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The Global Coffee Quality Research Initiative and Upcoming Congress

After a series of signals, some of which have been ringing in our ears for years–rising differentials, world consumption numbers outpacing production, land and labor pressures, climate change, and even lesser known threats, such as a limited genetic base—the specialty coffee industry is taking action. The long-term supply and availability of high quality, washed Arabica …

UAE Barista Championship

Over the days of October 12th to the 14th in Dubai, UAE, the SCAA partnered with International Conferences and Exhibitions to host the annual Middle East Coffee and Tea Convention. The event is the only dedicated coffee and tea trade show in the Middle East and offers attendees a plethora of events, information sessions, and …

Caribou Brews Hope in October

One of the distinguishing traits of the specialty coffee industry is its emphasis on community. Despite the increasing pressure to remain competitive in this harsh economic climate members of the coffee community never hesitate to band together and support a good cause and SCAA member Caribou Coffee is no exception to that rule.Coinciding with October …

Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe Announce World Coffee Event Joint Venture

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) and Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) announce the formation of World Coffee Events (WCE), a nonprofit joint venture that will develop and manage competitive events on behalf of both organizations. “The WCE organization will build upon the close partnership established between the SCAA and SCAE from our …