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The Specialty Coffee Association of America Board Nomination Announcement

The SCAA Board of Directors has approved the following slate of nominees, selected by the nominating committee, for election to the board of directors. The election will be conducted March 8 – March 31, 2010. OFFICERSMax Quirin for Second Vice President Producer Member (ECOAGRO)NOTE: The Second Vice President will Become Vice President on May 1, …

A webinar on Ethiopia

Changes in the Ethiopian coffee sector have caused frustration and challenge for many in the specialty industry, but after ongoing dialogue with SCAA and other representatives, the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) has taken several steps toward a solution. As part of SCAA’s advocacy for its members, SCAA has been actively involved throughout the process and …

2010 SCAA Symposium Sessions-Announced on Website

Our 2010 Symposium Session line up is now being announced on our Symposium Website. Two session descriptions are included below. To read more, please visit www.scaasymposium.org.Carbon and Coffee :: Carbon offsets, carbon sequestration, carbon neutrality—these days, carbon dioxide is a part of every conversation about the environment. As businesses, we might be legally obligated to …

On Fearlessness

We were encouraged by the conversation around our keynote address announcement. Facilitating open exchange is a large part of the rationale behind our choice. As we face the challenges ahead—a restructuring industry, increasing competitiveness, supply constraints, socio-economic pressures, and a rapidly changing customer demographic—we seek to elevate and expand our thinking. Whether that search leads …