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

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Catalogue tracks sustainability efforts

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The Sustainable Coffee Challenge, the Global Coffee Platform and the Specialty Coffee Association of America created the Sustainable Coffee Catalogue, an assessment of sustainability initiatives in the international coffee sector. more

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The cradle of coffee may be its salvation as researchers working in Ethiopia identify farm-level adaptations to protect arabica from threats posed by climate change. more

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The world’s two largest specialty coffee associations agree to become one. In the New Year a new era begins. more

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No vote date yet, though combined operations of the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe may begin as early as January 2017. more

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The Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe will soon present a member referendum to approve a merger, which if passed, will begin a years-long process of deeper alignment and operational integration. more

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The Barista Guild of America will launch new event, Bloom, to deepen conversation and engagement among baristas locally and nationally. more

Coffee Report

The Specialty Coffee Association of America clarifies what is and is not happening with United States coffee competitions. more

Coffee Report

Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) leaders and their SCAE counterparts in Europe are awaiting a feasibility report on merging. more

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Gender Equity

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Three major papers from non-governmental organizations published in less than a month attest to the fact that gender equality, including women’s empowerment, continue as topics of great interest—in the world as a whole and in the coffee sector. more

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STiR Tea & Coffee International caught up with Beth Ann Caspersen shortly after the Saveur du Kivu in June. Read how her coffee and leadership skills were tested in this first ever specialty coffee competition in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. more

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Are coffee competitions financially sustainable? Announcements by two prominent trade organizations suggest no, at least not under current models. more

Coffee Report

Two controversial announcements have taken the coffee social media world by storm this season. more

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Prequalification rules for U.S. baristas seeking the World Barista title were significantly altered by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) last week, a controversial decision that drew fire from baristas and sponsors alike. more

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The Specialty Coffee Association of America's annual conference and exposition was recognized as one of the 50 fastest growing shows for second year in a row. more

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