Last Thursday the 2015th German Aeropress Championship took place at the Barn coffee roasters in Berlin. 32 competitors from all over Germany came together to convince the judges of their coffee brewing skills and to obtain a ticket for the World Aeropress Championship in Seattle.
Although a lot of people still don’t know what an aeropress is and what difference it makes to brew your coffee with a french press, a v60, a bialetti or the beloved aeropress the German Aeropress Championship itself takes place since 2012 and a bunch of people attended the 2015th event at the Barn. The Barn owner and one half of the German championship organizers Ralf Rüller resumed ‚Amazing vibe at the German AeroPress Championship today. Totally enjoyed it. Very creative and full house. 120-150 visitors.‘ 1 Kris Schackman, the owner of Five Elephant, and other half of the organizers won’t disagree.
Within each round four professional or passionate baristas had eight minutes to brew an aeropress coffee. They all had to use competition beans roasted by Five elephant coffee roastery Berlin. Besides that each competitor was allowed to use the official competition scale from Acaia, Mahlkönig EK43 coffee grinders and a Bunn Water Boiler. Additionally each participant could use their own scales, water or boiler. After each round Joanna Alm (Drop Coffee, Stockholm), Anne Lunell (Koppi, Helsingborg) and Anette Moldvaer (Square Mile, London) were fortunate to present one of the four with a ticket for the next knock-out round. After eight rounds and a semi-final with two contestants each four winners went into the final where the lucky champion was announced.
With a 2:1 decision the German Cuppers Champion 2014 Mateusz Petlinski from Düsseldorf obtained the ticket for Seattle and will represent Germany at the World Championship. I was lucky to came second place.
Holy shit what a f*cking surprise. Thanks for that wonderful day, the frisbee and the special trophy. Best regards to Anne, roitsch, Bosch, Sebastian (Mahlefitz), Daniel, Felix, Mateusz and the whole Woyton team.
Now I’m going to rob my piggy bank to buy one of that wonderful acaia scales or just a socle for my trophy because my piggy is skinny.
- WorldAeropressChampionship.com Quote: Ralf Rüller ↩