2016 Re:co Symposium Fellowship Program

By Joanna Furgiuele The SCAA Expo is the most exciting coffee event of the year, bringing together a diverse and passionate community of coffee professionals from around the world. It is about learning, sharing, connecting, and growing in this unique specialty coffee market. There are an incredible number of events, lectures, classes, and other opportunities …

SCAA Announces Results for the 2016 / 2017 Board of Directors Election

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is pleased to announce the results of the 2016/2017 Board of Directors election. Voting ended March 25, 2016, votes were tallied, and we can now confirm the new SCAA board members listed below. We are honored and grateful that these coffee professionals have dedicated their volunteer time and …

Join the Green Team at SCAA Expo 2016

Greetings! For those of you I haven’t met, please let me introduce myself: my name is Kim Elena Ionescu and I am the Director of Sustainability at the Specialty Coffee Association of America. This year’s SCAA Expo draws near and all the pieces are falling into place, including defining the responsibilities of the volunteers that make this monumental undertaking …

SCAA Announces Recipients of 2016 Annual Recognition Awards and Sustainability Award

Honoring those who contribute their expertise to the coffee industry, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has announced the recipients of its 2016 Recognition Awards and Sustainability Award. Each year, SCAA honors outstanding achievements in the specialty coffee industry and unique contributions to the association. These leaders have made contributions to the industry, resulting …

Technology of Our Own: Developing Information and Communication Technology for the Coffee Industry

By Stephanie Ratanas, Dogwood Coffee In every sector of the specialty coffee industry, growth and progress now demand more information and precision than ever before. Producers, exporters, importers, and roasters want greater detail about a coffee—they require cupping for quality down to the day of harvest and geographic area of a farm. Exactly measured data …