Aug 17, 2018

It’s become a pretty well known joke that the Philippines is one of the last to get in on international trends. But of the numerous fashion, pop culture, and food crazes, I think it’s safe to say that coffee is not one of them.

Commercial giants like Coffee Bean and Starbucks aside, we’ve been seeing more and more coffee shops run by small business and coffee-loving individuals sprout all around the city, calibrating machines daily, brewing specialty coffees, and offering a myriad of caffeinated beverages served in a variety of ways.

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Philippine AeroPress Championship 2017
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There are plenty of individuals who are pursuing their passion by constantly refining their abilities towards making the perfect cup of coffee. The local coffee scene is thriving, and there are many baristas who are more than capable of brewing coffee worthy of competing on an international stage.

Globally, there are already a handful of competitions that test the skills of baristas, some of which judge their all-around ability in coffee making, and some that cater to a specific drink, method, or equipment of brewing, such as an aeropress.

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Photos courtesy of Yardstick Coffee

This Saturday, Yardstick Coffee will be hosting the 2018 Philippine AeroPress Championship, the winner of which will be sent to Sydney, Australia later this year to compete in the World AeroPress Championship.

This is the fifth year the Philippines will be participating, and over 80 contestants have signed up for the competition.

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Photos courtesy of Yardstick Coffee

The entrance fee is P150 and will come with a beverage courtesy of EDSA Beverage Design Group. Spectators are welcome to join and watch the competition which will start at 2 p.m. For more information, visit their page here.

 

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