U.S. Coffee Champs Kansas City

March 15 - 17 2019


Kansas City Convention Center - The Grand Ballroom
301 W 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

The U.S. Coffee Championships is a series of three events celebrating specialty coffee: the U.S. CoffeeChamps Preliminaries, the U.S. CoffeeChamps Qualifying Events, and the U.S. Coffee Championships. The current portfolio involves competition events including the U.S. Barista Championship, U.S. Brewers Cup, U.S. Cup Tasters Championship, U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, and U.S. Roaster Championship. The U.S. competitions are currently produced by the Specialty Coffee Association.

The U.S. Coffee Champions will move on to the World Coffee Championships in Boston or Berlin later this year. There, they will represent the United States amongst a field of 65 sanctioned National Bodies all vying for the title of World Champion.



Nourish Community: A Cowtown Welcome Potluck  - A potluck and box-building event that benefits food insecure families in Kansas City 7-9pm

5 Coffee Competitions - barista, brewers, cup tasters, roaster and coffee in good spirit

The Cafe - grab an espresso-based beverage crafted for you by professional baristas

The Market - shop vendors with everything from food and tea sampling, innovative equipment and coffee merchandise

Roaster Village - sample freshly brewed black coffee produced by local roasters


March 15-17, 2019

Kansas City Convention Center - The Grand Ballroom
301 W 13th St.
Kansas City, MO 64105

Registration on Eventbrite: $20 At the Door: $25

Hotel Accommodations

Kansas City Downtown - Aladdin 1215 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, Missouri 64104

Hotel is connected to convention center via underground garage

Room: $159 per night Parking: $19 per night

Hotel reservation cutoff is February 22, 2019


Transportation Information

Getting Around KC

On-Demand Transportation

  • LYFT

  • UBER

Public Transportation


Visit the Market and Roaster Village to check out these rad exhibitors and sample great coffee!

The Market

  • Acaia

  • Ally Coffee

  • Baratza

  • Brewista

  • Created Co

  • Department of Brewology

  • Dona Chai

  • Eversys

  • Franke Coffee Systems

  • Hugo Tea

  • La Marzocco

  • Mahlkonig

  • Mame's Burritos

  • Rishi Tea

  • Savor Brands

  • Technivorm

  • The Simonelli Group

Roaster Village

  • Collaborative Coffee Source

  • Genuine Origin

  • JBC Coffee Roasters

  • Keffa

  • Kickapoo Coffee Roasters

  • Parisi Artisan Coffee

  • Royal Coffee Roasters

  • Spirit Tea

  • Temple Coffee

  • Urnex

  • Uuma Trading