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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Seminario Virtual en Español – La Crisis del Precio del Café: Lo Último de la Iniciativa de la SCA

Regístrate ahora a nuestro segundo seminario virtual en español sobre la iniciativa de la SCA para enfrentar la crisis del precio del café. Kim Elena Ionescu y Vera Espindola Rafael discutirán el proceso de la iniciativa hasta el momento, reflejarán sobre algunos temas emergentes, y contestarán preguntas de los participantes. Seminario Virtual – La Crisis …