Announcing the Design Lab Winners at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle

By VICENTE PARTIDA Great coffee is synonymous with great design, and increasingly serves a critical function in distinguishing specialty coffee. Design Lab seeks to celebrate this effort through three key platforms, coffee spaces, coffee vessels and a packaging showcase. Design Lab is a platform for showcasing great design in specialty coffee, taking place at the …

30 Years of Expo

By DONALD SCHOENHOLT This year marks the 30th specialty coffee conference put on by the association. For perspective on the earliest gatherings, we turned to Donald Schoenholt, who was the first president of the Specialty Coffee Association of America, and instrumental in the early growth of the specialty association and industry. He runs Gillies Coffee …

Re:co Fellow Spotlight: Implementing Drone Technology in Coffee Farming

By LYELA MUTSIYA As a coffee farmers daughter I understand the challenges my father faces and it is important for me to do something about it. In 2017 I established Kenspeco (short for Kenya Specialty Coffee) a coffee exporting and farm management company. I opened this company with one goal in mind, to eradicate poverty …

Join The Unified Coffee Roasters Guild For Their First Meeting & Mixer At Expo

By JOE MARROCCO The Roasters Guild and the Roaster Guild of Europe are now the Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG). After months of work and meetings behind the scenes, the RG and RGE leadership groups are ready and excited to bring together the members of both guilds into one collaborative community of professional roasters. As one …

Meet Access, the New Barista Guild Event

By MARK HUNDLEY Through education and certifications, the Barista Guild of America (BGA) has been committed to helping baristas find their places within the coffee industry. We’ve focused on Barista Camps and have strived to continually keep offering the SCA certification program at its highest level while finding new elements to add to each camp …

Looking Forward To 2018 Guild Events

Contributors: MARK HUNDLEY (BGA Events Chair, Bolt Coffee Company), FILIP AKERBLOM (CRG Events Chair, Lilla Kafferosteriet), REBECCA McNELLY (CTG Education Chair, Heartland Tech) & STUART RITSON (BGE Events Chair, Cafe Imports) 2018 Guild Events CoLab: Bucharest – 29-31 May | Bucharest, Romania CRG Retreat – August 23-26 | Stevenson, Washington, USA EU Barista Camp – September 3-6 | Evora, Portugal Access …