2015 U.S. Coffee Championships
2015 U.S. Coffee Championships coming to Long Beach, CA We’re pleased to announce that the U.S. Coffee Championships will be held February 19–22, 2015 in Long Beach, CA at the Long Beach Arena, which has recently undergone a $7 million renovation. This dynamic space is part of the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center Campus.
Become a Judge
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
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. Brewers Cup
The U.S. Brewers Cup brought to you by Bonavita. 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.
U.S. Latte Art Championship
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
Road to the World Cup Tasters Championship Different taste preferences are found in coffee cultures around the world, and the U.S. Cup Tasters Championship does not ask contestants to judge or evaluate coffee for these preferences. Instead, the competition challenges competitors to test their sensory skills by discerning taste differences in a “triangulation.” Tasters receive
U.S. Brewers Cup
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
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 coffees, brewing devices, music selection