The US Coffee Championship preliminary events return

After a two-year hiatus, the community driven US Coffee Championship preliminary events have
returned! The 2023 Preliminary Host dates and locations have been selected, spanning across 13
different cities in the US, making competitions accessible to many unique communities across the

US Coffee Championship Preliminary competitions are community-driven events hosted
entirely by the SCA USA Chapter and US Competitions Committees alongside community volunteers,
allowing community members the chance to host an official competition as an accessible, low stakes
platform to introduce any newcomer to competitions. Select rankings for each competition will
move on to compete in the 2023 Qualifiers, happening this winter.

After an application and review process performed by the SCA USA Chapter and US Competitions
Committee, 13 locations across the US were selected to Host the 2023 Preliminary competitions.
The 2023 US Coffee Championships Preliminary dates and locations are as follows:

  •  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

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