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World Coffee Research Launches Global Survey on Agricultural Research Priorities

Agricultural research and development are critical for securing the future of coffee.  World Coffee Research (WCR) has designed a global survey on agricultural research priorities with input from other coffee organizations including the SCA. The survey aims to understand the needs of the coffee industry in agricultural research and development. The purpose of the survey …

#89 | Cutting-Edge Coffee Science: A Report from the SCA Research Center | WOC Lectures 2019

The SCA has a history of investigating the scientific principles of coffee, from chemistry to physics to agronomy and sensory perception; this research is then used to develop education, standards, and best practices. In today’s lecture, learn about the science driven by the SCA’s Research Center, with reports on projects and outputs of our research …

Voting is Now Open in the 2020 SCA Lithuania Chapter Election

Voting in the 2020 SCA Lituania Chapter elections is officially open. The nomination stage is closed, and the candidates listed below have accepted their nominations. If you are an SCA member based in Lithuania, cast your vote for the new committee for the SCA Romania Chapter Committee now. Voting is open February 19-26, and the results …

#88 | The SCA’s Price Crisis Response: How Did We Get Here and How Can We Ensure It Doesn’t Happen Again? | WOC Lectures 2019

In December of 2018, the SCA launched its Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative to develop alternative economic models for the specialty coffee sector. In today’s lecture, recorded at World of Coffee in Berlin, representatives from the SCA Sustainability Center and Board of Directors identify factors that contributed to the wholly unsustainable economic position facing many …

Serving the Under-served: Meet the Coffee Roasters Guild Vice Chair, Jen Apodaca

SUSIE KEALY draws a spotlight to one of our long-term volunteers in a series on SCA News. This month, she’s interviewed JEN APODACA, Vice Chair of the Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG). Her first job was as a part-time production roaster in Portland, Oregon. From there, she became an incredibly well-known and driven community leader. Among …

Update on the Coffee Technician Program

Originally posted on the Coffee Technicians Guild Blog. By DAVID MILLER The forthcoming year will see further curriculum development by volunteers in the coffee technician and manufacturing communities, the selection of the first rounds of Authorized SCA Trainers (ASTs) in the program and the first offering of CTechP courses at an SCA Specialty Coffee Expo. …

Coffee Science Foundation and Toddy Begin New Cold Brew Research

The Coffee Science Foundation (CSF) has announced that it will begin a new research project, “Towards a Deeper Understanding of Cold Brew Coffee.” The project will define the parameters of the cold brewing method, including chemical and sensory analysis. The market for cold-brewed coffees has grown remarkably over the past decade, and innovations in style …