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Educating the Industry

By Peter Giuliano One thing that makes coffee special is that it takes so many skilled professionals to reveal its natural beauty. The skills of the farmer, miller, cupper, roaster, and barista are essential to specialty coffee, and SCAA has, since its inception, taken responsibility for cultivating, teaching, and setting the standard for coffee education …

The FNC´s National Coffee Research Center (Cenicafé) was awarded with the Blue Planet Prize 2010-2011

For more than 70 years Cenicafé has researched on themes that include coffee production, harvesting methods, wet mill processest, quality, by-products management, and natural resource conservation. The protection, recovery, and appropriate management of soils and water sources have always been a priority to Cenicafé. The reduced use of harmful substances to the environment is possible …

The Specialty Coffee Industry Shows Initiative Worldwide

By Bruce Mullins The specialty coffee industry’s Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative (GCQRI) has officially been launched, and has begun its historic multi-year journey towards a more complete understanding of the science behind coffee quality and coffee quantity. The Initiative—developed over the past 18 months by a consortium of leading specialty coffee roasters, thought-leaders and …