The Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) is a nonprofit, membership-based association built on foundations of openness, inclusivity, and the power of shared knowledge. From coffee farmers to baristas and roasters, our membership spans the globe, encompassing every element of the coffee value chain. SCA acts as a unifying force within the specialty coffee industry and works to make coffee better by raising standards worldwide through a collaborative and progressive approach. Dedicated to building an industry that is fair, sustainable, and nurturing for all, SCA draws on years of insights and inspiration from the specialty coffee community.
To create an effective, authentic and dynamic organization to give voice and substance to the possibilities for specialty coffee worldwide.
Engage, inspire, and expand a sustainable global specialty coffee trade through leadership in events, education, and research.
As of January 2017, the Specialty Coffee Association of America, established in 1982, and the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe, established in 1998, have officially become one organization. The unified organization, the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), has launched this website to house information around key activities, events, and offerings. This is meant to be a temporary site while we work on combining our resources and updating our materials. To visit the previous SCAA or SCAE websites, please click the links below: