A Peek into the Regional AeroPress Competitions
At the heart of the new format was a desire to make competitions more accessible to a wider range of baristas and coffee enthusiasts alike. Unlike barista and Brewers Cup competitions (which have seen their own recent revamp geared toward inclusivity and accessibility), entrance fees are low and folks wishing to attend and root on competitors can usually come to the event for free. “What we really want people to know about these competitions is that they should be fun. We want the AeroPress competitions to have more of a throwdown feel—anyone can enter, participate, and have a good time,” shares Tim Varney, one of the founders and organizers of the WAC.