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Volunteer Highlight: Michael Kearby, Roasting Manager of Intelligentsia Coffee

Name: Michael Kearby Title: Roasting Manager Company:  Intelligentsia Coffee Chicago   How long have you been volunteering for the SCAA? 4 years   What was the first SCAA Event you volunteered for and what were your duties? I volunteered in 2009 as a Roasting Lab Station Lead.   What is your current volunteer role and …

Bettr Barista Helps Disadvantaged Women Through Barista Training

Article submitted by Bettr Barista Coffee Academy.   Bettr Barista is an Official SCAA International Education Partner. 35-­year-­old Pamela Chng has set out to empower disadvantaged women in Singapore.   She is the founder of Bettr Barista Coffee Academy, a social enterprise that has a triple bottom line of People, Planet and Profit. Central to Bettr Barista’s mission is a 12-­‐week program that adopts …

2012 SCAA Symposium Producer Scholarship – Now Accepting Applications

We are pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to attend the SCAA Symposium April 18-19, 2012, in Portland, OR. SCAA, supported by Probat Burns, BUNN, and SCAA’s Sustainability Council, is offering up to 5 scholarships for producers or producer representatives, covering the registration fee ($995) for the event. The recipients of the scholarship will be …

SCAA Attendee Project Videos – What is Specialty Coffee?

The Specialty Coffee Association of America invited 2012 Expo Attendees and other coffee lovers to announce to the world what specialty coffee means to them. They entered by creating a 1 minute video message that finished the sentence “Specialty coffee is…” The winning video will be posted on www.scaaevent.org and will be featured in email promotions, on …