GCQRI: Day One Summary

Tracy GingDeputy Executive DirectorDay one was a context-setting day. We looked at how wine and other agriculture categories view, conduct, fund, and utilize research to promote their industries. One presenter categorized coffee as one of the “orphaned” tropical crops — those products grown in one place and consumed in another; therefore lacking any real commitment …

Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe Announce World Coffee Event Joint Venture

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) announce the formation of World Coffee Events (WCE), a nonprofit joint venture that will develop and manage competitive events on behalf of both organizations. “The WCE organization will build upon the close partnership established between the SCAA and SCAE from our …

2010 Roasters Guild Retreat Wrap-Up

This past weekend, the 10th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat drew almost 200 roasters and coffee professionals to Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington. We started things off on Thursday with the SCAA’s Instructor Development Program and SCAA Skill-Building Courses. Opening ceremonies included the first-ever Roasters Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, which was given to Norm Killmon of …

Request for Presentations-23rd Annual SCAA Event

REQUEST FOR PRESENTATIONS23rd Annual Exposition in Houston, TXApril 28-May1, 2011DEADLINE 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 for 75-minute “knowledge-building” lectures to be held at the 23rd Annual Exposition in Houston, Texas. Lecture …