Meet the 2020 SCA Lithuania Chapter Committee

SCA members in Lithuania have cast their ballots in the 2020 elections to select their new leadership. Today, we are delighted to welcome the SCA Lithuania Chapter’s new committee: National Coordinator: Nidas Kiuberis Membership/Community Coordinator: Viktorija Martinkiene Marketing & Communications Coordinator: Diana Augunaite Events Coordinator: Laurynas Arlauskas Education Coordinator: Akvile Armonaite   We send a special thank you to …

Constructing Education: Meet SCA Education Content Creator David Miller

SUSIE KEALY draws a spotlight to one of our long-term volunteers in a series on SCA News. This month, she’s interviewed DAVID MILLER, a content creator for the new Coffee Technicians Program (CTechP) and chair of the Coffee Technicians Guild (CTG) Education Committee. A former mechanic with an extensive expertise in repairs and maintenance, the …

#90 | Trends in the European Coffee Market | WOC Lectures 2019

Consumer-driven changes will reshape the global coffee world. To help companies throughout the coffee value chain prepare for the future, today’s presenters – Maria Catroviejo and Michaël de Groot – look ten years ahead at key change they expect to stir up the coffee market, offering a TED-style discussion about how changes in consumer preferences, …

World Coffee Research Launches Global Survey on Agricultural Research Priorities

Agricultural research and development are critical for securing the future of coffee.  World Coffee Research (WCR) has designed a global survey on agricultural research priorities with input from other coffee organizations including the SCA. The survey aims to understand the needs of the coffee industry in agricultural research and development. The purpose of the survey …

#89 | Cutting-Edge Coffee Science: A Report from the SCA Research Center | WOC Lectures 2019

The SCA has a history of investigating the scientific principles of coffee, from chemistry to physics to agronomy and sensory perception; this research is then used to develop education, standards, and best practices. In today’s lecture, learn about the science driven by the SCA’s Research Center, with reports on projects and outputs of our research …

Voting is Now Open in the 2020 SCA Lithuania Chapter Election

Voting in the 2020 SCA Lituania 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 Lithuania, cast your vote for the new committee for the SCA Romania Chapter Committee now. Voting is open February 19-26, and the results …

#88 | The SCA’s Price Crisis Response: How Did We Get Here and How Can We Ensure It Doesn’t Happen Again? | WOC Lectures 2019

In December of 2018, the SCA launched its Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative to develop alternative economic models for the specialty coffee sector. In today’s lecture, recorded at World of Coffee in Berlin, representatives from the SCA Sustainability Center and Board of Directors identify factors that contributed to the wholly unsustainable economic position facing many …

#87 | Negotiating Place and Taste: How Coffee Becomes “Glocal” | WOC Lectures 2019

Throughout its long history, coffee has been cast in very different roles: exotic beverage, colonial good, global commodity – but also as a staple of the local cuisines of the countries where it was produced. Leaning on an ongoing Sociological study conducted in Paris, today’s lecturer – Noa Berger – will show how specialty coffee …

Serving the Under-served: Meet the Coffee Roasters Guild Vice Chair, Jen Apodaca

SUSIE KEALY draws a spotlight to one of our long-term volunteers in a series on SCA News. This month, she’s interviewed JEN APODACA, Vice Chair of the Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG). Her first job was as a part-time production roaster in Portland, Oregon. From there, she became an incredibly well-known and driven community leader. Among …