SCAA’s 2013 Best New Product Competition

The premier products recognition awards brings back the popular People’s Choice “text your vote” for 2013. The Specialty Coffee Association of America’s BEST NEW PRODUCT COMPETITION recognizes new products judged on their quality and value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. The Awards recognize eight categories of excellence and innovation: Coffee/Tea Preparation And Serving …

Coffee & Trade at the IWCA III International Convention in Guatemala

The International Women in Coffee Alliance invites you to participate and expose your brand, products and services during the III International Women in Coffee Convention, which will take place in Guatemala City February 7-9, 2013. Also available before the convention will be the Educational Coffee Pre-Tours from February 4-6, a great opportunity to know more …

SCAA Instructor Journals: Richard Sandlin Travels to Beijing

By Richard Sandlin, Fair Trade USA, SCAA Credentialed Instructor Richard recently traveled to Beijing, China to instruct students in SCAA courses for the Barista Guild’s Level 1 & 2 Certificate Programs at an SCAA International Education Partner facility, Beijing Wholly Coffee Company. Here is a testimonial from his trip: Imagine for a moment the daily challenges you …

SCAA’s 5th Annual Symposium Comes to Boston this April

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is pleased to announce that its 5th Annual Symposium will be held in Boston, MA, April 10-11, 2013. Hundreds of the industry’s thought leaders, business owners, decision makers, writers, academics, and skilled coffee professionals of all stripes will converge at the historic Harvard Club to discuss and collectively …

SCAA Becomes Member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

SCAA Moves Closer to Compliance with ICE/NCCA Accreditation Standards The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is pleased to report that the organization has become a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), the leading Credentialing organization and the parent company of the NCCA, which is the leading authority for accreditation of providers of …

Roasters Guild Supports Food Security and Coffee Kids

By Kristina Morris, Coffee Kids This past August, Roasters Guild raised awareness of Coffee Kids’ work at origin as well as almost $10,000 to go toward food security projects in coffee-growing communities in Mexico. Christopher Schooley, Immediate Past Chair of the Roasters Guild Executive Council, had this to say about the partnership: “The Roasters Guild was …