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 …

NCA Member Spotlight: Driftaway Coffee

Company: Driftaway CoffeeLocation: Brooklyn, NYNCA Member Since: 2019Website: driftaway.coffeeFacebook: facebook.com/driftawaycoffeeTwitter: twitter.com/driftawaycoffeeInstagram: instagram.com/driftawaycoffee What does Driftaway Coffee do? We are a direct-to-consumer coffee roaster, offering personalized subscriptions in an environmentally and socially conscious manner. What drives your passion for this industry? We started this company out of an urge to create. Create something we were passionate … Continue reading NCA Member Spotlight: Driftaway Coffee

#78 | East African Quality Innovation | Expo Lectures 2019

This podcast is brought to you with support from In today’s lecture, a panel delves into the challenges faced by East African processors of high-quality coffee and shares solutions to these challenges, found by three organizations in Ethiopia, Burundi, and Rwanda. These organizations have been working on the cutting edge of methods to improve both …

Is Coffee Good for You? Our Coffee Doctor Weighs In

Yes, coffee is good for you. But did you know you that more of it can be better? Our resident Coffee Doctor, Mark Corey, PhD, recently traveled to Montréal, Canada for the East Coast Coffee Madness festival, where he spoke about how coffee’s not only good for the drinker, but good for the people who … Continue reading Is Coffee Good for You? Our Coffee Doctor Weighs In

NCA Next Generation Council Meets at SCTA Dinner in Switzerland

2019 marked the 10th year of the annual SCTA Conference and Dinner located in Basel, Switzerland.  For the second year in a row, the NCA Next Gen Council was invited to participate in the event, a proposal which was once again graciously accepted.  In addition to the elegance of the dinner itself, our Council members were … Continue reading NCA Next Generation Council Meets at SCTA Dinner in Switzerland