Featured Report: This paper, developed the SCAA Sustainability Council, provides an overview of some potential impacts of climate change to the coffee value chain. It also examines some of the work being done by industry and community leaders in case studies on mitigation and adaptation strategies, and it makes recommendations for how all stakeholders in the industry can participate in building a more resilient coffee sector.


Separation of coffee products is recognized as an SCAA Best Practice in manufacturing, including quality control and product development functions to protect the integrity of coffee products and prevent product contamination. Roasted coffee and raw (green) coffee products shall be separated, also organic and non-organic coffee products shall be further separated.

Functional Details

The following areas should have provisions for separating green coffee and roasted coffee, organic coffee and non-organic coffee. This list may not be complete for all coffee companies and operational situations.

  • Warehouse Storage
  • Storage bins
  • Re-work bins
  • Sample trays