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SCA Appoints Panel to Review Selection of Dubai as a Location for 2018 World Championships

Last week the President’s Council of the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) met to review the community’s response to the announcement that World Coffee Events (WCE) selected Dubai as one of three host cities for the 2018 world championships. Today the President’s Council would like to formally announce that a panel has been created to review …

Coffee Education: Extract Coffee Roasters and Boston Tea Party

By Dan Lacey At its best, education can transform a coffee business. It inspires and engages employees, and it enhances customer loyalty and experience. Developing, retaining, and attracting talent are vital activities for business growth and success. So why is formally recognized training so often treated as an afterthought or a ‘nice to have’? So …

Statement on Selection of Dubai as a Host of the 2018 World Coffee Championships

World Coffee Events, an event management organization owned by the Specialty Coffee Association, announced today that Amsterdam, Dubai and Belo Horizonte would be hosting World Coffee Championships events in 2018. Dubai was selected to host the Cezve/Ibrik Championship, World Brewers Cup, World Cup Tasters Championship, and World Coffee Roasting Championship next September.

Coffee Culture in Turkey

By Özgün Sarisoy Do you know the words for “breakfast” and “brown” in Turkish?(1) The Turkish language has many words related to coffee in its vocabulary. Turkish culture has deep roots in coffee, with traditional ballad songs, as well as different brewing and serving rituals for this beloved beverage. Turkey’s coffee culture is one of the oldest, but today …

New Coffee Skills Program Foundation Level Materials and AST Logos Now Available

The SCA’s Education department is pleased to announce that the Foundation level exams and curricula for the new Coffee Skills Program (CSP) are now available. These materials are currently only available in English but translations will be available in the coming weeks. ASTs should note that the function to add new CSP courses is not …