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A wrap up of the Detroit SCAA Skill Building Workshop via our Twitter friends!

Thanks to all the coffee people who participated in, hosted, volunteered, blogged or tweeted about the recent SCAA Skill Building Workshop this past weekend! I’ve added a few tweets below with links to photos and blog posts from the event. Make sure to follow these folks-and @SpecialtyCoffee too! .bbpBox14134540357 {background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/82646572/Kohana-Twitter-Bird.GIF) #709397;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px …

New Data

According to our recently released quarterly sector report, covering themes and trends within the Specialty Coffeehouse Industry, sales are improving and are expected to continue in a positive direction throughout 2010. In addition to monitoring top-line performance indicators, this report revealed some other interesting data around March year-over-year sales trends, traffic and check average patterns, …

Deepening Our Resolve

There was a slightly more intense tone at Symposium this year that I can only attribute to a deepened resolve. Specialty may be challenged by a weakened economy, significant consolidation of the market, and some dramatic new entries but the industry remains unabashedly focused on quality. The session on mass-market single cup options was divisive, …