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Technical Standard Committee Launches Fellowship Program

The Technical Standards Committee (TSC) of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) works on complex and complicated projects that have great impact on the specialty coffee industry. From establishing the green coffee defects standards for Arabica coffee to publishing measurable standards for sample roasting and cupping, our volunteers define the technical aspects of quality …

Get Something Brewing: Making Great Coffee at Home

Sponsored story provided by KitchenAid®.  Specialty coffee is about more than the absence of defects or off-flavors. It is about the pursuit of unique flavor attributes. It is about opening up a new world of experiences for the coffee drinker. It is about coffee producers and roasters sharing great coffee with their customers. It’s also about more than just the coffee experience delivered in a cafe setting. Bringing specialty …

Water in the Coffeelands: How Coffee Can Make Water Cleaner and Landscapes Greener

By Meredith Taylor Water management is a difficult issue to address in coffee-growing regions because many of the impacts tied to water pollution and shortages are often downstream from their causes—both literally and temporally. While the issues around water as it relates to coffee are complex, they fall into two basic, overlapping categories: having enough …

SCAA Releases July 2016 Retail Sentiment Index (RSI) Report

SCAA’s Specialty Coffee Retail Sentiment Index (RSI) is a semiannual indicator that measures coffee retailers’ degree of optimism on their own situation and the industry. The purpose is to provide data that reflects the overall sentiment and, over time, it will be used to identify trends and offer insight on the segment’s movement. The RSI …

CoLab Paris 2015 – Afternoon Panel Q&A

CoLab Paris 2015 - Afternoon Panel Q&A

All CoLab: Paris ‘coffeetalks’ – by speakers such as Klaus Thomsen, Katie Carguilo and Morten Münchow – were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We’ll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or …