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Tasting Analysis Job Survey Interpretations Report

By K.C. O’Keefe, Consultant Introduction In November of 2012 the SCAA conducted an electronic Tasting Analysis Job Survey. The purpose of the survey was to quantifiably confirm the need for specialty coffee tasting education and taster testing. The survey attempted to confirm the job tasks typically performed by tasters as well as discover the industry …

USBC Origin Trip Sponsor Cafe Imports Confirms Kenya as Destination

We were excited to receive this message today from the United States Barista Championship (USBC) Origin Trip Sponsor Café Imports: “Café Imports is proud to announce that we have finalized plans for the 2013 Origin Trip for the six regional barista champions, the USBC champ, and the World Barista Champion. This is the third year we …

SCAA and its Guilds to Lead Coffee Experience at TED

The premier ‘ideas’ conference to partner with the world’s largest coffee association at upcoming 2013 gatherings The Barista Guild of America and the Roasters Guild, two organizations of culinary professionals within the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), have agreed to provide the coffee experience for TED2013, the influential and exciting conference held annually in …

An Introduction to Coffea Genetics

By Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager, Specialty Coffee Association of America In an era where wild coffee is in actual imminent danger, the industry is increasingly interested in keeping up with the many scientific advances in coffee. In order to follow the current news, research, and events related to the genetics of Coffea arabica, it …

SCAA Announces Development of Sustainable Events Policy to Reduce Environmental Impact

Specialty Coffee Association of America commits to working towards conformity with APEX/ASTM sustainable event standards The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), in partnership with its Sustainability Council, is pleased to announce that the association is working towards the development of a sustainable event policy in accordance to the principles outlined in the two leading …

SCAA Seeking Marketing & Communications Interns

SCAA is seeking two qualified interns to assist the Marketing & Communications department. These positions offer flexible schedules and the opportunity to acquire skills in marketing, communications, and social media, as well as learn more about the specialty coffee industry by working with the largest specialty coffee trade organization in the world. Please note, these …