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Touching Southern Clouds – 25 Magazine: Issue 7

Coffee Commune’s ERIC BADEN explores the impact volatile commodity pricing of both tea and coffee has made on Yunnan’s farming landscape in Issue 7 of 25 Magazine.  Clusters of shining white clouds pass majestic mountain slopes, wrapped in the green velvet of dense subtropical forests. The mountain springs sparkle in the sunlight as crystal clear water …

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. …

Meet the Members of the 2019-2020 SCA Board of Directors

By JAMES HUMPOLETZ Translations available: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish. SCA members chose between eight candidates to fill six seats in the election managed by third-party elections company UK Engage. In accordance with the SCA Bylaws, the six newly-elected coffee professionals will join the board on January 1st, 2019 at which point the terms of six existing members of the …

November’s Four New World Coffee Champions

Of the 140 competitors at Brazil International Coffee Week (7-9 November 2018) for the Brazil World Coffee Competitions, four national champions – representing chapters in Europe, Asia, and Australia – were awarded the highest title in their competitive field. 2018 World Latte Art Champion: Irvine Quek | Malaysia At the World Latte Art Championship, baristas …

What’s Unique About Coffee In Bucharest? – Panel Discussion

Silvia Constantin (Barista School), Vlad Buda (Steam Coffee Shop), Cezara Carteș (Coca-Cola HBC Romania), and Alexandru Niculae (BOB Coffe Lab) speaking with Stuart Ritson at CoLab Bucharest 2018. Every coffee community has it’s own story to tell. From the first specialty cafe to creating competitors, we invite local coffee professionals to join host Stuart Ritson to discuss …

Water Security and Coffee: Protecting a Critical Resource

Excerpt from KIM ELENA IONESCU’s introduction of the newly republished SCA White Paper titled Water Security and Coffee: Protecting a Critical Resource While all the SCA White Papers were written by volunteers, the Blueprint for Water Security in the Coffeelands stands apart for having been written by a team of volunteers who all arrived to the coffee industry …

Presenting Slate of Candidates for the 2018–2020 CRG Advisory Council

The election process for the 2018-2020 CRG Advisory Council Elections is officially underway. After several weeks of consideration, a representative group of CRG members has put forward a slate for the three available seats on the council. We would like to extend our thanks to the Nominating Committee – Ellie Hudson, Joe Marrocco, Lisa Lawson, Joanna Alm, [...]

Meet the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners: Twin & Twin Trading Ltd.

RICHARD STILLER interviews RICHARD ANSTEAD, Managing Director of Twin & Twin Trading Ltd., in the second of two SCA News interviews with the 2018 Sustainability Award Winners. The Business Model category of the SCA Sustainability Award celebrates the hard work of individuals, businesses, and organizations who create and implement sustainable business models. Twin & Twin …

Save the Date for Re:co Symposium Boston 2019

Through a mixture of speakers, interactive experiences and opportunities for conversation, Re:co looks at the specialty coffee market, the challenges we face and some of the solutions we have, and also shine a light on opportunities for growth and development and will delve into how these can be approached. This year’s program will take place …

Save the Date for the Specialty Coffee Expo

The Specialty Coffee Association will be hosting the 2019 Specialty Coffee Expo at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center from April 11-14. Join over 13,000 coffee professionals to discover the latest trends, innovations, and education in specialty coffee. Registration opens on December 3, 2018. Badge Types Early Bird Pricing available through February 14 Re:co Symposium …