SCAA Announces Recipients of 2015 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 2015 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 …

SCAA Board of Directors Election Candidate Profiles Released

Candidate profiles for the 2015 Board of Directors election are now available! Electronic ballots will be sent on Monday, February 16, 2015 to eligible voting members. To learn more about the nomination and election process, you are encouraged to review the SCAA bylaws here. Candidate Profiles Heather Perry, Klatch Coffee Heather is the Director of Training and Consulting …

Exploring Gender Equity in Coffee—Next Stop: Uganda!

by Kimberly Easson, Coffee Quality Institute You’ve probably been hearing a lot about gender equity and women’s empowerment, and it’s no coincidence, since the development world has been highlighting the importance of this issue in global development circles. Statistics are impressive for both the challenge and the opportunity. For example, these data are taken from the …

Starbucks Returns as Official Host Sponsor for 2015 Event

By Danny Pinnell, SCAA Excitement is building and plans are well underway for another stellar SCAA Event in Seattle this spring. As we prepare to return to this world-renowned coffee city, we are also pleased to welcome back Starbucks as the Official Host Sponsor of SCAA’s 27th Annual Exposition. “This past April, we had the honor of welcoming …

Exhibitors: The Heart & Soul of SCAA’s Annual Exposition

By Lisa Pacini For nearly 27 years now, people have come to the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Annual Exposition, The Event, looking for new and innovative ideas. The best place to encounter these products and services on the cutting edge of specialty coffee is the show floor. New coffee brewing equipment, preparation techniques, packaging, …

Discover Ethiopia: A Portrait of a Coffee Producing Country

By Christopher Schooley Over the past few years, SCAA staff has been working closely with sponsors and volunteers in order to transform the way that we approach coffee service at the annual Exposition and other SCAA events throughout the year. The goal has been to create true specialty coffee experiences; setting a proper stage for sponsors …