Volunteer Highlight: Paul Thornton, Coffee Buyer/Roastmaster of Coffee Bean International

                    Name: Paul Thornton Title: Coffee Buyer/Roastmaster Company: Coffee Bean International   How long have you been volunteering for the SCAA? Since about 1991   What was the first SCAA event you volunteered for and what were your duties? It was the first Seattle conference…. Perhaps …

The Future of Social Media: With Liza Hausman

Shanna Germain, with Liza Hausman, vice-president of marketing from Gigya, Inc. Social media moves fast. Remember AOL? Yahoo Groups? How about MySpace? All once business builders and now, just things of the past. And while almost everyone in the business world knows that today’s hot social networking sites are LinkedIn, Twitter and the ubiquitous Facebook, fewer …

Meeting & Greeting: A Q&A with Mike Ebert

If you’ve ever met Mike Ebert, sales representative for Alterra Coffee, then you know why he’s the man to talk to when it comes to meeting and greeting customers. Whether he’s working the farmers’ markets, giving consumers a bit of talk-education, or creating long-term partnerships, Ebert understands the importance of making connections on a person-to-person …

Traceability Q&A: Ben Corey-Moran Thanksgiving Coffee Company

Thanksgiving Coffee Company’s Ben Corey-Moran, a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), looks at traceability in the global coffee market. Corey-Moran is the president and director of coffee at Thanksgiving Coffee, based in Fort Bragg, Calif., and a past member of SCAA’s Sustainability Committee. The Chronicle chats with Corey-Moran to learn more. …