Iuri G, The 2018 ITALIAN AEROPRESS CHAMP

June 8, 2018 in International, Italia

La Marzocco is excited to announce Iuri Grandini as the winner of the 2018 Italian Aeropress Championship. Iuri was judged by a jury of experts and professionals in the field: Michela Becchi (journalist at Gambero Rosso), Alex Gable (Coffee Education Expert), Veronica Fossa (specialist of Food Experience Design and founder of WE Factory), Elisabetta Paviglianiti (head-barista at Cofficina), Enrico Wurm (Product Improvement Manager at La Marzocco) and Carlos Zavala (SCA member Spain & Spanish AeroPress Championship organizer).

38 contestants ranging from baristas and roasters to coffee enthusiasts competed in the one-day event held on Friday, June 1st at Deus Café Milano – an international creative hub for motorbike, cycling and surf enthusiasts, as well as innovators in our field.

Up for grabs, a trip to Sydney, Australia where the winner will compete at the finale of the World Aeropress Championship this November, alongside 50 international participants, marking the first stand-alone WAC event in its history.
Iuri Grandini shares his journey in the world of coffee and his winning Aeropress recipe:

From an early age I grew up in restaurants and cafeterias. I was born into a family who owned bars as well as community centers, later moving into the restaurant business. So, my interest and passion has been cultivated for years. I first studied mixology, working as a bartender. Then in 2009 my curiosity drove me into the world of specialty coffee. It was love at first sight, my training started at 9bar and over the years I had the opportunity to shadow several national and world champions in the sector. I had the chance to work as a trainer for 4 years at a famous Italian roastery. Now you can catch me roasting at Gardelli Specialty Coffee. Coffee is definitely a passion, so much so that you want to discover it from its origin, visiting different plantations, and experiment with various brewing methods that can better express the qualities of a particular blend or single-origin. For the AeroPress competition I chose this method of preparation:

Grind 40 gr. of extra fine coffee;
Use 130 ml. of water at room temperature;
Pour and mix for 2 minutes, using a paper filter;
Press;
60 gr. of coffee obtained with 160 ml bypass of water at 97 ° Celsius

 

La Marzocco and World Aeropress officially launched their partnership in 2014, continuing to collaborate internationally to promote coffee culture, highlighting the importance of networking and competition as a tool to bring greater awareness to the coffee industry.

Pics by Fabiola Malinverno

… and courtesy album of Koffi Besana

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