SCA Sustainability Webinar: The Profitability of Coffee Farming

Join us on Tuesday, January 30th, at 8:00am PST / 4:00pm GMT for a special webinar on coffee farm profitability hosted by the SCA Sustainability Center. A panel of industry leaders will use the literature review released by the SCA at the end of 2017 as a departure point to tackle difficult questions related to …

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SCA Lectures Podcast #13: Building a Roasting Plant

In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Andi Trindle, Director of Coffee at Philz Coffee (and member of the Coffee Roasters Guild Unification Committee) moderates a panel of coffee roasting professionals discussing the process of managing the building of a roasting plant. to manage the design, build out, and start-up …

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CoLab Antwerp 2016 – Charlotte Malaval – Freelance Barista

All CoLab: Antwerp ‘coffeetalks’ – by speakers such as Charlotte Malaval, Emma Sage and Stephen Morrissey – were produced by our content partner Tamper Tantrum. We’ll be releasing the videos of these talks over the next months so we keep fuelling discussion and building an inventory of knowledge. Don’t hesitate to share your comments, thoughts or …

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Now Accepting Submissions for Design Lab at Expo 2018

Design Lab was established at our 2016 Expo in Atlanta, focusing initially on coffee packaging, but grew in 2017 to include drinking vessels and spaces, both educational and retail. Learn more about Design Lab and apply on the Expo website here. Application deadline is February 16th. Hundreds of submissions were received last year, and carefully …

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SCA Lectures Podcast #12: Coffee Botany 101

In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, SCA Coffee Science Manager Emma Sage talks about the scientific fundamentals all coffee professionals should understand about the coffee plant. Learn about how coffee genetics interact with environmental factors to influence yield and performance, the history of coffee breeding, the basics of …

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Take Our Survey and Help Shape the Agenda of the SCA Research Center

By PETER GIULIANO It is our desire to focus our research agenda on topics that are relevant, valuable, and useful to our members and to the larger Specialty Coffee community. To that end, the SCA Research Center has designed this new survey to gauge various stakeholders’ interest in general research areas and specific research topics. …

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Sustainability Spending: Understanding What We’re Funding

By KIM ELENA IONESCU According to a 2016 report commissioned by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), the Global Coffee Platform, and the Sustainable Coffee Challenge, the global coffee industry spends $350 million USD each year on sustainability initiatives directed at coffee producers. In addition to that total figure, the Coffee Sustainability Catalogue, which is based …

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Announcing New DC Policy and Events Site Selection Committees and Task Force on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

A message from PAUL STACK, President of the SCA Board of Directors. For the past few weeks, members of the SCA Board of Directors and staff have attended community-organized town halls to listen to you, our members, and answer questions on the objectives and the process that led to the creation of the Deferred Candidacy …

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