2020 Expo and Re:co Canceled, Both Return to New Orleans in 2021

After many weeks of discussions with our partners regarding the impacts of COVID-19 on SCA events, today we are sad to announce that the 2020 Re:co Symposium and Specialty Coffee Expo scheduled to take place in Portland in April is now canceled.  Unfortunately, no other viable dates were available for the show to take place …

Community-Contributed COVID-19 Resource Database Now Available

Coffee communities around the world have been greatly impacted by closures to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19, and we are watching with great concern as it begins to reach coffee-growing communities. In each case, the precarious position of laborers, from baristas to pickers and packers, has never been more apparent. This is an unprecedented …

COVID-19 Update: World of Coffee and Warsaw World Coffee Championships Postponed, Further Updates to Follow

Today, we are announcing an agreement with our partners at PTAK Warsaw Expo to postpone World of Coffee to October 15–17, 2020, the only dates available in 2020. We have informed all of our exhibitors and visitors via email, and our exhibitions team will be sharing more information next week. We’d like to thank the …

COVID-19 Update: Melbourne World Coffee Championships Postponed, Further Updates to Follow

Over the past few weeks, we have been monitoring the outbreak and its impact on our upcoming events and seeking solutions with the health and safety of our community in mind. We have been exploring alternative options to support the best outcomes for all stakeholders who have invested in preparing for our upcoming trade shows. …

#91 | A Sixth Era of Coffee? Specialty and Sustainability in Historical and Anthropological Perspective | WOC Lectures 2019

This session brings together recent work on the history and anthropology of coffee in the context of a discussion about the role of specialty in rebalancing the fundamentals of the market. Professor Jonathan Morris presents an overview of the history of price volatility across the five eras of coffee history he has identified, with some …