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.

Coffee is uniquely positioned to drive globally sustainable concepts that produce positive outcomes across multiple industries and points on the supply chain. The SCAA has numerous entry portals for concerned and responsible coffee professionals to pledge their commitment to a more sustainable industry and world.

Wouldn't it be great if cafes could save 10-30 percent in costs and we as an industry could boast a large-scale and coordinated reduction, displaying our leadership and commitment to the environment? We view SCAA's programs to be an opportunity to be equal partners, not just aim solutions at the effect but to address the underlying causes. That is not an idealistic vision. It is real, possible, and could just come down to one day where we all agree to change a light bulb. To learn more, download the SCAA Green Guides here.