The Defcon Coffee Wars II shall be held Friday the 13th, 10am at
the Alexis Park in Las Vegas, NV! Anyone and everyone is welcome
to bring their best coffees and pit them against others, in a no-holds-barred
Simply put, we, the staff, take your coffee, brew it according to Coffee Wars Regulations,
and then the judging crew (aka coffee nazis) / entrants judge your concoction. We rank each entry
in the following categories.
Additional notes, pertaining to ranking coffee. Anything even looking like
decaf gets an automatic -100. Anything bought at the grocery store that comes
in a metal can gets an automatic -50. If it is store bought decaf, we sacrifice
you to the Coffee Gods.
Anything Not Allowed?
As should be blatantly obvious, anything decaf. Furthermore, it has been
decided that flavored coffee (hazelnut and the like) shall be forever banned
from the competition, and those who bring it shall be sacrificed along with the
decaf bringing folk.
In the interest of fairness to all competitors,
the Coffee Wars staff has decided that French Presses and
the like shall not be allowed at this years competition. You may, of course, bring
those wonderous devices for sharing your fine coffee as a simple token of good taste. It
simply will not be judged.
All coffees shall be ground and brewed according to staff regulations. Do note, that
if you ask nicely, we WILL adjust the amount of beans in your own brew. Obviously,
some coffees do require more/less beans in the grind, and we will respect that.
One final thing. We will be limiting the number of entries to THREE per person this year.
Judging from last year's number, we simply do not have the time to handle a large amount
of entries from a single person. If you bring multiple entries, you will be asked to rank
your coffees in order of which ones you would like us to make first. This guarantees that if
we run low on time, your top entries will definatly be judged.
Can I Help?
Right now, we seem to be fairly well covered as far as things go. Obviously,
anyone bringing a coffee for judging will be helping greatly. As far as helping
with the event goes, we seem to be alright. However, if you think you can offer
some help that would be, well, unique, feel free to email me.
What Does the Winner Receive?
A prize, and bragging rights. Prizes are donated by the participants/staff, so
if you have anything cool to throw at us, please do so. Also there is a 'special'
gift for the last place winner. Heh. Heh. Heh.