Featured Report: This resource explores the gender inequality that exists in coffee, creating inefficiencies in the value chain. Developed by the Sustainability Council, this paper asserts that the specialty coffee industry has a tremendous opportunity to minimize the gender gap in agriculture to the benefit of our specialty coffee supply and our suppliers.





Standards can be great tools for the coffee industry as they are trusted reference instruments established by knowledgeable subject-matter experts. A SCAA standard is a high-quality recommendation by the Standards Committee. It is a quantifiable and qualifiable measure, based upon scientific testing, which set values and/or ranges of values for coffee. Currently, the SCAA has standards for water, green coffee, and cupping coffee.