SCA announces registration openings for Specialty Coffee Expo and Re:co events in Boston

The Specialty Coffee Association has announced that registration is now open for its in-person Re:co Symposium and 2022 Specialty Coffee Expo, both taking place in April 2022 in Boston, MA, USA.

Expo is North America’s largest specialty coffee trade show, and takes place in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from 8-10 April 2022.

The US Coffee Championships are also set to take place at the Specialty Coffee Expo in Boston. The championships will feature the US Cup Tasters, US Coffee in Good Spirits, and US Roaster, alongside US Barista, US Brewers Cup and US Latte Art Championships. Registration details for these events have been announced by the SCA as follows:

US Cup Tasters, US Coffee in Good Spirits, US Roaster Championships

  • US Cup Tasters, US Coffee in Good Spirits, US Roaster Championships will not be open for new competitor registration for the 2022 season. Competitors who qualified in USCTC, UCiGS or USRC in 2019-2020 will receive an email to register for 2022 to fulfill their opportunity to advance to World Championships.
  • Competitors will be able to register from 1 February 2022.
  • If you are eligible and have not yet received an email from the SCA, please contact the updated primary competitions email at [email protected] for next steps.

US Latte Art Championship

  • 2022 USLAC is an open registration competition on a first come first serve basis. There will be 18 competitor positions available.
  • Registration opens on 1 February 2022. The registration link will be available on
  • Because this is the first year of the US Latte Art Championship, the USLAC champion will not be advancing to the World Latte Art Championship.

U.S. Brewer’s Cup and U.S. Barista Championships

  • Due to the overwhelming amount of interest after two years apart, the 2022 US Brewers Cup and US Barista Competitors will be determined on a weighted Lottery System. Nominations for the USBC and USBrC Lottery opened on 25 January 2022. There are 24 Barista competitor positions available and 18 Brewers Cup competitor positions available.

Nominate yourself to enter the 2022 US Brewers Cup or Barista Championships Lottery Here.

Lottery Nominations Close 7 February 2022.

  • Lottery Selections will be notified via email the week of 14 February 2022 with next steps on how to accept the nominations and register.
  • To learn more about the weighted Lottery System please read this USCC News Post.

The SCA’s Re:co Symposium precedes the Expo, running from 6-7 April, at the adjoining Westin Boston Seafront. Re:co addresses the most pressing topics facing our industry today, with expert speakers, sensory experiences, live discussion, networking, and engagement opportunities.

Attendees to Re:co can avail of an early bird ticket and save $200 by registering before 4 March. Alongside in-person tickets, the SCA will also be offering digital access to Re:co content to continue the growth in reach, accessibility, and impact of previous versions—more details on this will be released soon.

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