As part of the food, hospitality and events industries, SCASA has not been immune to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The coffee community, our members and sponsors are our livelihood and enable us to create a platform for baristas to showcase their talents, not only regionally but also internationally. In these extraordinary times where our industry needs to reinvent itself, it sometimes comes with more challenges then answers. As a non-profit organisation we too are feeling the punch in our attempts to promote the interests of the South African coffee industry. In the short term, until lockdown restrictions allow events to be held and we as an organisation have the capital funds to deliver those events, we will be doing our very best to assist and promote the coffee industry. We thank you for your support and patience as we continue our quest to foster a united passion for coffee.