SCA Introduces Specialty Coffee Roaster/Retailer Financial Benchmarking Study

By Heather Ward The market research focus at Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is to examine the landscape of specialty coffee businesses and provide insight to our members and the coffee community. The idea is to deliver information that supports business decisions, leading to improved business performance. One way to deliver insights is through the specialty …

Adopters v Supers

We know we know coffee, and we think we know our customers, but for the past several years, the Specialty Coffee Association has been determined to parse the complicated relationship that consumers have with the specialty coffee industry. These continuing efforts aim not only to better understand our current share of the market, but also …

Can Coffee Shippers Hit the ‘Reset’ Button for Supply Chain Risks?

Sponsored content provided by Rekerdres & Sons Insurance Agency, Inc.  By Adam C. Rekerdres Reksons is a family-owned insurer specializing in origin-forward insurance of coffee traders since 1953. We have found that there are three classes of coffee shippers: Shippers who finance their supply chain risk Shippers who took their exposure to supply chain risks …

Fairtrade and Beyond

By Kyle Freund Specialty coffee is a leader in sustainability. From the world’s first fair trade coffee landing on store shelves more than 30 years ago, farmers, traders, roasters, and consumers have pushed the concept of sustainability a long way. In North America, there are a variety of approaches to Fairtrade—but only products with the Fairtrade …

Coffee Roasters and Retailers: Take Part In the 2017 Financial Benchmarking Study

By Heather Ward Within the last few years, SCA’s research initiatives have developed to focus more attention on business insights. The idea is to deliver business information to people and companies in the specialty coffee business, contributing to the support of more informed business decisions. One way to deliver insights is through the Specialty Coffee …

Cuisinart Launches an Automatic Pour-Over Brewer

The Cuisinart PurePrecision™ Coffee Brewer has recently earned the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Home Brewer Certification. This machine provides an authentic pour-over brewing process by executing three vital variables. These variables are precisely controlled to create coffeehouse-like perfection. First, broad water dispersion evenly saturates all the grinds, then allows them to “bloom,” extracting their optimal flavor. Next, …

Behmor Connected Brewer Integrates Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service

New Participant in Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service The Behmor Connected Brewer, which has recently earned the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Home Brewer Certification, is integrated with Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service and Amazon Dash Replenishment. Manufactured by Behmor—a leader in connected coffee brewing and home coffee roasting technology—the Behmor Connected Brewer is the world’s first connected brewer to receive the SCA …