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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 …

SCA Releases Access to Results of 2017 Coffee Roaster/Retailer Benchmarking Study

In April of this year, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) launched a survey for the new Roaster/Retailer Financial Benchmarking Study: a business tool that offers roasters and retailers a way to measure their company performance against the objective industry standard. The idea is to deliver business information to people and companies in the specialty coffee …