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SCAA’s 5th Annual Symposium Comes to Boston this April

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is pleased to announce that its 5th Annual Symposium will be held in Boston, MA, April 10-11, 2013. Hundreds of the industry’s thought leaders, business owners, decision makers, writers, academics, and skilled coffee professionals of all stripes will converge at the historic Harvard Club to discuss and collectively …

SCAA Coffee Science Origin Trip: Reflections of a Facilitator of Learning

By Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager, Specialty Coffee Association of America As the Coffee Science Manager I am constantly brainstorming the differing ways I can use my skill set to communicate the science of coffee to SCAA membership. When I began daydreaming about an origin trip that merged science and technological advances with specialty coffee, …

Traveling With Purpose

By Tracy Ging, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, S&D Coffee and Tea Specialty pioneers broke new ground when they began traveling to origin. What once was a nameless and faceless commodity came alive with stories, photos, and relationships. Our sense of taste changed. Places, faces, pride, and familiarity now contribute to our definition of great coffee. Travel …

Salzburg Café Diaries: Searching for the “Coffee” in Coffeehouse

By Shauna Alexander Mohr, Consultant In June, just after the World 2012 Barista Championships concluded in Vienna, my family traveled to Salzburg. Intentionally, I didn’t ask around in advance about good cafés or roasters. Instead, I wanted Austria’s grand coffeehouse tradition to reveal itself spontaneously. This approach had worked for me a few years ago …