Specialty Coffee Association Podcast

47 EpisodesProduced by Specialty Coffee Association

A new podcast series from the Specialty Coffee Association presenting stories, lectures, and debates. 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.

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#43: Mentorship in Specialty Coffee: Students Become the Teachers | SCA Lectures 2018

March 18th, 2019

1:18:27

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 …

#40: Demystifying, Updating & Expanding the Brewing Control Chart | Scott Frost | SCA Lectures 2018

March 11th, 2019

45:49

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 …

#42: The Best Way to Roast for Espresso | Panel Discussion | SCA Lectures 2018

March 11th, 2019

1:13:17

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 …

#41: The Challenges of Being a Biological Coffee Farmer | Tim Wendelboe | CoLab: Bucharest

March 4th, 2019

40:54

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, …

#39: Coffee is a Business (Whether You Like it or Not) | Andrew Gough | SCA Lectures 2018

February 18th, 2019

1:11:09

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 …

#38: Re:co Podcast - The State and Future of The Business of Coffee (S6 E3)

February 11th, 2019

56:07

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 …

#37: Re:co Podcast - Janice Anderson on the State and Future of the Business of Coffee

February 7th, 2019

32:06

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 …

#36: Re:co Podcast - The State and Future of the Business of Coffee (S6 E1)

February 4th, 2019

42:47

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 …

#35: Re:Co Podcast - Daniel Jones on the Evolution of Innovation

January 31st, 2019

25:01

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 …

#34: Re:co Podcast - Anukampa Freedom Gupta-Fonner on the Evolution of Innovation

January 24th, 2019

23:15

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 …

#33: Re:co Podcast - The Evolution of Innovation(S5 E1)

January 21st, 2019

50:48

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 …

#32: Re:co Podcast - Harnessing the Power of Science Panel Discussion (S4 E3)

January 17th, 2019

45:12

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 …

#31: Re:co Podcast - Selena Ahmed on the Impact of Climate Change (Session 4, Episode 2)

January 14th, 2019

23:24

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 …

#30: Re:co Podcast - Dr. Britta Folmer on Harnessing the Power of Science

January 10th, 2019

19:39

Dr. Britta Folmer, Scientific Affairs Manager within the Regulatory and Scientific Affairs department of Nestle Nespresso SA, explains how science …

#29: Re:co Podcast - Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities (Session 3, Ep. 3)

January 7th, 2019

1:14:33

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 …

#28: Re:co Podcast - Michelle Johnson on Building Diverse and Inclusive Communities

January 7th, 2019

53:22

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 …

#27: Re:co Podcast - Changing Tides: Building Diverse and Inclusive Coffee Communities, Episode 1

January 7th, 2019

56:00

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 …

#26: Re:co Podcast - Andre de Freitas on Trends in Sustainable Sourcing

October 22nd, 2018

36:32

On this episode of the Re:co Podcast, Kim Elena Ionescu speaks to Andre de Freitas, Executive Director of the Sustainable Agriculture Network. Andre …

#25: Guatemala After the Fuego Eruption

October 15th, 2018

22:34

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 …

#24: Re:co Podcast - Vava Angwenyi on Building an Alternative Narrative for Kenya's Coffee Farmers

September 4th, 2018

42:46

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 …

#23: Re:co Podcast - Sustainability: Changing Everything Except the Goal

August 23rd, 2018

49:20

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. 

#22: Re:co Podcast - Andrea Illy on the Global Economics of Coffee

July 10th, 2018

47:01

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 …

#21: Re:co Podcast - Ric Rhinehart on the Future for Specialty Coffee

June 11th, 2018

31:54

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. …

#20: Re:co Podcast - The State and Future of the Coffee Economy

June 4th, 2018

45:26

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 …

#19: The Science of Coffee Freshness

May 16th, 2018

54:15

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 …

#18: Should Coffee Be Treated Like Wine?

May 7th, 2018

1:00:40

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 …

#17: 10 Years of Re:co Symposium

April 17th, 2018

48:49

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 …

#16: The Building Blocks of a Cafe

April 9th, 2018

37:25

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 …

#15: Don't Hire Your Customers

April 2nd, 2018

43:20

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 …

#14: The Culture of Fermentation

March 26th, 2018

36:51

This episode of the SCA Podcast features Kathe Kaczmarzyck speaking at CoLab: Belfast in November 2017. Fermenting food and drinks has a long history …

#13: Building a Roasting Plant

January 23rd, 2018

1:06:15

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 …

#12: Coffee Botany 101

January 15th, 2018

1:23:47

In this episode of the SCA Podcast from the 2017 Specialty Coffee Expo, SCA Coffee Science Manager Emma Sage talks about the scientific fundamentals …

#11: Chemical Physics and Coffee

December 13th, 2017

1:18:12

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 …

#10: Effective Strategies for Green Coffee Buyers

December 6th, 2017

1:31:18

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 …

#9: Building a Sensory Program

November 27th, 2017

1:07:37

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 …

BONUS: "Fast, Cheap, Good: Pick 2" at Bloom San Francisco

November 6th, 2017

1:18:40

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 …

BONUS: Martha Stoumen at Bloom San Francisco

October 23rd, 2017

47:35

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 …

BONUS: Mokhtar Alkhanshali at Bloom San Francisco

October 17th, 2017

46:00

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 …

#8: Listen to the Research

October 9th, 2017

47:15

The foundation of a successful business is knowledge. What resources are available for specialty coffee businesses to enable better decision making …

#7: Opening a New Cafe?

October 2nd, 2017

1:33:43

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, …

#6: Automation in Roasting

September 25th, 2017

1:18:30

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 …

#5: Changing Power Structures

August 28th, 2017

1:20:05

Michelle Johnson and Tracy Ging moderate a panel on intersectionality, a term Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw coined as a cross-section where various forms of …

#4: Trees Are Cool

August 21st, 2017

1:11:06

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 …

#3: Molding All-Star Baristas

August 14th, 2017

1:13:11

Anna Gutierrez outlines a program that specialty coffee business owners and managers can implement to mold #allstarbaristas.

This talk was presented …

#2: Pulp Fiction

August 7th, 2017

1:05:49

Lucia Solis and Laurent Berthiot discuss fermentation, a process historically used to remove mucilage from the coffee seed to prevent spoilage during …

#1: Women's Coffee, Part II

July 27th, 2017

35:48

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 …

#1: Women's Coffee, Part I

July 26th, 2017

32:04

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 …

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