July 2018 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the month of July 2018. 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 …

In Memoriam: Erna Knutsen

Above: Erna Knutsen, accepting her second lifetime achievement award from the SCAA in 2014 (her speech begins at around the 9:10 mark).  It was with great sadness that we at the Specialty Coffee Association learned of the passing of Erna Knutsen. All around the world, Erna is known as the godmother of specialty coffee. She …

June 2018 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the month of June 2018. 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 …

May 2018 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the month of May 2018. 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 …

Former SCAE Executive Director David Veal to Leave the SCA

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) announces today that David Veal will be leaving the association at the end of June 2018. David was Executive Director of the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) from 2011 until 2017, overseeing a strong growth in their membership, activity and engagement in the coffee community. Latterly, he has been …

Call for Nominations for the 2019-2020 SCA Board of Directors

By JAMES HUMPOLETZ Translations available: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Spanish. About the SCA Board of Directors The SCA Board of Directors currently has 18 volunteer members that are serving either a 2 year or 3 year term, and are supported by two non-voting Executive Board Members, the CEO and Deputy CEO. The members elected to serve on the 2019-2020 SCA …

April 2018 in National Coffee Competitions: A Recap of New Champions from Around the Globe

Here is our recap of the winners of national coffee competitions from around the world in collaboration with World Coffee Events (WCE) for the month of April 2018. 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 …

2018 SCA Sustainability Award Winners Announced at Re:co Symposium

The 2018 SCA Sustainability Award winners, Manos al Agua and Twin UK, were recognized on the Re:co Symposium stage this Thursday, April 19th. The awards, created in 2004, recognize outstanding work in the field of sustainability in the coffee industry. Manos al Agua, a program of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC), …