Big news out of Melbourne as the 2021 Australian AeroPress Championship is announced... and it's a going to be 'Compete From Home' event!
In what's both a first for an Australian national event, and a precursor of how this year's World Final will be undertaken, competitors in the 2021 Australian AeroPress Championship are in for a whole new way to take part.
Hosted by Bureaux Coffee and supported by Oatly, Cafe Imports, and Slayer Espresso, the 2021 Australian AeroPress Championship is going to work a little differently from previous years. Instead of bringing all competitors together to brew for the judges, due to reasons that by now surely need no explanation, the hosts will be shipping competition coffee directly to participants' homes where they will work on developing the best recipe they can.
On or before the recipe submission deadline of December 3rd, competitors will use an online form to submit their best possible recipe ahead of what's being ominously titled 'Judgement Day' — otherwise known as December 10th.
On the big day, the usual knockout tournament will take place, but with surrogate baristas brewing competitors' recipes on their behalf. A crack team of judges will put each recipe through its paces, and by 3pm a new Australian AeroPress Champion will be crowned.
While the event won't be open to the public there'll be ample online coverage across both the Bureaux Coffee and World AeroPress Championship platforms.
Entry costs $95, and those lucky enough to grab a place will receive the competition coffee, Third Wave Water formulation sachets, and a custom made "Bureaux Edition" AeroPress to keep. Express courier shipping with FedEx is included.
Sign ups open at 6:00pm on Monday November 15th, at bureaux.com.au/aeropress.
Wanna brew like a pro? Click the link to view AeroPress recipes from past winners and finalists: