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 14: Thanks to all who joined us on October 8 for the first webinar about the new Coffee Sustainability Program from SCA Education, with Kim Elena Ionescu, Erika Koss, Hanes Motsinger, and Frans Taapken. Watch the recorded webinar on YouTube. SCA Education organized two webinars to introduce the new Coffee Sustainability Program. The …

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 …

#CoffeePriceCrisis | An Interview with Vera Espindola Rafael and Peter Kettler

Today on the podcast we’re sharing the audio from an interactive webinar we hosted last week, part of our series on the Coffee Price Crisis. SCA board member Vera Espindola Rafael and Fairtrade International’s Peter Kettler joined Vicente Partida for a discussion on issues related to farmer incomes, the work of Fairtrade, and research being …

Ellen Jordan Reidy on Quality Foundations for Success | Re:co Symposium 2019

This video is brought to you with the support of Today, we’re very happy to present the fourth episode of “Value Chains: Transparency and Market Linkages,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Acknowledging that this isn’t the first coffee price crisis, this session brought leaders together to ask: How successful were the …

Vision Check – 25 Magazine, Issue 10

ANDREA OTTE asks: Why does farmworker invisibility persist? What can be done? Photos by JUAN PÁEZ. This low profitability, combined with difficult, often dangerous working conditions and discrimination against women, migrants, and minorities, has led to circumstances of profound hardship and uncertainty for many farmworkers. To challenge this, we often look to premiums associated with …

Drinking Local – 25 Magazine, Issue 10

VICENTE PARTIDA sat down with development economist and SCA Board Member VERA ESPINDOLA RAFAEL to learn more about the preliminary results of a forthcoming research project challenging the industry to rethink the pervasive export-oriented approach to coffee growing. Supported in part by the SCA, Vera set off to conduct interviews with coffee producers, buyers, roasters, …

Coffee Price Crisis Webinar | Smallholders vs. Shareholders: Investigating the Priorities of Specialty Coffee

Updated September 6: Thanks to all who joined us on September 5 for this webinar, part of our series on the coffee price crisis, with Vera Espindola Rafael and Peter Kettler. SCA’s Vicente Partida spoke to Vera and Peter about issues related to farmer incomes, the work of Fairtrade, and research conducted being conducted on …