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Responding to Climate Change: Building Community-Based Reliance

by Alexandra Katona-Carroll, on behalf of the Sustainability Council of SCAA In partnership with Dukunde Kawa Cooperative, PROGRESO, REDI and Thanksgiving Coffee Company This year, the SCAA’s Sustainability Council is proud to showcase the 2012 Sustainability Award project winner, Responding to Climate Change: Building Community-Based Reliance. The project focuses on sustaining the production of high quality …

Expanding Our Understanding of Sustainability: What We Can Learn from the Retail Food Industry about Employee Wellness

By Samantha Veide As members of the coffee industry we have an opportunity—and a responsibility—to consider our impact on local communities and workplaces, as well as the communities from which we source coffee. Tracy Ging, deputy executive director of the SCAA, asks a key question, “We’ve spent a lot of valuable time talking about how …

Portfolio | Issue No. 2 | Global Issues

GLOBAL ISSUES World Coffee Research is the collaborative research and development program of the global coffee industry to grow, improve, and protect supplies of quality coffee. Managed by the Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture of the Texas A&M University System, WCR was created thanks to the support to the Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative (GCQRI) …

Volunteer Highlight: Wendy De Jong, Coffee Buyer/Education Director of Single Origin Roasters, Tony’s Coffees & Teas

                Name: Wendy De Jong Title: Coffee Buyer/Education Director Company: Single Origin Roasters, Tony’s Coffees & Teas   How long have you been volunteering for the SCAA? 10 years!   What was the first SCAA event you volunteered for and what were your duties? I was recruited by …

Volunteer Highlight: Miguel Vicuna, Barista Trainer of Metropolis Coffee and Aviano Coffee

              Name: Miguel Vicuna Title: Barista Trainer Company: Metropolis Coffee and Aviano Coffee   How long have you been volunteering for the SCAA? 5 pretty sweet years.   What was the first SCAA event you volunteered for and what were your duties? First Mountain Region Barista Competition, I helped …

Roasters Guild Coffees of the Year Competition Top 10 Selected

Coffee Competition Highlights Specialty Coffees from Around the World at The 24th Annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Event  This past weekend the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and the Roasters Guild awarded ten specialty coffees with the “Coffees of the Year” title at its 2012 Coffees of the Year Competition, which will be …