The World AeroPress Championship Recipe—And A Very Special Interview

December 19, 2016

In June of 2016, the young Polish barista Filip Kucharczyk added his name to the growing list of world champions for one of coffee’s most prestigious and irreverent events: the World AeroPress Championship. Sprudge is proudly partnered with the WAC (get your very own copy of the WAC Annual now, shipping worldwide!) and we covered Kucharczyk’s big event live from Dublin earlier this year. Photo by Kate Beard for Sprudge Media Network. Here’s his unforgettable winning recipe: Inverted method Dry coffee: 35 grams Grind: coarse Paper filter: rinsed Water temperature: 81 C Start the timer Pour 150 grams of water for 15 seconds Stir until 30 seconds on the timer Put the lid on, wait until 1 minute on the timer Invert AeroPress, give it a swirl, plunge Add 100 to 120 grams of water to taste Wear a backpack while brewing for that little extra something Following his big win, our fellow WAC pack members at Amor Perfecto offered the champ a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Colombia to experience the coffee journey first-hand. He snapped photos, visited farms, brewed plenty of AeroPresses for his many fans, and sat down with Sprudge digitally after it was all over to tell his story. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. Hello Filip Kucharczyk! For our readers who are unfamiliar, what is your background in coffee? It started 4 years ago. I spontaneously opened a coffee shop without much knowledge about brewing coffee or coffee whatsoever. I have learned on the way and it was quite fast learning curve. I’m still there making coffee pretty much everyday. What’s the secret to brewing a good AeroPress? I think...

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