First ever Swiss Aeropress Championship – success!
Yesterday was a great experience. I took part in the first ever Swiss Aeropress Championship and got disqualified on the second round! Semi-finals! Can you imagine? As a newbie I was definitely the luckiest, because to this round continued Janine Landolt, Daniel Sanchez, Shem Leupin, Kai Keong Ng, Florian Wicki, Nina Rimpl – all big names on the coffee scene and me. There were also Janet Ilgenmann and Tom Wiederkehr, who I also’d like to thank for participating! It was totally worth it!
From these people on the finals went Janine Landolt, Kai Keong Ng and Tom Wiederkehr from which the winning cup was Kai Keong’s of Bear Brothers & Cow in Zurich! Congratulations Kai, now you really have to go to Rimini for the World Championships, I’m afraid you don’t have a choice anymore.
I want to thank everyone for participating, or just for being there and making the event so awesome. Also to the team of Café Frühling for being such a wonderful host, to all the organizers and one big thank you to Shem Leupin, who gave me the opportunity to practice at Stoll Kaffee.
Diagram with all competitors
Some serious training before the start
Raymond Place, Brewers Cup Champion 2013
Shem Leupin, Barista Champion 2013
The jury – Paul Bonna, André Strittmater, Philipp Meier and Roger Wittwer
One, two, three!
Gonzalo de los Reyes, Raymond Place and Shem Leupin
Micha Schranz, Kevin Boenzli and Kai Keong Ng
Nina Rimpl, Swiss Barista Champion 2014
Tom Wiederkehr finalist
Kai Keong Ng, 1st place