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 & Where
This year’s competition will be held on August 19-21, 2022 at:
Tradition Coffee Roasters
905 Kalaniana‘ole Highway, #3201
Kailua, HI 96734
Rules & Regulations
Click here for the complete rules and regulations
Code of Conduct
We 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 compete
We 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 identity
Competitors 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 & Fees
The fee for each Competitor registration is $40. There is a limit of sixteen (16) competitors. Registration is first-come, first-served.
Equipment, Wares, & Coffee
As 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 Equipment
1 x Mahlkonig Guatemala Grinder
1 x Hot water tower
2 x CJ Scales
2 x Bonavita Kettles
2 x Kalita Drippers & filters
2 x Chemex & filters
2 x French Press
2 x Hario Servers