The United States AeroPress Championship

April 25 2014 - Seattle WA
Stumptown Coffee Roasters - Capitol Hill
1115 12th Ave.
7:00 PM

 

The AeroPress Inventor's Secret To A Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Stumptown’s Peru Cecovasa is the official coffee of the 2014 USAC.  All competitors will brew using this beautiful coffee, sourced and roasted by Stumptown. 

Stumptown’s Peru Cecovasa is the official coffee of the 2014 USAC.  All competitors will brew using this beautiful coffee, sourced and roasted by Stumptown. 

Get Ready.  Details of the 2014 competition are being finalized.

Get Ready.  Details of the 2014 competition are being finalized.

Andy’s Winning Recipe

Here it is folks - the most tastiest & winningest AeroPress recipe in all the United States.  He used a sort of double-brew paper-filter-brew method.

The brew method from Andy Sprenger:

Invert and add 10 grams of coffee on medium grind. Cut and pre-rinse a V60 filter to fit about 1 1/2 inch inside chamber and fold over rim of Aeropress. Add 8 grams of coffee into mini-V60 filter. 

Start by doing a quick pour-over, finishing at 1.5 min. with 120 g water at 203 degrees. Brewed coffee will infuse with 10 grams below. Remove V60 filter and quickly add another 150g water to AeroPress chamber. Flip and very lightly press for about 25 seconds. Total brew time ~2:30 min. Enjoy.

2013 US AeroPress Champion - Andy Sprenger

2013 US AeroPress Champion - Andy Sprenger

We want to thank everyone who came out and threw down this year.  It was awesome to have so many awesome AeroPress brews being thrown around. 

And a huge congratulations to our top three! 

1st Place - Andy Sprenger

2nd Place - Nathan Hoida

3rd Place - Madi Carr

All three were excellent, especially Andy who also took home our Most Innovative Method award.  Check out his recipe to find the most creative and best way to make coffee with an AeroPress in 2013.

With the title of United States AeroPress Champion in hand, Andy will be off to Melbourne, Australia in May to represent the US at the World AeroPress Championship

Thanks to all of our sponsors whose support was essential to not only making this competition happen but also making it a huge success!

AeroPress my heart.
See you all in Boston.

AeroPress my heart.

See you all in Boston.

2013 USAC Competitors


We are proud to announce this years list of competitors!

UPDATED LIST:

Madeline Carr - Ann Arbor, MI - Comet Coffee (NC) (GLAC Champ)

Sam Schroeder - Olympia, WA - Olympia Coffee Roasting Co. (NW)

Nik Virrey - Seattle, WA - Slate Coffee Roasters (NW)

Willie Yliluoma - Portland, OR - Heart (NW)

Nathan Hoida - Milwaukee, WI - Alterra Coffee Roasters (NC)

Jesse Raub - Chicago, IL - Intelligentsia Coffee (NC)

Andy Sprenger - Annapolis, MD - Independent (NE)

Andrew Blumhagen - New York, New York - Sweetleaf (NE)

Navin Sivakumar - Syracuse, NY - Independent (NE)

Annie McGee - Santa Cruz, CA - Verve Coffee Roasters (SW)

Sterling Houghton - Long Beach, CA - Makai Coffee (SW)

Jesse Gonzales - Los Angeles, CA - Independent (SW)

Robert Reagan - Canyon, TX - Palace Coffee Company (SC)

Zach Althaus - St. Louis, MO - Goshen Coffee (SC)

Stephen Schuh - St. Louis, MO - Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. (SC)

Dut Goodman - Griffin, GA - Safehouse Coffee Roasters (SE)

Jeremy Moore - Chattanooga, TN - BonLife Coffee (SE)

TBD - Open Spot

We are very excited to have these coffee-slingers come to Boston and show us what the AeroPress is capable of!

Be sure to check out the competition at the Bunn Booth (inside the SCAA Trade Show) on Friday, April 12th at 1:30 PM EDT

Registration for the 2013 USAC is now open.

Head on over to the Registration page if you’ve got what it takes to compete for the 2013 United States AeroPress Championship! 

Competitors list is posted here.

Registration Opens Tuesday March 5 - Champion goes to Melbourne!

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That’s right folks, the US AeroPress Champion wins round-trip airfare from Aerobie to the land down under to compete in the World Aeropress Championship on May 5! 

Competitor Registration opens Tuesday March 5 at 12 PM PST. Registration is free and there are spaces reserved for each region.  There are only 18 spots this year, so make sure to sign-up early!

In addition to the flight to Melbourne, we are also proud to announce the prize line-up featuring prizes from Aerobie, Baratza, Barista Magazine, Able Brewing, and Espresso Parts!

Prize Line-Up for the 2013 USAC

2013 USAC Champion

+ Round trip flight to Mebourne to compete in the World AeroPress Championship by Aerobie
+ Gold Disk for AeroPress provided by 
Able Brewing
+ Preciso+Esatto Grinder provided by Baratza
+ AeroPress trophy and Flying Ring provided by Aerobie
+ 12 Month Subscription to Barista Magazine by Barista Magazine
+ Competition Spot in the 2013 World AeroPress Championship
+ Disk-Fine for AeroPress provided by Able Brewing

2nd Place 

+ Preciso Grinder provided by Baratza
+ AeroPress trophy and Flying Ring provided by 
Aerobie
+ 12 Month Subscription to Barista Magazine by 
Barista Magazine
+ Disk-Fine for AeroPress provided by Able Brewing

3rd Place

+ Virtuoso Grinder provided by Baratza
+ AeroPress trophy and Flying Ring provided by 
Aerobie
+ 12 Month Subscription to Barista Magazine by 
Barista Magazine
+ Disk-Fine for AeroPress provided by Able Brewing

Most Innovative Method

+ AeroPress trophy and Flying Ring provided by 
Aerobie
+ Special Prize by Espresso Parts

All Semifinalists will also be receiving a 12 Month Subscriptions to Barista Magazine, and all competitors will receive 2013 USAC shirts from Aerobie and a Disk-Fine by Able Brewing.