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 …

Meet the Members of the 2020-2021 SCA Board of Directors

By YANNIS APOSTOLOPOULOS SCA members chose between seven candidates to fill six seats in the election managed by third-party elections company UK Engage. In accordance with the SCA Bylaws, the six newly-elected coffee professionals will join the board on January 1st, 2020 at which point the terms of six existing members of the advisory body will …

Linking Local and International: Meet the Barista Guild’s Incoming Chair, Jessie May Peters

SUSIE KEALY draws a spotlight to one of our long-term volunteers in a new series on SCA News. This month, she’s interviewed the Barista Guild’s incoming chair, Jessie May Peters. Originally from the United Kingdom, Jessie May is the current Vice Chair of the Barista Guild (BG). She’s a familiar face around many expositions, national and international …

Voting Opens Today in the 2019 SCA Board of Directors Elections

By YANNIS APOSTOLOPOULOS The 2019 SCA Board of Directors elections will open Friday, November 1, and close on Saturday, November 30, 2019. SCA members will receive their ballot via email from vote@ukevote.uk, so please be sure to add the email address to your contacts. The slate of candidates on the ballot for the 2019 SCA Board of Directors election …

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 …