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 …

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 …