How it works
The World AeroPress Championship is a global coffee-making competition, designed to find the world's best cup of AeroPress coffee.
Each season is comprised of a series regional and national competitions, run by independent hosts across 60 countries, which culminates with the World AeroPress Championship final.
The competition itself is a multi-round elimination tournament. In each round, three competitors will face off against each other, simultaneously brewing a single cup of coffee using the AeroPress brewer.
Competitors have 8 minutes in which to prepare, brew, and present their coffee to a panel of three judges. Drinks are presented in identical vessels, so judges can't know who brewed which cup.
The judges evaluate each coffee and make their own assessment as to which is the best. No scoresheets or discussion, it's 100% personal preference. On the count of three, the judges simultaneously point to their favourite coffee, moving the winner on to the next round while eliminating the losers.
At it's heart, the World AeroPress Championship exists to bring coffee-loving people together in an open, inclusive, and fun environment.
Surrounding the competition itself you can expect beer, music, street food, and good times. Yes, it's serious... It's just not that serious.