CoffeeChamps Dates and Locations Announced for 2018 Competition Cycle!

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Reno Sparks Convention Center
December 9-10, 2017

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Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans
February 3-4, 2018

CoffeeChamps Dates and Locations Announced!

The U.S. Coffee Championships (USCC) Preliminaries have concluded! Over the past couple of months, Barista and Brewers Cup Preliminaries took place at 8 events throughout the country, organized and hosted by local SCA Campuses and member facilities. You can view the results here.

Now, we are excited to announce the dates and locations of this season’s CoffeeChamps—the Qualifying Competitions for the U.S. Barista, Brewers Cup, Cup Tasters, and Roaster Championships! The top 8 baristas and top 4 brewers from each of the Preliminaries have earned themselves a spot in the USCC Qualifying Competitions, and the rest of the spots are open registration starting on October 25th. 

CoffeeChamps will be held in two locations—in Reno, NVat the Reno Sparks Convention Center from December 9–10, 2017, and in New Orleans, LA at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans from February 3–4, 2018.



Competitor and Judge Registration Opens Wednesday, October 25th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time

Didn’t compete or place at the Preliminaries? That’s okay! There are open registration spots available for all competitions. Be ready, registration will sell out quickly!

CoffeeChamps will include the BaristaBrewers CupCup Tasters, and Roaster Qualifying Competitions. And, back by popular demand, The Cafe by the BGA, Brew Masters, The Market, Roaster Village, and so much more! For more information including competitor and judges Online Learning Session schedules, please visit the U.S. Coffee Championships website.

Interested in Judging at CoffeeChamps?

Membership has its perks! Members judge for free. Look for the promo code in your email or contact us at! Registration will open at 10:00 AM Pacific Time on October 25th. 


Attendee Registration is Now Open for CoffeeChamps

There is something for everyone at CoffeeChamps!

  • Taste competitors coffee at the BGA Café
  • Be a guest judge at the Barista and Brewers Cup competition and taste amazing competition coffee
  • Take a sweet selfie in front of the SCA Flavor Wheel at the Cup Tasters stage
  • Hear from multiple roasters on their roasting technique for this year’s Roaster Competition and taste their coffees
  • Visit the Roaster Village to engage with roasters and sample their coffees
  • In The Market, experience the local business community

Ticket Prices 
(Weekend Pass) 
Pre-Sale: $15       Day of: $20


Volunteer at CoffeeChamps and Earn a Free Badge!

Volunteer opportunities are available in all four competitions at both CoffeeChamps events as well as The Cafe—supported by the Barista Guild of America, the Roasters Village, and general event support. 

Volunteers who work 5 or more hours will receive a free pass to attend CoffeeChamps! Most positions do not require prior coffee experience or knowledge, so we encourage you to get involved! 

Want your Coffee Featured at CoffeeChamps?

Some of the best and brightest in our industry could be tasting your coffee! We are looking for donated coffee for Cup Tasters, Brewers Cup, and judges’ workshops. If you are interested, please complete this form.

Many sponsorships are still available. Contact Susan Gates at


A Note from the Chair, Miguel Vicuna

Dear Coffee Community,

The Preliminaries events that took place were a great success and we were thrilled to see the member engagement that took place, as well as the high level of commitment and passion from our competitors that continues to grow year after year. I am looking forward to seeing you all very soon at CoffeeChamps!

Miguel Vicuna
Chair, U.S. Competitions Working Group

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