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Roasters Guild Supports Food Security and Coffee Kids

By Kristina Morris, Coffee Kids This past August, Roasters Guild raised awareness of Coffee Kids’ work at origin as well as almost $10,000 to go toward food security projects in coffee-growing communities in Mexico. Christopher Schooley, Immediate Past Chair of the Roasters Guild Executive Council, had this to say about the partnership: “The Roasters Guild was …

Insights into Consumer Purchasing Choices

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has released a new study that explores specialty coffee consumer behaviors, motivations, and perceptions. The qualitative study was designed to gain insight from coffee drinkers who tend toward higher price points, drink coffee daily or more, and who self-identify as “coffee-lovers”. The goal was to understand more about …

What is a ‘Coffee Science’ Origin Trip?

By Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager, SCAA The SCAA is committed to bringing unique, hands-on educational and relationship-building opportunities at origin. This origin trip is designed to build understanding of the technical, agronomic, and scientific techniques being utilized as they support and influence the value of specialty coffee. This trip is not just for admitted …

SCAA Signs Letter Of Understanding With International Women’s Coffee Alliance

During the SCAA Leadership Summit and International Women’s Coffee Alliance joint meeting in Boston this past weekend, SCAA President Max Quirin and IWCA President Grace Mena signed a Letter of Understanding (LOU) to solidify a strategic partnership between the two organizations. The IWCA released this statement: “The International Women’s Coffee Alliance (IWCA) is pleased to announce that …

SCAA Brings Educational Programming to Australia

By Sasha Jade, Coffee Logic International The Australian specialty coffee market, as those who venture down-under for next year’s World Barista Championship (to be held in Melbourne in May 2013) will find, is a well-developed coffee market;  albeit a very espresso-based coffee market.  Ironically, for such a competitive national industry, formal coffee education for professionals while …