World AeroPress Championship returns in 2021

World AeroPress Championship

The World AeroPress Championship (WAC) will return in 2021, after skipping a year in 2020 due to COVID-19.

While social distancing and air travel restrictions mean that this season will look a bit different to previous years, the WAC says it’s stoked to give AeroPress devotees the world over the opportunity to compete in their local events, vying for a chance to put their AeroPress skills up against the world’s best brewers.

The 2021 Australian AeroPress Championship will be hosted by Bureaux Coffee in Victoria, with more details to follow.

To make sure no-one misses out in countries where it is still unsafe to host events, WAC has launched a new online format that allows would-be champions the opportunity to compete from home. How national competitions will be implemented will depend on the host.

National championships will be run from 1 May through 31 September, with details available on the WAC Events page.

The 2021 season will culminate in a world final event – competed online and judged in Melbourne, Australia – at the end of the year. Instead of flying in to compete, national champions will work with a surrogate barista who’ll brew their recipe for a local judging panel. In another first, the crowning of the 2021 WAC champion will be live-streamed around the world.

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