CHELMSFORD, Essex – The Speciality Coffee Association of Europe, or SCAE signed five partnership agreements in Nice during the SCAE World of Coffee 2013. This is an update on progress so far.
The five Partnership agreements were.
SCAE formalised its support for Coffee Kids which has been in place for several years now during which time the Association has raised several thousands of Euros to help support the fantastic work that they do in coffee communities in Central and South America.
SCAE agreed to donate 1 Euro for every Coffee Diploma Certificate issued, starting from 1st January this year, which means that they have raised 6,900 Euros for them so far.
SCAE has recently agreed to allocate this to their Seasonal Hunger campaign, details of which can be found at http://www.coffeekids.org/pressrelease/grow-it-forward-campaign-to-end-seasonal-hunger-in-the-coffeelands/ Nordic Barista Cup
SCAE recently attended this fantastic event in Oslo where amongst many other things a presentation was made by Francisca Listov-Saabye on the results of her research on grinding which was jointly funded by SCAE and NBC.
Her research looked into any differences in the taste of coffee which was ground using conical and flat blades, and the findings will be displayed on the members’ section of the website soon.
Alliance of Coffee Excellence
SCAE has agreed to promote each other’s associations and hold joint initiatives with Cup of Excellence in order to promote the very best in speciality coffee, more of which will be explained in our next ebulletin.
Brazilian Speciality Coffee Association
SCAE has already worked with BSCA, promoting some of their coffees at events.
It hopes to share its education programme with BSCA in the next year, and a really exciting part of the agreement will be an initiative to host two young coffee people from Brazil for a month in 2014 and subsequent years to help them learn about the industry in consuming countries and to encourage them to remain in the coffee industry in Brazil.
African Fine Coffee Association
An integral part of this agreement is an identical initiative for young people, with two young people from different countries and from different parts of the coffee industry visiting Europe next year.
In addition SCAE intends to support their annual conference in Burundi in February by providing modules from its education programme
Source: Speciality Coffee Association of Europe