Introducing the SCA Coffee Sustainability Program

The Specialty Coffee Association’s new Coffee Sustainability Program is founded on the principle that sustainability must be embraced by all actors in the coffee supply chain if the specialty coffee industry is to survive and thrive. As expectations for greater transparency and corporate responsibility grow in the industry, companies are rapidly increasing the size of …

A Showcase of Specialty Coffee Innovation and Community at HostMilano 2019

The partnership between the SCA and Fiera Milano will focus on HostMilano’s vast coffee and tea area where the SCA will design an interactive space for visitors to network and take part in a showcase of innovation in specialty coffee. The SCA’s space at HostMilano will feature a fully-equipped coffee bar serving specialty coffees throughout …

Call for Nominations for the 2020-2021 SCA Board of Directors

By JAMES HUMPOLETZ Translations available: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish. July 10, 2019: We have updated this post to include the Board members whose terms will be ending in December of this year. The SCA Board of Directors consists of eighteen (18) volunteer members that serve a two-year term, supported by the Executive Director/CEO and SCA staff. This year there …

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019-2021 LEAD Scholarship Program

Announced at Re:co Symposium in Boston today, the SCA is now accepting applications for the 2019-2021 cohort of the Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship Program. LEAD is aimed at increasing diversity of leadership within the global coffee community by enabling access to professional development resources to people from underrepresented or marginalized communities. The program is …

Announcing the 2019 SCA Sustainability Award Winners

Each year the SCA recognizes three categories with Sustainability Awards. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s winners, who will receive their awards at Re:co Symposium the 10-11 April 2019. The awards for Project and Business Model, created in 2004, recognize outstanding work in the field of sustainability in the coffee industry. This year there is …

Seminario Virtual en Español: La Crisis del Precio del Café – Guía de Transacciones de Cafés Especiales

Update: Thanks to all who joined us for this second webinar on the Coffee Price Crisis recorded live on Tuesday, March 19th, at 9:00 am PDT / 4:00 pm GMT. Watch the recording above. ¿Qué es la Guía de transacciones de café de especialidad? En nuestro segundo seminario web en esta serie, Kim Elena Ionescu …

February 2019 in National Coffee Competitions (Part 2): A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the second half of February 2019. 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 …

February 2019 in National Coffee Competitions (Part 1): A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the first half of February 2019. 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 …

Coffee Price Crisis Webinar: Spotlight on the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide

Updated February 11: Thanks to all who joined us for the first in a series of webinars hosted by the SCA’s Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative. Professor Peter W. Roberts of Emory University and Chad Trewick of Reciprocafé spoke to Ellie Hudson of the SCA about the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide, launched in December, introduced by SCA …

January 2019 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the month of January 2019. 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 …