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The 2023 U.S. Coffee Championships Preliminaries

2023 U.S. Coffee Championships Preliminaries

The U.S. Coffee Championships Preliminaries chosen dates and sites are being announced with excitement! U.S. Coffee Championship Preliminary competitions provide towns the possibility to hold a formal tournament. 13 sites across the US were chosen to host the 2023 Preliminary contests following an application and assessment procedure carried out by the SCA USA Chapter and US Competitions Committees.

Also Read:- 2023 National Qualifying Series Competition Central

The United States is slowly welcoming back coffee competitions. The 2022 US Coffee Championships were held in Boston back in April of this year, and both new participants and those who had previously qualified for the national level of competition way back in late-2019/early-2020 participated. But starting in 2023, all six competitions—Barista, Brewers Cup, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Latte Art, and Roasters—will have preliminary competitions held across the nation.

And yesterday, the US Coffee Championships revealed the locations and times for every preliminary event scheduled for 2023.

These competitions, which will begin in August of this year, will be the first Preliminary or Qualifying-level competitions the US has hosted in more than two and a half years. Between August 19 and October 30 of this year, a total of 27 competitions, divided across 14 events, will take place in 12 different cities. For each discipline, there are between two and seven competitions: two for CIGS, three for Latte Art, four for Roasters, five for Cup Tasters, six for Brewers Cup, and seven for Barista.

2023 Preliminary Hosts

  • Aug 19-21: Hawaii Coffee Association (Kailua, HI) – Brewers Cup & Roaster

  • Aug 26-28: Presta Coffee Roasters (Tucson, AZ) – Barista, Brewers Cup, & Cup Tasters

  • Sept 2-4: Fluid Cooperative (San Francisco, CA) – Barista

  • Sept 9-11: Black & White Coffee (Raleigh, NC) – Barista & Brewers

  • Sept 9-11: Luce Coffee Roasters (Houston, TX) – Latte Art

  • Sept 16-18: Luce Coffee Roasters (Houston, TX) – Roasters

  • Sept 16-18: Sweet Bloom Coffee (Denver, CO) – Barista, Brewers, CIGS, Latte Art

  • Sept 23-25: Houston Coffee Collective (Houston, TX) – Cup Tasters

  • Sept 30-Oct 2: The Crown (Oakland, CA) – Cup Tasters & Roaster

  • Oct 7-9: Blanchard’s Coffee Co (Richmond, VA) – Brewers, Barista, CIGS

  • Oct 7-9: Tinker Coffee Co (Indianapolis, IN) – Cup Tasters & Roaster

  • Oct 21-23: Spyhouse Coffee Roasters (Minneapolis, MN) – Barista & Brewers

  • Oct 28-30: Uncommon Coffee (Essex, VT) – Barista & Latte Art

  • Oct 28-30: Brio Coffeeworks (Burlington, VT) – Cup Tasters

The US Competitions Committee and SCA USA Chapter Committee would like to express their gratitude to all 19 of our kind host applicants. All year long, the US Competitions Committee and SCA USA Chapter strive to give everyone a truly exceptional experience. After a two-year break, we are appreciative for the number of applications and interest we have received, and we are thrilled to bring the Preliminary contests back to towns around the US!

The locations of the chosen hosts will host preliminary activities on the dates offered. Each Preliminary host is in charge of organising and organising the event to provide a special, locally oriented experience. Information about event registration as well as updates will be available on each host’s website.

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