More than 60 national Aeropress champions have been crowned this year, and the bulk of them will be trying to press their way to the top at the 11th annual World Aeropress Championship, taking place this year in Sydney, Australia.
Always prizing conviviality over cold, callous competition, the event is being hosted by renowned Sydney-based specialty coffee roasting and retail company Single O on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the event space Commune. Preceding the competition will be an all-day social event on Friday, Nov. 16.
Additionally, the main event will allow ticketed guests to try WAC competitors’ coffees for the first time, while Single O will be serving espressos from a Modbar system. Michelle Johnson and Marcus Boni are expected to return as emcees, and local DJs will provide additional entertainment as guests sample barbecue cuisine from throughout the world as free beer is supplied by Abbotsford-based Moon Dog Craft Brewery.
The three-person team that runs the Aeropress competition circuit now estimates that more than 3,000 people compete annually in more than 140 sanctioned Aeropress competitions. Last year’s world champ was London-based Paulina Mizcka, who revealed her winning recipe and its origins on Instagram:
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Alright , everyone is asking for The Recipe I have used in the final of @aero.press so here you are : 35g- Coarse ground coffee 00:00-00:15 Pour 150g of 84C water 00:15-00:30 Keep stirring for 20 seconds 00:30-01:05 Put lid on the top with pre-wet paper filter. Flip the aeropress. 01:05-01:35 Press slowly You should have now ~90g of the brew. (~4.5%TDS) Add 160g- 200g of hot water and enjoy! And yes it’s same recipe as the one used by Filip Kucharczyk @cafetargowa last year. I have tried many, many, many… different ones but this one gave me the best control over the final brew. Thanks Filip 🙂