SCAA Announces Addition of New Members to Board of Directors and Slate for 2014

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) announced today that Willem Boot has stepped down from the SCAA Board of Directors and thanks him for his efforts and significant contributions to the industry. Aida Batlle, a notable coffee producer from El Salvador with SCAA member company Everest S.A., will fill this open spot on the …

SCAA Announces Starbucks as Official Host Sponsor of 2014/15 Exposition and Peru as Portrait Country In 2014

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has announced that Starbucks will serve as the Official Host Sponsor of the 26th and 27th Annual Exposition, “The Event,” to be held in Seattle April 24-27, 2014 and April 9-12, 2015. Peru has also been named the Official Portrait Country Sponsor for the 2014 SCAA Event. 2014 …

SCAA Announces Changes to Regional Coffee Competitions Structure and Dates of First Event

Big Central Registration Opens September 4, 2013 The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is pleased to announce that the Big Central Event, hosted by Café Imports and Wilbur Curtis Co., will be held October 25-27, 2013 at Uppercut Boxing Gym in Minneapolis, MN. The North Central and South Central regional competitions will be held …

Erin Wang of Molinos de Honduras Wins 5th Annual U.S. Cup Tasters Championship

Awarded at 25th Annual SCAA Event in Boston, MA The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) declared Erin Wang of Molinos de Honduras as the winner of its 5th Annual U.S. Cup Tasters Championship. The championship was held at SCAA’s 25th Annual Exposition, April 11-14, 2013 in Boston, MA. SCAA is the world’s coffee knowledge …

Caitlin McCarthy-Garcia of Equator Coffees Wins Roasters Guild’s 2013 Roasters Choice Competition

Prestigious Honor for Coffee Roasters Awarded at SCAA’s 25th Annual Event in Boston, MA The Roasters Guild, a trade guild of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the world’s coffee knowledge leader and largest coffee trade association, held the annual Roasters Choice Competition at SCAA’s 25th Annual Exposition, April 11-14, 2013 in Boston, MA …

Pete Licata Wins 2013 United States Barista Championship and Erin McCarthy Takes the 3rd Annual US Brewers Cup

Pete Licata of Parisi Artisan Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri took the top spot at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s 2013 United States Barista Championship (USBC). Licata beat out other top baristas and coffeehouse professionals during a heated competition that took place April 11-14, 2013 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, in Boston, …

2013 SCAA Event Best New Product Winners Announced

Awards Given at SCAA’s Annual Exposition in Boston, MA 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 25th Annual Exposition, April 11-14, 2013 in Boston, MA. The Best New Product People’s …