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And the Winner is…..

Congratulations to Mike Marquard of Kaldi’s Coffee for taking first place at the recent Midwest Regional Barista Competition! Mike hails from the host shop, and has claimed his spot in the semi-finals round of the USBC which will be held at the 22nd Annual SCAA Exposition in April 2010.The second through sixth place winners of …

SCAA Industry Brief: Ethiopian Commodity Exchange

IntroductionSCAA was invited by the Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) to attend a working session to enumerate and discuss proposed strategies for specialty coffee trading through the ECX. The meeting was held in Addis Ababa on October 22 and 23 and included representatives from SCAA, CQI, ECX, the Ethiopian coffee trade, and other stakeholders representing a …