SCAA/SCAE Merge to Form Specialty Coffee Association
The Specialty Coffee Association of America and Specialty Coffee Association of Europe have announced their new name, Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), after last year’s vote to merge both organizations.
The announcement on the website states “As of January 2017, the Specialty Coffee Association of America, established in 1982, and the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe, established in 1998, have officially become one organization. The unified organization, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), has launched this website to house information around key activities, events, and offerings. This is meant to be a temporary site while we work on combining our resources and updating our materials.“
The two organizations have also decided to merge their social media handles. However, they have also informed the members that they can still contact staff through their old contacts.
The SCA is a representative association of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the globe. Membership benefits include access to guilds for baristas and roasters, as well as participation in events and activities organized by its global network of National Chapters. According to SCA, they are out to build an industry “that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all…”.
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