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Heads Up On the World Barista Championship

The World Barista Championship (WBC) is the preeminent international coffee competition. The organization, founded by the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe and the Specialty Coffee Association of America, focuses on promoting excellence in coffee, advancing the barista profession, and engaging a worldwide audience with an annual championship event that serves as the culmination of local …

SCAA Seeks New Part-Time Event Coordinator

The SCAA is currently searching for an event coordinator to work primarily on signage and other operational logistics for our Expo & Symposium. Please, local applicants only.Job DescriptionCoordinate all signage for annual trade show, including amassing key information and logos, creating copy and ordering, proofing and approving final materials. Use excel and on-line show decorator …

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 …