Modulating Perception – 25 Magazine: Issue 5

JESPER ALSTRUP explores “body” and how roast profile modulations affect the sensory experience of brewed coffee through his research at the University of Copenhagen, supported in part by the Specialty Coffee Association, in Issue 5 of 25 Magazine. After meeting and working with the coffee community, I became fascinated with the many ways coffee professionals …

SCA Podcast #19: The Science of Coffee Freshness

This week on the SCA Podcast, we feature a talk by Samo Smrke, Research Scientist at the Coffee Excellence Center of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Samo covers research he conducted in collaboration with the SCA on the effects of carbon dioxide degassing on coffee freshness and espresso extraction. Research by Samo and his …

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 …

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), …

Preserving Freshness: A Race Against Time – 25 Magazine: Issue 4

ANTONY WATSON delves into the findings of a new SCA Handbook which combines scientific research from the laboratory, sensory data from the field, and comment from the industry in Issue 4, 25 Magazine. Freshness is often cited as a mark of specialty. However, given that the mantra of “freshness” can be subjective from a sensory …

Gender Equality in Coffee: Minimizing the Gender Gap in Agriculture

Excerpt from KIM ELENA IONESCU’s introduction of the newly republished SCA White Paper titled Gender Equality and Coffee: Minimizing the Gender Gap in Agriculture, released this week in celebration of #EqualPayDay. Many readers of the Blueprint for Gender Equality in the Coffeelands— including those that read it when it was first released in late 2015— …

Read a Blueprint for Water Security this #WorldWaterDay

We face a global water crisis. Rapid economic development combined with exponential population growth over the past century are increasing demands on water resources, while environmental degradation threatens water supplies. As a result, water scarcity has risen to the top of the list of global, social and economic risks. Poor people are disproportionately affected by …