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SCAA President, Tracy Allen, quoted in The Washington Post concerning the demand for accurate and consistent labeling of coffee beans. March 28, 2016

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/03/28/scientists-are-using-chemistry-to-fight-off-counterfeit-coffee/?postshare=9531459188641772&tid=ss_tw

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SCAA President and CEO of Brewed Behavior, Tracy Allen, featured in “The Food Issue” of The Kansas City Star.

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Just posted! Q Lecture and Exams in Kansas City. January 4-9, 2016 – Click title for details

 

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SCAA President, Tracy Allen, is thinking BIG! Coffee Talk Magazine – December 2015

The Future of Coffee in 2016   I have the distinct honor to represent the Specialty Coffee Association of America as its president, and the joy- and responsibility- of that office is to help lead the American specialty coffee community into the future. Except, one thing that becomes immediately clear when looking at our membership […]

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“To B or not to B, Getting Certified as a B Corp or Becoming a Legal B Corporation.” Author: Tracy Allen

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How To Say, “You’re Fired”

It’s Not Fun. But Done Right, It Can Be Minimally Painful. Giving an employee the pink slip can be a gut wrenching experience. But when you have a poor performer on your hands, you can’t afford to waste your time or money by keeping them around. To set the tone for the conversation, it is […]

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What’s Your Name Again? Tips for naming—or renaming—your business

  Naming a business can be about as nerve wracking as naming a child—maybe more so. There’s no new-business name that can be handed down from an admired grandparent, or a favorite Survivor cast member or pop star to tie your professional identity to. Your business is all you, asking the world to like you […]

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Guaranteed Returns- Invest in training your staff to see exponential rewards.

I recently heard about a casual conversation between two baristas that, though not particularly surprising, got me thinking. The pair were discussing how their boss doesn’t think training is a good investment, because baristas can just take that training and leave—and go to work for a competitor. Of course, this coffeehouse owner surely provides some […]

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It’s all about value: Wholesaling true specialty coffee

The phrase “selling specialty coffee” is often used interchangeably with “being in the wholesale coffee business.” But clearly there is a difference. One that sells specialty coffee sells a value, supports a lifestyle, and improves lives. Whereas others, well they simply offer a commodity based on price, and clearly, that’s not selling specialty making it […]

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Ready to Sell?

You’ve spent countless hours mastering the ins and outs of café ownership. But you’ve probably never sold a business. Skip Colombo opened the Fresh Pot in Portland, Ore., in 1997 with business partner Matt Vinci. Having worked together in a café during college, they discovered a love for coffee and the community around it. “We […]

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