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?

Register now to join us on Friday, November 22, for an SCA Sustainability webinar on the coffee price crisis and the role of baristas, roasters, and technicians from the perspective of the SCA’s three guilds: the Barista Guild, the Coffee Roasters Guild, and the Coffee Technicians Guild. As with any crisis, long-term solutions to coffee …

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 …

Together Is Better: Providing a More Equitable Return to Farming Communities

MIGUEL ZAMORA asks: How can the coffee industry provide a more equitable return? Through work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the specialty coffee sector has made tangible progress in some areas – but so much remains to be achieved when it comes to having sustainable livelihoods in coffee communities. Labor and human rights issues are far …

US Coffee Market Grew to US$87-88 Billion in 2018 – New Report

By Heather Ward SCA’s US Coffee Market Overview 2018 offers a large-scale understanding of coffee retail sales. The report focuses on retail values of coffee in the US and explores where people buy and consume their coffee. This information is valuable for industry players as it offers insight into directions for future growth. The report is …

SCA Co-hosts Webinar: Learnings from Next-Generation Landscape Approach

SCA co-hosts a webinar on landscape assessment Tuesday, October 22, at 11 am EDT. Register here. As coffee businesses (and coffee lovers), we are often inclined to see the world through coffee: farmers are coffee producers, farms are coffee farms, and communities are coffee communities, regardless of what other income streams support the farmer, what other crops …

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 …

#74 | Drip Coffee Brewing and the Coffee Brewing Chart | Bill Ristenpart, Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with the support of The process for brewing coffee appears simple: One pours hot water over some coffee grounds, and then drinks the liquid that passes through a filter. This superficial perspective, however, belies a sequence of complicated physical and chemical processes that govern the quality of the resulting …

SCA Education Presenting Two Webinars About Coffee Sustainability Program

Updated October 17: Thanks to all who joined us on October 15 for the first webinar in Spanish about the new Coffee Sustainability Program from SCA Education, with Kim Elena Ionescu, Nora Burkey, Kate Fischer, and Ricardo Oteros. Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube. Updated October 14: Thanks to all who joined us on October …