Barista Competitions are excellent opportunities to learn and grow as a professional barista. At each event, there are opportunities to volunteer, judge, or compete.  Baristas also have the opportunity to connect online live during each regional and national event.

The United States Barista Championship (USBC) highlights the technical and service skills of professional baristas. The USBC program focuses on espresso preparation while the United States Brewer’s Cup (USBrC) highlights the skills of expertly brewed coffee. The USBC & USBrC begin through regional barista championships and culminate at the United States Barista Championship, held in the spring of each year. SCAA also hosts many national competitions each year at the Annual Event, including the Cup Taster’s Championship, Roasters Choice, and more.