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Become A Member Links Become a Member Membership Benefits Cup of Excellence Alliance Small Business Value Training Videos Membership Applications Current NCA Members (PDF) Dues Basis (PDF) Dues Schedule (PDF) Join Now! NCA forms Alliance with Cup of Excellence Under a new agreement, the NCA has entered into a strategic alliance with the Cup of Excellence program (COE). The alliance reflects an expansion of NCA’s ongoing commitment to quality and an enhanced focus on premium coffees as an important industry and membership sector. The agreement between NCA and The Alliance for Coffee Excellence, Inc.
Become A Member Links Become a Member Membership Benefits Cup of Excellence Alliance Small Business ValueTraining Videos Membership Applications Current NCA Members (PDF) Dues Basis (PDF) Dues Schedule (PDF) Join Now! NCA Commitment to Small Business Since its formation nearly a hundred years ago, the National Coffee Association has been committed to the well being of the entire coffee industry — that includes coffee companies big and small. The specialty coffee boom of the past two decades has transformed the small business segment of the industry in many ways, creating new opportunities for the NCA to meet new and emerging needs. Though the NCA has always supported the small business community, the Association has made a conscious effort in recent years to provide more valued benefits of particular relevance to small business members; whether they are small or micro roasters, small chain or single store coffee cafes, small lot importers, or growers.
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Coffee can be a great flavor addition in both sweet and savory food and beverage recipes. To find the crema of the crop, you might say, NCA is conducting the “Everything Tastes Better with Coffee” recipe contest. All coffee lovers can submit their recipes today for a chance to win prizes and recognition via NCA’s dynamic new online coffeehouse website, MyVirtualCoffeehouse.com. Contest ends on May 20.(more)
Michael Gaviña of F. Gaviña & Sons has become the first recipient of the NCA Volunteer of the Year Award. Selected by unanimous NCA Board committee vote, Gaviña received the award at the opening session of the NCA’s 102nd Annual Convention in San Francisco.(more)
Coffee Consumption Jumps by 5%, 83% of Americans Say They Drink Coffee(more)
NCA Creates Online Coffeehouse New Website - MyVirtualCoffeehouse.com - Captures and Celebrates The Coffee Lifestyle and Culture(more)
NCA finds the single-serve format continuing an unabated surge forward. The Single Serve Format: Evolving Perceptions, Continued Opportunities, part of the NCA Market Research Series, takes a deep dive into consumer attitudes and behaviors of arguably the industry’s hottest game changer since Mr. Coffee in the 1970s.(more)
In another NCA Market Research Series report, NCA takes the industry’s first detailed look into coffee consumption habits among the exploding Hispanic-American population. The original NCA research is the first of its kind, taking a deep dive into segment-specific behaviors further dissected by levels of acculturation. Data are also compared and contrasted with consumption habits among African-Americans and non-Hispanic-Americans.(more)
Scientists have extended the understanding of caffeine’s well-established effect of alleviating cognitive impairment. Researchers in Jordan zeroed in on two known contributing factors for impaired learning and memory – chronic psychosocial stress and a high-fact sugar-laden so-called “Western Diet” (WD). Their conclusion was that caffeine yields a measurable protective effect against impairment specifically caused by these factors.(more)