The first time since 2010, the World AeroPress Championship (W.A.C) is coming to London.
The world’s best coffee brewers will battle it out for the title of ‘2019 World AeroPress Champion’ and you, as an attendee will be getting the chance to taste the competing cups at the end of each round.
This global championship has its own cult-like following since it started in 2008 in Oslo, and it centres on coffee brewed with the AeroPress; the much-loved plunger-style device which retails for around £25. Champions from over 65 countries, as far and wide as India, Australia, Timor-Leste, Chile and Iran, who have seen off the competition in their home countries in regional and national events, will battle to see whose coffee brewing reigns supreme.
The W.A.C is a multi-round, elimination tournament of competitive coffee making. Competitors have just a few minutes to brew a single cup of AeroPress coffee and present it to a panel of judges, who blind taste each coffee and pick the cup they find the tastiest. In each round of three, the competitor with the tastiest brew moves on through the tournament until just one competitor remains.
This year’s competition coffee will be kept top secret until just before the first round kicks off. Competitors will have only four hours to taste the coffee and perfect their recipe before taking to the stage to brew in front of an eager crowd.
So far, so good. But where do you come in? At the end of each round, competitors will make their way to the Competitor Brew Bar where they’ll brew their recipes for the audience, giving you the chance to taste coffee prepared by literally the world’s best AeroPressers. The competition coffee will be also be available for attendees to try as an espresso or oat m*lk latte.
There will also be a fully-stocked bar and a selection of the capital’s best street food vendors to keep you watered and fed.
When: Sunday, November 24th, 3 pm
Where: Oval Space, London E2 9DT
Early bird tickets are £13 and general admission starts at £17. ‘Access-all-areas, drink-for-free’ VIP packages £42.50.
Tickets on sale now: https://wac2019.eventbrite.com