Announcing the Competitor Product Sponsorship Program

Acaia is offering product sponsorships to support and encourage a more diverse lineup of competitors. There are many obstacles for competitors and we hope this program will help in a small way. Giving back to the community is an important company value.

This is open to competitors in the world who are competing in Barista or Brewers Cup. All competition levels are accepted: region, country, or world.

This is a formal product sponsorship program, where we consider a combination of need, impact, and product stock limitations. Those that we sponsor are expected to represent Acaia’s products on the competition stage and agree to our sponsorship policy.

We’re especially looking to sponsor coffee competitors from underrepresented and disadvantaged communities. These professionals are up-and-coming community leaders, change-makers, or those who want to make a difference in the specialty coffee industry.


We’re looking to sponsor competitors who may identify as one or more of any of the below.

  • First-time competitor in Barista or Brewers Cup
  • Independent competitor
  • Work for a business that is not providing monetary or product support
  • Woman
  • Racial or ethnic minority
  • Queer coffee professional
  • Refugee
  • Person with disabilities
  • Veteran


What drives you to compete and how would you like your routine to influence the coffee industry? This does not need to be a philosophical essay. We’d love to learn more about you and why competing is important to you.


To review the full scope of the program and apply, please visit the product sponsorship page.