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Specialty Coffee Association to hold webinar on coffee price crisis

Specialty Coffee Association webinar

MILAN – The Specialty Coffee Association is holding on February 11 the first in a series of webinars hosted by the SCA’s Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative. Professor Peter W. Roberts of Emory University and Chad Trewick of Reciprocafé will speak to Ellie Hudson of the SCA about the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide, launched in December.

What is the SCA doing about the coffee price crisis?

The SCA’s Coffee Price Crisis Response Initiative, led by a team of staff and volunteers of the SCA’s Sustainability Center, is aimed at understanding the crisis and providing alternative price discovery mechanisms for the coffee sector.

Click here to learn more about the initiative and to find additional resources. Over the coming months, the SCA will host a series of webinars and events to amplify the work being done in this field by individuals in the private sector, academia, producing countries, and others in the coffee community.

What is the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide?

In the first webinar in this series, Peter and Chad will present and answer questions about the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide, a project run by researchers at Emory University that relies on an expanding group of data donors – roasters, importers, exporters, and others – who provide detailed contract data covering specialty coffee transactions from recent harvests. Using this anonymized information, the Transaction Guide serves as a report on the distributions of recent Free on Board (FOB) prices— prices paid for coffees that are delivered and placed onto the ship at the port in the country of embarkation— for green specialty coffees. Download the guide on their website and register to join this webinar.

Coffee Price Crisis Webinar: Spotlight on the Specialty Coffee Transaction Guide

February 11, 2019
7:00am PST / 3:00pm GMT
Register here