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2010 Roasters Guild Retreat Wrap-Up

This past weekend, the 10th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat drew almost 200 roasters and coffee professionals to Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington. We started things off on Thursday with the SCAA’s Instructor Development Program and SCAA Skill-Building Courses. Opening ceremonies included the first-ever Roasters Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, which was given to Norm Killmon of …

Quality Baristas Gain Recognition For Their Hardwork and Dedication

Alisha from the Café Society collection by William Hosner(as it appears on the Interlockhen Public Radio site – link below)After moving to Petoskey, Michigan, artist Bill Hosner discovered the amount of dedication and skill required to create a quality cup of coffee. After building relationships with his local baristas and seeing their hard work first …

Have Joe With Joe!

Click the picture to be directed to the Facebook event pageSCAA member Hampton Coffee Company is partnering with the ASPCA its annual Hampton Classic Horse Show from August 29 – September 5. This year, in addition to helping out a worthwhile cause, you can have the chance to meet Officer Joe Pentangelo, ASPCA Director of …

Kaapi Royale India Origin Tour

We’ve got a wonderful opportunity for coffee enthusiasts!! Andrew Hetzel of SCAA member, CafeMakers, is organizing the annual Kaapi Royal Coffee India Origin Tour.Count yourself among the lucky who have gotten to experience this enriching and unforgetable tour.The five-day tour begins in Bangalore with a welcome reception at the historic Bungalore Club (whose honored guests …

SCAA South West Regional Skill Building Workshop

DATESSeptember 23-25, 2010LOCATIONSCAA Coffee Lab330 Golden Shore, Suite 50Long Beach, CA 90802Click here for more information on the location, travel, and lodgingWHO SHOULD ATTEND?-Those pursuing RG Certification, aspiring roasters, graders, cuppers-Experienced baristas wishing to offer the BGA Level 1 test in their areas-Experienced baristas wishing to complete requirements for L1 Certification-Retailers who wish to have …