Cup Tasters QUalifying Competition
For the 2019 season of the United States Cup Tasters Championship there will be two Qualifying Competitions leading up to the national championship. In order to move on to USCTC, Tasters must first qualify at the U.S. CoffeeChamps in Denver, CO or Nashville, TN. Each Qualifying Competition will host up to 48 competitors.
Competitor Registration Now Open!
Follow each city’s link to access its registration page!
Attendee registration now open!
Registration Fee: $215
SCA/BGA/RG/CTG members get 2 free attendee passes for their coaches/helpers
Registrations are non-refundable/non-transferable. The name on the registration is the competitor, this cannot be changed or substituted. Companies holding In-House Competitions will need to have their competitor’s name ready prior to the start of registration.
The competition will sell out very quickly! Be sure to have everything you need to register ready prior to registration opening. To register, you will need the name of the person competing, their contact information, a credit or debit card for payment, and if applicable, the competitor’s member number.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fast and fun, the U.S. Cup Tasters Qualifying Competition challenges competitors to test their sensory skills by discerning taste differences in a “triangulation.” Tasters receive 6 sets of three cups where two cups are identical and one is different. Competitors are challenged to taste, smell, recall, and choose the unique cup in each triangulation.
The person with the most correct answers in the shortest amount of time wins!
Online Learning Sessions
The Online Learning Sessions are for competitors and judges. The U.S. Competitions Working Group will go over the Rules & Regulations, highlighting any Rules changes, and competition procedures.
Online Learning Sessions are mandatory.
These sessions will be recorded; those who cannot attend the live session(s) may watch the recordings. However, attendance at a live session is highly recommended, so everyone has the opportunity to ask questions about the Rules & judging protocols.
Sessions are open to everyone. Competitors, coaches, co-workers, business owners, judges, and volunteers are welcome to attend both sessions.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at
9:00 AM Pacific/12:00 PM Eastern
Monday, December 10, 2018 at
12:00 PM Pacific/3:00 PM Eastern
Grinder: Mahlkonig EK43s
Batch Brewer: Curtis model coming soon!
Airpots: Curtis model coming soon!