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 …

SCAA and its Guilds to Lead Coffee Experience at TED

The premier ‘ideas’ conference to partner with the world’s largest coffee association at upcoming 2013 gatherings The Barista Guild of America and the Roasters Guild, two organizations of culinary professionals within the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), have agreed to provide the coffee experience for TED2013, the influential and exciting conference held annually in …

SCAA Announces Development of Sustainable Events Policy to Reduce Environmental Impact

Specialty Coffee Association of America commits to working towards conformity with APEX/ASTM sustainable event standards The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), in partnership with its Sustainability Council, is pleased to announce that the association is working towards the development of a sustainable event policy in accordance to the principles outlined in the two leading …