Specialty Coffee Association (SCA)
The Specialty Coffee Association is a nonprofit, membership-based organization that 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.
SCA’s purpose is to foster global coffee communities to support activities to make coffee a more sustainable, equitable, and thriving activity for the whole value chain.
Established in January 2017 as a result of the unification of the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Speciality Association of Europe, the SCA combines rich histories on both sides of the Atlantic and around the world.
Unified but not uniform, SCA celebrates and nurtures diversity. 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.
The Specialty Coffee Association is a new organization formed by the SCAA and SCAE. Read more here.