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 …

SCAA Signs Letter Of Understanding With International Women’s Coffee Alliance

During the SCAA Leadership Summit and International Women’s Coffee Alliance joint meeting in Boston this past weekend, SCAA President Max Quirin and IWCA President Grace Mena signed a Letter of Understanding (LOU) to solidify a strategic partnership between the two organizations. The IWCA released this statement: “The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) is pleased to announce that …

SCAA Brings Educational Programming to Australia

By Sasha Jade, Coffee Logic International The Australian specialty coffee market, as those who venture down-under for next year’s World Barista Championship (to be held in Melbourne in May 2013) will find, is a well-developed coffee market;  albeit a very espresso-based coffee market.  Ironically, for such a competitive national industry, formal coffee education for professionals while …

Request for Presentation Proposals for The 25th Annual SCAA Event

Request for Presentation Proposals for The 25th Annual SCAA Event 25th Annual Exposition & 5th Annual Symposium Boston, Massachusetts April 10 – 14, 2013 DEADLINE AUGUST 27th Are you a coffee industry expert? Are you an engaging speaker with cutting edge information to share? If so, SCAA’s Professional Development Committee is now accepting presentation proposals …