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 …

Together Is Better: Providing a More Equitable Return to Farming Communities

MIGUEL ZAMORA asks: How can the coffee industry provide a more equitable return? Through work with non-governmental organizations (NGOs), the specialty coffee sector has made tangible progress in some areas – but so much remains to be achieved when it comes to having sustainable livelihoods in coffee communities. Labor and human rights issues are far …

SCA Co-hosts Webinar: Learnings from Landscape Assessment Framework for Jinotega, Nicaragua

SCA co-hosts a webinar on landscape assessment Tuesday, October 22, at 11 am EDT. Register here. As coffee businesses (and coffee lovers), we are often inclined to see the world through coffee: farmers are coffee producers, farms are coffee farms, and communities are coffee communities, regardless of what other income streams support the farmer, what other crops …

SCA Hosting Two Webinars: Coffee Sustainability Program

SCA Sustainability Center continues the series on the economic sustainability of coffee production with two webinars that highlight the new Coffee Sustainability Program. The webinars will take place on October 8 at 12pm EDT / 4pm GMT in English and October 15 at 11am EDT / 3pm GMT in Spanish. From 2018-2019, Erika Koss and Hanes Motsinger …

Seminario Virtual en Español – La Crisis del Precio del Café: Lo Último de la Iniciativa de la SCA

Regístrate ahora a nuestro segundo seminario virtual en español sobre la iniciativa de la SCA para enfrentar la crisis del precio del café. Kim Elena Ionescu y Vera Espindola Rafael discutirán el proceso de la iniciativa hasta el momento, reflejarán sobre algunos temas emergentes, y contestarán preguntas de los participantes. Seminario Virtual – La Crisis …

Plant Trees. Save Coffee.

Help Build Stronger Coffee Communities By Bambi Semroc, Vice President, Sustainable Markets and Strategy for Conservation International and leader of the Sustainable Coffee Challenge Trees get old. They get sick. They die. And it’s up to us to replant them. I grew up alongside two beautiful, mature and statuesque maple trees in the back yard. … Continue reading Plant Trees. Save Coffee.

#CoffeePriceCrisis | An Interview with Vera Espindola Rafael and Peter Kettler

Today on the podcast we’re sharing the audio from an interactive webinar we hosted last week, part of our series on the Coffee Price Crisis. SCA board member Vera Espindola Rafael and Fairtrade International’s Peter Kettler joined Vicente Partida for a discussion on issues related to farmer incomes, the work of Fairtrade, and research being …