New year heralds arrival of new Specialty Coffee Association

The process of unifying the Specialty Coffee Associations of America and Europe (SACC and SCAE) took a momentous step at the beginning of 2017, with the official establishment of the 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

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