SCAA and European Coffee Brewing Center Renew Cooperation on Certified Home Brewer Program

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the European Coffee Brewing Centre (ECBC) have announced their renewed cooperation on the coffee brewer certification program through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). The ECBC and SCAA are neutral trade organizations and therefore the ideal stakeholders in the coffee industry to serve as non-biased and reputable evaluators …

SCAA Announces Collaboration with ACE on Coffees of the Year Program

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) announced today that they will be collaborating on an improved Coffees of the Year (COTY) program with the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE). While the official COTY program will remain on hiatus for the 2014 SCAA Event in Seattle, WA, ACE will present an exhibition of compelling coffees representative of …

You’re Invited to the 26th Annual Exposition & 6th Annual Symposium: The Event

by Ric Rhinehart, executive director of SCAA Each year it is my task (and my pleasure) to write a note for inclusion in this issue of The Specialty Coffee Chronicle. With each passing year, I find myself considering not only what is new and exciting for this year’s Event, but, more and more, reflecting on …

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 …