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 …

2016 Re:co Symposium Fellowship Program

By Joanna Furgiuele The SCAA Expo is the most exciting coffee event of the year, bringing together a diverse and passionate community of coffee professionals from around the world. It is about learning, sharing, connecting, and growing in this unique specialty coffee market. There are an incredible number of events, lectures, classes, and other opportunities …

SCAA Announces Results for the 2016 / 2017 Board of Directors Election

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is pleased to announce the results of the 2016/2017 Board of Directors election. Voting ended March 25, 2016, votes were tallied, and we can now confirm the new SCAA board members listed below. We are honored and grateful that these coffee professionals have dedicated their volunteer time and …

Join the Green Team at SCAA Expo 2016

Greetings! For those of you I haven’t met, please let me introduce myself: my name is Kim Elena Ionescu and I am the Director of Sustainability at the Specialty Coffee Association of America. This year’s SCAA Expo draws near and all the pieces are falling into place, including defining the responsibilities of the volunteers that make this monumental undertaking …

SCAA Announces Recipients of 2016 Annual Recognition Awards and Sustainability Award

Honoring those who contribute their expertise to the coffee industry, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has announced the recipients of its 2016 Recognition Awards and Sustainability Award. Each year, SCAA honors outstanding achievements in the specialty coffee industry and unique contributions to the association. These leaders have made contributions to the industry, resulting …