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 …

Specialty Coffee Association of America Announces Recipients of 2013 Recognition Awards

Honoring those who contribute their expertise to the coffee industry The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has announced the recipients of its 2013 Recognition Awards. Each year, the SCAA honors outstanding achievements in the specialty coffee industry and unique contributions to the association. The SCAA’s Recognition Awards are selected by a panel from the …

Specialty Coffee Association of America Announces Coffee Taster Certificate Program

Newest educational track to focus on sensory analysis from a broad perspective The Specialty Coffee Association of America has announced the addition of a Coffee Taster Certificate Program (CTC) to its internationally recognized professional development curriculum. Slated to officially launch at the 2013 SCAA Event, to be held April 11-14, 2013 in Boston, MA, the …

Tasting Analysis Job Survey Interpretations Report

By K.C. O’Keefe, Consultant Introduction In November of 2012 the SCAA conducted an electronic Tasting Analysis Job Survey. The purpose of the survey was to quantifiably confirm the need for specialty coffee tasting education and taster testing. The survey attempted to confirm the job tasks typically performed by tasters as well as discover the industry …

USBC Origin Trip Sponsor Cafe Imports Confirms Kenya as Destination

We were excited to receive this message today from the United States Barista Championship (USBC) Origin Trip Sponsor Café Imports: “Café Imports is proud to announce that we have finalized plans for the 2013 Origin Trip for the six regional barista champions, the USBC champ, and the World Barista Champion. This is the third year we …