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The Specialty Coffee Association of America is coming to Seattle later this month (April 24-27) to host their annual Convention and Expo at the Washington State Convention Center.

With tons of seminars, classes, as well as barista, coffee tasters, latte art competitions, and rows of exhibitors, it’s sure to be a great event that you don’t really want miss.

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SCAA's Pelter Giuliano. Photo Credit: SCAA

I recently spoke to Peter Giuliano, the SCAA's Director of Symposium, and asked him about the SCAA, the organization’s big upcoming event in Seattle, and about the coffee industry in general.

Peter offers a candid interview about the explosion of specialty coffee, and the radical transformation that has occurred in the coffee industry over the last couple of decades in the U.S.

Additionally, he offers sound advice to new and aspiring baristas, coffee shop owners, as well as discusses the exciting emergence of college classes and degrees in coffee.


SCAA 2014 Expo
April 24-27, 2014
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

If you’re interested in attending SCAA event (April 24-27), check out their website for details:

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is a non profit trade organization and the world recognized leader in coffee knowledge development. For more than a quarter of a century, SCAA has offered its members education, training, resources and business services. The SCAA currently has over 9,000 members including member companies and their employees. SCAA members represent more than 40 countries and every segment of the specialty coffee industry, from growers to roasters and retailers. (Source:


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Interested in more coffee news: Reat the SCAA's coffee trade-magazine, The Specialty Coffee Chronicle.

I always enjoy asking coffee professionals just how they brew coffee at home. In this podcast, Peter shares what he uses to make delicious coffee right at home.

What does Peter use to brew coffee at home?

Kalita Ceramic Coffee Dripper

Baratza Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

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