Now Accepting Applications for the 2018 SCA Sustainability Award

As part of its mission, the SCA is actively involved in sustainability and looks to its members to take leadership roles in sustainable practices within the specialty coffee sector. With this in mind, the Sustainability Award was created in 2003 to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as role models through sustainable …

Peru Steps Into the Limelight – 25 Magazine: Issue 2

Peru Cup of Excellence 25 Magazine Autumn 2017

Photo: Jonathan Meadows By DARRIN DANIEL and GEOFF WATTS for Issue 2 of 25 Magazine Cup of Excellence (COE) is an explosive catalyst for change that has unlocked the door to advancement for growers in every country it operates, forever altering the trajectory of both individual farmers and entire regions. With 117 competitions conducted and 2,975 …

Breville Precision Brewer Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

Breville’s first 60 oz drip coffee maker, the Precision Brewer™, has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Home Brewer Certification. Experience your favorite coffee at its best with precise temperature control and brewing time. With six unique brewing modes, automatic presets, and customizable settings, you can enjoy a perfectly balanced coffee exactly the way you …

New Report on Farm Profitability Launched at Avance Guatemala

A new report by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) reveals that increased yields on coffee farms tend to decrease their profitability in the short term, debunking the popular belief that high yields are a precursor to the economic sustainability of a farm. The report was launched at Avance, SCA’s new sustainability conference, hosted in Guatemala …

SCA Lectures Podcast #8: Listen to the Research

The foundation of a successful business is knowledge. What resources are available for specialty coffee businesses to enable better decision making and strategy? Heather Ward explores several different specialty coffee research studies, how they connect with each other, and how they can inform the business manager to increase chances of success.