3 Things I Learned at the 'First Australian Comandante Championship'
Updated: Nov 15, 2020
I competed in the 'First Australian Comandante Championship' on the 27th of May 2019.
The event was held at ONA Marrickville in Sydney, 30 Competitors took part in an elimination style Competition broken down into two rounds. With the first round competitors use a drip style brewer (eg. V60) and immersion style brew (eg. Aeropress) for the final round.
All Competitors had to use a Comandante Grinder to grind their coffee.
What did I learn?
1. I learned a new method for the Aeropress:
'The Bypass Method'.
By brewing with a higher strength (low brew ratio) filter and then diluting the brew with room temperature water.
This does two things:
- It cools down the Filter to a comfortable drinking temperature for the Judges, (the Judges only assessed the Competitors brew hot - so this was ideal!).
- Reduces the strength, adding more flavour clarity; making the flavours more distinct but still maintaining a big juicy mouthfeel.