We’re halfway through the Qualifying Event portion of the US Coffee Championships, with 62 coffee professionals across five competitions already punching their tickets to Kansas City with their performances at last month’s Denver event. But now we turn our attention to Nashville, Tennessee and the Track One events center who will host the back nine this weekend, January 12th and 13th. There are national champions and finalists galore as well as a spate of new names all vying for the last few available spots in the national round of competition.

Though the action will be centered around the Barista Championship, Brewers Cup, Coffee in Good Spirits, Cup Tasters, and Roasters Championship stages, life does not stop and start at the convention center. There are going to be lots of fun post-competition fun times to be had all around the Music City this weekend.

It’s going to be a wild few days, and Sprudge is pleased as punch to be there every step of the way as Official Media Partner bringing you live, up-to-the-minute coverage of all the sights and sounds at the final 2019 US Coffee Championships Qualifying Event. Make sure you are following Sprudge on Instagram and SprudgeLive on Twitter to stay connected to all the action.

We’ve compiled an ever-updating list of all things going on in and out of the convention center over the course of the weekend, which we gladly present to you now. Are you hosting an event in Nashville for CoffeeChamps? Let us know!

SprudgeLive’s coverage of the 2019 US Coffee Champs is made possible by Joe Glo and Mahlkönig. All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by Acaia, Baratza, FaemaCafe Imports, and Wilbur Curtis.

Thursday, January 10th

Coffee Trivia Night: Think you know coffee? Test your knowledge at Dose Cafe and Dram Bar for a night of coffee-based trivia. 7:00pm

Friday, January 11th

Coffee Champs Kick Off Party: Get your weekend started off right at the recently opened Stay Golden (featured here as part of Sprudge’s Build-Outs of Summer series), who will be serving up food, drinks, and good vibes. And your first drink is on the house! 7:30-10:30pm.

Latte Art Throwdown: Join Retrograde Coffee as they team up with Onyx Coffee Lab for a night of free beer and free pours. There will be food trucks and competition coffees served on bar. The event is free to attend and $5 to compete. Sign-up/auditions starts at noon. Event begins at 7:00.

Saturday, January 12th

For a full list of competitors, check out our Day One schedule here.

9:00am-5:30pm Brewers Cup Open Service
10:00am-1:30pm Coffee in Good Spirits Competition
10:00am-4:45pm Roaster Competition Attendee Tasting
10:00am-5:00pm The Cafe: Brewers Cup Audience Service
10:30am-5:00pm Cup Tasters Competition
11:00am-4:30pm Roaster Competition
11:30am-5:30pm Barista Competition
12:00pm-5:30pm The Cafe: Barista Competitors

Frothy Monkey Party: Join Frothy Monkey at Jackalope Brewing Company for a night of brews, just not the caffeinated kind. 7:00-10:00pm.

Sunday, January 13th

For a full list of competitors, check out our Day Two schedule here.

9:00am-5:30pm Brewers Cup Open Service
10:00am-1:30pm Coffee in Good Sprits Competition
10:00am-3:30pm The Cafe: Roaster Audience Service
10:00am-5:00pm The Cafe: Brewers Cup Audience Service
10:30am-5:00pm Cup Tasters Competition
11:00am-3:30pm Roaster Competition
11:00am-5:30pm Barista Competition
12:00pm-45:30pm The Cafe: Barista Competitors

6:30pm-7:30pm Awards Ceremony

SprudgeLive’s coverage of the 2019 US Coffee Champs is made possible by Joe Glo and Mahlkönig. All of SprudgeLive’s 2019 competition coverage is made possible by Acaia, Baratza, FaemaCafe Imports, and Wilbur Curtis.

*top image via HealthSparq