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Welcome to SCAE

Elements of LifeThe Speciality Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) represents the heart of the coffee community, where thousands of coffee professionals and enthusiasts can share their wealth of knowledge and experience with one another in a forum designed to facilitate innovation, education, research and most importantly, communication.

Everything we do at SCAE surrounds Inspiring Coffee Excellence. This is our vision to take speciality coffee out to the world, to re-educate consumers on this most fascinating beverage for the benefit of every level in the supply chain, whilst helping to ensure the long-term sustainability of our industry.

We're also very proud to be associated with our partner charity, Coffee Kids, who's dedicated programme enables them to work throughout Latin-American coffee-farming communities, creating projects in a number of key areas, such as education, health care and economic diversification.

Below you can find out more about what SCAE and the coffee community can offer you, from Membership, to courses on our Coffee Diploma System, as well as information on our annual World of Coffee event, and of course the World Coffee Championships, organised by World Coffee Events.

SCAE Careers

We have two exciting career prospects at our Head Office for a Chapter Coordinator and an Education Coordinator. Due to an overwhelming response we've extended the deadline to 7th November 2014. Please click here to find out more.



SCAE are a membership orientated organisation owned by our members who consist of a diverse mix of people from the coffee industry all over the world. No matter what you're connection to coffee, there's a SCAE Membership Package for everybody, designed to offer you the best possible benefits for your requirements.

Why join?   -   Join today   -   Renew today


SCAE EducationSCAE's Coffee Diploma System provides international training in Introduction to Coffee, Green Coffee, Sensory Skills, Roasting, Brewing and Barista Skills. Whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned professional, all our courses offer something for everyone, with every credit you earn also going towards your SCAE Coffee Diploma.

Read more   -   Download brochure   -   Course calendar   -   Become a judge

World of Coffee

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World Competitions

World Coffee EventsThe World Coffee Championships are made up of seven separate competitions which are hosted annually, and are organised by World Coffee Events (WCE). WCE's mission is to develop events that engage the coffee community and promote coffee excellence. You can find out more about each of the competitions through the links below:

world barista championship  world brewers cup 
world latte art-championship world cup tasters championship
world coffee in good spirits championship cezve ibrik championship
world coffee roasting championship  

Coffee Kids

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SCAE proudly supports our partner charity Coffee Kids. Coffee Kids work with organisations in coffee-farming communities throughout Latin America to create projects in the areas of education, health care, economic diversification, food security and capacity building. 

Latest News

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2014 France National Chapter Elections

2014 France National Chapter Elections

Following a successful election process, we're delighted to announce the new SCAE France National Chapter Coordinators are as follows: National Coordinator / Coordinateur National - Patrick Mas Membership Coordinator / Coordinateur Adhésions...

Out Now: Café Europa, Autumn 2014

Out Now: Café Europa, Autumn 2014

The autumn issue of Cafe Europa is hot off the press and will be winging its way to members over the next week. Here'€™s what'€™s coming up in this issue: Barista...

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