Roasters Guild Honors the Art and Craft of Coffee Roasting at the 2013 Roasters Choice Competition

Top 10 Finalists to be showcased at Specialty Coffee Association of America’s Annual Event, to be held April 11-14, 2013

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), the world’s largest coffee trade association, and the Roasters Guild, an official trade guild of the association, are highlighting the craft of specialty coffee roasting with the 2013 Roasters Choice competition. The competition will be held at the 25th Annual SCAA Exposition, The Event, April 11-14, 2013 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, MA.

The annual Roasters Choice competition is designed to highlight the art and craft of coffee roasting. To compete in the challenge, members of the Roasters Guild must submit roasted coffee that they have chosen to represent and highlight their roasting skills. Selected in advance of the Exposition, the top 10 coffees will be showcased at the annual event. The roasted coffee that earns the top score, as determined by a panel of judges prior to The Event, will be named the winner of the 2013 Roasters Choice competition. The coffees will then be served to Exposition attendees at the brew bar in the Activities Hall of the event. This competition is open only to current Roasters Guild members.

The 2013 Roasters Choice competition will feature some of the world’s finest specialty coffee roasters, while providing attendees the opportunity to taste exceptionally roasted coffees. Please join us in the celebration of craft roasting. To enter this competition, please visit for more information on the submission process or click here to fill out a submission form.

The 2013 Roasters Guild Roasters Choice competition is just one of the many highlights at SCAA’s 25th Annual Exposition. The event also includes the the United States Barista Championship and Brewer’s Cup, United States Cup Taster’s Championship, and a wealth of professional development courses, certification opportunities, and an extensive trade show floor. For more information, visit


Event Sponsors

The 2013 Roasters Choice Competition is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors Curtis (, Espresso Supply (, Mahlkonig (, RGC Coffee ( and Chemex ( Thanks to our grand prize sponsor, Curtis, for providing an all inclusive trip to Roasters Guild Retreat for the winner of this competition.

About SCAA

The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), is a non-profit trade organization and the world recognized leader in coffee knowledge development. With over 9,000 members located in more than 40 countries, including member companies and their employees, SCAA members represent every segment of the specialty coffee industry, including producers, roasters, importers/exporters, retailers, manufacturers, baristas and other industry professionals.  For over 30 years, the SCAA has been dedicated to creating a vibrant specialty coffee community, recognizing, developing and promoting specialty coffee by setting and maintaining quality standards for the industry; conducting research on coffee consumption, brewing and perfection of craft; and providing education, training, resources and business services for its members.  Visit

About The Roasters Guild

The Roasters Guild is an official trade guild of the Specialty Coffee Association of America that consists of specialty roasters dedicated to the craft of roasting quality coffee and promotes quality as the principle standard for success. The Roasters Guild advocates linking quality product to quality ethical conduct.  Visit