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Securing the Future of Quality Coffee: Risk Management and New Opportunities to Strengthen Coffee Supply

by Ben Corey-Moran, Fair Trade USA Growing great coffee is no easy task. Period. Now, try producing the finest beans on the market while battling the pounding hand of climate change, the spread of diseases like coffee leaf rust, and wildly volatile markets with an oftentimes distant relationship to the generally accepted terms of supply and …

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 …