The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization (ICO), Roberio Oliveira Silva, has died in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, aged 53. Read more
As of 1 January 2017, the unification of the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe (SACC and SCAE) has taken a significant step forward with the unveiling of its new title, Specialty Coffee Association (SCA).
The new SCA will bring together the functions and activities of the SCAA and SCAE to promote the growth of the specialty coffee industry around the world.
“Built on foundations of openness, inclusivity and the power of shared knowledge, we act as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry – invested in creating a worldwide circle of like-minded professionals,” the SCA said in a statement.
“Representing a global pool of experience and talent, we are our members and together we work towards a better, more sustainable future for each and every one of us – wherever in the world we are.”
The SCAA and SCAE’s members voted in 2016 to unify the two organisations. The decision was made in order to offer members more value, more resources, and more opportunities to connect, learn and grow.
The SCA says it will take time to update all of its resources, but has already begun the transition of its social media pages, and website.
For more information visit sca.coffee
Host Milano’s 40th edition in 2017 has been announced as the “place to be” to celebrate coffee at FieraMilano Rho in Italy from 20 to 24 October. Read more
Scott Rao, one of the world’s leading coffee roasting consultants, is coming to Australia to host masterclasses in January 2017. Read more
Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) has approved the acquisition of BrewGroup New Zealand, formerly Bell Tea & Coffee Company, for an undisclosed sum. Read more
Three Best of Project Origin auction dates have been confirmed for 2017. Read more
World Coffee Events’ (WCE) Working Group has released the 2017 Rules and Regulations for the 2017 Budapest Championships, which includes the World Brewers Cup, World Latte Art Championship, World Coffee in Good Spirits and World Cup Tasters Championship, taking place from 13 – 15 June, 2017 at World of Coffee in Budapest. Read more
CaféSmart has finalised the grants from this year’s event, which helped raise $160,523. Read more
In the past week Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne have been graced with the presence of fifth generation El Salvadorian coffee farmer and Director of the Specialty Coffee Association, Aida Batlle. Read more