Sprudge is back covering the US and World Coffee Championships and we couldn't be more excited! Our first official act of duty now that we are back on the comp beat is to bring you the just-announced date and location for the 2019 US Coffee Championships. The SCA has confirmed that the USCC will be headed to Kansas City, Missouri March 15th-17th!
Taking place at the Kansas City Convention Center, the SCA is returning to the scene of the 2016 Qualifying Event, but things will be a little different this time. Along with the US Barista Championship and Brewers Cup, Kansas City will host the Cup Tasters and Roasters championships, both of which had qualifying rounds, a new twist since the 2016 event. And for the first time ever, the United States will host a Coffee in Good Spirits competition, also happening in KC.
In the press release, SCA Senior Event Manager of National Competitions Melissa McGuinness states:
This is a special year because the U.S. Coffee Championships will take place outside of the Specialty Coffee Expo. We have received some great support from the local coffee community in Kansas City and we invite the U.S. coffee community to come meet them and our volunteer leadership on our webinar this Tuesday.
To make it to the national stage, competitors must earn their way via qualifying events taking place in Denver and Nashville in December and January, respectively. For those interested in competing in or judging any of these events (who haven't already earned their way through the micro-regionals), registration for the qualifying events opens October 15th at 10:00am PST. For more information on the events, the rules, or how to compete, visit the US Coffee Championships official website.
Sprudge is thrilled to be back as official media partners, bringing you the industry's best up-to-the-minute coverage of the US Coffee Championships, including the qualifying events via our competitions portal, Sprudge Live. Get excited y'all. We certainly are.
Top image via US Coffee Championships