We’re only halfway through the World level of competition for the 2023 Coffee Championships, but, at least here in the United States, it’s already time to start looking ahead to what is in store for 2024. And with that in mind, the US chapter of the SCA along with the US Competitions committee have announced the locations for the 12 Preliminary Events kicking off the 2024 season.
Announced Monday, July 17th, the US Coffee Championships have unveiled the 12 stops the Preliminaries will make where participants get their first chances to earn their way to the Qualifying Events. Taking place between August and October, each of the six disciplines—Barista Championships, Brewers Cup, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, Latte Art, and Roasters Championship—will have no fewer than two preliminaries (CIGS and Latte Art), with some, like Barista and Brewers, having more, five and four, respectively. Cup Tasters and Roasters both have three each.
Geographically, the event are more or less evenly distributed, with three in the west, four in the east, and five in the center part of the country. The schedule of events is as follows:
Aug 25-27: San Diego, CA, Talitha Coffees – Barista, CIGS
Aug 25-27: Houston, TX, Blendin Coffee Club – Roasters
Sep 1-3: Houston, TX, Luce Coffee Roasters – Barista
Sep 8-10: Tulsa, OK, Origin Coffee Company – Barista, Cup Tasters
Sep 15-17: Newark, NJ, Redhouse Roasters – Latte Art
Sep 29-Oct 1: Kansas City, MO, Messenger Coffee and The Roasterie – Brewers Cup, Roasters, CIGS
Oct 6-8: Raleigh, NC, Black & White Coffee Roasters – Barista, Brewers Cup
Oct 13-15: Essex, VT, Uncommon Coffee – Barista
Oct 13-15: Burlington, VT, Brio Coffeeworks – Cup Tasters
Oct 13-15: Kailua, HI – Hawaii Coffee Association – Brewers Cup, Roasters
Oct 13-15: Dallas, TX, White Rhino Coffee – Latte Art, Cup Tasters
Oct 20-22: Los Angeles, CA, Counter Culture Coffee – Brewers Cup
For more information, visit the US Coffee Championships official website.