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Portfolio | Issue No. 5 | Business

As the demand for specialty coffee grows, so do the needs of our many coffee industry customers. To meet your growing needs, Hartley Transportation is committed to becoming the most knowledgeable and reliable transportation service provider to the coffee trade. With decades of experience in green coffee bean and processed coffee transportation, Hartley Transportation continues …

Portfolio | Issue No. 5 | Event

The MANE, Mid Atlantic Northeast Coffee Conference, is a weekend long education based coffee event for baristas, roasters and industry professionals. This year we have built an exciting, jam packed schedule of presentations, lectures, hands on workshops and competitions.  Registration required. For all the details and to register please visit us at www.manecoffee.com. 

SCAA Becomes Member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

SCAA Moves Closer to Compliance with ICE/NCCA Accreditation Standards The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is pleased to report that the organization has become a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), the leading Credentialing organization and the parent company of the NCCA, which is the leading authority for accreditation of providers of …

Roasters Guild Supports Food Security and Coffee Kids

By Kristina Morris, Coffee Kids This past August, Roasters Guild raised awareness of Coffee Kids’ work at origin as well as almost $10,000 to go toward food security projects in coffee-growing communities in Mexico. Christopher Schooley, Immediate Past Chair of the Roasters Guild Executive Council, had this to say about the partnership: “The Roasters Guild was …

Insights into Consumer Purchasing Choices

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has released a new study that explores specialty coffee consumer behaviors, motivations, and perceptions. The qualitative study was designed to gain insight from coffee drinkers who tend toward higher price points, drink coffee daily or more, and who self-identify as “coffee-lovers”. The goal was to understand more about …

What is a ‘Coffee Science’ Origin Trip?

By Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager, SCAA The SCAA is committed to bringing unique, hands-on educational and relationship-building opportunities at origin. This origin trip is designed to build understanding of the technical, agronomic, and scientific techniques being utilized as they support and influence the value of specialty coffee. This trip is not just for admitted …

SCAA Signs Letter Of Understanding With International Women’s Coffee Alliance

During the SCAA Leadership Summit and International Women’s Coffee Alliance joint meeting in Boston this past weekend, SCAA President Max Quirin and IWCA President Grace Mena signed a Letter of Understanding (LOU) to solidify a strategic partnership between the two organizations. The IWCA released this statement: “The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) is pleased to announce that …