On 9 November, coffee-making champions from over 60 countries will converge in Seoul to do battle for the title of 2017 World AeroPress Champion. Styled as a light-hearted alternative to the more serious barista competitions, the 2017 World Aeropress Championship will take place at Café Alver in the uber-hip Seoul neighbourhood, Gangnam. The World AeroPress Championship is a multi-round, elimination tournament of competitive coffee making. Three competitors per round have just a few minutes to brew a single cup of AeroPress coffee and present it to three judges. The judges taste each coffee and make an assessment as to which they think is the best. On the count of three, all judges simultaneously point to their chosen coffee. The winner progresses to the next round, while the losers are eliminated. To make it to Korea, each champion has defeated many national counterparts from a global field of several thousands of competitors. “The World AeroPress Championship has always been about bringing people together for a good time, so Seoul, and Gangnam in particular, feels like the perfect place for us. We’re looking forward to having a beer with a few hundred of the city’s coffee lovers in November.” said Tim Williams, one of the organisers. For more information and tickets, head to http://www.aero.press/2017.