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Portfolio | Issue No. 2 | Innovation

Zojirushi Commercial Water Boiler & Warmer CD-LTC15 Zojirushi Unveils Its First Commercial Use Water Boiler at the SCAA Show Zojirushi’s Commercial Water Boiler & Warmer (CD-LTC50) is the perfect solution for anyone needing a commercial-use hot water dispenser to make tea, hot chocolate, instant soups, instant oatmeal, sauces, or any other beverages or foods requiring …

SCAA 2014 Best New Product Winners Announced

Each year, the Specialty Coffee Association’s Best New Product Competition recognizes new products that represent quality and add value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. Awards were presented at the SCAA’s 26th Annual Exposition, April 24-27, 2013 in Seattle, WA. The Best New Product People’s Choice Award encouraged attendees to cast their votes via …

Changing How We Cope with Climate Change: Inside UTZ Coffee Climate Care

This article is SCAA Collaborative Content in partnership with UTZ Certified Climate change, without a doubt, is the elephant in the room when it comes to specialty coffee. Arabica beans, with the complex web of variables affecting their quality, are known to be the “canary in the coal mine” of the changing face of agriculture. …

SCAA Announces Results for the 2014 / 2015 Board of Directors Election

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has announced the results of the 2014/2015 Board of Directors election. Voting ended March 22, votes were tallied, and SCAA can now confirm that the new board members are: Ben Pitts, 2nd Vice President Aida Batlle, Director Juan Luis-Barrios, Director Rachel Peterson, Director Chad Trewick, Director “We are …

SCAA Election Demonstrates Democracy at its Best

By Andrew Hetzel Winston Churchill once said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all of the others.” Despite its inefficiencies and occasional failings, democracy provides individuals the rights of free expression, equality and the benefits of a peaceful transfer of power between administrations. In short, Democracy works. Democracy is a word that …

SCAA Announces Recipients of 2014 Recognition Awards

Honoring those who contribute their expertise to the coffee industry, the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has announced the recipients of its 2014 Recognition Awards. Each year, SCAA honors outstanding achievements in the specialty coffee industry and unique contributions to the association. These leaders have made contributions to the industry, resulting in the development …