ANNOUNCING THE 2016 U.S. CUP TASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
We are excited to announce that the U.S. Cup Tasters Championship will take place alongside the Good Food Awards in January 2016
Road to the World Cup Tasters Championship
Different taste preferences are found in coffee cultures around the world, and the U.S. Cup Tasters Championship does not ask contestants to judge or evaluate coffee for these preferences. Instead, the competition challenges competitors to test their sensory skills by discerning taste differences in a “triangulation.” Tasters receive eight sets of three cups, or triangles, where two cups are identical and one is different. The competitor with the ability to taste, smell, concentrate, and recall, those with the most correct answers in the shortest amount of time wins, and goes on to represent the United States in the World Cup Tasters Championship. The World Cup Tasters Championship will take place March 29 – April 1, 2016 in Shanghai, China.
2016 U.S CUP TASTERS CHAMPIONSHIP
JANUARY 16 & 17, 2016
GOOD FOOD AWARDS
2 MARINA BLVD
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Saturday, January 16th
12:15pm – 4:30pm - Round 1
Sunday, January 17th
8:15am Round 1 continued
9:30 am Semi-Finalists 1, 2 & 3 Compete
10:15am Semi-Finalists 4, 5 & 6 Compete
11:00am Finalists 1, 2 & 3 Compete
11:30 am US Cup Tasters Champion Announced
12:30pm-2:00pm Good Food Awards Panel Discussion
2:00pm Event Concludes
A maximum of one competitor per company will be confirmed to compete in the U.S Cup Tasters Championship during the first 7 days of registration. (Please note: A tax identification number defines a company.) If after the first 7 days of registration there are still additional spots open for competitors, those companies who already have one competitor confirmed may confirm additional competitors for a maximum number of three competitors per company per conference. Companies who wish to add additional competitors should have their competitors added to the waiting list when they submit their first competitor for registration. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org after you register your first competitor to compete.
US Cup Tasters Championship semi-final and final rounds will take place on Sunday, January17th, During the Good Food Marketplace. This event is open to the general public. Tickets can be purchased here in advance, or at the door for $5.
The Good Food Awards is marking six years with the biggest celebration yet! Meet the 172 Winners from 34 states at the Good Food Awards Marketplace ($5, 9am-2pm; 8-9am VIP Hour, $20) in the Herbst Pavilion at the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. Sample and take home their winning cheeses, chocolates, coffees, pickles preserves and more on Sunday, January 17.
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COMPETITOR REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL!
If you are interested in being put on the wait list to compete, please email email@example.com.
current & past champions★ ★
Augie’s Coffee Roasters
2016- more -
La COlombe Torrefaction
2015- more -
2014- more -
Molinos de Honduras
2013- more -
Paragon Coffee Trading
White Plains, NY
2012- more -
2011, 2010, 2009- more -
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