SCA - Global Coffee Expo

The biggest news in coffee this year is the amalgamation of the Specialty Coffee Assocation of America (SCAA) and Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) now under one umbrella, named the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA). We’re still getting used to the change of hashtag, but no better place to absorb the exciting new changes at the annual global expo, this year in Seattle.

This year’s show runs from April 20-23 after the annual Re;Co symposium. It’s never too early to get in, last we looked accommodation was getting thin. Seattle is a city known for its rain, coffee and ability to host large conferences that book out the entire city.

We attended last year’s show in Atlanta and particularly loved the workshops and education put on by the SCA and their partners. From learning about setting up a roasting business, to packaging, to gender equality at origin, the show is there to educate and inspire.

Jump on the SCA website and get that accommodation sorted! With this year's expo so close, we're expecting a great turnout from Vancouver and other West Coast roasters and cafe owners. Will and I will be heading down, see you there for all the latest in the coffee industry (and a beer or two)!

Yours in coffee, Attie 

Will and Attie (Groundswell Roasters), Grady and Christine (Swiss Water) Wendy (Single Origin) at SCAA Atlanta, 2016 

Will and Attie (Groundswell Roasters), Grady and Christine (Swiss Water) Wendy (Single Origin) at SCAA Atlanta, 2016