United states Brewers cup

The United States Brewers Cup (USBrC) is an exciting competition that highlights and celebrates the art of manual brewing. Competitors will perform three services, Compulsory, Open Service, and Serve The Audience. Compulsory & Open Service are judged by skilled coffee tasters. The Compulsory is a blind tasting, the competitors all brew the same coffee on their chosen manual devices. During Open Service competitors will brew and present their chosen coffee to the judges panel.



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Road to the U.S. Brewers Cup

In 2017, there were two events leading up to USBrC that included qualifying events for all of the U.S. Coffee Championships. Brewers had to compete at a CoffeeChamps event to qualify for the national championship. Each CoffeeChamp's event featured 36 Brewers Cup competitors.

The top 12 competitors from each of the two CoffeeChamps events are advancing to compete in the U.S. Coffee Championships in Seattle, WA, from April 21 - 23, 2017. The winner of the U.S. Brewers Cup will represent the United States in the World Brewers Cup Championship. The World Brewers Cup will take place June 13 - 15, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary!

We have created a list of Frequently Asked Questions. Any additional questions may be emailed to competitions@sca.coffee.

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Equipment for competition

Grinder: Mahlkonig Guatemala 710, 20 notch dial

Burrs specs: 71mm burr size

Hot water tower: Wilbur Curtis

Water: Global Customized Water

Compulsory Cups: 6oz Cremaware Cup (color may vary)