Coffee Roasters Guild - Road to a Unified Guild | Member Webinar #2

Coffee Roasters Guild - Road to a Unified Guild | Member Webinar #2

The leadership of the current Roaster Guild of Europe Working Group and Roasters Guild Executive Council invite guild members and those interested in learning more about the guild to join our second informational webinar focusing on the process toward a unified guild for coffee roasters – the Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG).

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Our commitment to Roasters Guild Retreat attendees

Our commitment to Roasters Guild Retreat attendees

Today is Day 3 of our Roasters Guild Retreat, currently taking place in Atlanta, Georgia. The event brings the roasting community together to learn, connect and have fun. In order for that to happen, we insist on each event being an inclusive and safe space where everyone feels welcome. 

All attendees have agreed to abide by a code of conduct, which can be found here: http://www.roastersguild.org/code-of-conduct. SCA maintains a zero tolerance policy for harassment, violent behavior, and sexually offensive behavior or actions. 

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Webinar and Q&A: The Road to a Unified Coffee Roasters Guild

Webinar and Q&A: The Road to a Unified Coffee Roasters Guild

Over the past six months, following the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) unification vote, the leadership of the Roasters Guild (RG) and the Roaster Guild of Europe (RGE) have been paving the way towards the unification of the two organizations to form the Coffee Roasters Guild (CRG)— the trade guild of the SCA for professionals dedicated to the craft of coffee roasting.

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Announcing the 2017 Diedrich Scholarship Recipients!

Top left to bottom right: Jahn White, Iliana Delgado, Tim Taylor, Scott Mowrey, Rachel Bennett

Top left to bottom right: Jahn White, Iliana Delgado, Tim Taylor, Scott Mowrey, Rachel Bennett

We are pleased to announce the recipients of the Stephan & Becky Diedrich Scholarship to attend Roasters Guild Retreat next month. These scholarship recipients are future or current leaders in the roasting community, helping to drive the future of specialty coffee. Diedrich, in partnership with the Roasters Guild, will cover the registration fee for the 2017 Roasters Guild Retreat.

The Roasters Guild scholarship program is designed for those who belong in the environment of education and deeper understanding of coffee that Roasters Guild Retreat offers, but who would not be able to attend otherwise. Scholarships were awarded based primarily, but not entirely, on the following criteria:

  • Must be a first-time attendee
  • Must be an active Roasters Guild member
  • Shows a history of active engagement applicant’s coffee community
  • Desires to make a career in the industry and is passionate about the roasting profession
  • Dedicated to roasting and serving high quality coffee
  • Exhibits leadership/mentorship abilities and a desire to help others grow their coffee knowledge
  • May serve as a role model and a source of inspiration for others

The scholarship recipients were chosen by two representatives from each the Roasters Guild Executive Council and Roasters Guild membership at large. Congratulations to the recipients! You can join them and other roasting professionals from August 17-20 in Buford, GA! Learn more at roastersguild.org/retreat.