U.S. Roaster Championship


2016 U.S. Roaster Championship

April 14-17, 2016

Atlanta, GA


The annual U.S. Roaster Championship (formerly the Roasters Choice Competition) is designed to highlight the art and craft of coffee roasting. Forty Roasters Guild members may submit two roasted coffees to represent and highlight their roasting skills. A green coffee sponsor will provide the green coffee for the First Round on Friday, and attendees will be able to blind sample the top twelve coffees and cast their vote. The second submission will be evaluated if the competitor advances to the Final Round, and this submission can be of any green coffee of their choosing. On Saturday, attendees will be able to blind sample the top six finalists and vote to help determine who will win the 2016 U.S. Roaster Championship. On Sunday, the competitors will be available to showcase their submissions, and the winner will be announced at the end of the day on Sunday. The roasted coffee that earns the top score, as determined by a panel of judges and attendee votes, will be named the winner of the 2016 U.S. Roaster Championship.


U.S. Roaster Championship - People's Choice Voting


We are bringing the vote to the people. On Friday, attendees will be able to blind sample the 12 Round 1 U.S. Roaster Championship competition coffees and cast a vote. On Saturday, attendees will be able to blind sample top 6 finalists and vote to help determine who will win the 2016 U.S. Roaster Championship competition!

Service of the top competitions coffees will take place on Sunday, April 17, 2016. Meet and chat with roasters about their competition coffees!


U.S. Roaster Championship - Competitor Information


Competitor registration fee:                  $200 member

Competition Timeline:

Registration Open:                                January 21, 2016

Registration closed:                               February 23rd or when registration is full

Green coffee shipments:                      From February 29 – March 4th, 2016

Competition coffees should be roasted between March 5 - April 10, 2016

*Coffee must be hand delivered April 14, 2016, between 8:30am – 10:00 am at the USCC Arena Roaster Championship area. All coffees must be hand delivered. Please do not mail to the SCAA or event venue.

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Registration for this event will open on January 21, 2016 at 12pm PST.

current & past champions

Tony Querio

Competing for:
Spyhouse Coffee Roasting Co

Minneapolis, MN


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Brandon Despain

Competing for:
Caffe Ibis

Logan, UT


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Andrew Bowman

Competing for:
Tony's Coffee

Bellingham, WA


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Caitlin McCarthy-Garcia

Competing for:
Equator Coffee and Teas

San Rafael, CA


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Steve Souphanthong

Competing for:
Social Coffee & Tea Co.

Richmond Hill, ON


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Dusty Ellison

Competing for:
Dillanos Coffee Roasters

Sumner, WA


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Andy Sprenger

Competing for:
Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery

Annapolis, MD


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David Pohl

Competing for:
Equator Estate Coffees & Teas Inc.

San Rafael, CA


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