We are excited to share that Spyhouse is an official host for the 2023 US Coffee Championship (USCC) Preliminaries! The competition will be held from October 21–23, 2022 at our Northeast Roastery + Café: 945 Broadway Street NE #250 / Minneapolis, MN 55413.
Spyhouse will be hosting two events: the Brewers Cup Preliminary and the Barista Preliminary.
BREWERS CUP PRELIMINARY
Up to sixteen (16) competitors will perform in an event that highlights and celebrates the art of manual brewing. The top four (4) competitors will win a reserved spot at the 2023 USCC Brewers Cup Qualifier with a chance to compete in the US Brewers Cup Championship.
Click here to learn more about the Brewers Cup Preliminary and register to compete.
Up to sixteen (16) competitors will perform in an event centered around the craft and preparation of espresso and milk beverages. The top three (3) competitors will win a reserved spot at the 2023 USCC Barista Qualifier with a chance to compete in the US Barista Championship.
Click here to learn more about the Barista Preliminary and register to compete.
JUDGES AND VOLUNTEERS
In addition to competitors, Spyhouse Coffee Roasters is looking for both judges and volunteers to help facilitate this exciting event that showcases the talents of baristas from across the country.
No prior judging or coffee service experience is required. Anyone interested in coffee or being apart of this exciting competition may sign up to join our pool of sensory judges. All judges will work with the head judge who will be present throughout the competition to ensure volunteer judges are prepared, informed, and to answer any questions that they might have. The preliminary round is a great opportunity and first step towards gaining experience in judging coffee competitions and we encourage all who are interested to register!
Click here to learn more and register to be a judge.
Volunteering is a great way to get involved, meet new people, see how competitions are run, and support your local coffee industry. There are a variety of shifts from stage support, volunteer and competitor check-in, judges support, practice timekeepers, and more!
Click here to learn more and register to be a volunteer.
ABOUT THE USCC PRELIMINARIES
The 2023 USCC Preliminaries are happening throughout the Summer and Fall of 2022 in a handful of locations across the country. These local, community-driven events are the perfect place for first-time competitors and judges to get experience.
The top competitors from each event win a reserved spot at one of the 2023 USCC Qualifying Competitions.