Big news today from our partners at the World AeroPress Championship, with major implications for our readers in the United States. Today WAC has announced a series of regional AeroPress events happening across the United States, with dates set for Chicago, Los Angeles, Portland, and New York City. These events will feed into a massive national U.S. AeroPress Championship event, held in conjunction with the SCAA Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.
Event hosts include G&B Coffee in Los Angeles (March 11th), Variety Coffee in New York City (March 17th), Heart Roasters in Portland (March 25th), and Everybody's Coffee in Chicago (February 27th). The national championship event will happen in Atlanta on Saturday, April 16th at Chatahoochie Coffee, with the winner moving on to compete in June at the World AeroPress Championship in Dublin, Ireland.
First place winners at each regional will receive a free flight to Atlanta to compete in the national event. 2nd and 3rd place regional finishers will be guaranteed a place at the national event. Let's learn more about each regional, and gaze together upon their excellent posters.
Midwest Regional AeroPress Championship
Saturday, February 27, 2016
This event will happen in conjunction with The Great Lakes Coffee Showcase, a new indie coffee event in Chicago. More info for this event is available at www.midwestaeropress.com
Bottom Left Regional AeroPress Championship
G&B Coffee (Grand Central Market, 317 S Broadway, Los Angeles)
Friday, March 11, 2016
Kyle Glanville & Charles Babinski are hosting an LA regional competition at their eponymous, iconic cafe in downtown Los Angeles Signups are now underway, so if you're an interested competitor, you should act act quickly to make the bracket.
New York City
East Coast Regional AeroPress Championship
at Variety Coffee (Cafe & Roastery, 146 Wyckoff Ave, Bushwick)
March 17, 2016
Variety Coffee are hosting a multi-borough affair at their Wyckoff Ave location in Brooklyn. Signups are happening now—we predict this will be a wildly competitive and memorable event.
Portland / Seattle
PNW Regional AeroPress Championship
at Heart Roasters (Roastery, 923 SE Hawthorne, Portland)
March 25, 2016
Longtime AeroPress enthusiast Wille Yli-Luoma of Heart Coffee is hosting this event at Heart's spacious and tastefully appointed new roastworks in SE Portland. Signups start Monday, February 29 at 10am. Join this event's Facebook group for more information, and visit www.pnwaeropress.com for all the latest.