Brewer’s and Taster’s Cup

Thursday, April 11th, 2013No Comments


We are happy to announce that we will be sponsoring this year’s B.C. Interior Brewers and Tasters Cup in Kamloops, BC. The competition will take place over three days, from April 12th-14th hosted by Red Beard Coffee. Cherry Hill Coffee’s own James Calder will be judging the Brewer’s cup and competing in the Tasters Cup. Its shaping up to be a fun weekend. On the Friday at 5 pm there will be a meeting for judges and volunteers at Red Beard Coffeehouse located at 449 Tranquille Rd. On Saturday the doors will open for the event at St. Andrews on the Square located at 159 Seymour st. at 9AM with the first Brewers Cup competitor starting at 9:30. The Brewers Cup will proceed until noon when we will take a break until 1 PM then reconvene to finish the brewers cup. We should hopefully be finished by 2pm and immediately move on to the tasters cup. This event will move quickly and should wrap up by 5pm.

Winners of these exciting events will be advancing to the Canadian Nationals! And from there, the Canadian Brewers Cup winner will get to go to the World Brewers Cup in Australia. And for the World Tasters Cup: France!

More details about how our qualifying events will work in Kamloops:

Brewers Cup Event
In this event, competitors prepare and serve three individual beverages for a panel of judges. The competition consists of two rounds: a first round and a finals round. During the first round,competitors prepare three beverages utilizing any whole bean coffee using any brew method . The six competitors with the highest score from the first round (Saturday) will go on to compete in the finals round (Sunday). One competitor from the final round will advance to the Canadian Brewers Cup . The winner is sponsored for travel to the Canadian Brewers Cup Championship in Ottawa.

Tasters Cup Event
This event awards the professional coffee cupper who demonstrates speed, skill, and accuracy in distinguishing the taste differences in specialty coffees. Coffees of the world have many distinct taste characteristics and in this competition format the objective is for the cupper to discriminate between the different coffees. Three cups are placed in a triangle, with two cups being identical coffees and one cup being a different coffee. Using skills of smell, taste, attention and experience, the cupper will identify the odd cup in the triangle as quickly as s/he can. A total of eight triangles are placed in each round. All cuppers compete in the first round and the top four from the competitors with the most correct answers and the fastest time proceed to the finals round on Sunday. The winner of the finals round advances to Canada’s Taster Cup (travel sponsored)

Big shout out to all the volunteers and sponsors:

Cherry Hill Coffee

Rocket Science Hospitality Solutions

New Wave Advertising Group

Kamloops Heritage Society

Red Beard Roasters

Bean Scene Coffeeworks

Caffe Motivo

Dolce Amaro

Frankly Coffee

Oso Negro

Shuswap Coffee Company

Turtle Mtn. Coffee

Zacks Coffee & Tea

See you at the event!

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