We have been excitedly getting ready for the biggest coffee convention in the world to finally hit Portland for the first time.
The Specialty Coffee Association of America has chosen Portland for the site of their annual convention, which means loads of coffee people from all over the world will be descending on Portland to partake in all of the coffee, food, and libations our great city has to offer.
An exciting part of the convention for us is the first annual United States Aeropress Championship, followed by the World Aeropress Championship. This is the first time for these events to be held on U.S. soil. We are honored to be roasting all of the coffee used in both competitions. The competition will bring together passionate and accomplished coffee professionals from all over the world to face off in a friendly battle for the tastiest aeropress.
The coffees of choice will be two coffees we are loving right now: for the U.S. Championship we have roasted our Guatemala Limonar, a fresh crop coffee that is extremely sweet and clean, with notes of peach and milk chocolate. For the World Championship we have roasted a short run of a great washed processed Ethiopia Sidamo, which is a refreshing and lively coffee displaying notes of bergamot, meyer lemon, and caramel.
We’re proud to have our very own Alison Cole representing Heart in the competition, and we wish her lots of luck! Big thanks to Tim Varney, Brent Fortune, Aerobie, La Marzocco, Marco, Samuel at Keffa, Leah at Mercanta and all of those who have worked really hard to make the competition happen this week. Good luck to all the competitors, and we can’t wait to see the action!