SCA Board Members and Staff to Attend Town Halls on Deferred Candidacy Policy, In Person and Online

Since the November 9 announcement of our Deferred Candidacy policy, the SCA Board of Directors have heard a variety of reactions from our members and other stakeholders. Many have been critical. We have listened to and read your comments, and we recognize that we did not communicate our intention clearly and were not as thoughtful …

Announcing New Deferred Candidacy Policy for Competitors at World Championships

An update from the SCA Board of Directors regarding the selection process of host cities for WCE world championship events. Over the past few weeks, the SCA Board of Directors and the Review Panel have engaged in passionate and difficult conversations around inclusivity and the safety of world championship competitors. The discussions in which we …

September 2017 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Photo: Copyright JakeOPhoto2015  Here is our new monthly recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE). These dedicated coffee competitors have earned the right to represent their country in coffee competitions at the international level. For more information on upcoming world championships and the athletes …

Nueva encuesta de evaluación de necesidades en países afectados por desastres naturales

Foto: Árboles caídos en Hacienda Moraika en Orocovis, Puerto Rico. Enviado por Erica Reyes. Haga clic aquí para leer el mensaje de Erica a los miembros de la SCA. Docenas de miembros de la SCA se han ofrecido como voluntarios para ayudar a las comunidades cafetaleras afectadas por desastres naturales en Puerto Rico y México, luego …

SCA Members Rally to Support Organizations Providing Disaster Relief in the Coffeelands

Photo: Fallen trees at Hacienda Moraika in Orocovis, Puerto Rico. Photo by Erica Reyes. Click here to read her message to SCA members. Dozens of SCA members have volunteered to provide help for coffee communities affected by natural disasters in Puerto Rico and Mexico, following a call for support from the SCA and the Guilds. Over …

Support Coffee Communities in Puerto Rico and Mexico Affected by Natural Disasters

A message from the volunteers and staff at the Specialty Coffee Association, Barista Guild of America, Barista Guild of Europe, Coffee Technicians Guild, Roasters Guild, and Roaster Guild of Europe. Following news that both Puerto Rico and certain states in Mexico have been devastated by natural disasters, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is calling on …

SCA and World Coffee Research Launch New International Coffee Day Campaign

This International Coffee Day, the Specialty Coffee Association and World Coffee Research are calling on the coffee community around the globe to support innovation in coffee science. The two organizations have come together to launch “#thefutureofcoffee”, a campaign to drive awareness about WCR’s work and encourage the community to support the nonprofit by donating or …