Code of Regulations of the Coffee Technicians Guild
Name | The name of this organization is "Coffee Technicians Guild" (the "Guild").
Offices | The Guild shall be administered from the offices of the Specialty Coffee Association (“SCA”).
Mission | Coffee professionals dedicated to promoting excellence in equipment service and developing qualified technicians through advocacy, education, and networking.
Vision | To be the global voice for the coffee technician community.
Tag Line | “From wrench to cup”
Objectives - The Objectives of the Guild are to:
Promote QUALITY and EXPERTISE as the principle standard for success as it relates to technical service.
Present the craft and science of technical service as a professional occupation.
Further technicians’ skills and knowledge of any and all aspects related to coffee and espresso brewing equipment
Encourage interaction and communication among technicians, manufacturers and coffee professionals.
Focus the voice of technicians as their representative to the specialty coffee industry.
Recognize technicians that have achieved a high degree of skill and excellence in service.
Advocate linking quality services to best practices, quality workmanship, ethical conduct and an understanding of brewing dynamics.
Promote the networking and advancement of certified technicians.
Utilize the Guild's website, blog, newsletter, Chronicle, social media, Annual Summit andAnnual Exposition’s to achieve the Guild's objectives and purposes.
Maintain a Guild leadership in the form of an Executive Council that will oversee and guide the Guild, as well as develop new ways to achieve and improve quality.
Develop certificate/accreditation programs in areas of quality, education, and ethical business practices, under the supervision of SCAA and SCAE.
Conduct and facilitate educational opportunities for service technicians.
Membership Criteria for the Guild
Technical service shall be an integral part of a member's profession.
Submit an application and pay annual dues.
Possess a passion for coffee.
Desire to excel at the craft of technical service and a commitment to provide service excellence to the industry.
Last edited: November 5, 2016