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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

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

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Starbucks Opens in Italy

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Starbucks opened its much-anticipated Reserve Roastery in Milan, Italy, today to choruses of cheers and critiques. Read more

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

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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

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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

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

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Creating a New Coffee Culture in Italy

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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. Read more

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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

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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

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National chapters opt to skip events in protest. Read more

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

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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

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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. Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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