Specialty Coffee Association Podcast

Specialty Coffee Association Podcast

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A podcast series from the Specialty Coffee Association presenting stories, lectures, and debates from the SCA’s global events. The SCA is a non-profit organization that represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world. Learn more at www.sca.coffee.


#79 | Genetic Improvements of Cup Quality: Latest Developments | Hanna Neuschwander, Expo Lectures 2019
Nov 18 • 53 min
World Coffee Research is working to improve the genetic potential of coffee cup quality. To start this task, you first need to define the meaning of “quality.” WCR believes it is a market-driven definition and organized new protocols to assess quality…
#78 | East African Quality Innovation | Expo Lectures 2019
Nov 11 • 56 min
In today’s lecture, a panel delves into the challenges faced by East African processors of high-quality coffee and shares solutions to these challenges, found by three organizations in Ethiopia, Burundi, and Rwanda. These organizations have been working…
#77 | Attracting and Retaining Farmworkers: Innovations in Colombia | Expo Lectures 2019
Nov 4 • 59 min
Skilled farmworkers are necessary to harvest specialty coffees in most parts of the world, but they are too often undervalued and invisible to the industry. A collaborative and innovative project in Colombia is attracting a dwindling labor force to…
#76 | A Career in Coffee: Why It Can and Should Happen | Expo Lectures 2019
Oct 28 • 61 min
A lot has been written about the workforce — millennials in particular — choosing between a career and a passion. That shouldn’t be the case. While baristas and other coffee professionals may find it hard to make millions, they should be able to make…
#75 | Consumer Desire Along Roast Degree: What Do Specialty Coffee Drinkers Actually Want From Us? | Erika Vonie, Expo Lectures 2019
Oct 21 • 52 min
With over a decade of experience in specialty coffee, Erika Vonie believes that coffee is for everyone. Like many before her, she started as a barista, and worked her way through management, events coordination, quality control, education, green buying,…
#74 | Drip Coffee Brewing and the Coffee Brewing Chart | Bill Ristenpart, Expo Lectures 2019
Oct 14 • 66 min
The process for brewing coffee appears simple: One pours hot water over some coffee grounds, and then drinks the liquid that passes through a filter. This superficial perspective, however, belies a sequence of complicated physical and chemical processes…
#73 | Re:co Podcast - Carlos Brando and Veronica Herlina on Scaling Local Action for Global Sustainability Results (S5, Ep. 3)
Oct 7 • 41 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the third episode of the “The Role of Innovation and Technical Advancement,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session explored and evaluated advances in innovation positioned to make an impact…
#72 | Re:co Podcast - Vera Espindola Rafael on Markets in Producing Countries (S4, Ep. 2)
Sep 30 • 26 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of “Growing Consumption: Letting Go of Sameness,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. We’ve grown accustomed to specialty coffee consumption growing at a fast pace, but some signs…
#71 | Re:co Podcast - Phyllis Johnson and Keba Konte on Letting Go of Sameness (S4, Ep. 1)
Sep 23 • 33 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the first episode of “Growing Consumption: Letting Go of Sameness,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. We’ve grown accustomed to specialty coffee consumption growing at a fast pace, but some signs…
#70 | Re:co Podcast - Greg Lowe on Financing Resilience (S3, Ep. 5)
Sep 16 • 20 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the fifth and final episode of “Value Chains: Transparency and Market Linkages,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Acknowledging that this isn’t the first coffee price crisis, this session brought…
#CoffeePriceCrisis | An Interview with Vera Espindola Rafael and Peter Kettler
Sep 12 • 76 min
Today on the podcast we’re sharing the audio from an interactive webinar we hosted last week, part of our series on the Coffee Price Crisis. SCA board member Vera Espindola Rafael and Fairtrade International’s Peter Kettler joined Vicente Partida for a…
#69 | Re:co Podcast - Ellen Jordan Reidy on Quality Foundations for Success (S3, Ep. 4)
Sep 9 • 28 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the fourth episode of “Value Chains: Transparency and Market Linkages,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Acknowledging that this isn’t the first coffee price crisis, this session brought leaders…
#68 | Re:co Podcast - Ted Fischer on Coffee and Values (S3, Ep. 3)
Sep 2 • 22 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the third episode of “Value Chains: Transparency and Market Linkages,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Acknowledging that this isn’t the first coffee price crisis, this session brought leaders…
#67 | The Coffee Price Crisis: An Update on the SCA’s Initiative
Aug 27 • 80 min
In this special episode of the SCA Podcast, we’re going to be listening to the audio of an interactive webinar we hosted last week on the SCA’s response to the coffee price crisis and the forthcoming report with recommendations for the coffee industry.…
#66 | Re:co Podcast - Michelle Johnson on An Exploration of a Sustainable Value Chain (S3, Ep. 2)
Aug 23 • 15 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of “Value Chains: Transparency and Market Linkages,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Acknowledging that this isn’t the first coffee price crisis, this session brought leaders…
#65 | Re:co Podcast - Andrea Olivar on The Coffee Barometer (S3, Ep. 1)
Aug 18 • 21 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the first episode of “Value Chains: Transparency and Market Linkages,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Acknowledging that this isn’t the first coffee price crisis, this session brought leaders…
#64 | Re:co Podcast - David Browning on Using Technology to Help Smallholder Farmers (S2, Ep. 5)
Aug 11 • 24 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the fifth episode of “Cost of Production and Profitability for Coffee Producers,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Buyers and producers alike need to understand what it takes to produce specialty…
#63 | Re:co Podcast - Danielle Knueppel & Enrique Magaña on Profitability from the Ground Up
Aug 4 • 23 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the fourth episode of “Cost of Production and Profitability for Coffee Producers,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Buyers and producers alike need to understand what it takes to produce specialty…
#62 | Re:co Podcast: Merling Preza on the Role of Cooperatives (S2, Ep. 3)(Spanish)
Jul 28 • 21 min
Hoy les presentamos un episodio especial por ser completamente en Español. Este es el tercer episodio de la sesión titulada “Costos de producción y rentabilidad para los productores de café”, grabado en vivo este pasado mes de abril. En nuestra industria,…
#62 | Re:co Podcast - Merling Preza on the Role of Cooperatives(S2, Ep. 3)
Jul 28 • 20 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the third episode of “Cost of Production and Profitability for Coffee Producers,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Buyers and producers alike need to understand what it takes to produce specialty…
#61 | Re:co Podcast - Panel Discussion: Alarms and Leadership Towards Change (S2, Ep. 2)
Jul 21 • 47 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of “Cost of Production and Profitability for Coffee Producers,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Buyers and producers alike need to understand what it takes to produce specialty…
#60 | Re:co Podcast - Taya Brown on Supporting Smallholder Entry into the Specialty Market
Jul 14 • 21 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the first episode of “Cost of Production and Profitability for Coffee Producers,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. Buyers and producers alike need to understand what it takes to produce specialty…
#59 | Re:co Podcast - Dr. Janina Grabs on Overcoming the Single Exit Fallacy (S1, Ep. 4)
Jul 8 • 21 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the fourth and final episode of “Macroeconomic Dysfunction in the Coffee Trade,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session convened experts to understand the functions and challenges of the…
#58 | Re:co Podcast - Jeff Glassie on Prices and Antitrust Law: Where’s the Line? (S1, Ep. 3)
Jul 1 • 21 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the third episode of “Macroeconomic Dysfunction in the Coffee Trade,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session convened experts to understand the functions and challenges of the coffee system…
#57 | Re:co Podcast - Vanusia Nogueira on The World Coffee Producers Forum
Jun 24 • 20 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of the “Macroeconomic Dysfunction in the Coffee Trade,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session convened experts to understand the functions and challenges of the coffee…
#56 | Re:co Podcast - Ric Rhinehart on Coffee in Crisis: A Call and Response (S1, Ep. 1)
Jun 16 • 43 min
In his opening remarks at this year’s Re:co Symposium, Executive Director Emeritus Ric Rhinehart set the stage for two days of learning, collaborating, and acting to address the coffee price crisis with his “dire warning speech.” This talk has been a…
#55 | Re:co Podcast - Peter Roberts on Empowering Specialty Coffee to Look Beyond the “C”
Jun 9 • 23 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of the “The Role of Innovation and Technical Advancement,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session explored and evaluated advances in innovation positioned to make an impact…
#54 | Re:co Podcast - Hanna Neuschwander on Unlocking Coffee’s Flavor Code (S5, Ep. 1)
Jun 2 • 39 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the first episode of “The Role of Innovation and Technical Advancement,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session explored and evaluated advances in innovation positioned to make an impact…
#53 - A Scientific Approach to Coffee Freshness | Chahan Yeretzian | Expo Lectures 2018
May 26 • 78 min
Since the early days of the specialty coffee movement, freshness has been one of its central pillars. It is best defined as having its original unimpaired qualities and is often understood, in coffee, as freshly roasted, ground within a few days,…
#52: Tracking and Tweaking Your Extraction | Dr. Marco Wellinger | Expo Lectures 2018
May 19 • 51 min
Today’s lecture explores the different chemical and physical markers that characterize espresso extraction. By using TDS, acidity, caffeine and chlorogenic acids extractions of different grinders, machines and brew ratios can be compared to each other.…
#51: Using Your Coffee Data as Business Intelligence to Deliver Quality, Consistency & Control
May 13 • 49 min
Specialty coffee’s artisanal and handcrafted customer face is real and supported by a complex supply chain and highly specialized production. These two things create and collect lots of information. Understanding what can be collected and how it can help…
#50: Development from the Bottom-Up | Expo Lectures 2018
May 6 • 83 min
Straddling the humanities and sustainability, the panellists of today’s episode discuss how understanding culture and context improves approaches to sustainability. Drawing on experiences in Vietnam, Mexico, and beyond, they describe setbacks arising when…
#49: Beyond Heirlooms & Hybrids: Breaking Down the Coffees of Ethiopia & East Africa | Expo 2018
Apr 29 • 78 min
World Coffee Research (WCR) and Counter Culture have both independently been working on better more up-to-date reference guides on the coffee varieties and research that has been done, and currently being done, in Ethiopia and East Africa. Counter Culture…
#48: Managing Conflict and Emotional Labor | Dr. E. Michele Ramsey | Bloom Providence 2018
Apr 22 • 44 min
At Bloom Providence, Dr. E. Michelle Ramsey gave a talk about managing conflict and emotional labor in the coffee workplace. Discussion focused on misconceptions about conflict, the role of power in conflicts and how we can better balance power between…
#47: How the Coffee Industry Can Make Successful Refugee Resettlement Possible | Expo 2018 Lectures
Apr 14 • 71 min
It goes without question that the US is currently locked in a very public debate over what type of country we want to be for refugees. The US has a long tradition of welcoming refugees, but is at a crossroads of what that will look like in the future. The…
#46: The Potential of Controlled Fermentation Through Yeast Inoculation | Expo Lectures 2018
Apr 7 • 59 min
Join us today for an exciting panel made up of microbiologists working to develop strains of yeast specifically designed for coffee fermentation and leading coffee producers. In this discussion, they deep-dive into the ongoing research in coffee…
#45: Education in Specialty Coffee: Engaging or Alienating? | 2018 Expo Lectures
Mar 31 • 74 min
Today’s episode seeks to explore our industry’s emphasis on educating customers, and the value of education for employees: While it has potential to be alienating, education will always add to an individual’s experience of a product in specialty coffee.…
#44: Creating Sustainable Careers in Specialty Coffee | Charles Jack | SCA 2018 Lectures
Mar 24 • 76 min
As a barista or production roaster, it’s hard to make a living in the specialty coffee industry. Some of our industry’s brightest, most passionate, and creative individuals ultimately leave coffee for other higher paying industries even though their true…
#43: Mentorship in Specialty Coffee: Students Become the Teachers | SCA Lectures 2018
Mar 18 • 78 min
One of the “special” things about specialty coffee is the connections that coffee people make with one another—beyond simply making deals, beyond simply hiring and firing, we are an industry of people who are drawn to share, learn, and grow with one…
#40: Demystifying, Updating & Expanding the Brewing Control Chart | Scott Frost | SCA Lectures 2018
Mar 11 • 45 min
Each of us, at some point in our coffee education, have been exposed to the coffee brewing control chart: this classic chart was developed in the 1950’s by Ernest Lockhart and colleagues through research at the Coffee Brewing Institute. It displays the…
#42: The Best Way to Roast for Espresso | Panel Discussion | SCA Lectures 2018
Mar 10 • 73 min
It’s time to dive deeper into the kinds of questions many roasters have mulled over, but not discussed enough: Should a roast be designed according to flavor profiles, should you roast with a specific brew method in mind? To what extent should a roast be…
#41: The Challenges of Being a Biological Coffee Farmer | Tim Wendelboe | CoLab: Bucharest
Mar 3 • 40 min
Today’s episode was recorded live at CoLab: Bucharest in 2018. Co:Lab is as Barista Guild event dedicated to connecting a local barista community with the international barista scene that includes lectures, workshops, and activities. Tim Wendelboe joins…
#39: Coffee is a Business (Whether You Like it or Not) | Andrew Gough | SCA Lectures 2018
Feb 18 • 71 min
Owning and operating a coffee business is a sexy idea, but many operators are too bogged down working “in” their business instead of working “on” their business. In this lecture, recorded at the 2018 Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle, Andrew Gough tells us…
#38: Re:co Podcast - The State and Future of The Business of Coffee (S6 E3)
Feb 11 • 56 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the third and final episode of “The State and Future of the Business of Coffee,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session gathered business leaders in Specialty Coffee to discuss the ways that…
#37: Re:co Podcast - Janice Anderson on the State and Future of the Business of Coffee
Feb 7 • 32 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the second episode of “The State and Future of the Business of Coffee,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session gathered business leaders in Specialty Coffee to discuss the ways that the…
#36: Re:co Podcast - The State and Future of the Business of Coffee (S6 E1)
Feb 4 • 42 min
Today, we’re excited to release the first episode from “The State and Future of the Business of Coffee”, a session at Re:co Symposium last April. This session gathered business leaders in Specialty Coffee to discuss the ways that the specialty coffee…
#35: Re:Co Podcast - Daniel Jones on the Evolution of Innovation
Jan 31 • 25 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the third and final episode of “Evolution of Innovation: How New Ideas Will Shape Specialty Coffee,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium in April 2018. This session offered a glimpse of new ideas in coffee from some…
#34: Re:co Podcast - Anukampa Freedom Gupta-Fonner on the Evolution of Innovation
Jan 24 • 23 min
This is the second episode of “Evolution of Innovation: How New Ideas Will Shape Specialty Coffee,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. This session offered a glimpse of new ideas in coffee from some leading thinkers in specialty coffee…
#33: Re:co Podcast - The Evolution of Innovation(S5 E1)
Jan 21 • 50 min
This is the first episode from “The Evolution of Innovation: How New Ideas will Shape Specialty Coffee’s Future”, a session at Re:co Symposium this year. This session offered a glimpse of new ideas in coffee from some leading thinkers in specialty coffee…
#32: Re:co Podcast - Harnessing the Power of Science Panel Discussion (S4 E3)
Jan 17 • 45 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the third and final episode of “Harnessing the Power of Science,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to learn about new developments in coffee science and explore…
#31: Re:co Podcast - Selena Ahmed on the Impact of Climate Change (Session 4, Episode 2)
Jan 14 • 23 min
This is second episode of “Harnessing the Power of Science,” a session recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to learn about new developments in coffee science and explore how Specialty Coffee can engage with the…
#30: Re:co Podcast - Dr. Britta Folmer on Harnessing the Power of Science
Jan 10 • 19 min
Dr. Britta Folmer, Scientific Affairs Manager within the Regulatory and Scientific Affairs department of Nestle Nespresso SA, explains how science can improve coffee’s value chain, with a particular focus on coffee consumption as a part of a healthy…
#29: Re:co Podcast - Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities (Session 3, Ep. 3)
Jan 7 • 74 min
Today, we’re very happy to present the third and final episode of the Changing Tides session, recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to have those often difficult conversations around diversity and inclusivity in…
#28: Re:co Podcast - Michelle Johnson on Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities
Jan 7 • 53 min
Today, we’re very happy to present episode two of the Changing Tides session, recorded at Re:co Symposium this past April. The main focus of this session was to have those often difficult conversations around diversity and inclusivity in our coffee…
#27: Re:co Podcast - Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Coffee Communities, Episode 1
Jan 7 • 56 min
On this episode of the Re:co Podcast, Peter Guiliano speaks with Colleen Anunu, Director of Coffee Supply Chain at Fair Trade USA and member of the SCA Board of Directors. After leaving the sensory world for a master’s degree in International Development…
#26: Re:co Podcast - Andre de Freitas on Trends in Sustainable Sourcing
Oct 22, 2018 • 36 min
On this episode of the Re:co Podcast, Kim Elena Ionescu speaks to Andre de Freitas, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Network. Andre has over 20 years of experience working with sustainability initiatives, with a focus on responsible…
#25: Guatemala After the Fuego Eruption
Oct 15, 2018 • 22 min
On June 3rd, an unexpected eruption of the Fuego volcano in Guatemala killed more than a hundred people and caused many more to evacuate. Guatemala is home to tens of thousands of smallholder coffee farms, many of which have been directly affected. A few…
#24: Re:co Podcast - Vava Angwenyi on Building an Alternative Narrative for Kenya’s Coffee Farmers
Sep 4, 2018 • 42 min
On this episode of the Re:co Podcast, Kim Elena Ionescu speaks with Vava Angweni, Founder & Chief Coffaholic at Vava Coffee Ltd, and Co-Founder & Director of Gente Del Futuro. Vava sources coffee from farmers in Kenya and around East Africa, and most…
#23: Re:co Podcast - Sustainability: Changing Everything Except the Goal
Aug 23, 2018 • 49 min
Kim Elena Ionescu moderates a panel with Merling Preza, Alejandro Cadena, Lee Wallace, and Molly Laverty at Re:co Symposium in Seattle in April 2018. In this week’s episode of the podcast, Peter Giuliano speaks with Kim Elena about the introductory…
#22: Re:co Podcast - Andrea Illy on the Global Economics of Coffee
Jul 10, 2018 • 47 min
This week’s episode of the Re:co Podcast features Illycaffè Chairman Andrea Illy speaking at Re:co Seattle in April 2018. Over his long career, Andrea has established an identity as a leader, thinker, and creative mind in coffee. We asked Andrea to…
#21: Re:co Podcast - Ric Rhinehart on the Future for Specialty Coffee
Jun 11, 2018 • 31 min
Welcome to the Re:co podcast, a new series where we’ll be sharing talks and discussions from Re:co Symposium, SCA’s premier event dedicated to amplifying the voices of those who are driving specialty coffee forward. We’ll also be having special interviews…
#20: Re:co Podcast - The State and Future of the Coffee Economy
Jun 4, 2018 • 45 min
Welcome to the very first Re:co podcast, a new series where we’ll be sharing talks and discussions from Re:co Symposium, SCA’s premier event dedicated to amplifying the voices of those who are driving specialty coffee forward. We’ll also be having special…
#19: The Science of Coffee Freshness
May 16, 2018 • 54 min
This week on the SCA Podcast, we feature a talk by Samo Smrke, Research Scientist at the Coffee Excellence Center of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences. Samo covers research he conducted in collaboration with the SCA on the effects of carbon…
#18: Should Coffee Be Treated Like Wine?
May 7, 2018 • 60 min
This week on the SCA Podcast, Felipe Croce of Fazenda Ambiental Fortaleza, a coffee farm in the state of São Paulo in Brazil, talks about coffee fermentation and asks, “Should coffee be treated like wine?” Watch the video recording of this talk on YouTube…
#17: 10 Years of Re:co Symposium
Apr 17, 2018 • 48 min
This week on the SCA Podcast, we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of Re:co Symposium, SCA’s annual event dedicated to high-level discussions in specialty coffee. Peter Giuliano, SCA’s Chief Research Officer and Director of Re:co, joins us to talk about…
#16: The Building Blocks of a Cafe
Apr 9, 2018 • 37 min
This episode of the SCA Podcast features Ralf Rueller, speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017 about the essential factors to consider when planning a new cafe. Since 2010, Ralf and his team at The Barn Coffee Roasters have been doing pioneering work…
#15: Don’t Hire Your Customers
Apr 2, 2018 • 43 min
This episode of the SCA Podcast features Ben Szobody speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017 about the business and social benefits of hiring beyond the usual suspects. Ben leads an examination of employee retention in the industry and looks at what…
#14: The Culture of Fermentation
Mar 26, 2018 • 36 min
This episode of the SCA Podcast features Kathe Kaczmarzyck speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017. Fermenting food and drinks has a long history with a variety of methods rooted in different cultures across the globe. In her talk, Kathe regales…
#13: Building a Roasting Plant
Jan 23, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Andi Trindle, Director of Coffee at Philz Coffee (and member of the Coffee Roasters Guild Unification Committee) moderates a panel of coffee roasting professionals discussing the…
#13: Building a Roasting Plant
Jan 23, 2018 • 66 min
In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Andi Trindle, Director of Coffee at Philz Coffee (and member of the Coffee Roasters Guild Unification Committee) moderates a panel of coffee roasting professionals discussing the…
#12: Coffee Botany 101
Jan 15, 2018 • 83 min
In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, SCA Coffee Science Manager Emma Sage talks about the scientific fundamentals all coffee professionals should understand about the coffee plant. Learn about how coffee genetics…
#12: Coffee Botany 101
Jan 15, 2018 • 83 min
In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, SCA Coffee Science Manager Emma Sage talks about the scientific fundamentals all coffee professionals should understand about the coffee plant. Learn about how coffee genetics…
#11: Chemical Physics and Coffee
Dec 13, 2017 • 78 min
Coffee undergoes a series of complex chemical physics from the moment it’s picked to the time it’s brewed and consumed. In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Dr. Christopher Hendon discusses the chemical physics that…
#11: Chemical Physics and Coffee
Dec 13, 2017 • 78 min
Coffee undergoes a series of complex chemical physics from the moment it’s picked to the time it’s brewed and consumed. In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Dr. Christopher Hendon discusses the chemical physics that…
#10: Effective Strategies for Green Coffee Buyers
Dec 6, 2017 • 91 min
This episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo features Mark Inman and Rob Stephen, two former coffee roasters/business owners, Past Presidents of the heritage Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and current green coffee…
#10: Effective Strategies for Green Coffee Buyers
Dec 6, 2017 • 91 min
This episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo features Mark Inman and Rob Stephen, two former coffee roasters/business owners, Past Presidents of the heritage Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and current green coffee…
#9: Building a Sensory Program
Nov 27, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Dr. Maya Zuniga provides an introduction to sensory science and the role it plays in the coffee industry. Dr. Zuniga explains how sensory analysis was used to build the coffee flavor…
#9: Building a Sensory Program
Nov 27, 2017 • 67 min
In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, Dr. Maya Zuniga provides an introduction to sensory science and the role it plays in the coffee industry. Dr. Zuniga explains how sensory analysis was used to build the coffee flavor…
BONUS: “Fast, Cheap, Good: Pick 2” at Bloom San Francisco
Nov 6, 2017 • 78 min
In this bonus episode of the SCA Podcast, Nick Cho moderates a panel on the state of specialty convenience coffee. This talk is one of three presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique event hosted by the Barista Guild of America. Did you…
BONUS: “Fast, Cheap, Good: Pick 2” at Bloom San Francisco
Nov 6, 2017 • 78 min
In this bonus episode of the SCA Podcast, Nick Cho moderates a panel on the state of specialty convenience coffee. This talk is one of three presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique event hosted by the Barista Guild of America. Did you…
BONUS: Martha Stoumen at Bloom San Francisco
Oct 23, 2017 • 47 min
In this bonus episode of the SCA Podcast, Martha Stoumen provides insights into the natural wine industry. This talk was presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique event hosted by the Barista Guild of America. The SCA Lectures podcast…
BONUS: Martha Stoumen at Bloom San Francisco
Oct 23, 2017 • 47 min
In this bonus episode of the SCA Podcast, Martha Stoumen provides insights into the natural wine industry. This talk was presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique event hosted by the Barista Guild of America. The SCA Lectures podcast…
BONUS: Mokhtar Alkhanshali at Bloom San Francisco
Oct 17, 2017 • 46 min
In this bonus episode of the SCA Podcast, Mokhtar Alkhanshali talks about the impact of disease on coffee production and how the coffee plant’s past holds the key to its future. This talk was presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique…
BONUS: Mokhtar Alkhanshali at Bloom San Francisco
Oct 17, 2017 • 46 min
In this bonus episode of the SCA Podcast, Mokhtar Alkhanshali talks about the impact of disease on coffee production and how the coffee plant’s past holds the key to its future. This talk was presented live in July 2017 at Bloom San Francisco, a unique…
#8: Listen to the Research
Oct 9, 2017 • 47 min
The foundation of a successful business is knowledge. What resources are available for specialty coffee businesses to enable better decision making and strategy? Heather Ward explores several different specialty coffee research studies, how they connect…
#8: Listen to the Research
Oct 9, 2017 • 47 min
The foundation of a successful business is knowledge. What resources are available for specialty coffee businesses to enable better decision making and strategy? Heather Ward explores several different specialty coffee research studies, how they connect…
#7: Opening a New Cafe?
Oct 2, 2017 • 93 min
Opening a new cafe? Design and build it right. This lecture explores the most critical issues (and mistakes) owners face during the design and build-out process when opening a new café. Learn about floor plan design, health and building codes, equipment…
#7: Opening a New Cafe?
Oct 2, 2017 • 93 min
Opening a new cafe? Design and build it right. This lecture explores the most critical issues (and mistakes) owners face during the design and build-out process when opening a new café. Learn about floor plan design, health and building codes, equipment…
#6: Automation in Roasting
Sep 25, 2017 • 78 min
Coffee Roasting companies have important decisions to make regarding the use of automation in the roasting process. Even roasting plants that have implemented automation can struggle with how to evaluate its effectiveness. By automating, does one…
#6: Automation in Roasting
Sep 25, 2017 • 78 min
Coffee Roasting companies have important decisions to make regarding the use of automation in the roasting process. Even roasting plants that have implemented automation can struggle with how to evaluate its effectiveness. By automating, does one…
#5: Changing Power Structures
Aug 28, 2017 • 80 min
Michelle Johnson and Tracy Ging moderate a panel on intersectionality, a term Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw coined as a cross-section where various forms of oppression exists. Women of color and those who identify outside of the CIS-normative, experience a unique…
#5: Changing Power Structures
Aug 28, 2017 • 80 min
Michelle Johnson and Tracy Ging moderate a panel on intersectionality, a term Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw coined as a cross-section where various forms of oppression exists. Women of color and those who identify outside of the CIS-normative, experience a unique…
#4: Trees Are Cool
Aug 21, 2017 • 71 min
Jon Ferguson moderates a panel discussion on coffee agroforestry and its nexus with farm productivity, quality, climate change mitigation, and market forces. This talk was presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual…
#4: Trees Are Cool
Aug 21, 2017 • 71 min
Jon Ferguson moderates a panel discussion on coffee agroforestry and its nexus with farm productivity, quality, climate change mitigation, and market forces. This talk was presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual…
#3: Molding All-Star Baristas
Aug 13, 2017 • 73 min
Anna Gutierrez outlines a program that specialty coffee business owners and managers can implement to mold #allstarbaristas. This talk was presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee…
#3: Molding All-Star Baristas
Aug 13, 2017 • 73 min
Anna Gutierrez outlines a program that specialty coffee business owners and managers can implement to mold #allstarbaristas. This talk was presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee…
#2: Pulp Fiction
Aug 7, 2017 • 65 min
Lucia Solis and Laurent Berthiot discuss fermentation, a process historically used to remove mucilage from the coffee seed to prevent spoilage during drying, as an opportunity to enhance aroma and improve quality. This talk was presented live at the 2017…
#2: Pulp Fiction
Aug 7, 2017 • 65 min
Lucia Solis and Laurent Berthiot discuss fermentation, a process historically used to remove mucilage from the coffee seed to prevent spoilage during drying, as an opportunity to enhance aroma and improve quality. This talk was presented live at the 2017…
#1: Women’s Coffee, Part II
Jul 27, 2017 • 35 min
The disparities between male and female coffee smallholder farmers have been amply illustrated by research and reports. This is part 2/2 of a talk presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee…
#1: Women’s Coffee, Part II
Jul 27, 2017 • 35 min
The disparities between male and female coffee smallholder farmers have been amply illustrated by research and reports. This is part 2/2 of a talk presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee…
#1: Women’s Coffee, Part I
Jul 25, 2017 • 32 min
The disparities between male and female coffee smallholder farmers have been amply illustrated by research and reports. This is part 1/2 of a talk presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee…
#1: Women’s Coffee, Part I
Jul 25, 2017 • 32 min
The disparities between male and female coffee smallholder farmers have been amply illustrated by research and reports. This is part 1/2 of a talk presented live at the 2017 Global Specialty Coffee Expo, the largest annual gathering of specialty coffee…