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 Melbourne to represent their country in the 2023 World AeroPress Championship.
If you have questions about things not covered here, please check the FAQ section below, or reach out to us directly at the email below.
Otherwise we’ll see you in Melbs!
The W.A.C Team
Information to share with your friends and family back home.
WORLD FINAL DATE
14 Duke St, Abbotsford VIC 3067, Australia
WHERE TO BUY TICKETS
Tickets go on sale soon on the World Final page.
CAN I POST THE '23 POSTER ON SOCIAL MEDIA?
When the poster is available we'll upload it here and you can post it online to share the news! Be sure to tag us on Instagram at @aero.press
Before You Arrive
Not every person entering Australia needs a visa, but every country requirements are different. Make sure to read the following carefully. You don't want to be turned away at the border before your big day.
CAN I ENTER AUSTRALIA?
Read about eligibility to entering Australia here.
EXPLORE VISA OPTIONS TO VISIT
Find the right visa for your travel here.
REQUEST A VISA SUPPORT LETTER FROM WAC
Please note, while we’ll help where we can, we have no influence over the granting of visas.
Where to Stay
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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 Australian Power (220V). Please bring any adaptors you require.
General Australia Information
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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 during practice time.
No exceptions, sorry.
The Competition Water
The official water of the '23 WAC is Perfect Coffee Water. You can still bring and use your own water, but we love it, and think you'll love it too.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not message us through Instagram, Facebook, or any other platform.
Competitor questions will not be answered unless they are emailed to us.
The World Final
The WAC World Final will be chock a block full of activities over multiple days.
Thursday, November 31 there will be a Welcome Party for all competitors, coaches, and friends of the WAC. More details to come
Friday, December 1st | AM is your WAC practice time. This is where you'll receive your championship coffee and have time to practice with the official water (Perfect Coffee Water), official grinder (Macap Labo), and meet your fellow competitors.
Friday, December 1st | PM is The Australian AeroPress Championship, where we'll meet the final competitor for the World Final. Competitors will go head to head in a multi-round, points based, totally new format of the WAC. You don't want to miss this event.
Saturday, December 2nd is The '23 WAC World Final. This is the moment that you've been waiting for your whole life. It will be fast, it will be fun, it will be glorious. Oh, and yes, there will be an afterparty.
Saturday, December 3rd is The Cafe Takeover. You'll be brewing your best AeroPress recipes alongside other champions in one of Melbourne's hottest cafes. More details to come.
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 2023 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?
- 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!