SCA Trainer, Q Arabica Instructor
Candice Madison has worked in specialty coffee for over a decade, as an accomplished barista, roaster, and trainer. She is a Q Arabica Instructor for the Coffee Quality Institute, an Authorized Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) Trainer, teaching on SCA-certified campuses, as well as at the annual SCA Event, World of Coffee, and Coffee Roasters Guild Retreat. A past World Coffee Events Head Judge, Candice began work on her own project, Kandake Boutique Coffees, launching in 2022. She is also a published writer on a range of topics concerning specialty coffee itself and the industry in general. Previously a member of several SCA committees, including the Equity Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, Candice is the Vice President of the Coffee Coalition for Racial Equity (CCRE). Her vocation is the unceasing quest for the highest quality of coffee and the constant, sustainable improvement in the quality of the lives of those who produce it.