The World AeroPress Championship—coffee's premiere grass roots competitive world tour of pressing, grinding, and pumping—is back again for another season, and we're hugely excited to announce our participation as the tournament's official Media Supporter. We're joined by fellow supporters Bartaza and Brita, sponsors La Marzocco, Bonavita, and Mahlkonig, and partners Acme & Co., Workshop Coffee, and Cafe Imports.
WAC events will happen hot and heavy between now and June, leading up to the 2016 World AeroPress Championship event in Dublin, Ireland. The first slate of international events have now been announced, complete with gorgeous poster art, but many more will be announced soon, including an intriguing slate of cross-continental events happening in the United States. Let's have a look at who's up first for the global tournament.
Hosted by The Coffee Collective at their Godthåbsvej location in Copenhagen, this event happens at 2pm on Sunday, March 6th. 18 total spots are available, and entry costs DKK 250. Sign up here, and learn more about the event here via its official Facebook page. Official sponsors include The Coffee Collective, Øristeriet, and Mikkeller, and the competition will be judged by Nicolas Clerc (Telescope), Anne Lunell (Koppi + 2016 Swedish Brewers Cup champion) and Klaus Thomsen (Coffee Collective + 2006 World Barista Champion).
This is the first-ever World AeroPress Championship event in Saudi Arabia. Hosted by Sulalat Coffee / Varietal Cafe at Camel Step Coffee in Riyadh, this event happens at 7pm on March 11th. The folks behind this event expect 72+ entrants, and it's completely free to enter. You can learn much more about this event here on its official website. Sponsors include Eye of Riyadh, Baratza, Espresso Parts, Varietal Cafe, and many more. The event will be judged by Abdulhameed Jamali, Ali Gazzawi, Husain Ibrahim, Ahmad Bajunaid, Osamah Al-Awwam, Abdulkarim Al-Harbi, Abdullatif Al-Oshaigry, Mohammad Al-Twaijry, and Wayel Al-Wohaibi, naturally.
This event happens at Ozone Coffee in New Plymouth, New Zealand, roughly halfway between Wellington and Auckland, on Saturday, April 2nd beginning at 5pm. Sign-up is NZ$60, and sponsors include Ozone Coffee Roasters, King & Queen Hotel Suites, Macfarlanes Assist, and RGB Metal Filters. Judges for this event are Jess Godfrey (Acme & Co), Tom Handiside (La Marzocco NZ), Heath Cater (SILO), and WAC co-founder / co-poobah Tim Varney. Visit the event's Facebook page for more information.
New South Wales
The first of five Australian regional events happens on 5pm on Saturday, February 27th at the Single O Roastworks in Botany, NSW. Visit Single Origin's Facebook page for details and purchase tickets via EventBrite. Sponsors for this event include La Marzocco, Dormans Coffee, 4 Pines Beer, and The Tuckshop. Judges include Tim Varney (WAC / Bureaux Collective) and a few more names TBD.
We'll be bringing you much, much more coverage throughout this year's World AeroPress Championship competition cycle, including heaps of photos, write-ups and recipes from events around the world. Sprudge is proud to be officially partnered with the World AeroPress Championship—if you want us to sponsor your individual national event, please get in touch, and press on.