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Cascadia Roaster's Competition 2019

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Buckman Coffee Factory

1105 Southeast Main Street

Portland, OR 97214

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REGISTRATION FOR CASCADIA ROASTER'S COMPETITION, CO-HOSTED WITH ROAST MAGAZINE.

KEY DATES & FACTS-

  • Last day to register: TUESDAY, OCT 22nd at 3pm, or until spaces are filled (limited to 50 roasters).

  • Cost to compete: $85 (general). Limited number of discounted tickets ($70) available for Buckman Coffee Factory members. Cost of shipping and handling ($20) applies to out of town roasters who wish to have their coffee mailed to them.

  • Green coffee pick-up begins TUESDAY, OCT. 1st, STARTING @10AM.

  • Last day of pick-up ends TUESDAY, OCT. 22nd, ENDING @ 3PM.

  • All submissions (3LBS of roasted coffee) must be received by Buckman no later than WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23rd @ 3PM.

  • OUT OF TOWN ENTRIES MUST BE REGISTERED ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 8TH

  • ONLY 1 ENTRY PER PERSON.

PLEASE READ ON FOR ALL THE TANTALIZING DETAILS...

The Pacific Northwest is home to a spectacular array of talented roasters. Inspired by the diversity of styles in the coffee community, the Cascadia Roaster's Competition was conceived to celebrate the art of roasting in a fun and engaging event.

WHO CAN COMPETE?

Cascadia is open to roasters of all levels of experience, styles and regions – from aspiring hobbyists to seasoned professionals. Live outside the Portland-metro area? No problem, see details below on how to participate.

-PLEASE NOTE ONLY 1 ENTRY PER PERSON-

ALL ROASTERS WILL ROAST THE SAME MYSTERY GREEN COFFEE.

The fee includes: 20lbs of green coffee. Competitors must submit 3LBS of roasted coffee in order to qualify. While we'll provide you with the green coffee, we will not provide any further information such as its origin, its variety or how it was processed until the day of the competition on October 26th. In other words, all roasters will have the same coffee, the same knowledge about the green coffee, and the same chance to use your skills as a roaster to bring out the beauty of the coffee. Use your intuition, your senses, your skills and your tastebuds to work your magic. Your coffee has been evaluated by a panel of qualified judges on FRIDAY, OCT 25th. After the competition, you will receive valuable feedback on your roast. We reserve the right to reject any submissions if we have reason to believe is not the official competition coffee that we provide entrants. This is a friendly competition, please respect these basic rules.

HOW WILL THE COFFEE BE EVALUATED?

We have two brackets for the competition: Judge's Selection (which includes a panel of professional, experienced coffee industry folks) and People's Choice (the more democratic selection, which is open to all participants/guests who attend the event on SATURDAY, OCT 26th to decide). Judge's Selection will base their evaluation on favorable aroma, pleasant flavor, balanced sweetness and acidity, agreeable body and finish. Judge's Selection takes place on Friday, October 25th. All coffee for both brackets will be batch brewed (using Wilbur Curtis drip brewers) using a 16:1 (water to coffee) ratio and identical grind.

GREEN COFFEE PICK-UP @ BUCKMAN COFFEE FACTORY FOR LOCAL ROASTERS.

Roasters in Portland, OR can pick-up their coffee beginning at 10am on Tuesday, Oct. 1st. Last day for green coffee pick-up is Tuesday, Oct. 22nd at 3pm. We will offer ongoing 'pick-up hours' during the following times, only:

  • MON-THUR, 10AM-3PM.

  • FIRST DAY OF PICK-UP: TUE OCT. 1st, BEGINNING @ 10AM.

  • LAST DAY OF PICK-UP: TUE OCT. 22nd, UNTIL @ 3PM.

We cannot accommodate coffee pick-up outside of these times.

ROASTED COFFEE DROP-OFF @ BUCKMAN COFFEE FACTORY.

Roasters may drop-off their 3LBS of roasted coffee anytime during our business hours:

  • M-F, 9AM-4PM.

  • FINAL DAY FOR RECEIVING ROASTED COFFEE: WED OCT. 23rd BY 3PM.

NOT FROM PORTLAND? NOT A PROBLEM!

As long as you register on or before OCT. 8th, we can mail competition coffee to roasters outside the Portland area. When you register to compete, be sure to select the 'Out of Town' option. To make shipping arrangements, please email: steph@buckmancoffee.com by OCT. 8th with your address and any other relevant info, after you sign-up for the competition. Coffee will be mailed to you via USPS for $20, at your expense (this fee for shipping and handling is included in 'Out-of-town' ticket fee. Please be sure to provide us with a valid mailing address, where large packages can be accepted. We cannot be held responsible for mail that is lost or stolen once it leaves our facility. IMPORTANT NOTE: you must mail back the roasted coffee to Buckman Coffee Factory in time for us to accept your coffee.

All coffee must be received at Buckman Coffee Factory by 3PM on WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23rd. Mail your 3LBS of roasted coffee to:

BUCKMAN COFFEE FACTORY
1105 SE MAIN STREET
PORTLAND OR 97214

NO COST TO WATCH OR DRINK ON OCTOBER 26TH.

Join us at the Buckman Coffee Factory on October 26th for an afternoon celebrating the art of roasting. With up to 50 roasters presenting their best, Buckman will be buzzing and brewing with coffee. Rowdy spectators, competitor's friends and coffee fans are all welcome and audience participation is encouraged. Coffee (of course), beer, cider, non-alcoholic beverages will all be available.

BIG HEARTY THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS!

Each year this competition gets better and each year we are so very grateful to have the generous involvement and support of so many in our coffee community. Thank you so much to the fantastic team at Roast Magazine who are also our co-hosts. A very deep thank you also goes out to Genuine Origin who are our green coffee sponsors. Other sponsors include Pacific Foods, Wilbur Curtis and Cropster. We simply could not put together such a fun and friendly event without your contribution. The coffee community thanks you!!

PHEW! DID WE MISS ANYTHING? ANY QUESTIONS?

Please write: steph@buckmancoffee or call (503) 970-5497.

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