In light of recent events in Charlottesville and across the United States, we want to make it clear to the members of the Roasters Guild and the Association that any display of hate symbolism and harassment cannot and will not be tolerated.Read More
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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
Executive Council members are elected each year by the Roasters Guild’s membership to fill vacancies left by outgoing members of the Roasters Guild Executive Council. There are six (6) open positions on the Executive Council for the 2017-2019 term.Read More