Breville Precision Brewer Awarded SCA Home Brewer Certification

Breville’s first 60 oz drip coffee maker, the Precision Brewer™, has been awarded the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Home Brewer Certification. Experience your favorite coffee at its best with precise temperature control and brewing time. With six unique brewing modes, automatic presets, and customizable settings, you can enjoy a perfectly balanced coffee exactly the way you …

New Report on Farm Profitability Launched at Avance Guatemala

A new report by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) reveals that increased yields on coffee farms tend to decrease their profitability in the short term, debunking the popular belief that high yields are a precursor to the economic sustainability of a farm. The report was launched at Avance, SCA’s new sustainability conference, hosted in Guatemala …

SCA Lectures Podcast #8: Listen to the Research

The foundation of a successful business is knowledge. What resources are available for specialty coffee businesses to enable better decision making and strategy? Heather Ward explores several different specialty coffee research studies, how they connect with each other, and how they can inform the business manager to increase chances of success.

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 …

SCA Releases Access to Results of 2017 Coffee Roaster/Retailer Benchmarking Study

In April of this year, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) launched a survey for the new Roaster/Retailer Financial Benchmarking Study: a business tool that offers roasters and retailers a way to measure their company performance against the objective industry standard. The idea is to deliver business information to people and companies in the specialty coffee …

Adopters v Supers – 25 Magazine: Summer 2017

We know we know coffee, and we think we know our customers, but for the past several years, the Specialty Coffee Association has been determined to parse the complicated relationship that consumers have with the specialty coffee industry. These continuing efforts aim not only to better understand our current share of the market, but also …