Members of the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) have endorsed moves to unify their organisation with the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) in a vote held as part of the long running process examining the prospect of unification of the two organisations.
Members of the SCAA will now have the opportunity to express their views on the process in a vote that will be held over the Northern summer.
As part of the process, the SCAA will be holding a series of electronic open forum webinars, where the details of unification will be presented and questions can be answered.
They will also host in-person discussion opportunities led by board representatives and senior staff where members can discuss details and ask questions in a face-to-face environment.
Along with this, the SCAA is continually updating information about the process on its page dedicated to following the unification process: www.scaaunification.org.
President of the SCAA, Ben Pitts, has urged his members to be as involved as possible in the process.
“We can’t emphasise strongly enough how much your vote matters,” he said in a statement. “Our goal is to provide our members with the information they need to feel fully informed and we hope that every member contributes to the voting process.”