Roasters Guild and Barista Guild to Visit Costa Rica in February

The Roasters Guild and Barista Guild of America have organized an Origin Trip to Costa Rica from February 18-25, 2018 – all members and interested coffee professionals are invited to register. Attendees will learn about different aspects of the coffee supply chain and get a look at some of the most cutting edge coffee production techniques in …

Roasters Guild and Barista Guild of America Bring Members to Costa Rica

By Heather Ward, SCAA In February of this year, the Barista and Roasters Guild members gathered in San José, Costa Rica, eager to embark on a trip through the Costa Rican coffee lands. The group was an incredible mix of baristas, roasters, cafe owners, and traders from the U.S., Canada, U.K., and Australia. The contagious …

Roasters Guild and Barista Guild of America Combine Forces for Origin Trip to Costa Rica

By José René Martínez, J. René Coffee Roasters Having the benefit of an early arrival into San José, I wasted no time in touring one of Central America’s most vibrant cities. With camera in-hand, I walked the streets of San José, the nation’s largest city and the epicenter of social and economic activity. Within minutes, …

USBC Origin Trip Sponsor Cafe Imports Confirms Kenya as Destination

We were excited to receive this message today from the United States Barista Championship (USBC) Origin Trip Sponsor Café Imports: “Café Imports is proud to announce that we have finalized plans for the 2013 Origin Trip for the six regional barista champions, the USBC champ, and the World Barista Champion. This is the third year we …

SCAA Coffee Science Origin Trip: Reflections of a Facilitator of Learning

By Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager, Specialty Coffee Association of America As the Coffee Science Manager I am constantly brainstorming the differing ways I can use my skill set to communicate the science of coffee to SCAA membership. When I began daydreaming about an origin trip that merged science and technological advances with specialty coffee, …

Being There: A Sensory Diary of a Trip to Brazil

By Christopher Schooley, Coffee Design & Experience Coordinator, SCAA, and Lily Kubota, Content & Communications Manager, SCAA Traveling to a coffee producing country is an experience like no other. Seeing coffee production first-hand and learning about coffee farming and processing are essential to understanding the supply chain and being able to communicate about our coffees …

What is a ‘Coffee Science’ Origin Trip?

By Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager, SCAA The SCAA is committed to bringing unique, hands-on educational and relationship-building opportunities at origin. This origin trip is designed to build understanding of the technical, agronomic, and scientific techniques being utilized as they support and influence the value of specialty coffee. This trip is not just for admitted …

Roasters Guild Origin Trip to Brazil | July 2012

Why Attend? Participants will experience factors that contribute to great tasting coffee, examine environmental and social issues important for sustainability, and meet coffee farmers to understand the opportunities to connect roasters and green coffee buyers to the amazing, dedicated people who grow it. On this trip, attendees will visit the regions of Mogiana, Sul de …