Funcafé and Progreso Foundation Awarded with 2017 SCA Sustainability Awards

As part of its mission, SCA is actively involved in sustainability and looks to its members to take leadership roles in sustainable practices within the specialty coffee sector. With this in mind, the Sustainability Award was created in 2003 to promote, encourage and honor the efforts of those serving as role models through sustainable projects in …

Ensuring Coffee Viability Through Community and Sustainability

By Russ Kramer Specialty coffee customers expect the best. It’s the current state of the industry. The end user demands complex, distinctive flavor in every cup. It is important for our industry to understand that producing great coffee requires selecting coffee fruit from the “grand crux” producing regions of the world, and controlling their transformation …

Water in the Coffeelands: How Coffee Can Make Water Cleaner and Landscapes Greener

By Meredith Taylor Water management is a difficult issue to address in coffee-growing regions because many of the impacts tied to water pollution and shortages are often downstream from their causes—both literally and temporally. While the issues around water as it relates to coffee are complex, they fall into two basic, overlapping categories: having enough …