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Become a Judge

Posted on: July 21st, 2014 by Israel Serna

Become a regional coffee competition judge Do you have a strong barista background or relevant coffee tasting experience? Are you looking to become involved in the U.S. regional coffee competitions? Have a strong cupping or tasting background that involves the use of a scored cupping sheet? Becoming certified as a U.S. Coffee Championships (USCC) Regional

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

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. To compete in the challenge, members of the Roasters Guild must submit roasted coffee that they have chosen to represent and highlight their roasting skills. Selected in advance

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

Participate

Posted on: September 24th, 2013 by nick

Join us in Long Beach, CA,  for 3 days of coffee competitions featuring top coffee professionals from throughout the nation compete battle it out for the U.S. Championship titles. The stakes are high, which means that competitors train months in advance of competing by taking great care in selecting their coffees, brewing devices, music selection