Aloha and thank you for your interest in competing in the 2023 USCC Hawai'i Brewers Cup Competition
Please take a few minutes to review the information below about the competitions and conditions of entry.
When & WhereThis year’s competition will be held on August 19-21, 2022 at:
Tradition Coffee Roasters905 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, #3201
Kailua, HI 96734
Rules & RegulationsClick here for the complete rules and regulations
Code of ConductWe here do not support discrimination of any kind and expect that same level of conduct at our event. By participating you agree to respect your host and all your fellow competitors. We as Host reserve the right to ask anyone not adhering to our standards of conduct to forfeit their place in our Preliminary event and leave the premises if asked.
Click here for the complete SCA Code of Conduct.
Who can competeWe welcome and encourage all people aged 18 years or older to participate, regardless of their color, cultural background, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, religion or spirituality, or any other identityCompetitors do not need to be residents of Hawai`i to participate, but they must hold a valid U.S. Passport or have 24-months of documented employment or scholastic curriculum in the United States of America
Registration & FeesThe fee for each Competitor registration is $40. There is a limit of sixteen (16) competitors. Registration is first-come, first-served.
Equipment, Wares, & CoffeeAs an event Host, we are providing all coffee, wares and equipment! Competitors may bring their own wares and grinder, if you would like. However, these will be provided by the Host and available for you to use. Below, you will find lists of equipment provided for each competition.
The Host will provide competitors with a choice of 2 or more coffees for Service.
Competitors will select 1 of these coffees to brew and present to the judges during Service or competitors may select 2 or more coffees to blend together.
Coffee for use in the competition will be provided by 2 or more different companies.
*Competitors may not select a coffee from their own roaster/wholesaler. If a Competitor’s current employer is one of the coffee providers for the event, then that Competitor must select one of the other provided coffees*
Prior to the start of competition, the Host will conduct a blind coffee selection tasting for Competitors to choose coffee(s) for Service. Basic information about the coffees (origin, processing method) will be provided to the Competitors after they have selected their coffee(s)
Competitors must use one of the 2 or more provided compulsory coffees
Competition wares and brewing devices will be provided, but Competitors may utilize any set of brewing devices or wares of their choosing, as long as they qualify according to the rules.
Brewers Cup Competition Equipment1 x Mahlkonig Guatemala Grinder1 x Hot water towerService vessels2 x CJ Scales2 x Bonavita Kettles2 x Kalita Drippers & filters2 x Chemex & filters2 x French Press2 x Hario Servers