Barista Preliminary Sign Ups

Regular price $30.00

WHEN | SEPT. 10 & 11



For the 2020 season of the United States Barista Championship (USBC) there will be 2 Qualifying Competitions leading up to the national championship. In order to move on to USBC, Baristas must first qualify at Coffee Champs. All unreserved spots for CoffeeChamps will be available for Open Registration after the conclusion of the Prelims.

The Raleigh, NC Barista Prelim will host 24 competitors. The Top 6 competitors from each Prelim receive a reserved spot at one of the Coffee Champs Qualifying Competitions.

At the U.S. Coffee Champs Barista Prelims: Competitors will have 7 minutes to make espressos and milk beverages for 2 sensory judges. Competitor’s preparation skills will be assessed by 1 technical judge. A Head Judge oversees all these judges but does not score. Competitors must use the provided compulsory coffee(s). Competitors will choose from 2 or more compulsory coffees in a blind tasting. All wares and equipment are supplied by Prelims Hosts! Competitors may bring their own wares if they would like.

Official Rules and Regulations

Prelims Sensory Scoresheet

Prelims Technical Scoresheet


Disclaimer |

By checking out and purchasing this product, you are acknowledging your intent to compete in the preliminary competition hosted by Black & White Coffee Roasters in Raleigh, NC.   


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