It’s (finally!) the return of NI AeroPress Championship! It will be held in the Black Box, on Sunday 19th September 2021, exactly 4 years to the day that the 2017 competition was held!
With a break of over two years, we cannot wait to crown a champion who will go on to represent Northern Ireland at the World AeroPress Championships which are going to be held in a dynamic and exciting Online format this year, with a chance of becoming World AeroPress Champion 2021.
This is a Northern Ireland Coffee community event, after the wild time over Covid, it’s a chance for us all to hang out, have some fun and re-connect all in the name of coffee!
There will be changes to the ‘casual-ness’ of the event with current Covid restrictions, in regards to seating and moving around the venue, but we will have a clear view closer to the event itself!
The AeroPress Championships is a competition open to anyone who can brew a great cup of coffee using the AeroPress or AeroPress Go. You do not need to work in a coffee shop or roastery to compete, this is open to everyone! There have been plenty of past winners from countries all around the world have been home baristas, casual brewers and general enthusiasts, all you need is to secure your place online, turn up on time with your AeroPress & brew! You could be 3 or 4 coffees away from winning 1st place and going on to represent Northern Ireland at the World AeroPress Championships as well as an opportunity to re-connect with the coffee community and plenty of other prizes and fun to be had!
Full details below, any questions, get us on Instagram or tweet!
Alongside the competition, there will be coffee served in partnership with local roasters on a brew bar throughout the night, spot prizes for spectators and a Comandante grinding challenge! As well as some music, drinks and a chance for us all to hang out! Again, only if restrictions allow!!
Date: Sunday 19th September 2021
Time: Doors 6pm, Competition starts -7pm [Competitors: 5pm]
Venue: Black Box, Belfast
Spectators – (release date TBA – Awaiting restrictions closer to comp date)
Competitors: £30 (Limited to 36)
**PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL ADHERE STRICTLY TO CURRENT COVID REGUALTIONS AND RESTRICTIONS** We will do our best to keep everyone up to date as and when they change.
Rules: We will be following the new and updated WAC Rules found here (https://www.worldaeropresschampionship.com/rules)
Prizes: More details revealed closer to the competition date!
1st Place: £500 cash + Prize pack, Thanks Brewed by Hand, Minor Figures, Marco, TKC and La Marzocco for their sponsorship of the 1st place prize.
2nd Place: £250 cash + Prize pack, Thanks Brewed by Hand, Minor Figures, Marco, TKC and La Marzocco for their sponsorship of the 2nd place prize.
3rd Place: £100 cash + Prize pack, Thanks Brewed by Hand, Minor Figures, Marco, TKC and La Marzocco for their sponsorship of the 3rd place prize.
Coffee Sponsor: Established Coffee. They will be selecting a coffee, which all competitors must use. 1 x 250g bag of coffee will be supplied to each competitor ahead of the event for practice. Each competitor will then be given 250g on arrival.
Judges & more info TBA, check back soon and head Instagram or twitter to keep track of information.
A big thank you to sponsors: Brewed by Hand, Ground Espresso, Comandante, TKC, La Marzocco, Established Coffee, Marco Beverage Systems, Minor Figures and all the Local roasters/Coffee People (Bailies, Ristretto, Wildheart, Root & Branch, Whitestar, Belfast Coffee Roasters, Process, BrewBox & Fidela) and friends who have helped make this event possible <3
***SPECTATOR TICKETS TBC***