Amsterdam to host WBC 2018

World Coffee Events (WCE) has announced Amsterdam as the 2018 host city of the World Barista Championship (WBC).

The event will take place at the World of Coffee Amsterdam show from 19 – 21 June 2018.
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Introducing SCA: the result of the SCAE and SCAA merger

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.

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Brazil tops affordable coffee index

A recent study looking at the average price of coffee around the world has found that the best value cup is found in Rio de Janeiro, while Geneva in Switzerland is the most expensive. Read more

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