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Announcing New SCAA Certified Home Brewers: OXO On 12-Cup and 9-Cup Coffee Makers

OXO now has two SCAA certified brewers, the OXO On 12-Cup Coffee Brewing System and the OXO On 9-Cup Coffee Maker. Both of the units have an intelligent microprocessor that monitors time, temperature, and volume from start to finish ensuring the precision of handcrafted coffee. Water is heated to the optimal temperature for coffee brewing, as defined …

Christopher Hendon – A Taste of Physics

Chris Hendon CoLab Prague 2015

Back in May, we were very excited to hear that Tamper Tantrum had scheduled to bring Christopher Hendon to our inaugural CoLab in Prague. We were so enthusiastic about his talk there that we decided to bring him back in front of our audience at Barista Camp. That talk happened a mere 5 days ago, was recorded, …

Why is International Coffee Day Important?

By Peter Giuliano, Sr. Director of Symposium, SCAA October 1 is International Coffee Day. The “international” part of the holiday is important- there have been national coffee days for some time, but the international version is different- this year orchestrated by the International Coffee Organization to emphasize the importance of internationalist solidarity in coffee. As a …

SCAA Job Opportunity: Account Manager, Professional Development

SCAA Professional Development encompasses several programs and services related to education in the coffee industry. Upon joining our team, the Account Manager will work collaboratively within all SCAA Departments and with Members and Member Companies. The Account Manager position is based at the SCAA Headquarters in Santa Ana, CA. For exceptionally qualified candidates, SCAA will …

Celebrate International Coffee Day on October 1!

The International Coffee Organization (ICO) has designated October 1st as International Coffee Day. This is a day for celebrating coffee in all its diversity, appreciating the passion that coffee creates, as well as taking the opportunity to inform consumers about coffee as a product. Let’s celebrate coffee together on this day, (and every day, of course)! Do …

Joanna Alm – Espresso: Letting the Origin Speak from the Cup

Joanna Alm Colab Prague 2015

It’s with great excitement that we’re ready to share Joanna Alm’s talk from CoLab: Prague. Joanna is the co-owner, head-roaster and green buyer for Drop Coffee in Stockholm. In addition, Joanna’s been very active on the competition front: she’s placed 3rd (2014) and 2nd (2015) at the World Coffee Roasting Championship, after having won the Swedish Roasting Championship …

SCAA Announces Call for Recommendations to the Nominating Committee

On August 20, 2015, SCAA members received the following email announcing the call for recommendations to the nominating committee for the 2016 SCAA Board of Directors elections. Shawn Hamilton, immediate past president of the SCAA and current chair of the nominating committee, provided the election timeline and encouraged all members to participate by recommending individuals that …

The Future of Coffee Farming: Letter from the Editor

So often in our niche specialty coffee circles, we talk about the experience of coffee. We wonder whether we are providing our customers with the best, most authentic specialty coffee experience. We muse on the benefits or drawbacks of certain cafe layouts, and how each will improve or detract from the consumer’s experience, or how these …