United states Roaster championship

The U.S. Roaster Championship (USRC) is designed to highlight the art and craft of coffee roasting. Competitors will green grade a compulsory coffee, make a roast plan, and roast their compulsory coffee onsite. While judges cup the competitors’ coffees, competitors will serve their roasted coffee to the USRC audience and

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Road to the U.S. Roaster Championship

24 competitors, the top 12 from each CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competition, held in Denver, CO and Nashville, TN, will advance to USRC! Roasters must compete at a CoffeeChamps event to qualify for the national championship 

The USRC Champion will go on to represent the USA at the World Coffee Roasting Championship! 

Questions? Email us at competitions@sca.coffee.

 

2019 Competitors

Aaron MacDougall   Broadsheet Coffee Roasters -- Cambridge, MA

Aaron MacDougall

Broadsheet Coffee Roasters -- Cambridge, MA

Andrew Burgason   Windmill Coffee — Ames, IA

Andrew Burgason

Windmill Coffee — Ames, IA

Eduardo Choza   Mayorga Organics — Rockville, MD

Eduardo Choza

Mayorga Organics — Rockville, MD

Hugh Morretta   La Colombe Coffee Roasters - Philadelphia, PA

Hugh Morretta

La Colombe Coffee Roasters - Philadelphia, PA

Jeremy Moore   Bonlife Coffee Roasters — Cleveland, TN

Jeremy Moore

Bonlife Coffee Roasters — Cleveland, TN

Mark Boccard   Southdown Coffee — Huntington, KY

Mark Boccard

Southdown Coffee — Huntington, KY

Steve Cuevas   Black Oak Coffee Roasters — Ukiah, CA

Steve Cuevas

Black Oak Coffee Roasters — Ukiah, CA

Aaron Rollins   Caffe Ibis — Logan, UT

Aaron Rollins

Caffe Ibis — Logan, UT

Anthony Greatorex   Red Rooster Coffee — Floyd, VA

Anthony Greatorex

Red Rooster Coffee — Floyd, VA

Eric Stone   Mudhouse Coffee Roasters — Charlottesville, VA

Eric Stone

Mudhouse Coffee Roasters — Charlottesville, VA

Janine Cundy   Joe Bean Coffee Roasters — Rochester, NY

Janine Cundy

Joe Bean Coffee Roasters — Rochester, NY

José René Martínez   J. Rene Coffee Roasters — West Hartford, CT

José René Martínez

J. Rene Coffee Roasters — West Hartford, CT

Matthew Delarosa   Ironsmith Coffee Roasters — Encinitas, CA

Matthew Delarosa

Ironsmith Coffee Roasters — Encinitas, CA

Shelby Williamson   Huckleberry Roasters — Denver, CO

Shelby Williamson

Huckleberry Roasters — Denver, CO

Amanda Hagenbuch   Rival Bros Coffee Roasters — Philadelphia, PA

Amanda Hagenbuch

Rival Bros Coffee Roasters — Philadelphia, PA

Bevan Cammell   Loyal Coffee — Colorado Springs, CO

Bevan Cammell

Loyal Coffee — Colorado Springs, CO

Evan Pollitt   Summit Coffee — Davidson, NC

Evan Pollitt

Summit Coffee — Davidson, NC

Jen Apodaca   Royal Coffee — Oakland, CA

Jen Apodaca

Royal Coffee — Oakland, CA

Kenneth Thomas   Umble Coffee Co. — Starkville, MS

Kenneth Thomas

Umble Coffee Co. — Starkville, MS

Nathan Van Dusen   Brio Coffeeworks — Burlington, VT

Nathan Van Dusen

Brio Coffeeworks — Burlington, VT

Weston Nawrocki   Manzanita Roasting Co. — San Diego, CA

Weston Nawrocki

Manzanita Roasting Co. — San Diego, CA


Equipment

Grinder: Mahlkonig EK43s

Coffee Brewer:  Curtis G4 ThermoPro

Airpot: Curtis Thermal Freshtrac

Hot Water Tower: Curtis G3 5 Gallon

Water: Global Customized Water

Brew Recipe: Coming Soon!

Green Coffee: Provided by Ally

Production Roaster:   Mill City 3kg

Moisture/Density Meter: Lighttells MD-500

Colorimeter: Roastrite Coffee Roast Color Analyzer

Sample Roaster: Mill City Roasters 500g