The 2018 World AeroPress Championship season is officially underway with Austria as the first country which held their national round in May already. A big part of our AeroPress Movie documentary, which comes in October 2018, will talk about the rise of this fun competition. We are excited to see over 100 events happening in 2018.
A great number of these events will take place all around Europe, partly thanks to the increased popularity of the regional events in the countries such as Spain (17 events) and France (11 events).
“We love to see all these extra regional events happening,” commented Tim Williams, CEO, World AeroPress Championship. “Travel is expensive, especially for baristas, so we much prefer to see the competitions come to the people, instead of the other way around.”
Each year the competition also expands to new countries, and 2018 sees Portugal and Croatia hosting their first championships. At the same time, the competition returns to its ancestral home. W.A.C. co-creator and long-time judge, Tim Wendelboe, will join forces with Nordic Approach to host the 2018 Norwegian AeroPress Championship.
A List of the European AeroPress Championships
2018 Austrian AeroPress Championship | Vienna, Austria – May 12
2018 Italian AeroPress Championship | Milan, Italy – June 1
2018 Norwegian AeroPress Championship | Oslo, Norway – June 16
2018 Dutch AeroPress Championship | Amsterdam, Netherlands – June 20
2018 Slovak AeroPress Championship | Bratislava, Slovakia – June 30
2018 Irish AeroPress Championship | Dublin, Ireland – August 9
2018 Hungarian AeroPress Championship | Budapest, Hungary – August 11
2018 Croatian AeroPress Championship | Dugi Rat, Croatia – August 17
2018 German AeroPress Championship | Berlin, Germany – September 1
2018 Turkish AeroPress Championship | Istanbul, Turkey – September 1
2018 Portugal AeroPress Championship | Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal – September 7
2018 Swedish AeroPress Championship | Stockholm, Sweden – September 8
2018 Finnish AeroPress Championship | Helsinki, Finland – September 8
2018 English AeroPress Championship | London, United Kingdom – September 8
2018 Belgian AeroPress Championship | Antwerp, Belgium – September 14
2018 Hellenic AeroPress Championship | Athens, Greece – September 23
2018 Russian AeroPress Championship | Moscow, Russia – September 24
2018 Swiss AeroPress Championship | Lausanne, Switzerland – September 29
New events are still being announced so check out the latest list of the events on the W.A.C. website. Happy plunging and see you at the World Final in Sydney, Australia.