SCAA Professional Development Programs Bring World Class Education to the Coffee Marketplace

By Lily Kubota, Content & Communications Manager, SCAA The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is a membership organization that, for the past quarter of a century, has provided its members with resources, education, training, networking opportunities, and business services that allow coffee professionals to do what they do to the best of their ability. …

Careers in Coffee: Logging Time

By Thomas Hodges, Director of Coffee, Lamill Coffee I will begin and conclude this brief article with my own coffee-roasting axiom: “There is no substitute for time behind the iron.” In fact, Malcolm Gladwell’s recent book Outlier even talks about the “ten thousand-hour rule”, stating that it takes ten thousand hours of dedicated practice to achieve mastery of …

Profile: The Specialty Coffee Scientist

By Emma Sage, Coffee Science Manager, SCAA Coffee scientists all over the globe are examining important issues in coffee. There are research groups investigating everything from volatile aroma components, pest and disease biology and resistance, environment and agricultural impacts, flavor formation and precursors, health impacts, environmental influence, processing technology and practices improvement, microorganism biology, taste …