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SCA Statement on Dubai as a Host of the World Coffee Championships

MILAN – SCA, the Specialty Coffee Association, issued yesterday the following statement concerning the World Coffee Champi...

SCA’s first sustainability conference “Avance” to take place in October

MILAN – SCA is launching “Avance”, its first sustainability conference. The event will take place on 11-12 October 2017 in Guatemala City, at the headquarters of Anacafé, the national coffee association of Guatemala. The conference is named after the Spanish word for “advance”, or “move forward”. This title ...

SCA introduces financial benchmarking study for roasters and retailers

MILAN – The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is launching the second iteration of its specialty coffee Roaster/Retailer Financial Benchmarking Study. The first large Study was deployed in 2015 that collected roasters’ financial, sales, and operational data. It resulted in a report that provided industry benchmarks ...

Peruvian coffee shines at World of Coffee 2017 Exhibition in Budapest

LIMA, Peru – Peru's participation at World of Coffee Budapest 2017 resulted in significant sale commitments for the following 12 months, the Exports and Tourism Promotion Board (PromPeru) informed. Recognized as Europe's leading coffee event, World of Coffee is an itinerant fair that takes place annually and serves ...

Julius Meinl The Originals, a fresh new take on craft roasted coffee

VIENNA, Austria – For 155 years, coffee roaster Julius Meinl has pioneered small-lot hand roasting and, today, the Viennese company shares its fresh take on a craft coffee offering for hotels, restaurants and cafes across the globe. It is a new offering for Julius Meinl’s prospective and existing customers who strive to achieve a unique ...

Sandalj Trading showcases world class specialty coffees at WOC 2017

BUDAPEST – This year Sandalj is sponsoring a station at the World Latte Art Championship Espresso Bar with some of its latest and most interesting lots. Visitors will be able to cup a Colombian lot from the company’s ...

Urnex Brands, LLC announces hiring of industry veteran Dan Janson

ELMSFORD, NY, U.S. – Urnex Brands, LLC announced earlier this week the hiring of Dan Janson as Sales Director – Eastern US & Canada. Dan is a Specialty Coffee industry veteran, with over 20 years of experience working with roasters and equipment manufacturers.

Myanmar coffees approach 90 points at Annual Coffee Quality Competition

YWANGAN, Myanmar – This year’s top scoring coffee at the Third Annual Myanmar Coffee Association (MCA) Coffee Quality Competition won with a record-breaking 89.58 points. The Ywangan micro-lot entered by MCA member Mandalay Coffee Group bested last year’s winner of the event by more than two points on the Specialty Coffee Association ...

Brandon Bir of Crimson Cup Coffee & Tea certified as SCA Lead Instructor

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Brandon Bir (PICTURE), coffee sourcing and education director for Columbus, Ohio coffee roaster Crimson C...

BWT water+more appointed Event Sponsor of World of Coffee Budapest 2017

MILAN - The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is delighted to announce that BWT water+more has been appointed headline sp...