The Roasters Guild: Building a Community at the SCAA Expo

By Timothy J. Castle Embarking upon SCAA’s Annual Expo is always an amazing, adrenalin-filled experience for me. I feel like I’m about to get on a roller coaster! The opening receptions and meetings allow me to appreciate how much we’ve grown as an industry, and how much enthusiasm, energy, and commitment an ever-increasing number of …

SCAA Explores the Development of New Guilds

Coffee Technicians Guild and Coffee Producers Guild By Mansi Chokshi, SCAA The Specialty Coffee Association of America is a mutual benefit trade association with many constituents in the coffee industry. To serve those constituents, we offer both organization and individual memberships. While the organization members are split by business type, the individuals are more commonly …

Uppers & Downers: Celebrating the Parallels Between Craft Coffee and Craft Beer

By Stephen Morrissey, SCAA Explore the emerging world of Uppers & Downers, and discover beautiful beers made with beautiful coffee. We’ve partnered with Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting to bring some of the best breweries from around the U.S. to our show, providing attendees with a chance to sample incredible coffee beers, and learn …

Roasters Guild and Barista Guild of America Bring Members to Costa Rica

By Heather Ward, SCAA In February of this year, the Barista and Roasters Guild members gathered in San José, Costa Rica, eager to embark on a trip through the Costa Rican coffee lands. The group was an incredible mix of baristas, roasters, cafe owners, and traders from the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. The contagious …