South African AeroPress Competition 2018...

We are proud to be hosting the 2018 South African AeroPress Championship in partnership with MoreFlavour.  

Date: Sunday, September 2, 2018 @ 11am. General public attendance is free.

Location: Espresso Lab Microroasters, The Old Biscuit Mill, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock, Cape Town. 

Coffee: El Mango, Rivense del Chirripo, Costa Rica. A black honey processed coffee of Catuai variety, showcasing taste notes of red berries and tropical fruit.  

Competition rules: The rules are pretty straight forward. The judges will evaluate (blind) purely based on taste. We want the competition to be as transparent, fun and freestyle as possible. That is the reason we will have the same predetermined coffee for all competitors so that the judging will be based on the style of brewing, and not on the coffee. 

Each competitor will get a bag of coffee to practice with, and will receive another bag on the day of the competition.

Competitors are welcome to bring their own grinder, kettle, scale, water and/or other equipment, however a set competition kit of Baratza grinder, Brewista kettle, Brewista scales, and of course Aerobie AeroPress will be available for all competitors to use on the day of the competition. Competitors are welcome to bring their own non standard filters (paper or metal). No modifications to the AeroPress allowed. 

There will be 18 competitors. 6 rounds of 3 competitors per round in the preliminary rounds. 1 winner from each round will go through to the semi-finals. There will be 2 semi-finals with 3 competitors in each round. The 2 winners will go head to head in the final round.

The running list of competitors will be selected at random and will be announced on the day of competition.

There will be an auction after the competition with amazing prizes/coffee products/experiences where all the proceeds will go towards sending the winner to Sydney, Australia to compete in the World AeroPress Championships.

For further details regarding the competition, please refer to the World AeroPress Competition website; World AeroPress Championship