The Northeast Regional Aeropress Championship will be hosted on March 24th, at "Relax, It's Just Coffee" in Mansfield, OH at 6:30 pm.
If you are coming in from out of town, feel free to contact us directly for information on places to stay, etc.
The rules are simple and follow the rules of the World Aeropress Championships (WAC).
8 minutes. 3 judges.
The coffee used is up to the competitor. However, the USAC requires the coffee be from origin countries listed. (The list will be posted on or before March 12, 2012). The coffee must also be in-season. (Must be less than 12 months off harvest.) The required volume of the drink is three ounces which must be served to three judges in the supplied cupping cups. (Three cups will be provided per competitor.)
The competitor may also use any water they wish. The supplied water is filtered Portland, provided by La Marzocco and Marco and delivered via an Eco Smart or Uber Boiler. If you wish to use a different water, you must provide this water and a device in which to heat it.
Competitors have 8 minutes competition time which includes the 5 minute prep time. The iPad clock will count down from 8 minutes. Failure to serve the three drinks in that time will result in disqualification and lots of “booo” ing. You’ll also be a huge disappointment to your peers.
Must be supplied to the head judge, in writing, prior to start of competition, but does not factor into the evaluation of the brew.
Three competitors will brew at the same time and serve their cups to the judges. The judges will select the winner from that round, and the winner moves on. Top 3 finalist will compete in the finals round.
The champion will represent the Northeast Region in the US Aeropress Championship in Portland on April 20, 2012. The top 3 finishers in the US Championship are guaranteed a spot in the World Aeropress championship. Same day, same place.