During his three-year tour at the former Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Yokosuka, he also served as the SCAJ president.
He encouraged members to take advantage of the relationships they formed through SCAJ, and to aspire for the next level in their career.
Most of these associations use events to promote specialty, be it their own, such as the excellent SCAJ
show at Big Sight, Tokyo, the AFCA Annual Conference, the 17th of which was held in Kigali in February, or World of Coffee organised by the SCA and being held in Berlin, Germany in June, as well as engaging with other shows such as Triestespresso and SIGEP in Rimini or the Melbourne International Coffee Expo (MICE) and the London Coffee Festival.
Thornton will contribute his expertise and knowledge as a spokesperson for the SCAA, and work with coffee-producing countries and other coffee industry leaders throughout the world, such as the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) and the Specialty Coffee Association of Japan (SCAJ
Hosted by Specialty Coffee Association of Japan (SCAJ
) Web: www.worldbaristachampionship.com