Are you as passionate about speciality coffee as we are? Welcome to the international portal for the Speciality Coffee Association of Europe. SCAE is the authority on deliverying coffee excellence.
SCAE aims to create and inspire excellence in the coffee community through innovation, research, education and communication.
SCAE are celebrating its 15th Birthday this year!
World Coffee Events (WCE), event management organisation for SCAE and SCAA, produces 7 world coffee championships annually. Their mission is to develop events that engage the speciality coffee community and promote coffee excellence. For more information on upcoming events, please visit worldcoffeeevents.org
Read the 2013 Year In Review here.
Click on logos below to discover more about each competition.
SCAE is committed to providing a vocational education programme that is designed in modules to fit in around work and everyday life. The SCAE Coffee Diploma System (CDS) provides international training in: Coffee Introduction, Green Coffee, Roasting, Sensory and Cup Tasting, Grinding and Brewing, and Barista Skills. Courses offer something for everyone from novice to advanced professional, each provides certification and the credits go towards achieving the SCAE Coffee Diploma.
Trainer Programme – For coffee professionals who are SCAE members and who wish to become authorised trainers.
Barista Certifiers – barista examination for Level One and Level Two SCAE Barista certification.
Authorised SCAE Trainers (AST) – To find an authorised trainer located in your country and region check the directory. Click here to read more.
Gold Cup Research
The Gold Cup Programme was established to improve the standard of filter coffee consumed in the marketplace. Through research an internationally respected set of guidelines has been established for brewing filter coffee this includes: minimum standards for coffee to water ratio, brewing temperature and holding time, and optimum standards for coffee extraction and strength.
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We are a membership orientated organisation owned by our members. They consist of a diverse mix of people from the coffee industry worldwide. All are passionate about coffee and enjoy the many benefits of membership.
World of Coffee - Rimini 2014
World of Coffee - Europe's leading speciality coffee event, organised by SCAE in a different city each year, is an unmissable opportunity to meet up with top baristas, roasters and other movers and shakers in the coffee industry from around the world.
Café Europa Magazine
Café Europa issue 54 is out now.
Make sure to visit the members lounge to view an online version.
In this issue:
Read all about SCAE at SIGEP, Gothenburg’s da Matteo coffee roastery, Peruvian and Tanzanian coffee, the latest café trends and check out our interviews with ‘The Dublin Barista’, Colin Harmon, and SCAE authorised trainer, Eddie Righi.