2022 SCA EXPO Welcome Guide

By: Susan Heller Evenson

Mar 25, 2022

Atlas is headed to Expo, and if you are as well, we look forward to seeing you there April 8-10th. Although we won't be serving coffee in our booth (#425) this year, we will have educational games and producer partner 'Office Hours' aplenty, and we hope you'll swing by to say 'hello'!

We have compiled some additional information below for your time in Boston. We hope you find it helpful and look forward to seeing you soon! Also: April is still chilly in Boston – bring a sweater (or two!) 

Transportation to/from Boston Airport to the Convention Center 

Expo Address: 415 Summer St, Boston, MA 02210 

Transport options from the airport: https://www.rome2rio.com/map/Boston-Airport-BOS/Boston-Convention-and-Exhibition-Center 

*The easiest transport option is the Silverline bus from the airport to the Convention area. It's FREE from the airport to Boston (you pay going the other direction) and runs regularly. Signs will be posted at the airport. 

Expo Registration / COVID requirements 

Advanced Registration Only and Negative test required: 

  • All Expo Boston attendees—including those who are fully vaccinated—must present proof of a negative COVID-19 test at badge pick up. 
  • Lab-certified Antigen COVID-19 test (must be taken within 48 hours of badge pickup) 
  • Lab-certified PCR COVID-19 test (must be taken within 72 hours of badge pickup)
  • On-site testing will be available for an additional fee from AllClear Healthcare, a third-party company. Attendees can sign up in advance through their website here. 

See latest COVID guidelines here, as they are subject to change: https://coffeeexpo.org/covid19-safety 

Atlas Booth/Hours + Producer Office Hours

Booth 425 in Convention Center main hall.

This year Atlas is sharing a booth with our sister companies, InterAmerican Coffee and Rothfos, and we will be there during the show floor open hours (Friday 10:30 am-5:30 pm; Saturday 10:30 am-5:30 pm; Sunday 10:30 am-3:30 pm).

We've also invited many of our producer partners to the booth to host 'Office Hours,' a casual chance for producers and roasters to meet, chat and ask/answer questions. Please come by! Full office hours schedule here.

Atlas-trader Susan and Angele from Kalico Cooperative in Burundi sharing a cup of Burundi coffee.

Atlas Trader Susan shared a cup of coffee with Angele from Kalico Coffee in Burundi at the last EXPO in Boston, 2019.

Atlas Events (optional, but you're warmly invited!) 
  • IKAWA Q&A: Drew Billups will be roasting/answering questions at the IKAWA booth Friday, 3:30-5:30 pm, Booth #437.
  • Myanmar Specialty Coffee Panel: Atlas-Trader Susan Heller Evenson will be part of the panel, Saturday 10:15 am-11:15 am, Room 252A. 
  • Deconstructing the SCA Cupping Form: Workshop led by Drew Billups, Saturday 1-4 pm, Room 2-6AB. $195 - $345, advance registration required.
Other events, activities, and valuable links (most free with no additional registration required).
  • Main Expo Event Page
  • Fair Trade Producer Forum Thursday 8 am-5 pm, location TBD (ask at Information) 
  • SCA Opening Reception Thursday 5 pm-6:30 pm, location TBD (ask at Information) 
  • SCA Expo Opening Reception Thursday 5 pm-6:30 pm, location TBD (ask at Information)
  • SCA Lecture Series, Fri-Sunday. Times/locations are posted in the link. 
  • World Coffee Research Think + Drink Friday 2-4 pm. Location TBD (ask at Information) 
  • Roaster Village and US Coffee Champs competitions Friday 9:30-5:30; Saturday 9:30-4:30. Activities hall (next to exhibition floor) 
  • Scientific Poster Session: Posters will be posted in a prominent location Friday-Sunday. 
  • Cupping Activities (using Modified SCA Cupping Protocol): Friday 8 am-5:30 pm; Saturday: 8:30 am-6 pm; Sunday 8 am-9:45 am. Upstairs in lecture halls.
  • Discover Boston