29 Jun '15, 4pm

The SCAA Issues Apology for Last Week’s Regional Barista Competition Decision

The SCAA Issues Apology for Last Week’s Regional Barista Competition Decision

On behalf of the SCAA, Ric [Rhinehart, executive director of the SCAA] and I would like to apologize for the communication surrounding the announcement about the regional barista competitions last week. While we felt we had made the best decision on behalf of the entire membership, the barista community amplified what the Barista Guild of America Executive Council (BGAEC) had been saying…that these events are valuable beyond measure and there may be other solutions for USBC qualifying events. We heard you, and the BGAEC will be following up today about next steps. Beyond the regional competitions, we acknowledge much of your feedback was about how the decision was communicated. No question, we failed by not communicating to our members first and we are committed to remedying that. The board will put together a working group to establish a “members first” communication poli...

Full article: http://baristamagazine.com/blog/the-scaa-issues-apology-f...

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