The U.S. Roaster Championship (USRC) is designed to highlight the art and craft of coffee roasting. The U.S. Roaster Championship will have 2 rounds. In the First Round, judges will blind sample competitor’s compulsory submissions and hear a short presentation from each competitor, describing the flavor notes and sharing green and roasted coffee knowledge. Attendees will have a chance to sample each competitor's compulsory coffee. In the Second Round, competitors submit a roasted coffee of their own choosing. Again, the judges will blind sample the competitor’s roasted coffee and afterwards competitors will give a short presentations about their coffee to the judges.
Leading up to the U.S. Roaster Championship, there are two Qualifying Competitions (called CoffeeChamps). Roasters must compete at a CoffeeChamps event to qualify for the national championship. There will be 12 competitors — 6 from each CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competition — advancing to the U.S. Roaster Championship in Seattle, WA from April 20-22, 2018. The winner of the U.S. Roaster Championship will represent the United States in the 2018 World Coffee Roasting Championship.
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