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Contestants revealed for Australian AeroPress Championship this Saturday

From the September 2017 issue.

The finalists for the 2017 AeroPress Championship have been revealed ahead of the national event on Saturday 9 September.

The state finalists competing will include Jennifer Argyle of Blackbox Coffee Brewers in WA, Yutaro Mitsuyoshi of Addict Food and Coffee in VIC, Phillip Pollen of Pablo & Rusty’s in NSW, Hany Ezzat of Ona in ACT, Celeste Dixon of Laneway Espresso House in SA, Ian Merrigan of Yellow Bernard in TAS, and Fraser Singleton of QLD.

Wildcard entries from NSW include Christopher Sesio, Nate Lee, Yuya Kawara, Jeonggi Lee, Rawirat Techasitthanet, MingWei Lin, Johnson Dang, Nameru Upretee, Nuno Park, Sohwa Lee, and Angus Lindsay.

Wildcard entries from ACT include Li Tao, Jie Gu, Saejoon Jang, and Michael Phelan. Representing VIC includes Joseph Liu and Ben Toovey.

The competition will take place at Single O's Botany Roastworks facility. Baristas will use Muwa Estate Kenyan coffee with flavours of jasmine, blackberry, plum, lime, toffee and brown sugar. The baristas must brew their best tasting cup of coffee using an Aerobie AeroPress to impress Head Judge Brydon Price of La Marzocco and Joe Tynan of Cafe Imports, alongside other judges.

Spectator tickets for $5 are limited. It includes a free beer thanks to event partners 4 Pines. Click here to purchase a spectator ticket.

Guests can also enjoy the Aussie Nasties festival theme with once-off menus from Rising Sun Workshop. It will serve a camel burger with pickled cactus, vegetarian shroom and stinging nettle burger, and house-made blood orange soda. Cow and the Moon will serve Black Tyrant Ants found along the East Coast of Australia folded through a guava sorbet.

The national winner will win a ticket to the 2017 World AeroPress Championship thanks to Single O, taking place in Seoul, South Korea. They will also take home a La Marzocco Linea Mini and Bonavita gooseneck kettle.

The runner up will win a Mazzer Lux D and a Bonavita gooseneck kettle. Third prize will receive a La Marzocco home barista accessories kit and Bonavita gooseneck kettle.

For more information contact Georgia Branch, Single O Media Liaison or visit

May the best brewer win.

Images: Alana Dimou

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