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In Memoriam: Trygve Klingenberg

Picture above: Trygve Klingenberg with Susie Spindler. By MICK WHEELER with help from TONE LIAVAAG There are many people, better qualified than I, who can talk about the life of Trygve Klingenberg, but I had the privilege of calling him a friend so I can only hope that I do him the justice he deserves. …

#85 | How to Maximize the Flavor Potential of Your Brewed Coffee | Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast was brought to you with support from The original brewing control chart is overlaid with acceptability zones describing cup flavors. However, these terminologies (strong, bitter, weak, over, and under-developed) are outdated and their definitions are not standardized in the industry. In this lecture, the newest results from the UC Davis Coffee Center will …

Paderno’s Balanced Brew Coffee Maker Receives SCA Home Brewer Certification

The Paderno Balanced Brew Coffee Maker has received the SCA’s Certified Home Brewer mark. An iconic Canadian brand established in 1979, Paderno is widely known for a selection of quality cookware, bakeware, and kitchenware products. In 2019, Paderno launched a new range of appliances, including the newly certified Balanced Brew Coffee Maker especially designed to …

Building a Bright Future: Meet the Coffee Technicians Guild Vice Chair, Richard Muhl

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 Coffee Technicians Guild’s Vice Chair, Richard Muhl. A native of Perth, Australia, Richard is both the current Vice Chair of the Coffee Technicians Guild (CTG) and the Technical Services Manager for Five Senses. …

India’s First SCA Premier Training Campus: Araku Originals Coffee Campus

The SCA has recognized the first Premier Training Campus in India—Araku Coffee, a certified organic luxury global Indian coffee brand. As a Premier Training Campus, Araku Coffee now has accreditation to offer courses on Green Coffee/Sensory Skills/Q, Barista Skills, Brewing, and Roasting taught by authorized SCA trainers. Achieving SCA Premier Campus accreditation is a prestigious …

SCA Alumni Spotlight: Regine Guion-Firmin of Karibu Kahawa (Welcome Coffee)

Every year, over 30,000 coffee professionals complete an SCA education program with more enrolling each year. As a new regular feature, we’d like to spotlight some of our amazing alumni and share their successes. Our second featured alumnus is Regine Guion-Firmin, an AST based in Nairobi and working mainly in East Africa with coffee producers. …

#83 | Assessing and Addressing Profitability Constraints from Smallholder Coffee Producers in Yepocapa, Guatemala | Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with the support of Hundreds of smallholder coffee farmers in Yepocapa, Guatemala have experienced leaf-rust, drought, volcanic eruptions, and price fluctuations over the last few years. Profitability is the main constraint these farmers face, in maintaining healthy households and addressing price issues and other shocks – much like many other …

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 …