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Portfolio | Issue No. 2 | Global Issues

GLOBAL ISSUES World Coffee Research is the collaborative research and development program of the global coffee industry to grow, improve, and protect supplies of quality coffee. Managed by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture of the Texas A&M University System, WCR was created thanks to the support to the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative (GCQRI) …

Volunteer Highlight: Wendy De Jong, Coffee Buyer/Education Director of Single Origin Roasters, Tony’s Coffees & Teas

                Name: Wendy De Jong Title: Coffee Buyer/Education Director Company: Single Origin Roasters, Tony’s Coffees & Teas   How long have you been volunteering for the SCAA? 10 years!   What was the first SCAA event you volunteered for and what were your duties? I was recruited by …

Volunteer Highlight: Miguel Vicuna, Barista Trainer of Metropolis Coffee and Aviano Coffee

              Name: Miguel Vicuna Title: Barista Trainer Company: Metropolis Coffee and Aviano Coffee   How long have you been volunteering for the SCAA? 5 pretty sweet years.   What was the first SCAA event you volunteered for and what were your duties? First Mountain Region Barista Competition, I helped …

Roasters Guild Coffees of the Year Competition Top 10 Selected

Coffee Competition Highlights Specialty Coffees from Around the World at The 24th Annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Event  This past weekend the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Roasters Guild awarded ten specialty coffees with the “Coffees of the Year” title at its 2012 Coffees of the Year Competition, which will be …

Volunteer Highlight: Michael Kearby, Roasting Manager of Intelligentsia Coffee

Name: Michael Kearby Title: Roasting Manager Company:  Intelligentsia Coffee Chicago   How long have you been volunteering for the SCAA? 4 years   What was the first SCAA Event you volunteered for and what were your duties? I volunteered in 2009 as a Roasting Lab Station Lead.   What is your current volunteer role and …

Bettr Barista Helps Disadvantaged Women Through Barista Training

Article submitted by Bettr Barista Coffee Academy.   Bettr Barista is an Official SCAA International Education Partner. 35-­year-­old Pamela Chng has set out to empower disadvantaged women in Singapore.   She is the founder of Bettr Barista Coffee Academy, a social enterprise that has a triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit. Central to Bettr Barista’s mission is a 12-­‐week program that adopts …