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Volunteer Highlight: Mike Stumpf, Green Coffee Buyer, Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company

                Name: Mike Strumpf Title: Green Coffee Buyer Company: Swiss Water Decaffeinated Coffee Company   How long have you been volunteering for the SCAA? 7 years   What was the first SCAA event you volunteered for and what were your duties? The 2005 World Barista Championship where I …

SCAA 2012 Special Event Lectures – Emerging Markets in Asia

During your time at The Event make sure to take advantage of all the educational lectures and presentations that will help you develop as a coffee professional. All presentations are given by respected members of the specialty coffee community and are geared toward promoting development within the trade.  This year, SCAA has implemented two Special …

Volunteer Highlight: Paul Thornton, Coffee Buyer/Roastmaster of Coffee Bean International

                    Name: Paul Thornton Title: Coffee Buyer/Roastmaster Company: Coffee Bean International   How long have you been volunteering for the SCAA? Since about 1991   What was the first SCAA event you volunteered for and what were your duties? It was the first Seattle conference…. Perhaps …

SCAA Job Opportunity: Membership Coordinator

OVERVIEW: The  Membership  Coordinator  serves  as  the  welcome  arm  of  the  Specialty Coffee Association of America; greeting new members, promoting SCAA benefits, programs and events, assist with all inquiries related to membership, aid in prospect and renewal campaigns, while maintaining a high level of member satisfaction and providing accurate and courteous customer service. The ideal candidate will have a …

Safehouse Coffee Roasters Damaged in Fire, Members of the Specialty Coffee Community Rally to Support

Help support Safehouse by making a donation on EverRibbon to help them rebuild.  If you needed more evidence that the specialty coffee community takes care of their own, it was demonstrated yet again through the acts of SCAA member Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters. Employees of the company, Daniel Thompson and Dut Goodman, drove from Atlanta to …

SCAA Board Of Directors Meet With Honduran Presidential Delegates, Cabinet Members And Representatives Of IHCAFE

SCAA Announces Honduras as its Portrait Country in 2012 In a formal ceremony held in the Presidential Palace, SCAA Executive Director, Ric Rhinehart, along with the SCAA Board of Directors signed an agreement naming Honduras as the Portrait Country for the annual SCAA exposition to be held in Portland, Oregon beginning on April 19, 2012.  …

Uganda’s Best Coffees shine at the 2012 National Taste of Harvest Competitions

The Eastern African Fine Coffees Association (EAFCA), in partnership with the Uganda Coffee Federation and the Uganda TOH Committee are pleased to announce the completion of the 2012 Taste of Harvest (ToH) Coffee Competition that was held at the UCDA Quality Lab in Kampala from 16th – 20th January 2012. EAFCA’s ToH is the leading …