We’ve Moved!

We’ve been working hard behind the scenes to build a new home for SCA News at sca.coffee/news. You’ll still be able to find our entire back catalog – stretching back years! – while we move things across. In the meantime, head over to our new home for the latest stories, updates, podcasts, and videos!  

COVID-19 Update: Melbourne World Coffee Championships Postponed, Further Updates to Follow

Update March 12, 2020 | Since our announcement released yesterday, March 11, we have received many messages of support from members of the specialty coffee community around the world, for which we’re very thankful, and also some new questions, to which we hope to respond as soon as possible. In that time, the US government established …

Constructing Education: Meet SCA Education Content Creator David Miller

SUSIE KEALY draws a spotlight to one of our long-term volunteers in a series on SCA News. This month, she’s interviewed DAVID MILLER, a content creator for the new Coffee Technicians Program (CTechP) and chair of the Coffee Technicians Guild (CTG) Education Committee. Photo by Tyler Dean Johnston.  A former mechanic with an extensive expertise in …

Serving the Under-served: Meet the Coffee Roasters Guild Vice Chair, Jen Apodaca

SUSIE KEALY draws a spotlight to one of our long-term volunteers in a series on SCA News. This month, she’s interviewed JEN APODACA, Vice Chair of the Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG). Her first job was as a part-time production roaster in Portland, Oregon. From there, she became an incredibly well-known and driven community leader. Among …

Coffee Science Foundation and Toddy Begin New Cold Brew Research

The Coffee Science Foundation (CSF) has announced that it will begin a new research project, “Towards a Deeper Understanding of Cold Brew Coffee.” The project will define the parameters of the cold brewing method, including chemical and sensory analysis. The market for cold-brewed coffees has grown remarkably over the past decade, and innovations in style …

In Memoriam: Trygve Klingenberg

Picture above: Trygve Klingenberg with Susie Spindler. By MICK WHEELER with help from TONE LIAVAAG There are many people, better qualified than I, who can talk about the life of Trygve Klingenberg, but I had the privilege of calling him a friend so I can only hope that I do him the justice he deserves. …

India’s First SCA Premier Training Campus: Araku Originals Coffee Campus

The SCA has recognized the first Premier Training Campus in India—Araku Coffee, a certified organic luxury global Indian coffee brand. As a Premier Training Campus, Araku Coffee now has accreditation to offer courses on Green Coffee/Sensory Skills/Q, Barista Skills, Brewing, and Roasting taught by authorized SCA trainers. Achieving SCA Premier Campus accreditation is a prestigious …