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Details Regarding the 2016 USCC Qualifying Event

Earlier today, members received the following message regarding the 2016 regional qualifying event for USCC. The full text of the email can be found below. Dear Specialty Coffee Professionals, A few months ago, we formed an Ad Hoc Committee to discuss the qualifying events for the United States Coffee Championships (USCC), empowered by you. This committee …

SCAA Job Opportunity: Human Resources Administrator

The Human Resources Administrator will report to the Director of Accounting and will be in charge of the administration, processing, and maintenance of compensation and benefit programs, compliance, and other human resources matters. The Administrator will work closely with the director and the management team to create, update, and communicate matters regarding organizational policy and compliance. This …

SCAA at ExpoEspeciales and International Women in Coffee Convention in Bogotá, Colombia

By Lily Kubota, Content & Communications Manager, SCAA Last week—from October 15th through 18th—over 13,000 coffee professionals from around the world gathered in Bogotá, Colombia for ExpoEspeciales Café de Colombia. The tradeshow was also host to a number of coffee events, including the 10th Colombian Barista Championship and the 5th National Coffee Cup Tasters Championship, as well as …

Announcing New SCAA Certified Home Brewer: KitchenAid® Pour Over Coffee Brewer

KitchenAid® now offers two brewers with SCAA certification​, automating the art of pour over coffee: the Custom Pour Over Brewer offering fully programmable customization, and the newest Pour Over Coffee Brewer offering simple one-touch operation. The KitchenAid® Pour Over Coffee Brewer emulates the technique of an expert barista with a pre-infusion stage that pours just …

Announcing New SCAA Certified Home Brewer: Wilfa Precision Coffee Maker

The Wilfa Precision automatic coffee brewer joins the list of SCAA’s Certified Home Brewers—coffee makers that meet SCAA’s longstanding rigorous technical requirements. Arild Jørgensen of Wilfa commented, “From the outset, our goal was for the Wilfa Precision to stand up to the highest standards of the coffee industry, subjectively in terms of flavor as well as in …

CoLab Prague 2015 – Afternoon Panel Q&A

CoLab Prague 2015 Afternoon Q&A

We’ve posted the recordings of the talks of each of the 6 speakers that we brought to Prague for our inaugural CoLab. However, we’ve got some additional material for you: Tamper Tantrum also hosted two panel discussions – a morning session with Chahan Yeretzian, Erna Tosberg, and Tibor Varady plus an afternoon session with Adam Neubauer, Joanna Alm, and …

CoLab Prague 2015 – Morning Panel Q&A

Colab Prague 2015 Morning Panel Q&A

We’ve posted the recordings of the talks of each of the 6 speakers that we brought to Prague for our inaugural CoLab. However, we’ve got some additional material for you: Tamper Tantrum also hosted two panel discussions – a morning session with Chahan Yeretzian, Erna Tosberg, and Tibor Varady plus an afternoon session with Adam Neubauer, Joanna Alm, and …

Announcing New SCAA Certified Home Brewers: OXO On 12-Cup and 9-Cup Coffee Makers

OXO now has two SCAA certified brewers, the OXO On 12-Cup Coffee Brewing System and the OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker. Both of the units have an intelligent microprocessor that monitors time, temperature, and volume from start to finish ensuring the precision of handcrafted coffee. Water is heated to the optimal temperature for coffee brewing, as defined …

Christopher Hendon – A Taste of Physics

Chris Hendon CoLab Prague 2015

Back in May, we were very excited to hear that Tamper Tantrum had scheduled to bring Christopher Hendon to our inaugural CoLab in Prague. We were so enthusiastic about his talk there that we decided to bring him back in front of our audience at Barista Camp. That talk happened a mere 5 days ago, was recorded, …

Why is International Coffee Day Important?

By Peter Giuliano, Sr. Director of Symposium, SCAA October 1 is International Coffee Day. The “international” part of the holiday is important- there have been national coffee days for some time, but the international version is different- this year orchestrated by the International Coffee Organization to emphasize the importance of internationalist solidarity in coffee. As a …

SCAA Job Opportunity: Account Manager, Professional Development

SCAA Professional Development encompasses several programs and services related to education in the coffee industry. Upon joining our team, the Account Manager will work collaboratively within all SCAA Departments and with Members and Member Companies. The Account Manager position is based at the SCAA Headquarters in Santa Ana, CA. For exceptionally qualified candidates, SCAA will …

Celebrate International Coffee Day on October 1!

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has designated October 1st as International Coffee Day. This is a day for celebrating coffee in all its diversity, appreciating the passion that coffee creates, as well as taking the opportunity to inform consumers about coffee as a product. Let’s celebrate coffee together on this day, (and every day, of course)! Do …