aeroPress Championship World Final

Toronto baristas are going head to head in an elimination-style tournament

A coffee competition with the world’s top brewers fighting to make the best cup of coffee and a world title? Sign me up!

The World AeroPress Championship World Final is back and this year, it's being held in Canada. It's a three-day tournament where competitors from over 60 countries come and compete to make the best cup of coffee and win the world title. 

The Regional AeroPress Championship will be held in Toronto. 27 baristas will go head-to-head in an elimination brewing tournament. This championship, along with the one being held in Vancouver, lead up to the World Final Championship this December.

“Coffee competitions are generally quite serious and a bit stuffy," said Grant Gamble, the creative director of the World AeroPress Champisonship in a press release.

"The Championship is always an absolute riot with a global cult following for a reason — it's more of a party disguised as a coffee competition."

Baristas from some of Toronto's top coffee companies will be competing, including representatives from De Mello Palheta Coffee Roasters, Pilot Coffee Roasters, Subtext Coffee, Fika Coffee, Hatch Coffee and more.

Players are sent Championship Coffee in the mail to practice and perfect their recipe. On the day of, they have five minutes to prepare and present their best cup using an AeroPress brewer.

Judges will then assess each cup of coffee blindly, based solely on taste. They will point to the cup they liked best and the winner will move to the next round until there is only one champion standing.

The winner will receive a a flight and two nights accomodation to compete in the National Championship in Calgary with a bypass card to go straight to the semi-finals.

The 2022 Toronto AeroPress Champion is hosted by Leaderboard: The Coffee Game, The Roasters Pack and Bevy Space in Regent Park.

Leaderboard Coffee will be putting on a live coffee tasting competition. Rebel Chocolate will be there sampling mochas and hot chocolate, OK! Kombucha will be there with their Kombucha and Butter & Blue will be there with some baked goods.

The Toronto AeroPress Championship will be on Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m, located at the Bevy Space. Tickets are pay what you can.

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World AeroPress Championship

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