International Relations Council

Led by Rafael Contreras, this group looks at specialty coffee on a global scale and works to address important industry issues.




Vice Chairperson
Max Quirin, ECOAGRO

Committee/Council Member
Nathan Herszkowicz, Sindicato Industria Cafe Sao Paulo
Mireya Asturias-Jones, Jones Coffee Roasters
Carl Sara, Crafted Coffee Company
David Veal, Specialty Coffee Association of Europe
Hidetaka Hayashi, Hayashi Coffee Institute
Edgard Bressani, O'Coffee
Ina Murwani, Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia "SCAI"
Pepe Miranda, Hawaii Coffee Association
Vanusia Nogueira, Brazil Specialty Coffee Association
Steve Colten, Atlantic Specialty Coffee, Inc.
Jennifer Gallegos, Fair Trade USA
Ma Eun Sik, Specialty Coffee Association of Korea
Juan Esteban Orduz, Federacion Nacional de Cafeteros de Colombia
Sunalini Menon, Coffeelab Private Limited
Ricardo Koyner, Specialty Coffee Assoc. of Panama
Lindsey Bolger, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters
Sandy McAlpine, Coffee Association of Canada
Guy Burdett, InterAmerican Coffee, Inc.
Leonor Gavina-Valls, F. Gavina & Sons, Inc.
Samuel Kamau, African Fine Coffees Associations (AFCA)
Geoff Watts, Intelligentsia Coffee Roasters & Tea Blenders
Moacir Aga Neto, Federacao dos Cafeicultores do Cerrado
Toshikatsu Okamoto, UCC Ueshima Coffee Co., Ltd.
Takao Ueshima, Specialty Coffee Assn. of Japan
Luiz Paulo Dias Pereira Filho, Brazil Specialty Coffee Association
David Roche, Coffee Quality Institute
Joe Hsu, Orsir Coffee Co., Ltd.
Sungrea Chun, Specialty Coffee Association of Korea
Juan Luis Barrios, Finca La Merced
John Doyle, Barista Techniques Pty Ltd

SCAA Senior Staff
Ric Rhinehart, Specialty Coffee Association of America

SCAA Staff Lead
Renee Espinoza, Specialty Coffee Association of America





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