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Come Together – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

This year’s Festival of Two Cities took place in Seoul, bringing together political leaders, artists, musicians, researchers, tech innovators, and – as you may not have expected – the specialty coffee community. Many local specialty coffee communities meet regularly at events all over the world, from major international tradeshows to domestic coffee festivals. And so, …

From Road to Cup: A Glimpse into Philippine Coffee – 25 Magazine, Issue 11

The metropolitan capital of Manila is a city whose growing fascination with specialty coffee seems to closely rival its obsession with karaoke ballads — that’s saying a lot, considering old school love songs are the norm on even the most rickety jeepney ride. Since the coffee rust invasion of 1889, the Philippines has largely remained …

Webinar Exploring Economics of the Coffee Supply Chain Research

On December 19 at 9am PST/5pm GMT the Specialty Coffee Association hosted a webinar exploring the latest SCA Research the updated Economics of the Coffee Supply Chain: An Illustrative Outlook. Watch it here. The coffee chain is complex, so it can be hard to pin-point all of the different factors influencing the final price of a …

Linking Local and International: Meet the Barista Guild’s Incoming Chair, Jessie May Peters

SUSIE KEALY draws a spotlight to one of our long-term volunteers in a new series on SCA News. This month, she’s interviewed the Barista Guild’s incoming chair, Jessie May Peters. Originally from the United Kingdom, Jessie May is the current Vice Chair of the Barista Guild (BG). She’s a familiar face around many expositions, national and international …

#80 | The Future of Coffee: Building Long-Distance Relationships in Emerging Origins | Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with the support of World Coffee Research predicts that within the next 30 years, the demand for coffee will double while viable land in current coffee growing countries will diminish by half. How can we combat this?  Through an engaging panel discussion, learn about the future of coffee production …

Braun’s MultiServe Coffee Maker Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

The Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Certified Home Brewer mark. Certified Home Brewers are tested at the UC Davis Coffee Center’s laboratories to meet the SCA’s quality standards for brewing specialty coffee at home. The newly certified models of the Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker include the KF9050BK, KF9070SI, KF9150WH, …

#79 | Genetic Improvements of Cup Quality: Latest Developments | Hanna Neuschwander, Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with support from World Coffee Research is working to improve the genetic potential of coffee cup quality. To start this task, you first need to define the meaning of “quality.” WCR believes it is a market-driven definition and organized new protocols to assess quality from the perspective of the …

SCA Sustainability Webinar | Guilds and the Price Crisis: What’s Our Role?

Updated November 22: Thanks to all who joined us on November 22 for this webinar, part of our series on the coffee price crisis. On Friday, November 22, 2019, the Specialty Coffee Association hosted an SCA Sustainability webinar on the coffee price crisis and the role of baristas, roasters, and technicians from the perspective of …

Nominations Now Open for 2020 Sustainability Award

Nominations are now open for the 2020 SCA Sustainability Awards. The deadline to submit an application is December 20, 2019. The Sustainability Award was created in 2004 to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as role models through sustainable projects in the coffee sector. There are three categories for this award, which will be presented in …