2014 SCAA Board of Directors Nominations Now Being Accepted

2014 SCAA Board of Directors Call for Recommendations to the Nominating Committee Recommendations must be received by September 12, 2013 Recommendations to the Nominating Committee for the SCAA Board of Directors for 2014 are now being accepted. The Nominating Committee will be evaluating candidates and creating an election slate for the following: Directors: Four Seats …

SCAA is Hiring for Event Positions

Position #1 | Event Coordinator – Skill Building Workshops Position type: Part-time, Contractor position. 20-30 Hours Per Week. Reports to: Event Manager, Supports Professional Development and Events Department Role Description: Primarily responsible for coordinating Skill Building Workshops at SCAA Annual Expo and supporting Barista Camps (2-4 times per year) Key Duties and Responsibilities: General oversight …

Beyond the Quality of the Water in Your Cup: Coffee and Water Resources at Origin

“When water is diverted from streams and rivers, it is no longer available for use by small communities that may already have limited alternatives. Without sufficient water in the stream, aquatic organisms can be wiped out.”   By Adam Kline, Coffee Importer, Atlantic Specialty Coffee Inc.; Andrew Stubblefield, Associate Professor, Humboldt State University; Paul Hicks, Water Resources …

Industry Responds to Need for Global Water Conservation Initiatives (And What You Can do to Support the Effort)

By Samantha Veide, Global Drinks Education Manager, Mars Drinks This issue of water and sustainability is complex. It is about water scarcity—by 2025, 1.8 billion people will be living in countries or regions with absolute water scarcity, and two-thirds of the world’s population could be living under water stressed conditions1.  It is about water despoilment—all the …