29 Nov '17, 10pm

i did this thing a write

On November 21, a number of Houston coffee professionals held their first town hall-style meeting to discuss the decisions from the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) to both hold a slate of international competitions hosted by World Coffee Events (WCE) in Dubai and to launch a Deferred Candidacy Policy (DCP) for members who would not be allowed into Dubai or did not feel safe attending. The choice of Dubai as host of the global competitions has caused a large amount of outcry from the local coffee communities because of its humans rights record as well as its treatment of and laws against the LGBTQIA+ communities. Many also feel that the SCA has ignored their members’ protests about the decision. The attendees to the town hall event included a variety of local SCA members, including local shop owners, roasters, and baristas, as well as SCA instructors and board members.

Full article: https://www.baristamagazine.com/houston-town-hall/

Tweets

More coverage of SCA Deferred Candidacy Policy town halls today on BMag Online:

More coverage of SCA Deferred Candidacy Policy ...

baristamagazine.com 28 Nov '17, 4pm

SCA Director Mary Tellie had her back literally against the wall for much of the conversation, though she was explicit in ...

Our coverage of SCA Deferred Candidacy Policy town halls continues today w/ a report from L.A.

Our coverage of SCA Deferred Candidacy Policy t...

baristamagazine.com 27 Nov '17, 8pm

After nearly two hours of discussion in which the bell rang only three times, the conversation ebbed and flowed. Ranging i...

Portland Holds Town Hall to Continue Discussion on SCA Deferred Candidacy Policy

Portland Holds Town Hall to Continue Discussion...

baristamagazine.com 18 Nov '17, 10pm

An event moderator offered a prompt to begin the discussion: Where has the SCA let you down? Many people shared their reac...

D.C. Barista Join Conversation on SCA Deferred Candidacy Policy

D.C. Barista Join Conversation on SCA Deferred ...

baristamagazine.com 19 Nov '17, 9pm

On Friday evening, November 17, a number of coffee professionals in Washington, D.C., met at the Potter’s House to process...

New York Holds Town Hall to Discuss SCA Deferred Candidacy Policy

New York Holds Town Hall to Discuss SCA Deferre...

baristamagazine.com 16 Nov '17, 8pm

As a bi male, the coffee community was the first community where I felt comfortable with myself,” Will Hewes, a barista at...

So stoked for the inaugural QC event this Saturday!!

So stoked for the inaugural QC event this Satur...

baristamagazine.com 30 Nov '17, 4pm

The new coffee events group building community for queer people and their allies will hold its first event this Saturday, ...

SCA Hosting Virtual Town Halls to Discuss ‘Deferred Candidacy’ Policy https://t.co/V8xTjl9RZJ

SCA Hosting Virtual Town Halls to Discuss ‘Defe...

dailycoffeenews.com 20 Nov '17, 7pm

Numerous independent grassroots efforts have been afoot to discuss the policy, along with any number of issues related to ...

A direct link to the FAQs on the WCE website:

worldcoffeeevents.org 28 Nov '17, 8pm

Prior to unification, the parent organizations of WCE (SCAA and SCAE) would have first refusal on World Championships. The...

A List Of Coffee Town Halls To Discuss The SCA’...

sprudge.com 17 Nov '17, 10am

SCA’s controversial new Deferred Candidacy policy on Thursday—whereby national champions can seek to defer to enter world ...

Queer Voices Respond To Deferred Candidacy - Sp...

sprudge.com 17 Nov '17, 10pm

I am devastated that the most influential coffee organization is choosing to view me and other queer people as non-essenti...

Cafée: A Celebration of Women in Coffee in Pari...

baristamagazine.com 26 Nov '17, 5pm

Cafée (which is a play on the French word for coffee by feminizing the end with the -ée suffix) was born out of a need to ...

Specialty Coffee Association’s Online Town Hall: The Full Transcript @sprudge https://t.co/xBNfYEurPX

Specialty Coffee Association’s Online Town Hall...

sprudge.com 24 Nov '17, 3pm

Sure, thank you. This is a very difficult area in terms of what can we do as a specialty coffee association in light of hu...