Simonelli Group has announced Fabio Ceccarani is leaving the company at the end of his second mandate after 14 years of working with Simonelli Group, the last six of which in the role of CEO.
The SCA to release Beta version of Coffee Value Assessment
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has announced that it will be releasing the Beta version of the Coffee Value Assessment, an evolution of the association’s cupping protocol and form at Re:co Symposium from 19 to 20 April and the Specialty Coffee Expo from 21 to 23 April, both in Portland, Oregon.
Gems of Araku to showcase Araku’s finest specialty microlots
The 15th edition of annual harvest festival Gems of Araku is scheduled to take place on 24 May at 14:00 pm London time. The auction celebrates both the seasons’ specialty coffee microlots as well as the farmers of Araku, India.
Starbucks appoints Brad Lerman as Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Starbucks has announced the appointment of Brad Lerman as Executive Vice President and General Counsel following an extensive internal and external search. Lerman will serve on the executive leadership team, reporting directly to CEO Laxman Narasimhan, effective 17 April.
International Café & Beverage Show returns
The International Café & Beverage Show (ICBS) 2023 is back at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 25 to 27 May 2023. The ‘Roasters Pavilion’ also returns and is designed to provide a cost-effective way for many smaller coffee roasters to showcase unique coffee flavours.
The SCA releases white paper on the value of specialty coffee cuppers
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has released a new white paper entitled ‘The Value of Specialty Coffee Cuppers: Perspectives, Roles, and Professional Competencies.’
Registration is now open for first SCA Educator Summit
The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) has announced that registration is now open for Educator Summit, a two-day conference dedicated to equipping coffee trainers with the latest in emerging coffee knowledge and training techniques. The event will take place in Busan, South Korea from 31 May to 1 June 2023.
I-CIP averages 170.03 US cents per pound in March 2023: ICO report
The International Coffee Organization’s (ICO) March 2023 market report shows its Composite Indicator Price (I-CIP) lost 2.7 per cent from February 2023 to March 2023, averaging 170.03 US cents per pound for the latter, while posting a median value of 170.11 US cents per pound.
Join GCP Collective Reporting with 18 recognised sustainability schemes
Following Global Coffee Platform’s (GCP) announcement of five sustainability schemes gaining recognition as equivalent to the Coffee Sustainability Reference Code, second party assurance, the number of schemes now fully recognised by GCP is 18.
ACE announces Best of Yemen 2023
Qima Coffee and the Alliance for Coffee Excellence (ACE) have announced plans to host the fifth instalment of the Best of Yemen auction series. Plans are underway for the auction to go live on 8 August.