Twenty-four competitors will go head-to-head in heats of three to determine who can make the best cup of coffee using the famous AeroPress coffee maker. Judges will include such coffee royalty as Erin McCarthy, Tersa von Fuchs, Cora Lambert, and Deaton Pigot.
Aerobie, Inc., makers of the AeroPress coffee maker, will fly the winner of the U.S. AeroPress Championship to Seattle to compete in the World AeroPress Championship on April 9 at 6 p.m. The US-made AeroPress was invented by Stanford engineering lecturer Alan Adler, who also invented the Guinness World Record setting Aerobie flying ring. The World AeroPress Championship, now in its eighth year, is a grass roots event which has grown to nearly three dozen national competitions worldwide.