Announcing the 2018 Best New Product and Best Booth Winners

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is proud to announce the winners of the Best New Product Awards at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle. The Best New Product Awards, a long-running feature of Expo, recognize new products judged on their quality and value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. Ten different product categories are evaluated …

Discover the Science Behind Delicious Coffee at the Certified Home Brewer Showcase

Developed by coffee science experts and professional coffee tasters, the SCA Certified Home Brewer program reviews machines designed for in-home use to determine if they meet the rigorous requirements of brewed coffee quality as determined by the SCA. These requirements are based on decades of industry knowledge and research by the Coffee Brewing Center. All …

World of Coffee & World Barista Championship Head to Amsterdam

The largest coffee trade show in Europe is traveling to Amsterdam this 20-23 June. Thousands of baristas, coffee roasters, buyers and F&B professionals will travel to RAI Amsterdam for the newest products, inspiring lectures, tastings, and innovations. The event is organized by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and is also the venue for the prestigious …

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 …

A Look Back At The 2017 World Coffee Roasting Championship in Guangzhou

By CONNOR CLARKE It’s been a whirlwind three months for Italy’s Rubens Gardelli since he was crowned the 2017 World Coffee Roasting Champion at Hotelex Guangzhou, China last December. At the WCE (World Coffee Events) All-Stars event in Shanghai, China last month Rubens’ win felt poignant, with audiences eager to pick up some knowledge from …

IWCA Celebrates 15 Years

By MARIA HILL Every year the international coffee community comes together at the Specialty Coffee Expo. This event brings together professionals from every step of the coffee supply chain to discuss, learn, and make new contacts. 2018 marks a significant milestone for IWCA as we celebrate the organization’s 15th anniversary. As a global network, IWCA …

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 …