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 2019-2021 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 board year lasts from Jan 1 – Dec …

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), …

The History of Proposition 65, Law That May Require Coffee to Carry a Cancer Warning Label

By RIC RHINEHART In the face of an ongoing stream of rigorous studies demonstrating the healthy aspects of coffee consumption, the recent decision by IARC to reclassify coffee as not carcinogenic, and the promising work suggesting that coffee has anti-carcinogenic properties, this news has been hard to understand. When the news of the court ruling …

Introducing the New Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship Program

*Update on May 22: Point 2 in the participation criteria has been simplified to 3 years of experience in the coffee industry, removing the mid- to senior-level management experience previously required. LEAD is designed to open doors to underrepresented people in our community and we believe this change in the requirements is the right step towards …

March 2018 in National Coffee Competitions

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 March 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 Best New Product Competition Entry Submissions Open – World of Coffee 2018 in Amsterdam, Netherlands

World of Coffee’s Best New Product Competition Amsterdam 2018 entry submission is now open! This competition recognizes new products judged on their quality and value to the specialty coffee and tea industry. Deadline for submissions is Wednesday 30 May 2018. At World of Coffee Budapest in 2017, there were over 40 entries with eleven companies taking home …