Water in the Coffeelands: How Coffee Can Make Water Cleaner and Landscapes Greener

By Meredith Taylor Water management is a difficult issue to address in coffee-growing regions because many of the impacts tied to water pollution and shortages are often downstream from their causes—both literally and temporally. While the issues around water as it relates to coffee are complex, they fall into two basic, overlapping categories: having enough …

Exploring the Cost of Sustainable Coffee Production, Part 2: A Recap from the SCAA Expo

By Ashley Prentice During SCAA Expo, two excellent sessions on the cost of sustainable coffee production were presented, but why is this topic important and relevant to our industry today? As Chad Trewick best explained it in his article, Why Learn About the Cost of Production (Read Here), “The coffee industry—and not only the specialty sector, …

Exploring the Cost of Sustainable Production, Part 1: Tactics and Output

By Vera Espindola “Exploring the Cost of Sustainable Production,” the second in a series of Sustainability sessions during the 2016 SCAA Expo, was an opportunity to share updates and information about ongoing research on the economics of coffee production. A panel representing research partnerships presented their indicators, methodologies and early findings. Presenter 1: Pascale Schuit | …

Join the Green Team at SCAA Expo 2016

Greetings! For those of you I haven’t met, please let me introduce myself: my name is Kim Elena Ionescu and I am the Director of Sustainability at the Specialty Coffee Association of America. This year’s SCAA Expo draws near and all the pieces are falling into place, including defining the responsibilities of the volunteers that make this monumental undertaking …