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Posted on: October 13th, 2013 by nick

U.S. Barista Championship

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013 by Wes Buckwalter

The regional coffee competitions include performances from professional baristas over a 3-day event. In a 15-minute presentation, competitors prepare and serve three courses of espresso based beverages to a panel of four sensory judges, two technical judges and one head judge. Competitors strive for a harmonious balance of sweetness, bitterness, acidity, and aromatics. A signature

U.S. Barista Championship

Posted on: October 20th, 2013 by nick

The U.S. Barista Championship The United States Barista Championship (USBC) is a platform for baristas to enhance their espresso beverage making skills through an exciting and challenging competition. In 15 minutes, the barista must prepare and serve espressos, cappuccinos, and a personally designed signature beverage for four sensory judges; all while being assessed on their

U.S. Brewers Cup

Posted on: October 19th, 2013 by nick

The U.S. Brewers Cup The U.S. Brewers Cup recognizes and celebrates the art of manual coffee brewing. At the Regional competition, all competitors are firstly judged in a tasting round in which they all brew the same coffee for a panel of judges who will score based on taste alone. Those that qualify for the

U.S. Latte Art Championship

Posted on: October 18th, 2013 by nick

The U.S. Latte Art Championship brings together artistic baristas from across the country to create championship quality lattes for 2 visual judges, 1 head judge, and 1 technical judge. In Round 1 competitors will make 2 free pour lattes and 2 designer lattes on stage for their judges in a 6 minute presentation as well

U.S. Cup Tasters Championship

Posted on: October 17th, 2013 by nick

The US Cup Tasters Championship will be held early in 2016, ahead of the World Cup Tasters Championship, taking place at HOTELEX in Shanghai, China. The event is taking place from March 29th to April 1st, 2016. Road to the World Cup Tasters Championship Different taste preferences are found in coffee cultures around the world,

Roasters Choice

Posted on: October 16th, 2013 by nick

The annual Roasters Choice Competition is held in conjunction with the U.S. Coffee Championships (USCC) and is designed to highlight the art and craft of coffee roasting. Competitors will submit two roasted coffees to represent and highlight their roasting skills. The green coffee for the First Round will be provided by a green coffee sponsor.

U.S. Brewers Cup

Posted on: October 13th, 2013 by Wes Buckwalter

The U.S. Brewers Cup Championship The United States Brewers Cup is an exciting competition that highlights and celebrates the fine art of manual brewing. Competitors are judged in two rounds by skilled coffee tasters. The first round is a blind tasting, the competitors all brew the same coffee on their chosen manual deceives. Those who


Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by nick

ATTENDEE REGISTRATIONS OPENS DECEMBER 2014 Join us in Long Beach, CA,  for 3 days of coffee competitions featuring top coffee professionals from throughout the nation battling it out for the U.S. Coffee Championship titles. The stakes are high, which means that competitors train months in advance of competing by taking great care in selecting their