Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Belgian Aeropress Championship


Starting at 10 o’clock at Caffenation, Hopland 46, 2000 Antwerpen.

Rules & Regulations :

The rules are fairly straight forward, 3 International 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 : everyone will use the same coffee, graciously donated by Caffenation Specialty Coffee Roasters.

The coffee will be preroasted one month before the championship. One 350 grams bag of this coffee will be send to all competitors.

At the championships we will have the same coffee, 6 day old.

The required volume of the drink is 2dl, which has to be served in the supplied cupping cup. It is up to the competitor what kind of water is used, no added ingredients are allowed. All competitors will have a 8 minutes comp time. 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.

Equipment : The supplied equipment will be all grinders and boilers at Caffenation. Competitors are welcome to bring their own grinder.

We will have 1 Big Ditting grinder, with a scale 1 up to 10. 5 is regular filter grind. Most Aeropress recipes use a ‘6-grind’, we used a ‘4-grind’ at the WAC-London.

You can bring your own, but there are Aeropresses available for those interested.

Any modifications to the actual Aeropress will need to be authorised by the Head Judge and if need by the organisation.

Water - Bestmax filtered Antwerp tap water will be used via the Bravilor boiler, set at 93°c. You are allowed to use your own water, and your own water boiler of choice.

Rounds : There will be qualifying rounds. Probably we go with a one against one knock out system. More info later on.

After each round, competitors must use the judging time to clear their station ready for the next round of competitors.

Competitors must have the Belgian nationality or must live in Belgium since 1 year.

The winner maybe represents Belgium at the World Aeropress Championships in Bogota Colombia (2nd – 5th of June). We're still negociating....

Please sign up free via email or at the Hopland bar : Giving their full name, adress and phone number.

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