Guidelines and Rules
This year the Swiss champion will have the chance to represent his country in Vancouver !!! and to export our know-how.
Come and enjoy !
Free beer will be offered to the participants during the event !
Application deadline is September 9th, 2023. Don’t wait !
A maximum of 48 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 online. 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 !!). Of course, in case of cancellation coming from the authorities, we will refund ALL PARTICPANTS !
Once registered, you will be sent a confirmation email with the competition rules and other juicy details.
NEW IMPORTANT RULES (see No 5,6,8 and 11) !
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. CHILLING BALLS or other kind of chilling accessories are NOT allowed
- Maximum coffee to be used is 18g !
- No grinding is allowed during preparation time unless for those who will use sieves. They will not be able to sieve their ground coffee during preparation time.
- If the Hosts have specified a competition coffee, this is the only coffee that may be used.
- During the preparation time, the competitors are allowed to heat their water.
- During the preparation, the competitors are NOT allowed to grind the coffee.
- Competitors must present a minimum of 150ml of brewed coffee, in 3 provided vessels.
- Coffees not presented within the time limit of 5 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 2023 roaster sponsor. It will be annouced soon. All competitors will receive 200g of the competition coffee on the 20. September 2023 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 200g for the day of the competition).
Organiation desk opens at 12h00.
Competitors must annouce their presence (not registration) at the organisation desk UNTIL 14h30.
Competition order will be selected at random by the organisation on the day of the event and displayed on the competition board at 14h50.
Competition starts at 15h00.
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 5 minutes to produce one AeroPress of coffee using maximum 18g 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: 3 heats, 3 winners WITH NEW COFFEE !
3rd round: final: 1 heat, champion 2021 WITH NEW COFFEE !
Competition closes at 18h00 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 2 minutes is allowed before each heat. NO GRINDING POURING or any coffee manipuilation is allowed in those 2 min. IT IS NOW PERMITTED TO HEAT THE WATER DURING THE PREPARATION TIME.
Competitors have a total of 5 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 (or two if there is a no-show) competitors will brew at the same time and serve their 4 cups to the 3 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 2023 Champion will represent Switzerland in Melbourne at the Aeropress World Championship.
1st Place: 2023 Swiss AeroPress Champion
Given that there is no world championship this year.
GOLD Aeropress trophy
SILVER AeroPress trophy
BRONZE AeroPress trophy
All competitors 2023 will receive a participation prize from sponsor.
Three to six juges will be selected by the organisator for the 2023 Swiss AeroPress Championship, Lausanne. Judges will alternate in order to avoid any cupping saturation.
In case of cancellation due to official decision by swiss authorities, the sponsor can request refunding of their financial support or post-pone to 2023 edition.
Sponsors must give their decision and request their refund using the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Participants to Swiss AeroPress Championship 2023
In case of cancellation due to official decision by swiss authorities, the participants will be refund entirely (60 CHF). Participants must send their IBAN or bank details to email@example.com
For any questions concerning this eventual problem, please send messages to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the following phone number: 076 576 20 66