The first recorded Guild was the Wool Weavers, which existed at least before the year 1050 in the German town of Cologne. The Roasters Guild was formally founded in 1999.
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Notice of Hiatus for COTY 2013: We are constantly working to refine and refresh our Event and all of its component pieces. This year we will renew our focus on The Roasters Choice presentation as we strive to build a collaborative effort between roasters and producers to highlight some of the very best coffees in the world. The Roasters Choice competition celebrates the skills and crafts of the coffee roaster. The roaster's ability to bring out the latent qualities of exceptional green coffees is at center stage, and we are excited to expand the program in order to engage more attendees with the program as well as create an atmosphere that promotes the craft of coffee roasting and demonstrates the potential in the relationship between roaster and producer. We will take this opportunity to completely rework our approach to the Coffees Of the Year (COTY) program to make it more accessible and rewarding for all of our coffee stakeholders. Look for a new and exciting version of COTY for Seattle 2014!



The annual Roasters Choice Competition is held in conjunction with the SCAA Event and 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 for evaluation. The coffees are vetted by a panel of judges and the top 6 coffees are selected in advance of The Event. The coffees are then brewed and presented to exposition attendees for tasting.


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