United states CUP Coffee in good spirits Championship

The United States Coffee in Good Spirits Championship (USCIGS) is a platform for barista/barkeepers to highlight their coffee cocktails making skills through an exciting and challenging competition! Competitors must prepare and serve coffee cocktails for taste judges; all while being assessed on their preparation abilities by a technical/visual judge.

 

 

Road to the U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Championship

Leading up to the U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Championship, there are 2 CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions. Barkeepers must compete at a CoffeeChamps event to qualify for the national championship.

There will be 48 competitors total at the Qualifying Competition. Held in Denver, CO and Nashville, TN, the top 12 competitors from each Qualifying Competition will move on to the U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Championship!

Questions? Email us at competitions@sca.coffee.

 

2019 Competitors

Alexis King   Black Oak Coffee Roasters — Ukiah, CA

Alexis King

Black Oak Coffee Roasters — Ukiah, CA

Dan Hilburn   Backyard Beans Coffee Co. — Lansdale, PA

Dan Hilburn

Backyard Beans Coffee Co. — Lansdale, PA

Leo-Charles Salerno   Greater Goods Coffee Roasters — Austin, TX

Leo-Charles Salerno

Greater Goods Coffee Roasters — Austin, TX

Michael Slomzenski   Huckleberry Roasters — Denver, CO

Michael Slomzenski

Huckleberry Roasters — Denver, CO

Brodie Lewis   Madcap Coffee Co. — Grand Rapids, MI

Brodie Lewis

Madcap Coffee Co. — Grand Rapids, MI

Jen McElroy   Klatch Coffee - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Jen McElroy

Klatch Coffee - Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Kimhak Em   Peixoto Coffee Roasters — Chandler, AZ

Kimhak Em

Peixoto Coffee Roasters — Chandler, AZ

Nathanael Mehrens   Stay Golden - Nashville, TN

Nathanael Mehrens

Stay Golden - Nashville, TN

Dakota Graff   Onyx Coffee Lab — Springdale, AR

Dakota Graff

Onyx Coffee Lab — Springdale, AR

Joel Cronenberg   Provision Coffee — Gilbert, AZ

Joel Cronenberg

Provision Coffee — Gilbert, AZ

Matt Foster   Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. — St. Louis, MO

Matt Foster

Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Co. — St. Louis, MO


EQUIPMENT

Espresso Grinder: Mahlkonig Peak

Espresso Machine: Faema E71E 3 Group

Bulk/Filter Grinder: Mahlkonig EK43s

Baskets: VST 20g

Water: Global Customized Water

Irish Coffee Glasses: notNeutral CICLONE Tumbler