August 30, 2014 Each roaster brings at least one coffee to the Blend Off. People are then randomly divided into teams and blind cup all the coffees available. Each team will select the coffees they want to add to their blend and a competition will be held to choose the best blend for the criteria given. Winning team gets swag. The second part of the event will be a cupping of pre-roast and post-roast blends. We want to generate meaningful conversation around pros and cons of each and have everyone give input on the theory behind their methodology. Beer to follow!
For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/502497266548884/
August 4, 2014 Hosted by Cafe Imports, Portland Roasting Coffee, and Bourbon Specialty Coffees
Featuring: Current Crop Coffees from Bourbon Specialty Coffees
Discussing: Microlots, Regions, Farm Sizes, & Processing Methods
Wednesday, August 6th at 3pm
Portland Roasting Company
340 SE 7th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
For more information, visit: http://www.cafeimports.com/grinder/
July 30, 2014 This month, explore how Counter Culture’s roasting team determines roast levels and profiles, using one coffee (Finca Pashapa from La Labor, Honduras) as a case study.
Review the history of Counter Culture’s purchasing relationship with producer Roberto Salazar and Finca Pashapa, get a general overview of the roasting process and the tools used to assure quality control for production roasts—namely, the Agtron Scale—and then taste examples of Finca Pashapa prepared at different roast levels and profiles.
Note: start time for the event at our Chicago Training Center is 3 p.m. CDT. Thanks!
To learn more or RSVP for the event, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1446570025595911/
June 26, 2014 "A Film About Coffee" is coming to Denver thanks to the generous support of Allegro Coffee, Rocky Mountain Craft Coffee Association and many of your favourite local roasters. Join us at the Mayan Theatre and while watching, enjoy coffee from Allegro Coffee, Huckleberry, Novo, BoxCar and more. Immediately following the film, a Q + A will be held with director, Brandon Loper, and local coffee people including Darrin Daniel who is featured in the film.
Purchase tickets in advance. Be sure to bring your paper printout or barcode on your mobile device. Doors open at 6:30pm. Please arrive promptly 6:30pm to enjoy free coffee and find your seat before the show! Also, please join us at 46 S Broadway, Denver, CO after the Q + A for an after party hosted by Steadbrook/Middle State Coffee, Allegro, and the RMCCA.
Watch the teaser here:
May 16, 2014 Join the Great Lakes coffee community for two days of hands-on coffee educational classes, demos, a retailing roundtable, workshops for coffee enthusiasts, and a Latte Art Throwdown. Taking place May 16-17 in Southfield, MI at Great Lakes Culinary Center, southeast Michigan’s premier culinary event space.
This year’s event will be a gathering of coffee experts and enthusiasts, meant to inspire, educate, and promote the vibrant and growing coffee scene of the Great Lakes community.
Meals will be provided, including an evening BBQ, complete with beer! Don’t miss this chance to get to know new coffee friends and colleagues.
To learn more or RSVP for the event, visit:
April 26, 2014 Registration is now open for Roasters Guild Retreat, to be held at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA, August 7-10, 2014 Register Now
March 29, 2014 Help bring the Rocky Mountain Craft Coffee Alliance into the future while sampling and discussing some of the best coffees in the Fort Collins, Denver, and Boulder area. We will hear from Twila Henley from Grouse Malting and Roasting and the North American Craft Maltsters Guild.
Vote to help sustain and improve our coffee community. | More Information
March 3, 2014 Voting deadline is March 31, 2014 | Review Candidate Profiles and Cast Your Ballot
February 19, 2014 If you are a roaster seeking a community of ongoing education, friendly competition, and camaraderie, this weekend is for you! | More Information
January 31, 2014 Learn more about how to host a Roasters Guild MDE | Read More
January 31, 2014 Find out how to compete in the 2014 Roasters Choice Competition! | Read more
August 13, 2013 Registration is now open for the 2013 Roasters Guild Origin Trip to Peru | Read More
June 21, 2013 Donate to the 2013 Roasters Guild Retreat Silent Auction | Read More
May 7, 2013 Top 10 Coffees for 2013 Roasters Choice Competition Announced | Read More
May 7, 2013 Roasters Guild Returns to West Virginia for the 13th Annual Retreat | Read More
March 7, 2013 Registration for the 2013 Roasters Choice Competition is now open! | Read More
January 22, 2013 The next Roasters Guild Origin Trip will be held March 3-9, 2013 in El Salvador | Read More
December 7, 2012 The 13th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat will be held August 15-18, 2013 at Stonewall Resort | Read More
December 7, 2012 Now Acception Nominations for 2013 Executive Council | Read More
June 28, 2012 Now accepting submissions for the annual Silent Auction to be held at the Roasters Guild Retreat in August 2012 | Read More
April 24, 2012 Roasters Choice Competition Winner Announced at 24th Annual SCAA Event | Read More
April 22, 2012 Roasters Guild Origin Trip to Brazil to be held July 15-21, 2012 | Read More
March 28, 2012 Roasters Guild Awards Top 10 Coffees of the Year | Read More
March 13, 2012 Roasters Guild presents the 2012 Roasters Choice Competition | Read More
February 13, 2012 Results for the Roasters Guild Executive Council Elections have been Announced | Read More
November 3, 2011 Roasters Guild Coffees of the Year Competition now open for submissions | Read More | Submit a Coffee (para español, ve por favor esta forma)
October 20, 2011 Roasters Guild now accepting nominations for the 2012 Executive Council | Place a Nomination
October 20, 2011 Roasters Guild Silent Auction raises funds for Partners in Health | READ MORE
July 5, 2011 Shuttle rides available from Pittsburg Airport to Stonewall Resort | VIEW SHUTTLE PAGE
June 10, 2011 Now accepting donations for the 2011 Roasters Guild Retreat Silent Auction | DONATE NOW
May 11, 2011 2011 Member logo available in the SCAA store | DOWNLOAD LOGO
April 22, 2011 COTY Winners Announced! VIEW WINNERS | VIEW PRESS RELEASE *Please note correction to names on website for El Salvador winners.
April 7, 2011 Winner to be decided at the 23rd Annual SCAA Exposition | ENTER NOW
April 1, 2011 Win airfare, hotel and registration to Retreat, sponsored by Wilbur Curtis Co.! | ENTER NOW
March 29, 2011 Roasters Guild Executive Council Elects Officers for 2011-2012 View Winning Candidates and their Statements
February 18, 2011 Planet X Winner Recipient ANACAFE receives donated roaster | Download the Press Release
February 15, 2011 Roasters Guild opens registration for their annual event, to be held in Roanoke, WV in August | LEARN MORE
February 10, 2011 Roasters Guild Coffees of the Year-to be held at the 23rd annual SCAA Event | Download the Press Release
December 15, 2010 NEW Apprentice Level Accelerated Program | LEARN MORE
December 2, 2010 The 11th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat will be held on August 18-21 at Stonewall Resort in West Virginia. | MORE INFO COMING SOON
October 28, 2010 October 28, 2010 Support the Guild by sponsoring RG activities at The Event | Find out how
August 28, 2010 The 10th Annual Roasters Guild Retreat was held August 19-22, 2010 at Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, WA | VIEW PHOTOS
August 25, 2010 Apprentice & Journeyman Level courses will be offered at the South West SCAA Skill Building Workshop in September in Long Beach, CA. | LEARN MORE