2016 Competitors Part Three.

June 1st 2016 is just around the corner which means the NI AeroPress Championship is getting closer & closer! This year our event will be held in the Black Box, in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. This is a special year, as the World AeroPress Championship is being held in Dublin later in June.

As always, it’s free entry for spectators. Alongside the competition, there will be beer from Boundary Brewing, the Belfast debut of the Picture Bus as well as great music & we’ll be sure to squeeze some coffee in there somewhere! Competitors, bring your fan clubs…fan clubs, bring the noise!

To register for spectator tickets & get more info go here.

And now…. here’s our third ‘get-to-know-the-competitors” post!!


Mark J Byers

If you are representing a coffee shop/business, please state which one:

Starfish

Twitter: N/A

What’s your favourite thing about the AeroPress?

The simplicity of the design

If you could make coffee on your AeroPress for someone famous, who would it be?

Dylan Moran

Have you ever been to the Giant’s Causeway?

Yes

Hoffmann or Perger?

Hoffmann

Pancakes or Waffles?

Waffles

Americano or Filter?

Filter

Arabica or Robusta?

Arabica

Standard or Inverted?

Inverted

Washed or Natural?

Washed

If you could visit any producing country in the world, which one would you go to?

Columbia

Who’s your coffee hero?

James Bailey

What did you have for dinner last night?

King Prawn Chowder

The World AeroPress Championships are in Dublin this year. What’s your favourite cafe/coffee shop in Dublin?

3FE

How will you be preparing for this year’s Championship?

The usual, loads of coffee and making a mess of my kitchen

It’s the night of the competition, it’s time to hit the stage. What would your walkout music be?

Lionel Riche — All Night Long


George Nelson

If you are representing a coffee shop/business, please state which one:

Babushka Kitchen Cafe

Twitter: @babushkafoods

What’s your favourite thing about the AeroPress?

The end the coffee comes out

If you could make coffee on your AeroPress for someone famous, who would it be?

Clooney, get him off those bloody nespresso yokes!

Have you ever been to the Giant’s Causeway?

Yes

Hoffmann or Perger?

Perger

Pancakes or Waffles?

Waffles

Americano or Filter?

Filter

Arabica or Robusta?

Arabica

Standard or Inverted?

It’s a secret

Washed or Natural?

Washed

If you could visit any producing country in the world, which one would you go to?

Ethiopia for coffee. Costa Rica for the scenery

Who’s your coffee hero?

Wendleboe is doing some really interesting work, especially at the farming level that i think my prove a game changer

What did you have for dinner last night?

Steak asian stir fry, noodle salad.

The World AeroPress Championships are in Dublin this year. What’s your favourite cafe/coffee shop in Dublin?

Proper Order

How will you be preparing for this year’s Championship?

Lunges. Lunges are probably more important than water for coffee.

It’s the night of the competition, it’s time to hit the stage. What would your walkout music be?

Kate Bush Wuthering Heights


Shonee McWilliams

If you are representing a coffee shop/business, please state which one:

Babushka Kitchen Cafe

Twitter: @babushkafoods

What’s your favourite thing about the AeroPress?

The simplicity! Simple!

If you could make coffee on your AeroPress for someone famous, who would it be?

Attenborough, hands down. Imagine sharing a brew with that man!

Have you ever been to the Giant’s Causeway?

Yes

Hoffmann or Perger?

Hoffmann

Pancakes or Waffles?

Pancakes

Americano or Filter?

Filter

Arabica or Robusta?

Arabica

Standard or Inverted?

Standard

Washed or Natural?

Natural

If you could visit any producing country in the world, which one would you go to?

Costa Rica

Who’s your coffee hero?

Anne Lunell from Koppi — an inspiring woman making huge waves in the coffee industry

What did you have for dinner last night?

Chorizo and spinach salad topped with a poach egg. Top everything with a poached egg!

The World AeroPress Championships are in Dublin this year. What’s your favourite cafe/coffee shop in Dublin?

3FE

How will you be preparing for this year’s Championship?

Six mile runs every morning and a pure protein diet. Perhaps make a few brews in between.

It’s the night of the competition, it’s time to hit the stage. What would your walkout music be?

Destiny’s Child — Independent Woman. Some tune.


Stuart Anderson

If you are representing a coffee shop/business, please state which one:

Quartisan

Twitter: @stuartandersonx

What’s your favourite thing about the AeroPress?

I love how experimental you can be with it

If you could make coffee on your AeroPress for someone famous, who would it be?

Professor Green

Have you ever been to the Giant’s Causeway?

Yes

Hoffmann or Perger?

Perger

Pancakes or Waffles?

Pancakes

Americano or Filter?

Filter

Arabica or Robusta?

Arabica

Standard or Inverted?

Inverted

Washed or Natural?

Washed

If you could visit any producing country in the world, which one would you go to?

Ethiopia

Who’s your coffee hero?

Matt Perger

What did you have for dinner last night?

Hungarian Goulash

The World AeroPress Championships are in Dublin this year. What’s your favourite cafe/coffee shop in Dublin?

Coffee Angel

How will you be preparing for this year’s Championship?

It’s a secret

It’s the night of the competition, it’s time to hit the stage. What would your walkout music be?

Solidarity — Billy Elliott the Musical


Jordan Evans

If you are representing a coffee shop/business, please state which one:

The Death Star Canteen

Twitter: @Jordan_E_

What’s your favourite thing about the AeroPress?

Smooth texture to the coffee

If you could make coffee on your AeroPress for someone famous, who would it be?

David Bowie

Have you ever been to the Giant’s Causeway?

Yes

Hoffmann or Perger?

Hoffmann

Pancakes or Waffles?

Waffles

Americano or Filter?

Filter

Arabica or Robusta?

Arabica

Standard or Inverted?

Standard

Washed or Natural?

Washed

If you could visit any producing country in the world, which one would you go to?

Rwanda

Who’s your coffee hero?

Joey Kramer from Aerosmith. He has his own coffee blend and does it for his love of coffee

What did you have for dinner last night?

Salted Chili Chicken

The World AeroPress Championships are in Dublin this year. What’s your favourite cafe/coffee shop in Dublin?

3FE

How will you be preparing for this year’s Championship?

Creating a recipe that I’m happy with and not taking it too seriously

It’s the night of the competition, it’s time to hit the stage. What would your walkout music be?

The Imperial March


Benjamin Spence

If you are representing a coffee shop/business, please state which one:

N/A

Twitter: @bnjmnspnc

What’s your favourite thing about the AeroPress?

It’s really simply and easy to start making great cups of coffee but is versatile enough that you can learn more.

If you could make coffee on your AeroPress for someone famous, who would it be?

Levi the Poet

Have you ever been to the Giant’s Causeway?

Yes

Hoffmann or Perger?

Perger

Pancakes or Waffles?

Waffles

Americano or Filter?

Filter

Arabica or Robusta?

Arabica

Standard or Inverted?

Inverted

Washed or Natural?

Natural

If you could visit any producing country in the world, which one would you go to?

Costa Rica

Who’s your coffee hero?

Some goat herder from Yemen

What did you have for dinner last night?

Penne Carbonara

The World AeroPress Championships are in Dublin this year. What’s your favourite cafe/coffee shop in Dublin?

Roasted Brown

How will you be preparing for this year’s Championship?

Practice.Practice.Practice.

It’s the night of the competition, it’s time to hit the stage. What would your walkout music be?

Speeding Bullets by Soul Khan