Before competitors reach the big stage of the U.S. Coffee Championships they must qualify in one of two Qualifying Competitions.

CoffeeChamps will include the Barista, Brewers Cup, Cup Tasters, and Roaster Qualifying, as well as other community-focused and educational activities for the specialty coffee industry! More information about competing in the U.S. Coffee Championships will be provided to the competitors who qualify for the nationals.

For more information such as competition schedules, official Rules & Regulations, or to register, please click on the link for the specific competition in which you are interested in participating. Please ensure your Specialty Coffee Association (SCA), Barista Guild of America (BGA), Coffee Technicians Guild (CTG), or Roasters Guild (RG) membership is current to expedite the registration process.

Online Learning Session: All competitors & judges are required to join one Online Learning Session. Visit each competition page to find their session dates and to register.

Qualifying Competition
Registration Fee

All Competitions: $215

SCA/Guilds Members receive two (2) free coach/helper weekend passes.

See the pages linked above for important registration information pertinent to each of the Qualifying Competitions.