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We are pleased to present the Symposium 2015 program, which contains the complete schedule of events and sessions, along with a wealth of information about the things you can look forward to as a Symposium attendee. Here’s the Symposium schedule at a glance: Tuesday, April 7 5 – 8 PM | Registration Reception  | Recital Hall Lobby Wednesday,

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We are pleased to offer a fellowship opportunity to attend the SCAA Symposium April 8-9, 2015, in Seattle, WA to a select number of individuals as determined by the application committee. This fellowship program, underwritten by S&D Coffee for the 2015 Symposium, is designed to give access to those who might not normally be able

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Symposium organizers are pleased to announce a fellowship opportunity to attend the SCAA Symposium April 23-24, 2014, in Seattle, WA. The Symposium Fellowship program is designed to give access to Symposium to those who might not normally be able to attend for financial or other reasons. The ideal Symposium Fellow is a future or current

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We have introduced a new element to the programming for select SCAA events this year, most recently bringing a special session of Symposium@ to the 13th annual Roasters Guild Retreat, held in West Virginia earlier this month. Symposium@ sessions are an extension of the main Symposium event, held annually in conjunction with the annual SCAA

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The attendees of Symposium are industry leaders and firebrands, and the opportunity to serve coffee to that particular crowd presents a welcome and worthy challenge to the Barista Guild of America each year. BGA Executive Council leadership works closely with the SCAA Coffee Design and Experience Coordinator on ideas around what kind of coffee experience

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There are many factors that impact how consumers experience coffee. Dr. Britta Folmer from Nespresso and her team set out to find out how the amount of crema in coffee would affect the overall sensory experience. In this talk from Symposium 2014, Dr. Folmer discusses a study that was developed to evaluate coffee samples that

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Vida Asrina, co-founder of social enterprise the Kupi Culture Project in Banda Aceh on the island of Sumatra, gives us an insider’s view on the past half-century of coffee culture in her country. Vida details a surprising resurgence of coffee culture, which came as a side effect of a global-scale tragedy: the 2004 tsunami. Tents,

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MIT historian Ben Wurgaft put today’s coffeehouse into historical context with its storied 17th century forebears, and debunked some myths along the way. Coffeehouses of that era are often credited with sparking the Enlightenment, the scientific revolution, and democracy itself. The real picture was not quite that simple. There was a lot of backlash about

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Greetings Symposium Delegates! We look forward to seeing you for the 6th annual SCAA Symposium in just a few days. The intention of this post is to help you get the most out of your Symposium experience…by doing a little preparation. We’ve put a lot of effort into packing as much great content into the

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