The U.S. Roaster Competition Committee is a sub-committee of the U.S. Competitions Committee. This committee is made up of volunteers who train and certify the U.S. Roaster Championship judging pool and ensure adherence, advancement, and execution of the competition’s Rules and Regulations. Committee members must be members of the SCA U.S. Chapter, Barista Guild, Coffee Roasters Guild, or Coffee Technician Guilds and may be judges, head judges, former competitors, or volunteers.

The deadline to apply to serve on this committee is August 20, 2019.


  • To provide coffee professionals opportunities to innovate, educate, and promote best practices via coffee competitions.


 The U.S. Roaster Competition Committee exists to:

  • Uphold, develop, and enforce the competition and its Rules and Regulations.

  • Support and encourage competitors, judges, and volunteers.

  • Promote and raise the standard of excellence in specialty coffee.

U.S. Roaster Competition Committee Members Responsibilities (2-year term)

  • Meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1pm Pacific. (Members may not miss more than 3 of these monthly meetings. Members who miss more that 3 monthly meetings in a calendar year may be removed from the U.S. Coffee in Good Spirits Group.)

  • Complete any committee assignments between meetings.

  • Help lead at least one Online Learning Session.

  • Stay active on the Slack Group and USRC Google Drive, participating in conversations as needed. This means checking in at least once a week, if not more.

  • Attend and assist at least one CoffeeChamps Qualifying Competitions.

  • Attend and assist at the USRC.

  • Record minutes for at least one U.S. Roaster Competition Committee call per fiscal year.

  • Assist in modifying/developing the Judge Certification Workshops.