[mailto:homeroast-admin] On Behalf Of Brett Mason
Sent: Monday, September 25, 2006 10:28 AM
Has anyone experienced better coffee from an SCAA member store or
shop than we already get daily?
I have yet to be wowed, except at Hines Public Market, and that
because of an incredible Barista, not because of an SCAA membership.
Hope they sell lots of memberships and post their decals where
everone can see them. Oh, is Folger's a member?
I get virtually all my coffee from a shop that is a Specialty Coffee
Association of America Business Member. Oh, this List is hosted by same said
SCAA Member. Said shop's SCAA "decal" is at the bottom of their web
Would the Specialty Coffee Industry as a whole be where it is today without
the influence of the SCAA? Maybe yes maybe no but I doubt it. Since 1982 the
SCAA has provided a focused resource for like minded quality conscience
coffee professionals to grow their craft and advance specialy coffee quality
and awareness. The SCAA does not focus on home roasitng but the SCAA's
mission is not at odds with home roasting IMO. "...The SCAA's mission is to
be the recognized authority on specialty coffee, providing a common forum
for the development and promotion of coffee excellence and sustainability.
The SCAA's dedication to excellence in coffee is realized through the
setting of quality standards for the industry; conducting research on
coffee, equipment and perfection of craft; and providing education,
training, resources and business services for members..." The SCAA created
the cMember category in response to interest expressed by quality conscience
consumers who wanted a more affordable way to participate in the SCAA.
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