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Coffee Wars was an event located at DEF CON from 2001 to 2008.


In Coffee Wars, participants should bring their unflavored coffee beans of up to 2 grades of coffee, then the coffee will be cooked and then judges other participants would rate given coffee by 5 criterias:

  • Aroma
  • Flavor
  • Strength
  • Cost (called Bang for your Buck)
  • Overall

The rating ranges from 1 (Starbucks) to 10 (Holy God of Java).


The contest does not accept flavored beans, decaf, cream, sugar, any coffee brands or Starbucks.

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