The Specialty Coffee Association represents thousands of coffee professionals, from producers to baristas all over the world. Built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge, we act as a unifying force within the Specialty Coffee industry – invested in creating a worldwide circle of like-minded professionals.
Unified but not uniform, we celebrate and nurture diversity. We understand the importance of local knowledge and strive to connect every individual with the resources to improve their opportunities and make their voice heard on a global stage.
Representing a global pool of experience and talent, we are our members and together we work towards a better, more sustainable future for each and every one of us – wherever in the world we are.
Becoming part of the specialty coffee community brings added benefits, such as access to our industry guilds for Baristas and Roasters, as well as local events and activities organized and supported by our global network of National Chapters. If your business is coffee, then this is the place for you. Explore, collaborate, progress and inspire as we build a sustainable future for coffee, today.
A Statement on the Recent U.S. Executive Order on Immigration
On Friday, the U.S. government announced an executive order restricting travel from seven countries—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen—to the United States. As an organization committed to representing the specialty coffee community all around the world, we are deeply concerned about the impact this may have on our members, and especially those hoping to attend our events in the United States. We are assessing the situation and would invite any members from these countries hoping to attend our upcoming Global Specialty Coffee Expo in Seattle this April to please get in touch. As stated on the home page of our website, we celebrate and nurture diversity. We oppose any effort to divide or segregate our community and will be monitoring this development carefully.
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