Winner of 2021 World AeroPress Championship announced

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Tuomas Merikanto from Finland has won the 2021 World AeroPress Championship (WAC), held on 5 March as a ‘Compete from Home’ event.

Maru Mallee from the Netherlands won second place, and Brandon Smith from South Africa won third place.

Simon Gautherin, Australia’s World AeroPress competitor from Toby’s Estate, unfortunately did not make it to the quarter finals.

The WAC is global coffee-making competition designed to celebrate the world’s best cup of AeroPress coffe. The competition is a multi-round, elimination tournament.

Going virtual for the first time, WAC National Champions submitted their recipes for a team of surrogate baristas to simultaneously brew a single cup of coffee using the AeroPress brewer at Bureaux Coffee in Melbourne.

Competitors had five minutes to prepare, brew, and present their coffee to a panel of three judges.

Forty-eight competitors contended in the multi-round elimination tournament, with judges evaluating each coffee and making their own assessment as to which is the best.

For more information and to re-watch the Live Stream, visit the World AeroPress Championship website.

Source: Bean Scene Mag

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