Coffee with a Cause: SCAA Aims to Give Back to Industry Charities

Multiple Fundraisers planned in conjunction with Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Annual Event, to be held April 11-14, 2013 Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the world’s largest coffee trade association will be providing a forum for multiple charitable events and fundraisers at its 25th Annual SCAA Exposition, The Event, April 11-14, 2013 at the …

SCAA Honors Project Focused on Improving Children’s Health for 2013 Sustainability Award

Project Addresses the Issues of Health, Poverty and Malnutrition The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the world’s coffee authority and largest coffee trade association, presents its 2013 Sustainability Award to Pueblo a Pueblo, based out of Bethesda, Maryland, for their Organic School Garden Project. This annual award honors individuals, businesses and organizations in the specialty …

SCAA Announces Development of Sustainable Events Policy to Reduce Environmental Impact

Specialty Coffee Association of America commits to working towards conformity with APEX/ASTM sustainable event standards The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), in partnership with its Sustainability Council, is pleased to announce that the association is working towards the development of a sustainable event policy in accordance to the principles outlined in the two leading …

Now Accepting Applications for 2013 SCAA Sustainability Award

We’re currently accepting entries for the 2013 SCAA Sustainability Award. If you, your company, or organization has innovative projects to expand and promote sustainability within the coffee world while inspiring others to initiate similar endeavors you are encouraged to apply here. The deadline to submit the application is January 7, 2013. The Sustainability Award will be presented …

Sustainability is Dead. Long Live Sustainability!

  By Peter Giuliano, Director of Coffee and Co-Owner at Counter Culture Coffee   I was a young coffee person when the concept of sustainability became big news in coffee. In those days—the roaring ’90s of coffee—the idea of thinking in the long-term about agriculture and about industry seemed fresh, exciting and different. The concept of acting in …

Critical Issues at Origin | Organizational Capacity Building: Key to Long-term Sustainability

By Warren E. Armstrong The SCAA Sustainability Council serves as a “think tank” for sustainability–related ideas and as a liaison to other industry, professional and NGO organizations. As part of its work, the Council has defined several critical issues at origin to promote the long-term livelihood interests for a quality coffee value chain. A quality …