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Congratulations, Good Food Award Finalists!!

We would like to take a moment to congratulate all the coffee category finalists for the 2011 Good Food Awards.**Allegro Coffee Company – Panama Esmeralda (Thornton, CO)**Alterra Coffee Roasters – Guatemala Hunapu (Milwaukee, WI)**Barrington Coffee Roasting Company – Ethiopia Nekisse (Lee, MA)**Blue Bottle Coffee – Kemgin (San Francisco, CA)**Carrboro Coffee Company – El Aguacate (Carrboro, …

Nominate the SCAA as “Must Follow Non-Profit” in the Mashable Awards

With over 30 million monthly pageviews and 9.7 million unique monthly visitors Mashable is without a doubt one of the largest online news sites dedicated to social media and they are currently accepting nominations for their 4th annual Mashable Awards. There are numerous categories such as “Best Mobile Device” and “Most Creative Social Media Campaign” …

Overheard on Twitter

We asked our Twitter friends “What Coffee are you enjoying today?” We got some great coffee suggestions in response and we wanted to share them with you. Oh, and if you’re not already-follow the SCAA on Twitter:www.twitter.com/specialtycoffee .bbpBox29411356973 {background:url(http://a1.twimg.com/profile_background_images/96337094/tcredsplatter_587_9471.jpg) #251a27;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet …

GCQRI: Day One Summary

Tracy GingDeputy Executive DirectorDay one was a context-setting day. We looked at how wine and other agriculture categories view, conduct, fund, and utilize research to promote their industries. One presenter categorized coffee as one of the “orphaned” tropical crops — those products grown in one place and consumed in another; therefore lacking any real commitment …