Reinventing the (Flavor) Wheel: Industry Collaborates to Identify Coffee Flavor Attributes

Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel Revised for the First Time in Over 20 Years One of the most iconic resources in the coffee industry, the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Coffee Taster’s Flavor Wheel has been updated for the first time in its 21-year history. The foundation of this work, the World Coffee Research Sensory Lexicon, …

Nominations Being Accepted for 2016 Annual Recognition Awards & Sustainability Award

Nominations for SCAA’s Annual Recognition Awards are now open! These prestigious awards will be presented at SCAA Expo featuring Re:co Symposium in Atlanta, GA this upcoming April. We encourage you to nominate a member of the coffee community to be considered for selection by filling out and submitting one of the forms linked below. The deadline to …

SCAA Board of Directors Approves Slate of Candidates for 2016 Elections

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved a slate of candidates, as recommended by the Nominating Committee, for the 2016 Board of Directors Elections. The board has nominated Tracy Ging of Volcafe Specialty and Tea for 2nd Vice President. For the five open director positions, …

Consultant Opportunity: Sustainability Research on Farmworkers

The Sustainability Council of the SCAA is searching for a consultant to conduct research on coffee farm workers and identify successful cases of labor management on coffee farms. Through interviews and workshops to take place in Colombia and Central America in the coming four months, this person will support the Council in learning more about …

Highlights of NCA’s Coffee Summit from SCAA Director of Sustainability

The National Coffee Association (NCA) Coffee Summit, held at the end of last month in Austin, Texas, was dedicated to sustainability discussions and digging deeper into key issues for the coffee industry. Participants split their time among activities that included self-directed group discussions, learning exchanges, directed interactive forums, traditional presentations, and more. Session topics included Sustainability Beyond Origin, Single-Serve and its Journey to a …