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 2017!

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 2017 U.S. Roaster Championship!

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

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


If you have any questions please email competitions@sca.coffee.

See Who's Competing!


Online Learning Sessions

March 20 at 12:00PM PST



Grinder: Coming Soon!

Coffee Brewer for Blind Tasting: Coming Soon!

Coffee Brewer for Presentation & Audience Service: Coming Soon!

Airpot for Presentation & Audience Service: Coming Soon!

Water: Coming Soon!

*As soon as competition equipment is selected,
we will update competitors with specific details and batch brew recipe.