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Press release from SCAA, Date: June 26, 2007
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SCAA Hosts 7th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat at Rural Minnesota Resort

This summer, the Specialty Coffee Association of America hosts its 7th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat, a four-day event for coffee professionals to bolster their industry acumen and skill-set amid the natural and bucolic surrounding of a rural Minnesota resort lodge.  During the retreat, attendees have access to an array of helpful and information sessions to enhance their coffee cupping, roasting and industry knowledge.  The classes, which are taught by experienced industry professionals, range in topic from organic farming and coffee farm economics to more hands-on roasting and cupping workshops.

The SCAA Roasters Guild Retreat is only open to SCAA members.  The cost for SCAA Roasters Guild Members to attend is $650; non-SCAA Roasters Guild members pay $900 (roasting must be an integral part of your profession.) For more information on SCAA’s 7th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat, please visit: http://www.scaa.org/events_article.asp?article_id=108696953.

Celebrating its silver anniversary in 2007, the SCAA is the world's largest coffee trade association. SCAA members are located in over 40 countries and represent every segment of the specialty coffee industry, from coffee growers to coffee roasters and retailers. The SCAA's mission is to be the recognized authority on specialty coffee, providing a common forum for the development and promotion of coffee excellence and sustainability. The SCAA's dedication to excellence in coffee is realized through the setting of quality standards for the industry; conducting research on coffee, equipment and perfection of craft; and providing education, training, resources and business services for members.

The SCAA's annual conference is held in a different U.S. city each year and is the coffee industry's largest gathering and exhibition.
The SCAA’s 7th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat takes place Aug. 16 – 19, 2007.

Sugar Lake Lodge, Grand Rapids, Minn.  For more information on Sugar Lake Lodge, please visit: www.sugarlakelodge.com.


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