Exploring warehouse safety in all areas including personnel, product, and equipment, this class introduces working roasters to concepts that will increase awareness of common safety issues and proactively work to effectively address them. Attend the next #eLearning session on March 29 at 2:00pm PST!

Register: bit.ly/RP208329
Attention SCA Italia! Tomorrow, March 26th, is the last day for Chapter members to vote for the new Committee members. Look for an email in your inbox for the link to cast your ballot!
Would you like to learn about the key points in the coffee supply chain and be able explain the coffee's journey from seed to cup? Attend this #eLearning class on March 29 at 9:00am PST from the comfort of your home or office!

Register: bit.ly/CB100329
Attention SCA Deutschland! Nominations for the new Chapter Committee close today. Last chance to submit your candidates - look for an email in your inbox to submit your nomination.
We are facing a global water crisis. Rapid economic development combined with exponential population growth over the past century are increasing demands on water resources, while environmental degradation threatens water supplies. As a result, water scarcity has risen to the top of the list of global, social, and economic risks. The impact on the coffee industry is already being felt....
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Green coffee buyers need to use accepted terminology of the green coffee market, have tools for negotiating and purchasing effectively, and buy green coffee through spot, forward, and direct purchases successfully. This class provides instruction and activities to help gain competency in those areas. Attend the next #eLearning session on March 27 at 8:00am PST!

Register: bit.ly/CB205327
What is specialty coffee? SCA's Executive Director Ric Rhinehart weighs in on the subject.

What is Specialty Coffee? | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle

SCA member Hotbox Roasters—a Colorado roastery founded in 2015 by Oskar Blues Brewery founder and roaster Dale Katechis—is releasing its first ready-to-drink product, a nitro cold brew.

Look for their coffee beer collaboration in the Uppers & Downers area with Good Beer Hunting on the show floor at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo!

(via Daily Coffee News)

Hotbox Roasters Riding High with New Canned RTD Cold Brew

The Re:co Symposium community has produced many great talks, but off the stage, many inspiring coffee professionals, scientists, and academics have also had the opportunity to be part of the conversation at Re:co through its annual Fellowship program.

William Garde, a past Re:co Fellow, has recently published a scientific article in the Journal of Hazardous Materials on the subject of...
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Application of Moringa Oleifera seed extract to treat coffee fermentation wastewater

Each year, the SCA Sustainability Award honors those serving as role models through sustainable projects in the coffee sector. This year, a new category—Business Model—is being added to expand and promote sustainability within the coffee world. The award winners will be highlighted at the Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, WA next month.

Funcafé and Progreso Foundation Awarded with 2017 SCA Sustainability Awards

Understanding the 'C' market is critical for green coffee buyers and sellers. This class will explore differentials in depth and demystify Open to Be Fixed contracts. Attend the next #eLearning session on March 22 at 9:00am PST!

Register: bit.ly/CB236322
The latest issue of The Specialty Coffee Chronicle explores the term "specialty coffee" and what it signifies to various stakeholders in the coffee supply chain.

What does specialty coffee mean to you?

Read current issue: [ Bit.ly Link ]
We're at Coffee Fest in Nashville, TN this weekend representing SCA and catching up with members!
Earlier this month, an incredible group of coffee instructors from all over the world gathered at Ally Coffee in Taylors, South Carolina to work together for the future of SCA education! The SCA Pathways and Coffee Diploma System programs will officially merge in July 2017.

Pathway students in the Barista, Roaster, Coffee Taster, or Coffee Buyer programs – please note: All classes for your...
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Outstanding customer service is a critical component of creating the specialty coffee experience (CP103). #eLearning

Register: bit.ly/CP10338
Looking for things to do while in Seattle for #CoffeeExpo2017? Take a tour of the Starbucks Kent plant. Support the work of the Coffee Quality Institute at the CQI Luncheon. Experience the thriving coffeehouse scene of Capitol Hill. Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Rainforest Alliance.

Learn more about these experiences here: coffeeexpo.org/registration-information
The 2017 Cup Of Excellence competition and auction season is in full swing, with competition cuppings taking place throughout Central America, and a public cupping event scheduled for the upcoming Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle.

via Daily Coffee News

Cup of Excellence Seeing Strong Returns, SCA Expo Cupping Planned

BUNN's new 10-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker (model HB), has recently been awarded the SCA Home Brewer Certification!

BUNN Releases 10-Cup Programmable Coffeemaker | The Specialty Coffee Chronicle

Explore in detail the financial, time, and quality implications at each stage in the green coffee supply chain (CB200). #eLearning

Register: bit.ly/CB200315
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