Coffee Price Crisis Webinar: Spotlight on the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide

Updated February 11: Thanks to all who joined us for the first in a series of webinars hosted by the SCA’s Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative. Professor Peter W. Roberts of Emory University and Chad Trewick of Reciprocafé spoke to Ellie Hudson of the SCA about the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide, launched in December, introduced by SCA …

SCA Launches New Initiative to Address the Coffee Price Crisis and Appoints New Executive Director

The effort will be led by Ric Rhinehart who will be stepping down from his role as Executive Director of the association to be succeeded by Yannis Apostolopoulos, the current Deputy Executive Director. The coffee value chain is long and most coffee producers are not paid enough for their coffee to maintain profitable farming operations. …

Meet the Members of the 2019-2020 SCA Board of Directors

By JAMES HUMPOLETZ Translations available: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish. SCA members chose between eight candidates to fill six seats in the election managed by third-party elections company UK Engage. In accordance with the SCA Bylaws, the six newly-elected coffee professionals will join the board on January 1st, 2019 at which point the terms of six existing members of the …

Now Accepting Nominations for the 2019 SCA Sustainability Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2019 SCA Sustainability Awards. The deadline to submit an application is December 14, 2018. The Sustainability Awards were created in 2004 to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as role models through sustainable projects in the coffee sector. Each year, the SCA Sustainability Council reviews dozens of applications …

SCA Podcast #25: Guatemala After the Fuego Eruption

On June 3rd, an unexpected eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala killed more than a hundred people and caused many more to evacuate. Guatemala is home to tens of thousands of smallholder coffee farms, many of which have been directly affected. A few weeks ago, Kim Elena Ionescu, SCA’s Chief Research Officer, spoke to …

Update on the 2019-2020 SCA Board of Directors Elections

Update: Thanks to all who joined us on October 17 to meet the slate during a special webinar. If you missed the webinar, watch the recording above. By JAMES HUMPOLETZ Translations available: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish.  As presented on a webinar on August 30, the elections process for the 2019–2020 SCA Board of …

Inaugural Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholars Announced

By RIC RHINEHART On behalf of the Specialty Coffee Association, it is my pleasure to introduce the new Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship Program. First announced at the Re:co Symposium in April 2018, LEAD is aimed at increasing diversity of leadership within the global coffee community by enabling access to professional development resources to people from …

Presenting Slate of Candidates for the 2019–2020 SCA Board of Directors Elections

Update: Thanks to all who joined us on September 17 to meet the slate during a special webinar. If you missed the webinar, watch the recording above. By JAMES HUMPOLETZ Translations available: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish.  As announced in June, the elections process for the 2019–2020 SCA Board of Directors is the first …