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

Anthony Greatorex    Red Rooster Coffee — Floyd, VA

Anthony Greatorex

Red Rooster Coffee — Floyd, VA

Hugh Morretta   La Colombe Coffee Roasters - Philadelphia, PA

Hugh Morretta

La Colombe Coffee Roasters - Philadelphia, PA

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

Bevan Cammell   Loyal Coffee - Colorado Springs, CO

Bevan Cammell

Loyal Coffee - Colorado Springs, CO

Jen Apodaca   Royal Coffee — Oakland, CA

Jen Apodaca

Royal Coffee — Oakland, CA

Amanda Hagenbuch Rival Bros Coffee Roasters — Philadelphia, PA

Amanda Hagenbuch
Rival Bros Coffee Roasters — Philadelphia, PA

Eric Stone   Mudhouse Coffee Roasters — Charlottesville, VA

Eric Stone

Mudhouse Coffee Roasters — Charlottesville, VA

Mark Boccard   Southdown Coffee — Huntington, KY

Mark Boccard

Southdown Coffee — Huntington, KY


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 (more information coming soon!)

Sample Roaster: Mill City (more information coming soon!)