At Keen Coffee we love being part of the specialty coffee community. That’s why we’re so excited to host this year’s edition again!
Who will make the best AeroPress recipe this year and will represent The Netherlands at the World Championships?
It could be you!
REGISTRATION FOR THIS COMPETITION IS CLOSED
All contestants will get one bag of 250 grams of the selected coffee to practise and perfect their recipe, and one at the competition. This coffee will be shipped on Friday May 6th.
Follow @dutch_aeropress_championship for the latest updates!
This years venue – NE:EL at LE:EN
This year we will host the DAC at LE:EN! LE:EN is an Asian restaurant which is located close to the city centre of Utrecht! The championship will be at their event space called NE:EL at the same address. LE:EN will be serving us their delicious curry (but you’ll need to buy the food ticket in advance)!
Address: Heuveloord 140, 3523 CK, Utrecht
Train: Utrecht Vaartsche Rijn trainstation is located just around the corner! It’s only a 2 minute walk from here.
Car: There’s ample parking availability at the trainstation parking or just in the streets around the venue.
FOOD + VISITOR TICKET (€15)
Of course you want to be there to support you loved one or or coffee friends! With this foodticket LE:EN offers you a delicious curry (vegan) at the event between 17:45 and 18:15 (be on time!) If you don’t have a food ticket, there is no option of buying food at the event.
The option to order the food ticket closes at Sunday 29th of May. After that you can only buy an ‘Visitor Ticket’ for the event.
If you don’t want a meal or you just can’t get there in time, just order the regular Visitor ticket (€5) instead. But please note that there will be no food included and no meals available if you don’t have the food ticket.
The Dutch AeroPress Championship of course! The first round consist of 12 heats of 4 competitors whose winners will proceed to the four semi-finals. These winners will battle in the final to determine the absolute best recipe brewer of 2022!
The best three will get the bronze, silver and gold AeroPress and win a professional Acaia scale. The winner will be send of to the World AeroPress Championship at our expense!
Besides that: there will be music! All night you can dance to the tunes of the DAC house DJ, who will get extra loose when the competition is over. We’ll PARTY and dance the night away (or the beginning at least) until 01:00 o’clock.
And besides that there will be other cool stuf:
a HUGE Cupping
At 17:00 we start the event with a cupping from all the specialty coffee roasters in The Netherlands, including all your coffees you wanted others to taste! All specialty coffee roasted can send in their samples to get their coffees on the table! You can join this cupping to Explore. Taste. Repeat. Every beautiful flavours specialty coffee has to offer! (Do you want your coffee on the table? Just let us know and we’ll let you know the details!
A special Oatly Surprise
As one of the main sponsors Oatly will be there with an entertaining side event. It’s still a surprise, but they promised it will surely be memorable!
A chance to Win!
You too can get lucky and win a high end profi ACAIA scale! There’s a photo booth so that you and your friends can take some gram-worthy pics. Our sponsors will have some other surprises there too! (Like you can get a free issue of KoffieTCacao magazine here..)
The Artwork and the Artist – Studio Björn
Every year we look for an new cool upcoming artist to design the DAC artwork and the poster. This year we found Björn van Ginkel (1991) a freelance illustrator whose style is best described as bold and elegant line-work in combination with striking colour palettes.
He gets his inspiration from 60’s artwork and mostly retro sci-fi movies. His latest work feels more dreamy and surreal. It explores the world of fantasy. A rule of thumb for him is that his work should look good on an album cover.
Well thank you Björn! We think you succeeded amazingly at that with the new DAC 2022 poster!
Without these amazing companies this years DAC wasn’t possible
MAIN SPONSOR – BRITA
A nice ritual, a way of life: coffee has been a delicacy for a decate. A cup of coffee consists of about 98 percent water. That is a lot, especially when you consider that water largely determines the taste. Coffee connaisseurs know that fresh coffee is best brewed with fresh filtered water.
MAIN SPONSOR – TYPICA
TYPICA is a community nurtured by coffee producers, roasters, consumers, and all coffee lovers around the world. Enjoying the natural taste of coffee is a way to enhance the sustainability of quality coffee.Enjoy the sweetness and fruitiness of fresh coffee cherries as well as the diverse ﬂavors of coffee.
MAIN SPONSOR – OATLY
Our goal is to always deliver products that have maximum nutritional value and minimal environmental impact. We promise that our drive to help people enhance their lives and contribute to the long-term future of the planet will always come before the reckless pursuit of profit.
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