United states Roaster championship

The U.S. Roaster Championship (USRC) is designed to highlight the art and craft of coffee roasting. The Roaster Qualifying Competitions were a brand new addition to the CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions in 2018!

Road to the U.S. Roaster Championship

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. The roasted coffee that earns the top score will be named the winner of the 2018 U.S. Roaster Championship!

12 competitors — 6 from each CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competition — are advancing to the U.S. Roaster Championship in Seattle, WA during SCA Expo April 21-23, 2017.

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

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Grinder: Mahlkonig Guatemala

Coffee Brewer: Curtis G4TP2T

Airpot: Curtis 1.5 Gallon Gravity Server

Water: Global Customized Water

Brew Recipe: 4170 ml, Coffee 261g, Ratio 16:1, TDS ~1.22