We offer our members every opportunity for success through education, training, resources, and business services. We invite you to learn more about how SCAA can help you succeed in specialty coffee, introduce you to a vibrant community, and build a stronger more sustainable future for all those involved.







SCAA's mission is to recognize, develop, and promote specialty coffee. Members within our organization are the very core of what SCAA is and does. Since 1982, SCAA’s company members have enjoyed a wide range of benefits for all employees of their businesses. In later years, membership expanded to include individual Barista Guild and Roasters Guild memberships, for individuals seeking to further develop their professional skills. By providing a network of resources, contacts, opportunities, recognition and support, the SCAA brings members to higher levels of success in their businesses and professional lives.


If you are new to scaa.org and have not yet created an account, that’ll be your first step towards purchasing a membership. To do that, simply visit scaa.org/myprofile. Once that's done, you'll be able to purchase an individual or company membership through our online store. We recommend purchasing your membership through the website, but if you need any additional help we are also happy to process applications via email, fax, or over the phone.


To learn more about SCAA Company Memberships, click here.


Visit each Guild's website to learn more about the SCAA's Individual Roasters Guild and Barista Guild of America Memberships.

why associate
“All of us should realize that in this new millennium, good won’t be good enough anymore. If we are going to prosper as an industry n the future, we need to set our sights on a commitment to excellence and total quality, which encompasses quality of life, quality of the cup, and quality of the environment.”
Ted R. Lingle, Coffee Quality Institute