Featured Report: Specialty coffee has invested and innovated continuously over more than two decades to make the coffee trade more inclusive and more equitable. However, the largest and most vulnerable group of participants in coffee supply chains—the tens of millions of wage-earning men, women, and children who work on coffee farms—have remained on the margins of those efforts.


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.