U.S. CoffeeChamps – Preliminaries

- Member Driven Events -

We are pleased to announce the new U.S. CoffeeChamps Preliminaries. The Preliminaries will be Member Driven Events – fun, low-cost competitions at the local level.

Making Competitions More Accessible

This August and September, there will be 8 Prelimiaries across the United States, organized and hosted by local SCA Campuses or member facilities. Hosts will offer compulsory versions of the Barista Competition and/or Brewers Cup.

This means that for Barista competitors all wares, equipment, and coffee will be provided. Competitors may bring their own wares or grinder, if they would like, but this is not required. Competitors are required to use a Host-provided coffee. 

Equipment and coffee will be provided for Brewers Cup competitors. Competitors will need to bring their own manual brewing devices, filter media, and kettle(s). Brewers may bring their own grinder, if they prefer, but this is not required. Competitors are required to use the Host-provided coffee(s). 

Online Learning Sessions

The Online Learning Sessions are for competitors and judges who are participating in the Preliminaries. The U.S. Competitions Working Group will go over the Rules & Regulations, highlighting any Rules changes. It’s highly recommended for all competitors and judges to attend.

Barista Competition
Recorded Session from
August 15

Brewers Cup
PowerPoint Presented on
August 14

Training ID: 512-716-156

Preliminaries Information Session

Didn't have a chance to attend the Information Session in June? Don't worry, we have you covered! Click below to watch the full session or to view a summary of what was discussed. 


Competition Structure

2018 U.S. Barista Preliminaries

  • 12-36 Competitors per Preliminary
  • 15 Minute Setup Time
  • 7 Minute Competition Time
  • 5 Minute Clean-Up time
  • 2 Espressos
  • 2 Milk Beverages
  • 2 Sensory Judges
  • 1 Technical Judge
  • 1 Head Judge
  • Top 8 Baristas from each of the Preliminaries will get a guaranteed spot at their choice of the U.S. CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions.

 


All remaining Barista spots at the U.S. CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions will be Open Registration, just like they were for the 2017 season.  

 

*All wares, equipment, and coffee will be provided for Barista competitors. Competitors may bring their own wares or grinder, if they would like, but it is not required. Competitors are required to use a Host provided coffee.

 

2018 U.S. Brewers Cup Preliminaries

  • 8-24 Competitors per Preliminary
  • 7 Minute Setup Time
  • 7 Minute Competition Time
  • 7 Minute Clean-Up Time
  • 2 Individual Brewers
  • 2 Sensory Judges
  • 1 Head Judge
  • Top 4 Brewers from each of the Preliminaries will get a guaranteed spot at their choice of the U.S. CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions.

 

 


All remaining Brewers Cup spots at the U.S. CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions will be Open Registration, just like they were for the 2017 season.  

 

*Equipment and coffee will be provided for Brewers Cup competitors. Competitors will need to bring their own manual brewing devices, filter media, and kettle(s). Brewers may bring their own grinder, if they would like, but it is not required. Competitors are required to use the Host provided coffee(s).