As the competition draws ever nearer, things are really starting to happen here in Seattle. Team WAC flew into town on Monday and headed straight to Elm Coffee Roasters to get this year’s competition coffee into production. We’re stoked with how it’s cupping, and think competitors are going to love brewing with it.
And as if the venue for the event wasn’t awesome enough, due to huge demand and a forecast f fantastic weather, we’ve decided to open the Within Sodo roofdeck on Thursday night. If you haven’t registered for your free ticket yet there’s only a handful left, and you need one to get in!
And as if all that isn’t enough to get you excited, we have keg after keg after keg of delicious Fremont Brewing beer that’s going to flow all night long.
The 2015 World Aeropress Championship!
Date / Thursday 9th April from 6:00pm
Location / WithinSodo – 2916 Utah Ave South, Seattle (Google Maps)
Partners / Cafe Imports, Bonavita, Uppercup, Sprudge, La Marzocco
Supporters / Baratza, Everpure, Mahlkonig & Intelligentsia
Competitor Registration / Open to all official national Aeropress Champions via here.
Tickets / Entry is free, but tickets are required. Please register for your invitation here.
Coffee / La Perla Del Cafe – SL28, Finca Chispita, Fully Washed from CafeImports.
Don Carlos of La Perla Del Cafe was the first to get the SL28 seeds into Costa Rica and gave them away selflessly to his fellow producers to help everyone improve their coffee quality and be leaders in coffee innovation in the region. His work in quality is impeccable as he sees his coffee like wine. He truly only picks ripe cherries or “Sangre de Toro” (Bull’s Blood) as it is coined in Costa Rica and doesn’t let anyone in his drying patio with dirty shoes. This coffee has been specially selected, purchased and shipped around the World extremely generously by CafeImports exclusively for the WACs. Oh, by the way, only 2 bags were produced!
Food & Beer / Tokyo Dog & Fremont Brewing Co.
MCs / David Latourell, Tim Varney & Ben Kaminsky
Judges / Eden-Marie Abramowicz, Erin Meister, Amanda Juris, Anne Lunell, Katie Carguilo & James Bailey, Noah Namowicz, Tim Wendelboe, Mike Phillips, Stephen Morrissey.
Forget about the competitors, I’m getting hot under the collar just thinking about the calibre of the judging panel — look at the dreamy smiles on every one of them (except Mike Phillips and Anne Lunell – who are simply looking moody and enigmatic). “10 judges!” – I hear you shout; well we have a little surprise for you on the new, improved and WACkier judging format. The MC’s I could take or leave, but they’ll add a little structure and charm to the evening.
So! For a night of unbridled AeroPressure, register for your free tickets and join us at WithinSodo, Seattle for what will undoubtedly be the greatest World AeroPress Championship to date.
Keep an eye on the official WAC social media outlets from all the updates, images and frothy gossip!
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