Start your #CoffeeExpo2017 weekend at the Official Launch Party of the Global Specialty Coffee Expo. Join us April 20th at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle for a special latte art throwdown, Virtual Reality Farm Tour by Starbucks, cocktails and more! Full details to be announced soon.

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World Barista Championship, All-Stars, Re:co Symposium, Re:verb & more... Relive the best of the last 12 months with World Coffee Events 2016 Year in Review:
The Roaster Village – a new feature at Global Specialty Coffee Expo – invites attendees to explore and taste coffees produced and roasted by some of the best roasters in the industry. Roaster Village will be set in a high-traffic location within the #USCoffeeChamps area of the Washington State Convention Center. #CoffeeExpo2017

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A fundamental skill of any specialty coffee professional is to be able to identify key points and explain the journey coffee from seed to cup (CB100). #eLearning

It's Coffee Week in Lithuania and the national coffee championships are underway! Follow along with Coffee Week Lithuania to find out who will be moving on to the world coffee championships. #SCA #Lithuania #Chapter #specialtycoffee #coffee #championships
Outstanding customer service is a critical component of creating the specialty coffee experience (CP103). #eLearning

SCA member Reunion Island Coffee describes how B Corp Certification helps to implement a corporate social responsibility plan. #MakeCoffeeBetter

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B Corporation: An Unexpected Journey | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle
Survey roasting equipment throughout history and explore the roles roasters have played in the development of the craft (RP110). #eLearning

Design Lab is back—and with three new categories for #CoffeeExpo2017! Now, in addition to Packaging, we are pleased to introduce Spaces and Vessels. Get your submissions in before March 17th to be considered for the showcase at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo!

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We're very excited about our Roaster Village at the U.S. #CoffeeChamps Qualifying Event in Austin, TX! This new element featured brews from local roasters – including Genuine Origin, Cuvee Coffee, and Camino Real Coffee Roasters!
Join us for a training seminar at Academy of Coffee Excellence at Williamsburg Coffee & Tea on 16 & 17 February 2017! This seminar is meant to give attendees an introduction to sustainability thinking in relation to coffee. It provides SCA members knowledge and skills required to be confident and competent agents of change for sustainability in the coffee value chain. We believe that for the...
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Kick off the new year with your brand-new SCA Educational Pathways Certification! Register for the February 14 – 28 eExam testing period and complete the Golden Cup Technician program, Barista Level 1 & 2, Roaster Level 1, Coffee Buyer Level 1, and Coffee Taster Level 1 Pathways. Registration closes February 12 at midnight PST.

SCA Science Manager Emma Sage explores the impacts of shade-grown coffee in the latest issue of The Specialty Coffee Chronicle. #AskEmma

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Ask Emma: Shade-Grown Coffee | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle
Re:co Symposium is coming to Budapest with an exciting new format, and a dynamic range of speakers & programming designed to help leaders tackle the toughest questions in coffee. #RecoBudapest

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Re:co Budapest
Taste some amazing coffees while you watch coffee professionals from around the U.S. compete for a spot in the U.S. Coffee Championships this weekend at the #CoffeeChamps qualifying event in Austin, TX. Weekend Passes, Guest Judge Passes, and Volunteer shifts are available now.

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Voting for the Barista Guild of Europe Elections is open! #BGEelections
Re:co Symposium announces the first of its speakers for Re:co Symposium | Seattle 2017!

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Coffee Quality Institute honors Steve Walls with their annual Leadership Medal of Merit, to be awarded at #CoffeeExpo2017. Buy your ticket to the CQI Luncheon at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo to attend the ceremony >

Steve Walls to be Honored at CQI’s Upcoming Luncheon - Coffee Quality Institute
With spectacular coffee, world-class baristas, and unique service models, Re:co Symposium will deliver more than just a coffee break. This year, the coffee service will explore sustainability behind the bar – from equipment to ingredients.

Are you part of a roasting company that embraces sustainability? Apply now to have your coffee served at this prestigious event!

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Coffee Retailers – Participate in the January 2017 Retail Sentiment Index (RSI) Survey!

SCA’s Specialty Coffee Retail Sentiment Index (RSI) is a semiannual indicator that measures coffee retailers’ degree of optimism on their own situation and the industry. The purpose is to provide data that reflects the overall sentiment and, over time, it will be used to identify trends and offer insight...
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