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And so, without further ado, here at WAC headquarters we’d like to announce some details surrounding the most anticipated Aeropress related competition in the World.

The 2013 competition will be held in Melbourne on Friday 24th May from 7pm until midnight at The Australian Barista Academy –  300 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne.

Competitors will be feeling the vibe from the Nordic Approach, and their unshakable coffee from the epic Gitchathaini from the Gikanda Cooperative in Nyeri, Kenya will be the coffee for the competitors. This is as f-f-fresh as it gets.

Expect a Super Bowl amount of ridiculousness, with the commentary box filled with expert opinion, interviews and live commentary from the SPRUDGE pundits.

The judging panel will consist of the seasoned authority on Aeropressness from his excellence, Tim Wendelboe. The local aficionado, Fleur Studd of Market Lane will preside and finally the American who is almost now Australian, the cup tasting maestro, Senõr Ben Kaminsky.


For the viewing public, there’ll be burgers from Huxtaburger and fitting Aussie beer and wine.

The WACs will share the limelight with the equally electrifying Five Senses Ping Pong Tournament. You’ll be able to sign up (representing a coffee roaster or cafe, both singles and doubles tournaments) on the night. Huge cash prizes and ping pong glory!

Competitors need announce their willingness to compete via email. Priority will be given to the winners of national competitions. Rules will be updated in the coming days and details on getting your hands on the competition coffee will be posted soon too.

You can find the venue, The Australian Barista Academy, 300 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne via Google Maps. The closet train station is North Melbourne, alternatively you can walk from Southern Cross Station. Tram options are 24, 30, 35, 75, 86, 95.