Resources for Competitors
This page has all of the information that you need for the 2022 WAC World Final and your big trip to Vancouver, Canada. We will be updating this page regularly and notifying you of changes by email.
Be sure to bookmark this page so you can access it whenever you need, and make sure you download our "2022 Competitor Resource Guide"
Register to Compete in the 2022 World AeroPress Championship
All national champions need to register for the 2022 World AeroPress Championship using the button below. Registration closes on 6 November, 20220 at 6:00pm AEDT
If you're reading this, then you brewed the best AeroPress coffee your country has to offer - colour us impressed!
Out of thousands of competitors worldwide, you are one of only 60 being invited to Vancouver to represent their country in the 2022 World AeroPress Championships.
You’ve probably got a lot of questions, but first we have a question for you!
Have you registered for Vancouver yet? If not, do it now.
If you have already registered, then please download the 2022 Competitor Resource Guide. This PDF document is designed to tell you everything you need to know for Vancouver. This webpage will also cover some key points, but please make sure you download the Resource Guide for more information.
If you have questions about things not covered here, please check the FAQ section below, or reach out to Chris, our Championship Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Otherwise we’ll see you in Vancouver, eh!
The W.A.C Team
Information to share with your friends and family back home.
WORLD FINAL DATE
The Pipe Shop Venue
115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC V7L 0B
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS
Tickets on sale in October on the World Final page. Time TBC.
WHERE TO WATCH THE LIVESTREAM
On the World Final page.
CAN I POST THIS ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
Yes, you can download the poster and materials below to share with your friends on social media. Be sure to tag us on Instagram at @aero.press
Before You Arrive
Not every person entering Canada needs a visa. Find out if you require a visa here.
We already asked if you needed a Visa support letter when you registered for our event, but if you found out after registering that you require a visa support letter, you can still request one here.
Please note, while we’ll help where we can, we have no influence over the granting of visas.
Where to Stay
We recommend the Lonsdale Quay Hotel. It is located less than a minute away from our championship venue in North Vancouver, plus it’s above the Lonsdale Quay Market, a fresh food market. Until October 10, you can book a room with special WAC rates here.
For detailed list of potential accommodations, consult the 2022 Competitor Resource Guide.
What to bring
If you like to travel light, all you really need to bring is an AeroPress and a dream. For a detailed list of what we'll provide, consult our "what we provide" section below.
That said, some extra items that you might want to consider bringing with you are brewing pitchers/carafes, hand grinders (no electric grinders, we’ll provide those), thermometers, stirrers, fines sieves, and a bunch of friends to cheer you on.
Oh and if you do want to bring your own equipment, please make sure that your equipment is able to run on North American Power (120V). Please bring any adaptors you require.
General Vancouver Information
Vancouver is technically a rainforest, so there will most likey be some sort of rain during your stay — so be sure to pack a warm raincoat and water resistant shoes.
During November/December, the temperature usually sits between 4°C - 8°C. There is rarely snow in city during this time of year, but pack some warm sweaters, socks and a toque (that's the Canadian word for a beanie) just in case.
If you want to explore the city of Vancouver, there is a connected transit system of buses, the Skytrain (Subway/Metro), and the SeaBus (Ferry from Downtown to North Vancouver). You pay by using a Compass card, or you can simply tap with a credit card to board. The SeaBus terminal is very close to the Venue / Lonsdale Quay Hotel and runs 2-4 times per hour.
Taxis are scarce in Vancouver, we reccommend using Uber or Lyft if you'd prefer to travel by car.
This is really important! We are not sending out practice coffee before the competition.
In previous years, around 30% of the practice coffee never arrives to competitors. To make it fair for everyone, all competitors will receive their practice coffee one day before the World Final at 3:00pm.
No exceptions, sorry.
This year's coffee will be sourced by Cafe Imports and roasted by our friends at Quietly Coffee.
The Competition Water
Magnesium Chloride, Calcium Chloride
COMPETITION WATER SPECS:
TDS (Total dissolved solids): ~110 ppm
Alkalinity ppm as CaCO(3): ~50ppm
Total hardness ppm as CaCO(3): ~100ppm
It’s difficult to stay in touch with so many people in so many countries, but directly emailing us is your best bet!
You can reach us at email@example.com.
Do not message us through Instagram, Facebook, or any other platform.
The World Final
The WAC World Final will be split into three days.
Thursday, December 1st is “Training and Conditioning”. This is a special day we have planned where all of the national champions will mingle, learn and practice their recipes
Friday, December 2nd is “The Playoffs”. This is the World Final event, where you'll get your shot at the title of World AeroPress Champion. After the event, there will be an unofficial “afterparty” - a neighbourhood hang with come cold brews in ‘The Brewery District’.
Saturday, December 3rd is "The City Takeover", which will see the winning recipe from the night before served at 10 of Vancouver’s best cafes. Later, all of the champs will gather, along with the WAC team, for “Farewell Drinks” at The American.
When packing your bags, please ensure:
Your equipment is safe and in good working order. Unsafe equipment will be disallowed.
Please know that all equipment is brought at your own risk. We cannot accept any responsibility for lost, stolen, or damaged equipment.
Competitor Brew Bar
This is your (other) time to shine! We trialled it in Sydney, and it was a big success, so we’re bringing back the Competitor Brew Bar and giving spectators the opportunity to try your winning AeroPress recipe!
Once your round on stage is over, the two competitors who did advance in the round will head to the Competitor Brew Bar, where you will get to brew your recipe for event attendees to taste.
We’ll do a complete walkthrough with you on the day to show you how it’ll work.
the boring but very important stuff
Regardless of the rules that applied during your national competition, below are the official rules for the 2022 World AeroPress Championship:
Code of Conduct
The World AeroPress Championship exists to bring coffee-loving people together in an open, inclusive, and fun environment. By taking part, you agree to uphold this mission and adhere to our Code of Conduct.
We believe that everyone involved has a right to feel welcomed and valued in our community, regardless of gender, religion, race, age, ethnicity, appearance or sexual orientation.
Behaviour, whether intentional or not, that causes other participants to feel uncomfortable, harassed, or victimised will not be tolerated by the organizers.
We expect that members of the W.A.C community be genuinely considerate of others at all times, without exception. Failure to meet this expectation may result in expulsion from an event, without notice or refund.
If you are made to feel uncomfortable, or experience it happening to someone else, please notify a volunteer or organizing staff immediately.
Frequently asked questions
- As a competitor, do I need to buy a ticket for the event?
- What is the official competition coffee?
- Can I order extra practice coffee?
- When will I get my competition coffee?
- Why are you not sending out practice coffee?
- What are the specifications of the water provided?
- Can I bring my own water to compete with?
- Where should I stay in Vancouver?
- Are there still rates available at the Lonsdale Quay for competitors?
- How do I get from the airport to downtown?
- How do I get from Downtown to The Championship Venue?
- Will there be any food available throughout the day?
- Who can I bring with me?
- What if I have more than one person coming to the event with me?
- Will I get more coffee to use on the Competitor Brew Bar?
you made it to the end
Still have questions?
If you have any questions that haven't been answered above or require any extra assistance, please reach out to us!