2015 Irish Aeropress Championship

Oh boy! Just to keep you guessing, how about a last minute change of venue for the Irish competition? No longer will competitors throw down at Joe’s Coffee, Montague Street, they’ll face off instead at Hatch & Sons, 15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2. 


Oh my word, they’re coming in thick and fast now.

Not content to co-host just one Aeropress Championship per season, this year sees Workshop Coffee Co. teaming up with Joe’s Coffee, Dublin and TKC Sales to co-host the 2015 Irish Aeropress Championship.

On March 14th at 6:00pm, twenty eager competitors will vie for the title of 2015 Irish Aeropress Champion and the opportunity to represent Ireland at the World Aeropress Championship in Seattle come April. Alongside the obvious glory, the winner will be provided with return flights and accommodation for the event (so be sure you’re able to travel to the USA at short notice!).

Tickets for entering as a competitor are available at www.workshopcoffee.com/IAC2015 for £10 each and purchases are limited to one per person*. Spectator entry is free and in addition to the excitement of the event there’ll be hot snacks and cold beer for all.

Competitors will compete using coffee from Workshop Coffee Co., and will be sent a 250g bag of the actual coffee to practice with ahead of the event. A fresh roast of the same coffee will be available on the day.

Your judges for 2015 — James Bailey (Workshop Coffee Co. – Head of Quality), Mate Szekeres (Joe’s Coffee – Head Barista) and Monika Palova (3FE – Coffee Roaster) –will be blind selecting the most delicious brew placed in front of them each round; not the most technically-proficient or perfect, just the one they’d want to drink.

For further information or questions, contact Stuart Ritson at stuart.ritson@workshopcoffee.com

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2015 Irish Aeropress Championship
6:00pm, Saturday March 14th
Hatch & Sons
15 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2


* While competitor places are on a ‘first in, best dressed’ basis, we reserve the right to revoke entries if a particular company is over-represented. Participation, not domination.

2015 Northern Ireland Aeropress Championship

Just when we had the deckchairs arranged precisely as we wanted them, in swoops the good folk of Established Coffee with a late entrant to the Championship circuit, and a stellar poster to boot.


I was lucky enough to work with these guys on an event some months ago, and they really know how to put on a great night. While competitor tickets are nearly sold out already, make sure you go along for good times and great beer.

The AeroPress Championship is a competition open to anyone who can brew a great cup of coffee using the AeroPress. It is open to anyone and everyone, all you need is to secure your place online, turn up on time with your AeroPress & brew! You could be 3 coffees away from winning a trip to Seattle, to represent Northern Ireland at the World AeroPress Championships. Full details below, any questions, tweet us @NIAeropressComp.

It’s shaping up to be a great night. It’s free entry for spectators, there will be beer from Prohibition, pizza, as well as Sherryvallies DJ’s & we’ll be sure to squeeze some coffee in there somewhere! Heckling & fan clubs are 100% encouraged.

Date: Thursday 19th March 2015

Time: 7pm [Competitors: 6pm]

Venue: Established Coffee, Belfast

Entry Fee: £20 [Free For Spectators]

Prizes: 1st Place will win £1000 for flights & accommodation to represent NI at the World AeroPress Championships in Seattle in April 2015. Prizes TBA for 2nd & 3rd Place

Rules: We will be following the WAC Rules found here.

Judges: To Be Announced

Coffee Sponsor: Bailies Coffee. They will be selecting a coffee, which all competitors must use. 1 x 250g bag of coffee will be supplied to each competitor ahead of the event for practise. Each competitor will then be given 250g on arrival. The coffee will be roasted on Monday 16th March.

Other Sponsors: TKC, Marco, Ground Espresso, Coffee NI, Prohibition.

2015 China Aeropress Championship results

The first three

Without question, one of the most professionally run Aeropress championships was imagined by China. The event was held in the lobby of a department store with massive screens with live round updates and a seemingly impressive crowd of onlookers. Kevin from Green Coast Coffee was responsible for the epic event, an we thank him and everyone that supported the event – Kevin, if you need a judge from WAC headquarters, we’d love to judge the 2016 CACs!

Here are the top 3 methods from the 2015 China Aeropress Championships :

WAC results China


2015 Philippine Aeropress Championship


Herr is your chance to join the 2nd Philippine Aeropress Championship 2015!

The competition is open to everyone and anyone – from home brewers, professional baristas, chefs, cafe owners, coffee lovers. Simply, the best tasting cup on the table wins!

Only 36 seats are available for the championship. 5 slots are allocated per company.

  • Early bird registration (Jan. 28 – Feb. 5): P1800 per participant.
  • Regular registration (Feb. 6 – Feb. 26): P2100 per participant.

Registration includes:

  • PHAC2015 Competition Participation
  • 250g of competition coffee for practice
  • 250g of competition coffee for competition day
  • PHAC2015 Official T-Shirt
  • PHAC2015 Certificate of Participation

Registration can be made via here.

More details will be revealed in the coming days via the official website of the competition.

2015 Slovak Aeropress Championship


Date: 29th March 2015 @ 3 PM
Organisers: Standart Magazine
Coffee: Yet secret batch from Green Plantation
Registration: Starts on 7th March @ 6 PM, 15 EUR via here

Lukas Jura (World AeroPress Champion 2013, Coffee Proficiency, Poland)
Lájos Horváth (World Cup Taster Champion 2013, Casino Mocca, Hungary)
Peter Ondrejka (Roaster of the Competition Coffee, Green Plantation owner, Slovakia)

Partners: Green Plantation Coffee, Fine Distillery, Mabets.sk, Aerobie, Hop Grup
Social: @standartmag / @CoffeefestSK / #SAC15 / Facebook

2015 Danish Aeropress Championship results

The 2015 Danish Aeropress Championship results from Klaus Thomsen :

“The Danish Aeropress Championship was a great success. The winner was Hans Kristian Andersen. I really thought someone had pulled  a prank on me, when I read his name out loud on stage.”

1st place : Hans Kristian Andersen, Copenhagen Coffee Lab
  1. 16 g coffee
  2. Pretty coarse grind on EK43
  3. 1 filter
  4. 220 g water
  5. 2 minutes steep time. Stir after 1:35
  6. Push in approx 30 seconds
  7. Do something so things doesn’t get akward
  8. Pour very slow from a kalita server
  9. Take a trip to Seattle
2nd place : Jonas Christensen, Odense
  1. 17,2 g coffee
  2. Filter/medium grind on EK43
  3. Filter rinsed with water
  4. 50 g water at 85 degrees C
  5. 30 seconds bloom
  6. Stir 3 times
  7. 200 g water at 82 degrees C
  8. 30 seconds steep
  9. Stir quickly 3 times.
  10. Press for 60 seconds.
  11. “Mikkeller sponsored beers for the event, which was great. We sold the beer cups for 20,- and then beer was free. The money we collected were given as donations (pocket money for Seattle) for the winner.We’re paying for his flight to Seattle and look forward to see the whole WAC taking place over there. Gonna be fun!”


2015 German Aeropress Championship results

The 2015 German Aeropress Championship results are in.

Ralf Rüller of The Barn in Berlin :

“Amazing vibe at the German AeroPress Championship today. Totally enjoyed it. Very creative and full house. 120-150 visitors. German press present.”
Congratulations to everyone involved and to the top 3 below:
1. Mateusz Petlinski, Düsseldorf (German Cuppers Champion 2014)
2. Florian Junk, München (Homebarista)
3. Marian Plajdicko, Berlin (2 time Slovakian Barista Champion 2013/2014)



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