SCA UK Chapter
We are the Specialty Coffee Association - United Kingdom Chapter (SCA UK). We represent the UK based members of the Specialty Coffee Association. The primary aim of the SCA UK is to organise and run the UK national coffee championships, which lead into the World Championships, and to host events, which inform, educate and bring together the UK coffee community.
The overriding goal of SCA UK is to spread the knowledge of great coffee! Whether this is through entering any of the championships we organise, or by attending any of the training, educational or social events we host throughout the year.
The SCA UK chapter is also about fun and friendship! The competitions are not only a great way to learn but also about meeting other people in the UK's ever-growing coffee community and forging great new friendships and contacts.
The SCA UK chapter is an association with a growing number of members - people like you, who are looking for coffee excellence. Our members come from all areas of the coffee industry, from machine manufacturers to roasters, cafe owners and ancillary suppliers.
The SCA UK Chapter is run by volunteers; an elected committee and a non-elected sub-committee.
Edita Chodarcevic - Education@scauk.coffee
Graz Moroni - Events@scauk.coffee
Alexx McKendry - Communications@scauk.coffee
Jonathan Wadham - Finance@scauk.coffee
The SCA UK and World Coffee Research
Most of us in the UK are in a relatively privileged position compared to many of those in coffee-producing countries. In the past the SCA UK have made adhoc donations to the WCR, however, we have made the decision to enter into a formal agreement for the coffee championship year's 2020 and 2021 and will donate £1,000 per year to the WCR. We hope this will continue longer term, however, any new committees will have to agree and ratify this.
World Coffee Research is a non-profit research and development agricultural research non-profit. Their stated mission is: "Grow, protect, and enhance supplies of quality coffee while improving the livelihoods of the families who produce it."
We believe that this is an incredibly important organisation to support, and we hope you agree. Please visit their website: www.worldcoffeeresearch.org for more information and to make your own donation to support their work.