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Overheard on Twitter

We asked our Twitter friends “What Coffee are you enjoying today?” We got some great coffee suggestions in response and we wanted to share them with you. Oh, and if you’re not already-follow the SCAA on Twitter:www.twitter.com/specialtycoffee .bbpBox29411356973 {background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/96337094/tcredsplatter_587_9471.jpg) #251a27;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet …

GCQRI: Day One Summary

Tracy GingDeputy Executive DirectorDay one was a context-setting day. We looked at how wine and other agriculture categories view, conduct, fund, and utilize research to promote their industries. One presenter categorized coffee as one of the “orphaned” tropical crops — those products grown in one place and consumed in another; therefore lacking any real commitment …

The Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative and Upcoming Congress

After a series of signals, some of which have been ringing in our ears for years–rising differentials, world consumption numbers outpacing production, land and labor pressures, climate change, and even lesser known threats, such as a limited genetic base—the specialty coffee industry is taking action. The long-term supply and availability of high quality, washed Arabica …

UAE Barista Championship

Over the days of October 12th to the 14th in Dubai, UAE, the SCAA partnered with International Conferences and Exhibitions to host the annual Middle East Coffee and Tea Convention. The event is the only dedicated coffee and tea trade show in the Middle East and offers attendees a plethora of events, information sessions, and …

Caribou Brews Hope in October

One of the distinguishing traits of the specialty coffee industry is its emphasis on community. Despite the increasing pressure to remain competitive in this harsh economic climate members of the coffee community never hesitate to band together and support a good cause and SCAA member Caribou Coffee is no exception to that rule.Coinciding with October …