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Roasters Guild Honors the Art and Craft of Coffee Roasting at the 2013 Roasters Choice Competition

Top 10 Finalists to be showcased at Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Annual Event, to be held April 11-14, 2013 The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the world’s largest coffee trade association, and the Roasters Guild, an official trade guild of the association, are highlighting the craft of specialty coffee roasting with the 2013 …

SCAA Honors Project Focused on Improving Children’s Health for 2013 Sustainability Award

Project Addresses the Issues of Health, Poverty and Malnutrition The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the world’s coffee authority and largest coffee trade association, presents its 2013 Sustainability Award to Pueblo a Pueblo, based out of Bethesda, Maryland, for their Organic School Garden Project. This annual award honors individuals, businesses and organizations in the specialty …

Specialty Coffee Association of America Announces Recipients of 2013 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 2013 Recognition Awards. Each year, the SCAA honors outstanding achievements in the specialty coffee industry and unique contributions to the association. The SCAA’s Recognition Awards are selected by a panel from the …

Specialty Coffee Association of America Announces Coffee Taster Certificate Program

Newest educational track to focus on sensory analysis from a broad perspective The Specialty Coffee Association of America has announced the addition of a Coffee Taster Certificate Program (CTC) to its internationally recognized professional development curriculum. Slated to officially launch at the 2013 SCAA Event, to be held April 11-14, 2013 in Boston, MA, the …

Tasting Analysis Job Survey Interpretations Report

By K.C. O’Keefe, Consultant Introduction In November of 2012 the SCAA conducted an electronic Tasting Analysis Job Survey. The purpose of the survey was to quantifiably confirm the need for specialty coffee tasting education and taster testing. The survey attempted to confirm the job tasks typically performed by tasters as well as discover the industry …

USBC Origin Trip Sponsor Cafe Imports Confirms Kenya as Destination

We were excited to receive this message today from the United States Barista Championship (USBC) Origin Trip Sponsor Café Imports: “Café Imports is proud to announce that we have finalized plans for the 2013 Origin Trip for the six regional barista champions, the USBC champ, and the World Barista Champion. This is the third year we …

SCAA and its Guilds to Lead Coffee Experience at TED

The premier ‘ideas’ conference to partner with the world’s largest coffee association at upcoming 2013 gatherings The Barista Guild of America and the Roasters Guild, two organizations of culinary professionals within the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), have agreed to provide the coffee experience for TED2013, the influential and exciting conference held annually in …

An Introduction to Coffea Genetics

By Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager, Specialty Coffee Association of America In an era where wild coffee is in actual imminent danger, the industry is increasingly interested in keeping up with the many scientific advances in coffee. In order to follow the current news, research, and events related to the genetics of Coffea arabica, it …