Paderno’s Balanced Brew Coffee Maker Receives SCA Home Brewer Certification

The Paderno Balanced Brew Coffee Maker has received the SCA’s Certified Home Brewer mark. An iconic Canadian brand established in 1979, Paderno is widely known for a selection of quality cookware, bakeware, and kitchenware products. In 2019, Paderno launched a new range of appliances, including the newly certified Balanced Brew Coffee Maker especially designed to …

The Cost Conundrum – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

ANDREA ESTRELLA, STEVE BOUCHER, and CHRISTOPH SAENGER share results of a recent research collaboration between the University of Muenster’s TRANSSUSTAIN research project, University of California Davis, and the International Coffee Organization that could help build an ongoing benchmark for farmer profitability. One of the reasons why a benchmark for farmer profitability doesn’t yet exist is …

Mapping the Complex: Designing a Map of the Global Coffee Sector – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

It’s been one year since the SCA set up the Price Crisis Response (PCR) Initiative, a one-year project tasked with producing a report of recommendations on both short- and long-term actions we can take to alleviate the crisis. JENN RUGOLO sat down with the SCA’s Chief Sustainability Officer, KIM ELENA IONESCU, to explore one of …

Less Strong, More Sweet – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

Graduate student MACKENZIE BATALI, Professor CARLITO LEBRILLA, Professor JEAN-XAVIER GUINARD, and Professor WILLIAM D. RISTENPART share surprising results of “fractionation” experiments at UC Davis exploring the natural sweetness of black drip brew coffee in partnership with the SCA and Breville Corporation. If you talk to aficionados of specialty coffee, however, you quickly learn that other …

Webinar Exploring Economics of the Coffee Supply Chain Research

On December 19 at 9am PST/5pm GMT the Specialty Coffee Association hosted a webinar exploring the latest SCA Research the updated Economics of the Coffee Supply Chain: An Illustrative Outlook. Watch it here. The coffee chain is complex, so it can be hard to pin-point all of the different factors influencing the final price of a …

Braun’s MultiServe Coffee Maker Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

The Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Certified Home Brewer mark. Certified Home Brewers are tested at the UC Davis Coffee Center’s laboratories to meet the SCA’s quality standards for brewing specialty coffee at home. The newly certified models of the Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker include the KF9050BK, KF9070SI, KF9150WH, …

SCA Sustainability Webinar | Guilds and the Price Crisis: What’s Our Role?

Updated November 22: Thanks to all who joined us on November 22 for this webinar, part of our series on the coffee price crisis. On Friday, November 22, 2019, the Specialty Coffee Association hosted an SCA Sustainability webinar on the coffee price crisis and the role of baristas, roasters, and technicians from the perspective of …

Nominations Now Open for 2020 Sustainability Award

Nominations are now open for the 2020 SCA Sustainability Awards. The deadline to submit an application is December 20, 2019. The Sustainability Award was created in 2004 to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as role models through sustainable projects in the coffee sector. There are three categories for this award, which will be presented in …