2015 World AeroPress Championship
The 2015 World AeroPress Championship combined a huge party with intense competition on April 9th at WithinSodo in Seattle, USA. Defeating 34 national champions from around the world, Lukas Zahradnik (center) of Green Plantation Coffee in Slovakia won the first place golden AeroPress trophy. The event was presided over by three charismatic MCs and a rotating cast of ten expert judges, while spectators enjoyed local food, cold beverages and funky music as they cheered on the competitors. Nick Hatch (left) of Eight Ounce Coffee in Canada took second place and Kaye Joy Ong (right) of Habitual Coffee in the Philippines took third place. Congratulations to the winners! Many thanks to all the judges and MCs and to sponsors Cafe Imports, Bonavita, Intelligentsia, La Marzocco, Baratza, Sprudge, Mahlkönig, Everpure USA, and UPPERCUP. Photo credit: Jonathan Vanderweit.