2018 Barista Guild of America Executive Council Election Results Announced

The newly-elected Executive Council Members are Mark Hundley of Bolt Coffee Company (Incumbent), Adam Jacksonbey of The Potter’s House, Bailey Arnold of Gregorys Coffee, and Sam Schaefer of Stovetop Roasters! Each of these new directors will begin their term on the Executive Council at the Specialty Coffee Expo this month. Please be sure to say hello and congratulate them if you …

Swiss SCA Chapter Hosts First Education Day

By KIM STAALMAN This initiative by the volunteers behind the Swiss SCA chapter, led by National Coordinator Philipp Henauer, proved very popular. It wasn’t surprising when looking at the lineup of speakers. The day’s program was diverse in topics and showcased both Switzerland’s own coffee talent and a few guest speakers from Germany. The day …

February 2018 Webinar: Update On New Ad Hoc Committees and Task Force

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Update: Thanks to all who joined us for this webinar on February 26th! The recording of the webinar is now available above. Photos and bios of our committee members can be found on the SCA website here. As always, if you have questions or would like to get involved in this work, email us at …

Now Accepting Submissions for Design Lab at Expo 2018

Design Lab 2018 Accepting Submissions

Design Lab was established at our 2016 Expo in Atlanta, focusing initially on coffee packaging, but grew in 2017 to include drinking vessels and spaces, both educational and retail. Learn more about Design Lab and apply on the Expo website here. Application deadline is February 16th. Hundreds of submissions were received last year, and carefully …

Announcing New DC Policy and Events Site Criteria Committees and Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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A message from PAUL STACK, President of the SCA Board of Directors. For the past few weeks, members of the SCA Board of Directors and staff have attended community-organized town halls to listen to you, our members, and answer questions on the objectives and the process that led to the creation of the Deferred Candidacy …

SCA Board Members and Staff to Attend Town Halls on Deferred Candidacy Policy, In Person and Online

Since the November 9 announcement of our Deferred Candidacy policy, the SCA Board of Directors have heard a variety of reactions from our members and other stakeholders. Many have been critical. We have listened to and read your comments, and we recognize that we did not communicate our intention clearly and were not as thoughtful …

Announcing New Deferred Candidacy Policy for Competitors at World Championships

An update from the SCA Board of Directors regarding the selection process of host cities for WCE world championship events. Over the past few weeks, the SCA Board of Directors and the Review Panel have engaged in passionate and difficult conversations around inclusivity and the safety of world championship competitors. The discussions in which we …

September 2017 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Photo: Copyright JakeOPhoto2015  Here is our new monthly recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE). These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships and the athletes …

Nueva encuesta de evaluación de necesidades en países afectados por desastres naturales

Foto: Árboles caídos en Hacienda Moraika en Orocovis, Puerto Rico. Enviado por Erica Reyes. Haga clic aquí para leer el mensaje de Erica a los miembros de la SCA. Docenas de miembros de la SCA se han ofrecido como voluntarios para ayudar a las comunidades cafetaleras afectadas por desastres naturales en Puerto Rico y México, luego …