The longest running regional AeroPress competition is the Victorian AeroPress Championship, now in it’s 5 year. It’s been with Seven Seeds, Market Lane, St. Ali, Platform and now at Top Paddock, hosted by the new hot ticket in town, Square One Coffee Roasters. We’re loving the AeroPress as a Ned Kelly helmet.

Ned Kelly, not to be confused with Andrew Kelly of Small Batch Roasting Co., was a Victorian bushranger. When Kelly’s attempt to derail and ambush a police train failed, he and his gang, dressed in homemade suits of metal armour, engaged in a final violent confrontation with the Victoria Police at Glenrowan on 28 June 1880. All were killed except Kelly, who kept the best metal helmet for himself, was still severely wounded by police fire and captured. Despite significant support for his reprieve, Kelly was tried, convicted, and sentenced to death by hanging, which was carried out at the Old Melbourne Gaol. His final words are famously reported to have been, “such is life” – which Kanye West is reportedly saving for his bankruptcy or final album title.


Competition: Victorian Regional
Hosted By: Square One Coffee Roasters
Where: Top Paddock
658 Church Street
When: 6:00pm, Friday 4 March 2016
Competitors: 27
Cost: $25
Entry: https://goo.gl/zeiita
Sponsors: Square One Coffee Roasters
Silo Coffee
Top Paddock
Judges:  Bridget Amor / Seven Seeds
Caitlin Cooreman / CafeImports
Hannah Hofmann / Silo
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