Featured Report: This paper, developed by the SCAA Sustainability Council, frames the global water crisis, defines key terms related to water resources at origin, explores the connections between coffee production, processing and water stewardship, highlights ongoing efforts by industry leaders for responsible water stewardship, and provides recommendations for action and further research.

A protocol is a specific process recommended by the SCAA Standards Committee and Professional Development Department. A SCAA protocol is a qualifiable recommended process that the standards committee has agreed upon and may include individual standards.