SCAA Board of Directors Approves Slate for 2015 Elections

SCAA is proud to announce that the Board of Directors has approved a slate of candidates, as recommended by the Nominating Committee, for the 2015 Board of Directors Elections! The board has nominated Heather Perry of Klatch Coffee for 2nd Vice President and Guy Burdett of InterAmerican Coffee for Secretary/Treasurer. For the four other director …

SCAA Offers Job Opportunities in Sustainability and Communications

The Specialty Coffee Association of America staff is a small but mighty force of workers who support a diverse and vibrant community of coffee professionals. SCAA membership is growing, event and education offerings are multiplying, and the need for an organization committed to supporting the growth of the specialty coffee industry has become sharply evident …

Marcus Boni Returns as Opening Ceremonies Host for SCAA’s 2015 Event

SCAA has announced today that Marcus Boni (follow on twitter), Brand Director with Espresso Supply in Seattle WA and well known performer and MC, has been confirmed as the 2015 SCAA Event Opening Ceremonies Host. Boni hosted the Opening Ceremonies once before — in 2014 (watch video). Next year’s Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for Thursday, April 9th …

Announcing the Newest SCAA Certified Home Brewer: KitchenAid® Pour Over Coffee Brewer

For its newest coffee brewer, KitchenAid Brand went straight to the source and partnered with industry experts to design the new Pour Over Coffee Brewer. In addition to partnering with baristas, the brewer was developed from the ground-up to meet the SCAA’s rigorous technical guidelines, to ensure that the highest quality home brewer was designed. It …

New SCAA Certified Bonavita Brewer Coming in October

Bonavita now has three SCAA certified brewers, with their newest addition (Bonavita Coffee Maker BV1900TS) due to market in early October. Building on the success of predecessors, the Bonavita 8-cup Stainless Steel Carafe Coffee Brewer features improvements that will result in an even better cup of coffee. Bonavita is committed to bringing the highest level of coffee brewing …

Serving Those Who Grow Coffee: A Barista’s Perspective

by Richard Sandlin, Fair Trade USA – Coffee For most of us living in the global North, working in coffee is a choice. Regardless of your association to Specialty Coffee–barista, roaster, importer, etc…–you’ve made the decision to pursue a career in coffee. We can switch companies, and still be in the coffee industry. For coffee …

SCAA 2014 Best New Product Winners Announced

Each year, the Specialty Coffee Association’s Best New Product Competition recognizes new products that represent quality and add value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. Awards were presented at the SCAA’s 26th Annual Exposition, April 24-27, 2013 in Seattle, WA. The Best New Product People’s Choice Award encouraged attendees to cast their votes via …