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Meet the Members of the 2020-2021 SCA Board of Directors

By YANNIS APOSTOLOPOULOS SCA members chose between seven 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, 2020 at which point the terms of six existing members of the advisory body will …

#82 | Sensory and Chemical Explorations into Drip Brew Coffee Flavor Over Time | Expo Lectures 2019

 This podcast was brought to you with the support of The UC Davis Coffee Center is engaged in comprehensive sensory research using trained panel descriptive analysis to investigate how different parameters related to coffee brewing impact the flavor, and how these can be manipulated to an individual’s desired effect. Of these factors, time can …

The Cost Conundrum – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

ANDREA ESTRELLA, STEVE BOUCHER, and CHRISTOPH SAENGER share results of a recent research collaboration between the University of Muenster’s TRANSSUSTAIN research project, University of California Davis, and the International Coffee Organization that could help build an ongoing benchmark for farmer profitability. One of the reasons why a benchmark for farmer profitability doesn’t yet exist is …

Mapping the Complex: Designing a Map of the Global Coffee Sector – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

It’s been one year since the SCA set up the Price Crisis Response (PCR) Initiative, a one-year project tasked with producing a report of recommendations on both short- and long-term actions we can take to alleviate the crisis. JENN RUGOLO sat down with the SCA’s Chief Sustainability Officer, KIM ELENA IONESCU, to explore one of …

Less Strong, More Sweet – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

Graduate student MACKENZIE BATALI, Professor CARLITO LEBRILLA, Professor JEAN-XAVIER GUINARD, and Professor WILLIAM D. RISTENPART share surprising results of “fractionation” experiments at UC Davis exploring the natural sweetness of black drip brew coffee in partnership with the SCA and Breville Corporation. If you talk to aficionados of specialty coffee, however, you quickly learn that other …

The Fallacies of “Youth”: Finding New Solutions for Young People in Coffee Growing Communities – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

JOANNA FURGIUELE asks: Do we really understand why young people are leaving coffee, or are we making damaging assumptions that keep us from finding real solutions? In Latin America, 20 percent of the region’s total population is between 15 and 24, the largest proportion of young people ever in the region’s history.[1] Across Africa, there …

Beyond the Stereotype – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

But, says JONAS LEME FERRARESSO, there’s more to the country than high volumes and cutting-edge crop technology – Brazil’s coffee crop has undergone enormous changes and many challenges over the past century-and-a-half. It’s not just that Brazil has held the title of the highest coffee producing country for so long that makes some associate “Brazil” …