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LONG BEACH, Calif. U.S.A. (April 19, 2004) --- The specialty coffee industry is set to showcase its latest products and services this week at the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s 16th Annual Conference & Exhibition. The event takes place April 23 – 26 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, and is open to the specialty coffee industry and coffee enthusiasts. Registration details are online at www.scaa.org.

The premiere coffee event of the year is expected to attract more than 8,000 coffee professionals and enthusiasts from over 40 countries. Some of the more than 800 exhibit booths will feature coffee goods and equipment, espresso machines, new product launches, tastings, and retailer supplies.

The exhibition is open: Saturday, 12:30 – 6 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; and Monday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  More than 200 hours of educational sessions are also presented throughout the conference, April 23 – 26.

Monin Gourmet Flavorings, the world 's #1 brand of premium gourmet flavorings, is the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s official conference and exhibition host sponsor.

Bill Lombardo, CEO of Monin Gourmet Flavorings, said, “Monin is proud to be the official host for the 16th Annual SCAA Conference & Exhibition. Our gourmet syrups and SCCA’s coffee growers, roasters and retailers form an ideal partnership in creating distinctive, memorable coffee drinks. Monin’s longstanding commitment to natural quality merges perfectly with the beliefs and mission of the SCAA, and we are thrilled to work alongside our coffee partners to help promote and sustain the global coffee community.”

Some of the many companies and products and services at the SCAA exhibition include:

All State Manufacturing, a leading manufacturer of Condiment and OCS cabinets, retail display equipment, area treatment décor packaging, door kits, and merchandise solutions. All State Manufacturing will have retail and OCS coffee cabinets on display.

Astoria will introduce Sibilla, automatic espresso machines. Sibilla is the most radical innovation in the industrial design of an espresso coffee machine. Mysterious, beautiful, fascinating, innovative - See it in Booth #1125.

Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters, a premium roaster located in Olympia, Wash. and Atlanta, Ga. that emphasizes quality and sustainability. Their coffees are chosen from the finest green beans available worldwide and handcrafted by artisan roasters.  

Whether your business is a start-up or established company, Bellissimo helps its clients open, market and expand their coffee businesses with award-winning products, world-class consulting and the new American Barista & Coffee School in Portland, Ore.

Blue Hill Coffee Inc. specializes in gourmet and fancy green coffee beans from Central America.

Bravilor Bonamat offers a wide range of professional beverage equipment worldwide: filter coffee machines (European market leader), table top vending machines, water coolers, hot water machines and various accessories. Visit them at booth #1452 - 1454.

BUNN's SCAA 2003 Award-winning BrewWISE system will be on display in booth #1511 along with these new products: the BUNN My Café Professional Grade Pod Brewer, Infusion Series Tea and Coffee Brewer, and the French Press Grinder.

Introducing Dulce de Leche by Caffe D'Amore. Embrace the sweeter side of life with this delicious combination of sweet cream and smooth caramel. Simply add water and enjoy hot, iced, or frozen.

Welcome to the most exotic and exclusive world: a 100% organic and gourmet coffee, originated in the mountains of the only enchanted islands, the Galapagos Coffee, booth 1447/1449, Cafes de Ecuador.

CIRQUA Customized Water will offer show attendees comparative tastings of coffees brewed with a wide range of water qualities to demonstrate how their H2O So Right treatment and service approach can turn a so-so cup into a great one while minimizing brewing equipment maintenance costs.

Wear your passion for coffee. Coffee Gems offers distinctive, hand-made jewelry with a coffee flavor. Their jewelry is constructed from fine silver and embellished with tiger-eye, jade and hand-fired enamel. Visit them at booth 1928.

CoffeeWorld is the new international coffee newsletter. Appearing 20 times a year in print, it also offers breaking news as it happens on the website. For a free copy and details of a special SCAA discount, drop by booth 2056.

The Colombian Coffee Federation will showcase exemplary specialty coffees at Booth 1535 and will offer Colombian Coffee classes to celebrate 77 years of quality coffee, social responsibility, environmental stewardship and market innovation.

Counter Culture Coffee is an Organic, Fair Trade certified coffee roaster in Durham, North Carolina. Their exhibit includes full cupping demonstrations, retail bin displays featuring their new logo, and their shade-grown valve bag line, Sanctuary.

Delta Color Sorters produces high quality, high speed sorting of coffee beans. Their industry leadership has been proven with models such as Iguazú and Penta, the only true trichromatic sorter for coffee beans. All made in USA. Visit them at booth #1540 SCAA 2004.

Elektra is an Italian company that produces home and bar espresso coffee machines. Elektra's mission is to supply a total quality product and to make it a "multi-purpose interior design element."

In search of fair prices for hundreds of coffee growers in Ecuador, Escoffee was born; largely organic, it is a specialty type coffee, described as “gourmet, hacienda, organic, tree shade and/or fair trade.”

ExImWare designs software for the green coffee industry. If tracking green coffee is a nightmare, if you’re mired in paper or insanely complex spreadsheets...stop by Booth # 1552 and discover a better way.

FETCO is a leading innovator of specialty coffee & premium tea brewing, grinding and serving equipment. They continue to pioneer the thermal market and maintain a reputation for new ideas and engineering excellence by taking a leadership role in educating new segments of foodservice and retail about preparing and serving premium coffee & tea.

FLAVIA Beverage Systems offers over 26 delicious beverages: gourmet coffees, leaf teas, cocoa, plus authentic cappuccino and chai latte. With its unique brew-by-the-cup technology, FBS offers the best in freshness, choice and convenience.

Frieling – your source for 24k gold Swissgold coffee/tea filters and tea pots, Emsa insulated servers, airpots, s/s French Presses in 4 sizes, and more. For commercial and home use.

Grindmaster Corporation (Booth 1919 - www.grindmaster.com) introduces its Single Cup Precision Pod Brewing System - the innovative commercial single cup pod brewer that delivers a great tasting cup of coffee every time, one cup at a time - fast, fresh, and foolproof.

Product Quality. Social Responsibility. Process Traceability. These are the foundations for the work done at Ipanema over the last 35 years. A Brazilian company, known as one of the largest coffee producing farms in the world, Ipanema sets itself apart as the world´s main Brazilian specialty coffee supplier. Their work is attested by its Eurep Gap and Utz Kapeh certifications and Starbucks´ Preferred Supplier Status.

The new I-Roast is as Easy as 1,2,3. Advanced features to program your favorite roast. Roast and cools enough beans to make up to 24 cups of coffee in less than 15-minutes.

IBERITAL is a leading manufacturing company of professional espresso coffee machines and spare parts. Visit them at booth 2141 and take a look at their new machine, eXtractor, specially designed for gourmet coffees.

Lacas Coffee partnering with Custom Sales is premiering The Golden Cup Café, unveiling an evolution in the marketing/delivery of premium coffees. This fully mobile café will address the old adage of location, location, location.

MA GRAPHICS is pleased to announce the addition of a full service Custom Graphics & Logo Development Department. Contact Julie Oleson at 800-331-1357 for assistance with innovative designs and branding creations for your business.

Modern Process Equipment (MPE) now offers high quality, low-cost Mahlkoenig and Ditting replacement burrs. MPE’s “Platinum” series replacement burrs are guaranteed to provide superior grind uniformity, equal or greater wear life, and typically cost 30-50% less than factory original replacement burrs.

Monin Gourmet Flavorings: The world 's #1 brand of premium gourmet flavorings is the proud SCAA host sponsor; with more than 80 all-natural, sugar-free and organic products, Monin introduces new Praline and Guava flavors; booth 1321.

Neighbors Coffee - Booth # 1800. Award Winning Roaster – Bulk and Prepackaged Gourmet Coffee, Tea, Cocoa & Cappuccino. Equipment & Store Fixtures. Private Label. Exciting New Packaging for our Cappuccino mixes.

OPEM demonstrates the machine CL100 to make single-serve coffee pods. They make a broad line of high performance pod machines and provide various solutions for proprietary pods and capsules in individual and multiple overwraps.

Optima Machinery Corporation is a leading supplier of filling and packaging machinery to the coffee industry including soft pod and rigid pod packaging machines as well as auger fillers and packaging lines.

Oregon Chai makes it easy for coffee house operators to increase sales and profits with two NEW delicious and convenient chai products: Ready-to-Drink Chai Tea Lattes and The Original Smoothie Base. Visit booth 424.

Parker Balston will have on display its brand new Nitrosource Membrane Nitrogen Generators. Designed to produce high purity nitrogen gas from standard compressed air supply, these in-plant generators will produce consistent high flows of nitrogen gas for all packaging and processing applications.

PNG Coffee Industry Corporation, Booth 1616. “If you want to discover a great new origin which has some fantastic and unique coffees, then go to the Papua New Guinea booth.”

Roasters Exchange is a coffee machinery manufacturing company in Oklahoma City. They provide a wide variety of products to companies large and small throughout the coffee industry. They are exhibiting a touch-screen 30-Kilo Millennium Roaster.

Selma’s Cookies will show their new espresso brownies. These homemade, sinfully rich, moist and sweet brownies have just the right combination of chocolate and espresso.

Award-Winning Serendipitea offers a wide variety of Premium Loose-Leaf Tea, Tisane & Chai, including certified organics, single estates, unique blends & accessories.  Serendipitea is found in the finest specialty food stores & served in the most-respected dining establishments throughout North America. Serendipitea is serious tea.

Dr. Smoothie's 100% Crushed Fruit Smoothie Concentrate meets the FDA’s 100% Fruit Claim. With increased awareness in nutrition and physical fitness, retailers are finding an increased responsibility to provide healthier beverages and Dr. Smoothie delivers.

The Specialty Coffee Association of Europe currently has 750 members in 70 countries, with interests from seed to cup. The next in the series of annual World Barista Championships will be held in Trieste, Italy in June 2004.

STA IMPIANTI S.R.L. manufactures customized industrial coffee roasting plants, managed by manual, automatic and/or computerized systems, equipped with traditional and/or clean-air ecologic process roasting machines.

Sunrich, a leader in soy, will feature specially-formulated soymilk designed to withstand the acidic environment of coffee and tea. Shelf stable and available immediately, Sunrich’s superior soymilk is truly “from seed to cup.”

The Sweetery, an Anderson, S.C.-based dessert retailer, is bringing Couple Cakes and Tea Breads, based on classic homemade Southern recipes, to the SCAA Show.

Torani's coolest products are heating up summer menus and profits. At SCAA, Torani will be showcasing their premium Sugar Free Chocolate sauce and syrups, a sure way to shrink customers' waistlines and increase operators' bottom lines.

Update International will show new products at SCAA. Over 1400 products and growing, this 25-year industry leader continues to offer innovative ideas and practical solutions. Find out in-person how Update can perk-up your business.

Urnex Brands Coffee & espresso equipment cleaners since 1936. Liquids, tablets and powders. Detergents, descalers and sanitizers. Six NSF certifications and OMRI organics listing.

Utz Kapeh is a worldwide certification program for responsible coffee production and sourcing. Visit Utz Kapeh (booth 1742) to learn about the opportunities of their producer Code of Conduct and transparent chain of custody system.

The World Alliance of Gourmet Robustas (Wagro) brings together those who produce and consume high quality robustas, which deserve the status of Gourmet Coffees. In Atlanta, it exhibits fine robusta coffees, "The Other Gourmet Variety."

WMF is the world’s leading manufacturer of fully automated coffee/espresso and cappuccino equipment. Made in Germany since 1927, WMF products are known for their top quality, exquisite craftsmanship and superior design.

About Monin – Official Conference Host

Acclaimed as the quality leader of the syrup flavoring industry, Monin is also the world’s largest and best-known producer of premium flavorings for beverage and culinary applications. Founded in France in 1912 by the Monin family, the brand offers more than 80 varieties of classic, organic and sugar-free syrups.  Its products are available through distributors and at select gourmet markets and retail locations nationwide. To find the distributor nearest you, call 800-966-5225 or visit www.monin.com.

About the SCAA

Founded in 1982, SCAA is the world's largest coffee trade association with over 2,500 member companies. 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.

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