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Pete Licata Wins 2013 United States Barista Championship and Erin McCarthy Takes the 3rd Annual US Brewers Cup

Pete Licata of Parisi Artisan Coffee in Kansas City, Missouri took the top spot at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s 2013 United States Barista Championship (USBC). Licata beat out other top baristas and coffeehouse professionals during a heated competition that took place April 11-14, 2013 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, in Boston, …

2013 SCAA Event Best New Product Winners Announced

Awards Given at SCAA’s Annual Exposition in Boston, MA 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 25th Annual Exposition, April 11-14, 2013 in Boston, MA. The Best New Product People’s …

Coffee with a Cause: SCAA Aims to Give Back to Industry Charities

Multiple Fundraisers planned in conjunction with Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Annual Event, to be held April 11-14, 2013 Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the world’s largest coffee trade association will be providing a forum for multiple charitable events and fundraisers at its 25th Annual SCAA Exposition, The Event, April 11-14, 2013 at the …

Coffee Scientists From All Over the World Gather in Costa Rica

By Marino Petracco, Senior Research Scientist, illycaffè We humans are social animals. Actually, our ability to participate in teamwork is one of the main factors that allow humans to command the planet. A primordial example of joining forces to achieve greater purpose might be had by visualizing prehistoric hunters gathering to surround and capture a mammoth, …