March 27, 2015
Hold onto your hats, it’s a World AeroPress Championship first! After years of asking, the majesty of the competition poster is now yours to take home! That’s right, at this year’s event we’re going to be selling copies of our poster, which features the exhaustively laboured over and staggeringly awesome artwork by David Salinas of Department of Brewology.
We asked that David draw each and every poster by hand, for that really authentic ‘touched by the artist’ vibe, but at over 150 hours of work for the design, we were likely to run out of time to get a hundred made. So, the posters are printed in water-based black ink instead, but David is going to be on hand to sign posters and rest his arm gently around your shoulder while you get your photo taken with him. How’s that for touched by the artist?
We’ll be stocking just 75 A1-sized prints on 100lb speckletone white French paper, and it’s strictly first in, best dressed. Thirty-five dollars, please.
Now, what do you notice about this shirt? Take a good look.
That’s right, it’s being worn by a total hunk — check please! But that fact aside, it’s also the first ever, extremely limited, available exclusively in Seattle, World AeroPress Championship tee shirt…
Printed on light-grey, 100% cotton crew neck tees there are just 100 shirts being made, and only 75 being offered for sale. They’d be a bargain at twice the price, but can be yours for just twenty-five of your American dollars. Not a tee shirt kinda girl or guy? That’s OK — we’ve got you, too.
And in another World AeroPress Championship first, you can recreate the dizzying highs, terrifying lows and creamy middles of competitive AeroPress brewing by buying a bag of the competition coffee — the exact same batch that the champions will be competing with!
It’s an incredible coffee – an SL28 variety selection, grown and produced by Don Carlos of La Perla del Cafe in Costa Rica, and donated by our esteemed coffee partners, Cafe Imports. Don Carlos was the first to get SL28 seeds into Costa Rica and gave them away selflessly to his fellow producers to help everyone improve their coffee quality. Not content to provide us with an amazing coffee, Cafe Imports bought this selection a one-way ticket on the Condor Airways flight out of San Jose, stowed it securely in the overhead compartment and got it up to the U.S. of A. in record time. Good work, chaps. Twenty dollars and a bag of it can be yours (ten dollars of which will go straight to a charity initiative in a producing country*).
But how are you going to carry all this choice swag home? You need some kind of 100% cotton, handled carrying device, resplendent with artistic adornment also. Wow — you are in luck, friend!
Fifteen dollars, can’t say fairer than that.
So, here’s the wrap. Before the emails flood in, this is what you need to know…
We’re sorry, but no. You can’t buy these online. No, sorry, we can’t mail you one, especially. You have to come to Seattle on the evening of April 9th, and buy one in person**. Antiquated and backward, we know, but that’s just how we like it.
See you in Seattle.
* Which charity initiative is still to be decided, we’ll keep you posted.
** If there’s any left over, we’ll look at putting them online somewhere, but no promises.