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The Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide reveals prices paid and cupping scores for 10,000 anonymous contracts to help buyers and growers negotiate prices independent of commodity markets. Read more

Features

Paying Fair Prices for Quality Coffee

Photo by Sustainable Harvest Coffee Importers/Bryan Clifton

Coffee importers and roasters pay higher prices for green beans in transparent efforts to support growers. Read more

Features

The awards for project and business model recognize outstanding work in the field of sustainability. There is a third award recognizing the work and impact of an individual, called the sustainability champion award. Read more

Coffee Report

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre inaugurates the Middle East’s first large-capacity coffee center capable of warehousing and processing 20,000 metric tons of green coffee shipments. Read more

News

Henry Yeo, founder of Young In Traders, has helped sustain the trend of premium coffee in Asia since 2001. He talks with STiR's Sherri Johns about sourcing, sustainability and more. Read more

Features

The Specialty Coffee Association named six new members to its board of directors. Each term began Jan. 1, 2019. Read more

News

Ric Rhinehart recently stepped down as executive director of the Specialty Coffee Association to devote his attention to the Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative, which aims to understand and address how the crisis affects coffee farmers. Read more

Features

SCA Tackles Coffee Pricing Crisis

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The Specialty Coffee Association launched a new initiative in December to investigate and address coffee prices and the effects on farmers around the world. Read more

Coffee Report

The Specialty Coffee Association announced its five participants in its new two-year Leadership Equity and Diversity Scholarship Program. Read more

Coffee Report

The Specialty Coffee Association announced its five participants in its new two-year Leadership Equity and Diversity (LEAD) Scholarship Program. Read more

Coffee Report

Showcasing Rwanda’s coffee at the World of Coffee exhibition in Amsterdam was the culmination of government and private sector efforts to promote exports from this landlocked but fast-growing East African economy. Read more

Features

World Coffee Events, the competition subsidiary of the Specialty Coffee Association, moved two 2018 world events to Brazil in the wake of recent controversy. Read more

News

The association intends to follow on Friday with an announcement concerning World Coffee Championships locations. Read more

News

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. Read 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. Read more

Features

National chapters opt to skip events in protest. Read more

News

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

Coffee Report

The Specialty Coffee Association group was created to reconsider a September decision to host World Coffee Events in Dubai, UAE. Read more

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