Simonelli Group Partners with Coffee Science Foundation (CSF) for New Espresso Research

The SCA Coffee Science Foundation (CSF), launched by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) in April 2019, has announced that Italian coffee machine manufacturer Simonelli Group will become the first major partner of the organization, beginning a new four-year research project. The Simonelli Group’s donation to the CSF is the single largest contribution to date since …

Update on the Slate of Candidates for the 2019 SCA Board of Directors Elections

BY YANNIS APOSTOLOPOULOS As presented last month, the Nominating Committee of the SCA Board, led by President Heather Perry, has nominated the following professionals from a pool of dozens who responded to the call for nominations made in June for the 2019 SCA Board of Directors elections: Burak Alici, CEO, QVIDTVM Inc Konstantinos Konstantinopoulos, CEO, Coffee …

Presenting Slate of Candidates for the 2019 SCA Board of Directors Elections

BY YANNIS APOSTOLOPOULOS On behalf of the SCA Board of Directors, it is my pleasure to present the slate of candidates for the 2019 SCA Board of Directors elections. The SCA Board, led by President Heather Perry, has nominated the following professionals from a pool of dozens who responded to the call for nominations made …

2019-2021 Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholars Announced

The staff and volunteers at the Specialty Coffee Association are pleased to introduce the recipients of the 2019-2021 Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship Program. First announced at the Re:co Symposium in April 2018, LEAD is aimed at increasing diversity of leadership within the global coffee community by enabling access to professional development resources to people …

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 2019 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 …