Welcome to the Richmond, Virginia US Coffee Championships Prelims hosted by Blanchard's Coffee!

October 7th - 9th

We're excited to welcome coffee friends from throughout the US to join us in Richmond, Virginia for a weekend of coffee competition in the Barista, Brewers Cup, and Coffee in Good Spirits categories.

In addition to competition, there will be events, throwdowns, coffee shop crawls, educational opportunities, and of course, parties to occupy your time. Richmond's coffee scene is rich, diverse, and worth exploring, so come ready to get caffeinated, make new friends, and maybe go home a champion!

Event Schedule

FRIDAY

• 9:00am-5:00pm: Judges Workshop // Calibration Day at Westwood Ave.
1903 Westwood Ave Suite A, Richmond, VA 23227.

• 6:00pm: Competitor Sign In and Blind Compulsory Coffee Tasting for competitors and coaches only at Westwood Avenue Roastery // Competitor Meeting Immediately following the tasting. Please stay for this.
1903 Westwood Ave Suite A, Richmond, VA 23227

SATURDAY: US Coffee Champs Barista, Brewer’s Cup and Coffee in Good Spirits Preliminary Day 1
1903 Westwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23227

• 6:00am Competitor Compulsory coffee tasting at Westwood Roastery for those competitors who could not make it to the tasting on Friday
• 7:00am Judges arrive for morning calibration
• 8:00am First Practice time slot for competitors
• 10:00am-11:00am First Performance Start time slot for competitors
• 12:00pm-2:00pm Intergalactic Tacos Food truck available for lunches
• 4:00pm-5:00pm End Competition
• 6:00pm Latte Art Throwdown at the Broad Street Cafe

SATURDAY EVENING: Throwdown
3121 West Broad Street Richmond, VA 23220

5:30pm Sign Ups, First pour at 6pm // First Come First Served
$5 buy in for competitors // Open to all coffee professionals and enthusiasts

SUNDAY: US Coffee Champs Barista, Brewer’s Cup and Coffee in Good Spirits Preliminary Day 2
1903 Westwood Ave, Richmond, VA 23227

• 7:00am Judges arrive for morning calibration
• 8:00am First Practice time slot for competitors
• 10:00am-11:00am First Performance Start time slot for competitors
• 12:00pm-2:00pm Intergalactic Tacos Food truck available for lunches
• 2:00pm-3:00pm End Competition with Raffle and Awards Ceremony to immediately follow
**all times for performances are dependent upon how many people sign up to compete

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