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Getting the Story Straight

Communicating what is Special about Specialty Coffee By Tracy Ging You know that famous quote, the one that says imitation is the sincerest of flattery? Well, if that’s the case, specialty coffee should be flattered because we have certainly been imitated. Most coffee—whether it’s specialty or not—now carries descriptors like gourmet, premium, coffeehouse-style, and others. …

Denomination of Origin

Creating Geographical Indications for Coffee By Laura Everage In this Symposium session, Paul Songer of Songer & Associates, Inc. and Luis Fernando Samper of Colombian Coffee Growers Federation presented two separate approaches to creating geographical indications. In Rwanda, the analysis was made purely on a cup basis, while in Colombia extensive lab testing and verification …

A Question of Quality

Defining specialty coffee: Perspective from the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe By Mick Wheeler I am delighted to give a brief and hopefully succinct update on developments and initiatives being undertaken by the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE). As many of you are aware, the different specialty or speciality (as we in Europe like to call the …

Traceability Q&A: Ben Corey-Moran Thanksgiving Coffee Company

Thanksgiving Coffee Company’s Ben Corey-Moran, a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), looks at traceability in the global coffee market. Corey-Moran is the president and director of coffee at Thanksgiving Coffee, based in Fort Bragg, Calif., and a past member of SCAA’s Sustainability Committee. The Chronicle chats with Corey-Moran to learn more. …

Why is Traceability Important to the Global Coffee Market?

There’s No Sustainability Without Traceability By Juliette Caulkins Strong consumer demand for sustainable products is driving the introduction and expansion of a fast growing market segment: sustainably and responsibly produced and sourced products. The attractiveness of sustainable products gives market players a competitive benefit and last but not least, it leads to better margins throughout …

SCAA is hiring: Sales Associate part time position

POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED JOB DESCRIPTION | sales associate (part-time) Reports to: Marketing and New Media Manager, with a strong interrelationship with the Business Development Manager OVERVIEW & ROLE DESCRIPTION: We are a rapidly growing non-profit organization operating in the highly interesting and energizing world of coffee. While we offer a casual and flexible work …