U.S. Brewers Cup

US Bewers Cup

The U.S. Brewers Cup

The U.S. Brewers Cup recognizes and celebrates the art of manual coffee brewing.

At the Regional competition, all competitors are firstly judged in a tasting round in which they all brew the same coffee for a panel of judges who will score based on taste alone. Those that qualify for the next round, will brew and present their own coffee.

Road to the U.S. Brewers Cup Championship

One qualifying, 4 day event this winter in the geographic center of the country.

The Western Conference will take place on days 1 & 2. The Eastern Conference will take place on days 3 & 4.

  • Brewers Cup will be open to 50 competitors and include both compulsory and open service for all competitors.
  • The top 6 Brewers Cup competitors from the Western Conference and the top 6 from the Eastern Conference will be determined. Each of these 12 will automatically advance to US Brewers Cup.
  • The 24 remaining highest scoring brewers from the entire country will advance to the initial round of the USBrC.

The U.S. Brewers Cup Championship

The United States Brewers Cup is an exciting competition that highlights and celebrates the fine art of manual brewing. Competitors are judged in two rounds by skilled coffee tasters. The first round is a blind tasting, the competitors all brew the same coffee on their chosen manual devices. Those who advance to the second round will brew and present their chosen coffee to the judges’ panel. The winner of the U.S. Brewers Cup will represent the United States in the World Brewers Cup Championship.

current & past champions

Sarah Anderson

Competing for:

Los Angeles, CA


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Todd Goldsworthy

Competing for:
Klatch Coffee

Los Angeles, CA


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Erin McCarthy

Competing for:
Counter Culture Coffee

New York City, NY


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Andy Sprenger

Competing for:
Caffe Pronto Coffee Roastery

Annapolis, MD

2012, 2011

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