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May 18, 2023

Apply to be a volunteer at PRF Colombia 2023

May 11, 2023

Is Blue Bottle's collaboration with The Weeknd good for specialty coffee?

May 4, 2023

World of Coffee Busan will host the 2024 World Barista Championship. But why?

April 27, 2023

Will the new SCA cupping form & protocol add more value for specialty coffee?

April 20, 2023

Here's what's happening at the 2023 Specialty Coffee Expo

May 25, 2023

World Coffee Roasting Championships: What will the new rules change?

On 20 April 2023, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) unveiled its new Coffee Value Assessment. The idea behind the updated cupping form and protocol is to collect a broader range of information about a specific coffee (including physical and extrinsic data), and thereby more accurately assess its quality. At this time, the Coffee Value Assessment is yet to come into effect. However, on 18 May 2023, the SCA released its… read more

On 20 April 2023, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) unveiled its new Coffee Value Assessment. The idea behind the updated cupping form and protocol is to collect a broader range of information about a specific coffee (including physical and extrinsic… read more

December 16, 2016

The Business Behind Specialty: Micro Festival El Salvador Day 2

The final day of Micro Coffee Festival El Salvador started bright and early – perhaps a little too bright for those who’d been enjoying the...

November 18, 2016

The Coffee Man: Why Specialty Needs Coffee Films

How often do you get to really know a World Barista Champion? Not often. Which is why The Coffee Man is so special. It’s an...

November 4, 2016

What Does It Take to Become Saudi’s 1st AeroPress Champion?

In 2014, Mohammed Alghamdi first experienced specialty coffee. And in 2016, he became the first ever Saudi AeroPress Champion – a step that was just...

October 31, 2016

Londoners: Why Attend Prufrock & Mulmar’s Brewing Competition?

Wish you could watch the Brewers Cup in person? To smell the trophy-winning coffee as it’s being made? But can’t make it to Budapest – or...

September 26, 2016

Specialty Coffee Pods? 7 Talks at New York Coffee Festival

Picture New York City and you picture coffee. Okay, yes, you probably picture the Statue of Liberty as well – and the Empire State Building...

September 16, 2016

Trish Rothgeb and Klaus Thomsen to Speak at Re:Verb, Tokyo

Japan’s specialty scene has been blooming (pardon the pun) just lately, and Re:verb, Tokyo promises to be no exception. Targeted towards entrepreneurs and professionals aiming to expand...

September 8, 2016

Tim Schilling and Mery Santos to Present at World Coffee Leader’s Forum (WCLF)

The World Coffee Leaders Forum (WCLF): three days full of speeches by industry leaders on topical subjects, networking, coffee diplomas, and more. And it’s all...

September 1, 2016

Interview: How to Organise the 1st Ecuador AeroPress Championship

This year, the Asociación de Baristas Profesionales del Ecuador, Café Vélez, and Jonathan Ramírez set out to organise Ecuador’s first ever AeroPress Championship. And they...

August 24, 2016

Mejor de Nariño: A Specialty Coffee Auction Comes to Nariño, Colombia

This August, a specialty auction is coming to Nariño, Colombia: Mejor de Nariño. We’re talking 5 days, 20 coffees, and the culmination of years of...

August 23, 2016

Shop For a Cause: Amazon & Anacafé Support Education in Guatemala

Nearly 100% of Guatemalan children go to primary school, but 25% don’t graduate sixth grade. That’s according to USAID, who also report that nearly two...

August 15, 2016

Introducing Panama’s First Public Specialty Event: Coffee Fest

Panama is a name that everyone associates with specialty coffee – but on the producing side only.  Yet specialty consumption has also been growing in...

August 4, 2016

4 Key Decisions to Winning SCAE Young Entrepreneur Award

Two years ago, Henry Wilson was a trainee barista in Ecuador. One year ago, he was a Management Consultant. And today, he’s the CEO of...

July 8, 2016

World of Coffee 2016, Dublin: What Did You Miss?

World of Coffee Dublin: three days of championships, awards, cuppings, new products, sustainability presentations, parties and, of course, a lot of coffee. Highly caffeinated and...

June 17, 2016

Watch the 2016 World Barista Championship (WBC) in Dublin via LIVE STREAM

The World Barista Championship (WBC) 2016: there’s no bigger or better competition in coffee. For those of you going to World of Coffee in Dublin,...

Watch the 2016 World Brewers Cup Dublin via LIVE STREAM

Are you excited about the World Brewers Cup 2016? What about watching it live – wherever in the world you may be? That’s right, you don’t...