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Here's a little report on the EAC. What an amazing turnout at the first Exeter Aeropress Championships held at The Exploding Bakery on Queen Street on 12th January. Eighteen competitors, some in it to win it, some just in it but everyone there to have fun and get a first hand experience of speciality coffees ‘outlier’ competition.For a little background into how the World Aeropress Championships came about, we need to go back to 2008 in Oslo at the iconic Tim Wendleboe cafe. In the vein of th...Read more
Next week Crankhouse will be on vacation. Not a coffee farm trip or a short weekend break but a proper holiday, on my bike for a week in the Picos De Europa with my wife.
Before I go I need to roast the final batch to submit to a roasting competition. The coffee is a macerated natural Catuai from Honduras and I'm up against 21 of some of Europe's best roasters. We all have the same coffee and the judges will blind cup all 22 samples against each other on the 14th September. Here's a breakdown of the 9 trial batches I roasted and the incredible help I've had identifying the 'best' from some top coffee professionals.Read more