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photo7The 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.

Member Focus

intro to coffeeHonduras: An Origin Trip - if you haven't already, check out all the details for SCAE's next Field Trip to the beautiful landscape of Honduras. The trip is filling up fast so book your space NOW to avoid disapointment!

Introduction to Coffee - for those of you who are new to the Coffee Diploma System, this introductory cource by SCAE is a must-attend on 25 November in London, UK. Book your place today and kickstart your coffee career!

New Products in the SCAE Shop - take a look at our brand new product range available to buy at the SCAE Shop. Remember, members receive a 10% discount on all purchases so be sure to quote your membership number when you order.



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. 

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