Announcing the Design Lab Winners at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle

By VICENTE PARTIDA Great coffee is synonymous with great design, and increasingly serves a critical function in distinguishing specialty coffee. Design Lab seeks to celebrate this effort through three key platforms, coffee spaces, coffee vessels and a packaging showcase. Design Lab is a platform for showcasing great design in specialty coffee, taking place at the …

A Look Back At The 2017 World Coffee Roasting Championship in Guangzhou

By CONNOR CLARKE It’s been a whirlwind three months for Italy’s Rubens Gardelli since he was crowned the 2017 World Coffee Roasting Champion at Hotelex Guangzhou, China last December. At the WCE (World Coffee Events) All-Stars event in Shanghai, China last month Rubens’ win felt poignant, with audiences eager to pick up some knowledge from …

IWCA Celebrates 15 Years

By MARIA HILL Every year the international coffee community comes together at the Specialty Coffee Expo. This event brings together professionals from every step of the coffee supply chain to discuss, learn, and make new contacts. 2018 marks a significant milestone for IWCA as we celebrate the organization’s 15th anniversary. As a global network, IWCA …

Introducing the New Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship Program

*Update on May 22: Point 2 in the participation criteria has been simplified to 3 years of experience in the coffee industry, removing the mid- to senior-level management experience previously required. LEAD is designed to open doors to underrepresented people in our community and we believe this change in the requirements is the right step towards …