SCAA’s 2013 Best New Product Competition

The premier products recognition awards brings back the popular People’s Choice “text your vote” for 2013. The Specialty Coffee Association of America’s BEST NEW PRODUCT COMPETITION recognizes new products judged on their quality and value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. The Awards recognize eight categories of excellence and innovation: Coffee/Tea Preparation And Serving …

Coffee & Trade at the IWCA III International Convention in Guatemala

The International Women in Coffee Alliance invites you to participate and expose your brand, products and services during the III International Women in Coffee Convention, which will take place in Guatemala City February 7-9, 2013. Also available before the convention will be the Educational Coffee Pre-Tours from February 4-6, a great opportunity to know more …

SCAA Instructor Journals: Richard Sandlin Travels to Beijing

By Richard Sandlin, Fair Trade USA, SCAA Credentialed Instructor Richard recently traveled to Beijing, China to instruct students in SCAA courses for the Barista Guild’s Level 1 & 2 Certificate Programs at an SCAA International Education Partner facility, Beijing Wholly Coffee Company. Here is a testimonial from his trip: Imagine for a moment the daily challenges you …

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 …

SCAA Board of Directors Approves Slate of Candidates for 2013 Election

The SCAA Board of Directors has approved a slate of candidates as recommended by the Nominating Committee for the 2013 Board of Directors Elections. The names below are the nominees for the positions listed. According to SCAA bylaws, additional nominees may be proposed through a petition process, excluding the office of Secretary/Treasurer (not applicable in …