Archive for April 2018

April 16, 2018— The 2018 SCA Sustainability Award winners, Manos al Agua and Twin UK, will be recognized this week on the Re:co Symposium stage this Thursday, April 19th. The awards, created in 2004, recognize outstanding work in the field of sustainability in the coffee industry.

  • Manos al Agua, a program of the National Federation of Coffee Growers of Colombia (FNC), will be awarded the Project Award for their work to confront Colombia’s sustainability challenge of intelligent water management at the farm and landscape level. The program is a private-public partnership between the FNC, Cenicafé, Nestlé, Nespresso, WUR, RVO and APC Colombia.
    Roberto Velez, FNC’s Chief Executive Officer, will accept the award on behalf of Manos al Agua.
  • Twin, a non-governmental organization (NGO), will receive the Business Model Award for their innovative aid-through-trade model that markets and trades coffee from smallholder farmers in countries across Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Twin won an SCA Sustainability Award in 2014 for their work in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
    Richard Anstead, Managing Director at Twin, will accept the award on the organization’s behalf.

The selection process for the 2018 Sustainability Awards was led by the SCA Sustainability Center’s Awards Committee, chaired by Rosemary Trent of Save the Children, and the winners chosen by individual votes from the committee’s members.

The SCA has recognized outstanding work in the field of sustainability since 2004 and with every year we see greater diversity in the approaches that companies, organizations, and individuals take to confronting the challenges facing our industry. This year’s awards reflect collaborations that happen across geographies, cultures, and supply-chain roles, and I’m thrilled to be able to celebrate a kind of innovation that benefits all of us,” says SCA Chief Sustainability Officer Kim Elena Ionescu.


Text and photo credits: SCA Speciality Coffee Association


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Foto: Hamburg Messe und Congress / Katrin Neuhauser

Foto: Hamburg Messe und Congress / Katrin Neuhauser

Hamburg, 13. April 2018 – In sechs Monaten ist es wieder soweit: Die COTECA  Coffee, Tea and Cocoa Global Industry Expo öffnet vom 10. bis 12. Oktober 2018 zum fünften Mal in Hamburg ihre Tore. Dann wird die Hansestadt wieder zum internationalen Treffpunkt von Kaffee-, Tee- und Kakaoexperten aus aller Welt.
Als einziger Business-Treff Europas vereint die Fachmesse alle drei Branchen unter einem Dach und bringt zum zweiten Mal den Kaffee Campus der Deutschen Röstergilde auf das Hamburger Messegelände. In diesem Bereich können sich insbesondere Röster über das gesamte Spektrum des Kaffees informieren.


Insgesamt werden circa 200 Aussteller aus rund 40 Nationen erwartet, die ihre Produkte und Innovationen präsentieren. Die rund 3.600 internationalen Fachbesucher dürfen sich auf Inspiration und Trends sowie eine Vielzahl an Workshops und Vorträgen freuen – damit ist die COTECA Impulsgeberin und Plattform für den internationalen Handel und Expertenaustausch zugleich.

Foto: Hamburg Messe und Congress / Katrin Neuhauser
Text: COTECA Hamburg

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photo credits: SCA - World of Coffee

photo credits: SCA – World of Coffee

World of Coffee 2018 & World Barista Championship – RAI Amsterdam – 21-23 June 2018


The largest coffee trade show in Europe is traveling to Amsterdam this June.
Thousands of baristas, coffee roasters, buyers, and F&B professionals will travel to RAI Amsterdam to find the latest products and innovations, and to take part in inspiring lectures, tastings, and social activities. The event is organized by the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and is also the venue for the prestigious 2018 World Barista Championship.

The annual event has grown in five years from 3,000 visitors and 45 exhibitors to 6,800 visitors and 250 exhibitors. Professionals from over 90 countries visit the trade show, known as one of the leading international coffee events.

A Festival of Innovation, Entertainment, and Knowledge
The backbone of World of Coffee is the dynamic 5000 sq.m. show floor featuring over 250 of the world’s leading coffee and Horeca industry suppliers and much more:

  • World Barista Championships
  • SCA Lecture Series
  • Two busy cupping rooms
  • Roasters Village
  • Brew and Espresso Bars
  • Sustainability Forum
  • World of Coffee New Product of the Show Awards
  • Automating Excellence, a space where visitors can taste the finest Cup of Excellence coffees made by a selection of the most innovative, fully-automated machines

World of Coffee offers many opportunities to network with specialty coffee professionals from Europe and around the world, on the show floor and at various receptions and parties.

Tickets are available online, starting at €20 for SCA members and €25 for non-members (Early Bird), and are available at the door from €40.

Venue Location:
RAI Amsterdam
Europaplein 24
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands

For more information and tickets visit: www.worldofcoffee.org


Text and photo credits: SCA (www.sca.coffee)

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