Lock up your leprechauns and dust off your shamrocks. Practice your patronising accent and get ready to trot out those well-worn stereotypes… The World AeroPress Championship is coming to Ireland!

On the evening of Thursday June 23rd, 2016 the only coffee competition that actually matters will be descending on Dublin, Ireland where a field of around thirty-five national champions will compete to take home the World AeroPress Championship’s metaphorical pot of gold.

In 2016, we’re going to build on this success of 2015 by providing even more support and exposure for national events. We had such a cracking 2015 season and we worked with some truly inspiring and dedicated coffee professionals who hosted, organised and brought the AeroPress Championship to their respective local markets.

So, do you think you have what it takes to host a national or regional AeroPress championship?

If so, anyone interested in hosting a national championship should complete an application here before October 31st, 2015 — we’ll be finalising and announcing the competition schedule in mid-November. The national championship season window is open from January 1st until May 31st giving winners a clear three weeks preparation time for the World Championship event in late June.

There are lots more details, exciting announcements and Irish jokes to come to be sure. Stay tuned, the 2016 plunge towards glory begins here.

— Tim & Tim