco (short for Kenya Specialty Coffee) a coffee exporting and farm management company. I opened this company with one goal in mind, to eradicate poverty …

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 …

2018 Barista Guild of America Executive Council Election Results Announced

The newly-elected Executive Council Members are Mark Hundley of Bolt Coffee Company (Incumbent), Adam Jacksonbey of The Potter’s House, Bailey Arnold of Gregorys Coffee, and Sam Schaefer of Stovetop Roasters! Each of these new directors will begin their term on the Executive Council at the Specialty Coffee Expo this month. Please be sure to say hello and congratulate them if you …

Now Accepting Submissions for Design Lab at Expo 2018

Design Lab 2018 Accepting Submissions

Design Lab was established at our 2016 Expo in Atlanta, focusing initially on coffee packaging, but grew in 2017 to include drinking vessels and spaces, both educational and retail. Learn more about Design Lab and apply on the Expo website here. Application deadline is February 16th. Hundreds of submissions were received last year, and carefully …