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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 …