UK Aeropress Championship Rules…
The rules are fairly straight forward, judges will evaluate (blind), purely based on taste, the best filter style brew from the Aeropress. We want the competition to be as transparent as possible, with the intention of fine tuning the hugely varied technique used to brew on the Aeropress.
General Rules – The required volume of the drink is 200ml, which has to be served in the supplied cupping cup. 3M RO Water at 120ppm TDS will be supplied, no added ingredients are allowed.
All competitors will have a 8 minutes comp time, this includes the 5 minutes prep time – the clock will count down from 8 minutes. Failure to serve the drink in that time will mean disqualification. The technique used by the competitor must be in writing and given to the judges – this will not be considered in judging. If all 3 judges chose the same coffee, the head judge will cup the coffees and have final word.
Equipment – The supplied equipment will be all grinders and Marco water boilers. Competitors are welcome to bring their own grinder. There will also be kettles for the competitors to use.
Water – Filtered London tap water will be used. You are allowed to use your own water, and your own water boiler of choice.
Rounds – There will be 6 rounds of 3 competitors for the preliminary rounds. 1 winner from each round will go through to the semi-finals. There will be 2 semi-finals with 3 competitors in each round. The 2 winners will go head to head in the final round. The running list of competitors will be selected at random and will be announced soon.
After each round, competitors must use the judging time to clear their station ready for the next round of competitors.