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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

Clark Le Compte

Posted on: December 10th, 2013 by Israel Serna

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

USCC News & Media

Posted on: October 22nd, 2013 by Wes Buckwalter No Comments

For Immediate Release – USCC Dates and Location Announced SCAA Announces collaboration with the Alliance for Coffee Excellence on Coffees of the Year Program SCAA Announces Changes to Regional Coffee Competitions Structure and Dates of First Event Changes Announced for 2014 Regional Barista Competition Cycle Pete Licata Wins 2013 United States Barista Championship and Erin McCarthy Takes

Hash Tag Hub

Posted on: October 21st, 2013 by Wes Buckwalter No Comments

Follow the coffee competitions one tweet, image and video post at a time. Be sure to tag your post with #USCoffeeChamps #BigCentral #BigEastern or #BigWestern to see them appear on the feed.

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

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

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