Voting is Now Open in the 2020 SCA Romania Chapter Election

Voting in the 2020 SCA Romania Chapter elections is officially open. The nomination stage is closed and the candidates listed below have accepted their nominations. If you are an SCA member based in Romania, cast your vote for the new committee for the SCA Romania Chapter Committee now. Voting is open January 22-29 and the results …

#86 | Elucidating the Bitter Taste of Coffee | Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with the support of Coffee shows an appealing bitterness when properly roasted and prepared. But how do the compounds that make coffee taste bitter develop during roasting and how do you analyze and identify them? What lessons can be learned from academic research on coffee roasting to make coffee …

#85 | How to Maximize the Flavor Potential of Your Brewed Coffee | Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast was brought to you with support from The original brewing control chart is overlaid with acceptability zones describing cup flavors. However, these terminologies (strong, bitter, weak, over, and under-developed) are outdated and their definitions are not standardized in the industry. In this lecture, the newest results from the UC Davis Coffee Center will …

Paderno’s Balanced Brew Coffee Maker Receives SCA Home Brewer Certification

The Paderno Balanced Brew Coffee Maker has received the SCA’s Certified Home Brewer mark. An iconic Canadian brand established in 1979, Paderno is widely known for a selection of quality cookware, bakeware, and kitchenware products. In 2019, Paderno launched a new range of appliances, including the newly certified Balanced Brew Coffee Maker especially designed to …

The SCA Publishes Updated Coffee Map of Western Europe

The landscape of coffee is continuously evolving and changing, with factors varying by country, region, and even continent. The SCA has recently published data in the form of infographics on national café and coffee shop market sizes in Western Europe. Coffee data for other regions of the world will be coming soon! In this article, …

Building a Bright Future: Meet the Coffee Technicians Guild Incoming Chair, Richard Muhl

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 Coffee Technicians Guild’s Incoming Chair, Richard Muhl. A native of Perth, Australia, Richard is both the current Vice Chair of the Coffee Technicians Guild (CTG) and the Technical Services Manager for Five Senses. …

India’s First SCA Premier Training Campus: Araku Originals Coffee Campus

The SCA has recognized the first Premier Training Campus in India—Araku Coffee, a certified organic luxury global Indian coffee brand. As a Premier Training Campus, Araku Coffee now has accreditation to offer courses on Green Coffee/Sensory Skills/Q, Barista Skills, Brewing, and Roasting taught by authorized SCA trainers. Achieving SCA Premier Campus accreditation is a prestigious …