Sydney barista and former Australian Latte Art Champion Jibbi Little of Jibbijug has won the 2022 Australian AeroPress Championships staged at Wolff Coffee Roasters at Hendra on 21 October.
Brisbane barista Guangbo Zheng of The Single Guys Coffee Co placed second while fellow-Sydney barista Nuno Park of Fragment Coffee Roasters placed third.
Little beat around 40 other hopefuls to take out the title and will now head to Vancouver, Canada, to contest the World AeroPress Championships from 1 to 3 December 2022.
Baristas from approximately 60 countries across the globe will contest the World AeroPress Championships.
Around 150 spectators turned out to see the Australian chapter of the global coffee making competition.
Hosts Wolff Coffee Roasters raised $14,500 from the event for Australian mental health and wellbeing support organisation Beyond Blue to help provide support programs for depression, suicide, anxiety disorders and other related mental illnesses.
Wolff Coffee Roasters founder, Peter Wolff says hosting the Australian AeroPress Championships for the first time ever in Brisbane had been a huge honour.
“The Australian AeroPress Championships were a huge success with plenty of coffee and party celebrations to compliment the stage AeroPress plunge action,” Wolff says.
Invented by Stanford engineering lecturer, Alan Adler, AeroPress is a manual coffee-maker or piston- style brewer with a plunger and airtight silicone seal whereby coffee is forced through a thin paper filter into a cup. Thanks to its ability to brew a highly concentrated coffee with a clean taste and clearly defined flavour, AeroPress has been a revolutionary new and portable way to brew ‘espresso’ or ‘cold brew’ style coffee anywhere, anytime making it a favourite device amongst coffee lovers and baristas around the world.
For more information about the World AeroPress Championships, visit worldaeropresschampionship.com