Announcing the 2019 SCA Sustainability Award Winners

Each year the SCA recognizes three categories with Sustainability Awards. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s winners, who will receive their awards at Re:co Symposium the 10-11 April 2019. The awards for Project and Business Model, created in 2004, recognize outstanding work in the field of sustainability in the coffee industry. This year there is …

Seminario Virtual en Español: La Crisis del Precio del Café – Guía de Transacciones de Cafés Especiales

Update: Thanks to all who joined us for this second webinar on the Coffee Price Crisis recorded live on Tuesday, March 19th, at 9:00 am PDT / 4:00 pm GMT. Watch the recording above. ¿Qué es la Guía de transacciones de café de especialidad? En nuestro segundo seminario web en esta serie, Kim Elena Ionescu …

Estrategias para la Diversificación de los Ingresos en las Zonas Productoras de Café—Farm Profitability & Prosperity webinar #4

Updated February 20: Thanks to all who joined us for this third webinar in our Sustainability series on Farm Profitability and Prosperity recorded live on Tuesday, February 19th, at 9:00 am PST / 5:00 pm GMT. Watch the recording above. Scroll down for English Este webinario es parte de una serie sobre los desafíos que …

Farm Profitability Q&A — Ashley Prentice

The Sustainability webinar series on Farm Profitability and Prosperity generated great discussion and many questions from viewers. This post is the second of four in which panelists from the second webinar, which took place September 25th, will answer your questions. You can watch a recording of webinar #2 here. Ashley Prentice is a 3rd generation coffee …

Coffee Price Crisis Webinar: Spotlight on the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide

Updated February 11: Thanks to all who joined us for the first in a series of webinars hosted by the SCA’s Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative. Professor Peter W. Roberts of Emory University and Chad Trewick of Reciprocafé spoke to Ellie Hudson of the SCA about the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide, launched in December, introduced by SCA …

Farm Profitability Q&A — Ed Canty

The Sustainability webinar series on Farm Profitability and Prosperity generated great discussion and many questions from viewers. This post is the second of four in which panelists from the second webinar, which took place September 25th, will answer your questions. You can watch a recording of webinar #2 here. Ed Canty is the General Manager of …

Farm Profitability Q&A — Janina Grabs

The Sustainability webinar series on Farm Profitability and Prosperity generated great discussion and many questions from viewers. This post is the first of four in which the panelists from the second webinar, which took place September 25th, will answer your questions. You can watch a recording of webinar #2 here. Janina Grabs is a postdoctoral researcher …

C is for Commodity, Crisis, and Cost – 25 Magazine: Issue 7

The SCA’s FARMER PROFITABILITY AND PROSPERITY WORKING GROUP, led here in writing by CHAD TREWICK, examines the possible impact persistently low coffee commodity market pricing will have on the specialty coffee supply chain in Issue 07 of 25 Magazine. Every item in that daily basket has increased in costs (including roasted/ground coffee) while the value …

The Coffee Price Crisis and Price Volatility: Can We Tame the C Market? – 25 Magazine: Issue 7

JANINA GRABS examines the market actions which led to historic coffee price lows in August and September in Issue 07 of 25 Magazine. [Editor’s Note: After going to print, we regrettably found a proofing error in paragraph two of page 24 that could affect readers’ understanding of the premise set out by the author. The …

SCA Launches New Initiative to Address the Coffee Price Crisis and Appoints New Executive Director

The effort will be led by Ric Rhinehart who will be stepping down from his role as Executive Director of the association to be succeeded by Yannis Apostolopoulos, the current Deputy Executive Director. The coffee value chain is long and most coffee producers are not paid enough for their coffee to maintain profitable farming operations. …