Linking Local and International: Meet the Barista Guild’s Incoming Chair, Jessie May Peters

SUSIE KEALY draws a spotlight to one of our long-term volunteers in a new series on SCA News. This month, she’s interviewed the Barista Guild’s incoming chair, Jessie May Peters. Originally from the United Kingdom, Jessie May is the current Vice Chair of the Barista Guild (BG). She’s a familiar face around many expositions, national and international …

#80 | The Future of Coffee: Building Long-Distance Relationships in Emerging Origins | Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with the support of World Coffee Research predicts that within the next 30 years, the demand for coffee will double while viable land in current coffee growing countries will diminish by half. How can we combat this?  Through an engaging panel discussion, learn about the future of coffee production …

Braun’s MultiServe Coffee Maker Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

The Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Certified Home Brewer mark. Certified Home Brewers are tested at the UC Davis Coffee Center’s laboratories to meet the SCA’s quality standards for brewing specialty coffee at home. The newly certified models of the Braun MultiServe Coffee Maker include the KF9050BK, KF9070SI, KF9150WH, …

#79 | Genetic Improvements of Cup Quality: Latest Developments | Hanna Neuschwander, Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with support from World Coffee Research is working to improve the genetic potential of coffee cup quality. To start this task, you first need to define the meaning of “quality.” WCR believes it is a market-driven definition and organized new protocols to assess quality from the perspective of the …

SCA Sustainability Webinar | Guilds and the Price Crisis: What’s Our Role?

Register now to join us on Friday, November 22, for an SCA Sustainability webinar on the coffee price crisis and the role of baristas, roasters, and technicians from the perspective of the SCA’s three guilds: the Barista Guild, the Coffee Roasters Guild, and the Coffee Technicians Guild. As with any crisis, long-term solutions to coffee …

Nominations Now Open for 2020 Sustainability Award

Nominations are now open for the 2019 SCA Sustainability Awards. The deadline to submit an application is December 20, 2019. The Sustainability Award was created in 2004 to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as role models through sustainable projects in the coffee sector. Each year, the Awards Committee of the SCA Sustainability Department reviews …