Aeropress. Need to have it. Gotta love it. Ok, You should at least try it.
The other day I went to The Victorian Aeropress Championship and it was a blast. Lots of people, lost of coffee and excitement in the air. By the end of the night it was really hot in normally the rather spacious and airy Seven Seeds cafe. Being fairly new to the whole coffee industry and the specific coffee community of Melbourne I felt thrilled and overwhelmed at the same time. But as soon as the coffee beans hit the grinders and the hot water was being poured it didn’t matter. It was all about the coffee and those 8 minutes per round to brew a delicious beverage.
The winner’s brew was oh so sweet (yes I had a chance to taste it!) but let’s face it the competition was pretty intense and closer to the final the differences weren’t that obvious. I just started to get to know the aeropress brewing method. And even as a newbie I realise there are many factors playing a role here. It is not just about the dosage, temperature and the time of the brewing. Some competitors used Norwegian water, hand grinders, different vessels to cool their brew. But there was one thing they all had in common, all of them looked damn good rocking that aeropress ; ) All this makes me want to have a coffee now…
Well well. Time to introduce the winner. Meet Aidan Knight people. I loved his immaculate white shirt, his very neat and steady performance and his extremely photogenic hands. Oh yeah, not to mention the ridiculously sweet final brew.
Funny thing… He was the first person I met and talked to that night. 2 hours later… surprise surprise! All this makes me want to have a coffee now. Tomorrow I might go to Ora Cafe in Kew and try some more of Aidan’s beverages.