SAC19 Guidelines and Rules
- September 28th, 2019
- Avenue de Sévelin 52, 1004 Lausanne
- 16h00 to 22h00
- September 14th, 2018, first come first served
The 2019 Swiss AeroPress Championship is the hunt for the Swiss Champion to represent both stars and spangles at the World AeroPress Championships in London on November 2019. Shrouded in glory, praised in hushed whispers — will you be the one?
Hosted during the Swiss Coffee Connection, 2nd edition coffee festival in Lausanne, the 2019 Swiss AeroPress Championship is the place to be, with coffee, beer, food, music, workshop and special coffee events.
Registration is NOW OPEN online under: https://swisscc.agilecrm.com/forms/5750197846016000
Application deadline is September 14th, 2019. Don’t wait !
A maximum of 36 participants has been delimited in order to have a smooth competition with 3 rounds. First come first served. A waiting list will be created for those who are too late
Application fee for attending the competition is 60CHF. The payment of the fee must be done 7 days after reception of the invoice. No refund will be provided in case of absence during the contest or registration cancelation after payment.
Visitors are most welcome to support free of charge (no entry fee for visitors but fun, beer, music, gin rock’n’roll and more !!)
Once registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with your invoice to pay application fee and the competition rules and other juicy details.
The rules follow the World AeroPress Championships (WACs) rules.
- The brewer used must be a genuine AeroPress. No other brewer may be used in the drink preparation.
- All three parts of a genuine AeroPress brewer must be used; the chamber, the plunger, and the filter cap. Aftermarket or non-genuine parts are not allowed.
- Ground coffee and water are the only ingredients allowed.
- Any type of filter is allowed, so long as it does not replace the filter cap itself (see rule #2). The filter can be made out of paper, metal, cloth, or any other material.
- Competitors are welcome to bring their own grinder, kettle, scales, water, or other equipment.
- If the Hosts have specified a competition coffee, this is the only coffee that may be used.
- Competitors must present a minimum of 150ml of brewed coffee, in the vessel provided.
- Coffees not presented within the time limit of 8 minutes will not be evaluated.
- Failure to comply with any of the above will result in disqualification.
The competition coffee will be roasted by the 2019 roaster sponsor. It will be annouced and all competitors will receive 250g of the competition coffee on the 20. September 2019 at their provided adress. The same coffe (same batch, roasted date) will be provided on the day of the competition (you do not need to save any of the pregiven 250g for the day of the competition).
Organiation desk opens at 14h00.
Competitors must annouce their presence (not registration) at the organisation desk UNTIL 15h30.
Competition order will be selected at random by the organisation on the day of the event and displayed on the competition board at 15h50.
Competition starts at 16h00.
Competitors will compete in heats of 3, (sometimes 2 if any no show occure).
A preparation time of 3 minutes is allowed before the heat.
Competitors have 8 minutes to produce one AeroPress of coffee.
Winner of the heat is annouced directly after juges decision and is qualified for the next round.
1st round: 12 heats, 12 winners
2nd round: 4 heats, 4 winners
3rd round: semi-final round: 2 heats, 2 winnners
4th round: « petite finale » : 1 heat, 1 winner (Bronze medal)
5th round: final: 1 heat, 1 Swiss AeroPress champion 2019
Competition closes at 22h00 and party goes on, and on and on, it’s on when it’s on
Cups and Volume
Competitor will be provided with a marked cup to serve his AeroPress coffee in and will hand the prepared cup to the head judge.
Dilution of the brew is allowed (i.e. adding hot water), but must be done by the competitor prior to serving the brew. There is no volume standard for the resulting brew, however, there must be enough brewed coffee in the cup for all three judges to have a taste (from cupping spoons). Recommendation is 150ml.
AeroPress coffee must be prepared on site, during the competition time, using hot water, (cold brew is not allowed due to the inability to fairly judge).
Competition organisers will provide with help of sponsors : AeroPress brewers, paper filters, scales, grinders, digital timers, water, cup and electric kettles. Competitors may supply any of their own equipment, own AeroPress; however, they are responsible for transport, set up, operation and removal during competition time. Organisation will not be responsible for any problem on equipment provided externally.
The competitor may also use any water they wish (without any additional flavor, must be natural water). The supplied water is filtered water, provided by sponsor. Each competitor will have access to a programmable temperature kettle to use. Competitors should familiarize themselves with said kettle prior to the competition.
A preparation time of 3 minutes is allowed before each heat. NO GRINDING POURING or any coffee manipuilation is allowed in those 3 min. NO HEAT OF WATRE IS ALLOWED. Just material preparation.
Competitors have a total of 8 minutes in which to weigh, grind coffee, heat water and prepare the AeroPress. Failure to serve the coffee in that time will result in disqualification.
Judges will try to have all three cups as close in temperature as possible before tasting. This may result in stirring to cool the cup (or cups) which are warmer than the others
There are no specific recipe and each participant can use his own. The winner will inform his recipe at the end of the show.
Three competitors will brew at the same time and serve their cups to the judges. The judges will taste each coffee independently, without communication among judges, and select the best from that set. The winner moves on and the other competitors are eliminated. The losers don’t have to go home, but have to drink loads of beer and dance around.
The criterion is simple: Tastiest is the Winningest.
In each round of the competition, the judges will point to the cup they think is the tastiest based on clarity, tastiness and excellence in extraction. In the event of a tie, the Head Judge will have the final say of the winner of the round.
The Champion 2019 will represent Switzerland with a guaranteed spot in the World AeroPress Championship in London UK, on November 24, 2019. Costs of the airfare and hotel as well as Daily expense are coverd by the 2019 Swiss AeroPress Championship organisators.
1st Place: 2019 Swiss AeroPress Champion
Round trip flight to London UK to compete in the World AeroPress Championship + 3 nights hotel in London + money for daily expenses. GOLD AeroPress trophy and Pro Ring provided by sponsor
SILVER AeroPress trophy and Pro Ring provided by sponsor
BRONZE AeroPress trophy and Pro Ring provided by sponsor
All competitors 2019 will receive a participation prize from sponsor.
Three juges will be selected by the organisator for the 2019 Swiss AeroPress Championship, Lausanne.
Contact to the Organisation
All information can be found under orormvqal.cyon.link
Instagram use: #swissaeropresschampionship
Application form : https://swisscc.agilecrm.com/forms/5750197846016000
Ennio Cantergiani or Yves Cornuz, via facebook