2014 World AeroPress Championship
"2014 World AeroPress Champion Shuichi Sasaki (center) of Paul Bassett Coffee in Japan was awarded the first place golden AeroPress trophy after a night of intense competition in Rimini, Italy on June 9th. Sasaki triumphed over 26 other competitors from as far away as Peru, Finland, China, South Africa, and the Philippines. Attendees enjoyed the party-like atmosphere of the competition as well as food, music, and beverages on the beach at the Turquoise Beach Club. Martin Karabiňoš (left) of Dublin Cafe in Slovakia took second place and Jeff Verellen (right) of Caffènation in Belgium took third place. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to host La Marzocco and sponsors Marco, Mahlkönig, Brita, Bonavita, KeepCup, and CafeImports. Photo credit: Luca Rossetti."