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Creating a New Coffee Culture in Italy

Photo by Dan Shryock

Millions of espressos are served across Italy every day but few people are drinking single-origin arabica. The Specialty Coffee Association in Italy and a dedicated contingent of importers, roasters and café owners are trying to changing that. more

Features

The Specialty Coffee Association is asking for help to better define its research agenda to focus on topics useful to its members. To do this, the SCA Research Center has launched an online survey. more

Coffee Report

Starbucks’ Arrival May ‘Wake Up’ Italy

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Starbucks’ announcement that it would open a roastery in Milan prompted skepticism in the mainstream media. In an informal survey, however, Italian importers, roasters, and café owners, support for the retailer’s arrival was nearly unanimous. more

Features

National chapters opt to skip events in protest. more

News

Good agricultural practices, widely promoted in the coffee lands, may actually depress profits. more

News

The Specialty Coffee Association has created a “deferred candidacy policy” for eligible World Coffee Events entrants who cannot attend international competitions based on laws, natural calamities, religious or gender restrictions in a host country. more

Coffee Report

A September release announcing the locations of three upcoming coffee competitions was suspended the same day when the human rights record of one host country, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), was called into question. more

Coffee Report

The Specialty Coffee Association recently announced a new market research study to help roasters and retailers make sound business decisions. more

Coffee Report

The first European edition of the newly merged Specialty Coffee Association’s annual show attracted a record crowd of 6,800 from 100 countries. more

News

The company expresses concern for members planning to attend events in the United States. more

Coffee Report

New standards are being developed that will redefine the expectations of a high-quality Italian espresso. more

Coffee Report

The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) officially began operations in January following the merger of the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe. more

Coffee Report

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