Roaster QUALIFIER Competition

The 2020 Season is Here!

For the 2020 season of the United States Roaster Championship (USRC) there will be two Qualifying Competitions leading up to the national championship. In order to move on to USRC, Roasters must first qualify at the U.S. CoffeeChamps in Nashville, TN or Orange County, CA

Each Qualifying Competition is open to 36 competitors, for a total of 72 spots. The Top 3 competitors from each Roaster Preliminary receive reserved spots. The remaining spots are available for Open Registration.


Registration Open Now!

Judge, Coach, & Attendee Registration:

Registration Information

Registration Fee: $215

Registrations are non-refundable/non-transferable. The name on the registration is the competitor, this cannot be changed or substituted. Companies holding In-House Competitions will need to have their competitor’s name ready prior to the start of registration.

The competition will sell out very quickly! Be sure to have everything you need to register ready prior to registration opening. To register, you will need the name of the person competing, their contact information, and a credit or debit card for payment.

If you have any questions please email

Competition Overview

Competitors will be shipped 20 pounds of compulsory green coffee, they will roast it, and bring 2lbs to their Qualifying Competition. Their coffee will first be judged in a blind tasting. Competitors will give a short presentation on their coffee to their panel of judges, then serve their compulsory roasted coffee to the CoffeeChamps audience and attendees!

Compulsory green coffee will be shipped to competitors 3-5 weeks prior to the competition. No substitutions are allowed. The registered competitor must be the one to roast and present the coffee. Any substitutions will result in disqualification.

Online Learning Sessions

The Online Learning Sessions are for competitors and judges. The U.S. Competitions Committee will go over the Rules & Regulations, highlighting any Rules changes, and judging protocols. Competitors must take one of the Roaster Competitor sessions as it acts as the the competitor meeting. Judges must take the Roaster Judge session.

Online Learning Sessions are mandatory.

These sessions will be recorded; those who cannot attend the live session(s) may watch the recordings. However, attendance at a live session is highly recommended, so everyone has the opportunity to ask questions about the Rules & judging protocols.

Both sessions are open to everyone. Competitors, coaches, co-workers, business owners, judges, and volunteers are welcome to attend both sessions.


Session Information

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
10:00 AM Pacific / 1:00 PM Eastern

Online Session Registration


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  • Airpots: Curtis model coming soon!

  • Hot Water Tower: Curtis model coming soon!

  • Compulsory Green Coffee: Coming Soon!

  • Water: Global Customized Water