Judges Registration Fee

SCA/Guild Member:  FREE
Non-Member:  $60 (Includes a pass for the weekend)


Do you have a strong coffee background or relevant tasting experience? Are you looking to become involved with competitions?

Becoming certified as a U.S. Coffee Championships (USCC) Judge provides you an opportunity to be involved at the center of the competition while helping to advance your overall coffee knowledge. At the Qualifying Competitions, our pool of judges plays an integral part in determining who moves on to the national championships. It is a serious commitment that provides participants access to some of the most innovative coffee preparation techniques in the specialty coffee community!

Prior to judging, you’ll need to carefully read and review the Rules & Regulations for the competition ahead of the Judges Certification Workshop, held the day before the start of competition.

Some important details: In order to judge at the U.S. Coffee Championships (USCC) you will need to judge at 1 or both of the CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions. Judges for USCC will be invited from the pool of judges from both Qualifying Competitions. Judging at a Qualifying Competition does not guarantee a spot to Judge at USCC. Judges must participate the Judges Certification Workshop the day before the Qualifying Competition. If you are judging at both CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions you’ll still need to attend both Judges Certification Workshops.

Online Learning Session: All competitors & judges are required to join one Online Learning Session.

October 20th 12:00pm EDT

October 31st 12:00pm EDT

November 1st 12:00pm EDT


Judge Certification Workshops

Denver, CO

Judges Certification Workshop
Friday November 30, 2018
Location: TBD



Nashville, TN

Judges Certification Workshop
Friday January 11, 2019
Location: TBD



Judges Certification Workshops: All judges must attend the Judge Certification Workshop prior to their Qualifying Competition. Judges who are volunteering at both Qualifying Competitions must still attend both Workshops.


Registration Opens Monday October 15 at 10:00am Pacific