espro imPRESSing world brewers cup judges!

The Single Serve Espro™ Press is being put to work across the US in Regional Brewers Cup competitions. This precision coffee brewer maintains a consistent temperature during brewing with double wall vacuum insulation, and creates a clean and full-bodied cup by micro-filtering twice with a unique metal filter. The metal filter also allows the aromatic oils into your cup.

Since it’s release in September 2010 it has received a warm welcome from the global coffee community and is now starting to earn its stripes on the professional brewers circuit.

Jordan Barber certainly im-Press-ed the judges at the North East Regional Brewers Cup held last weekend in New York, taking first place and qualifying himself for the USBC Brewers Cup in April 2012. Jordan, who works at Third Rail Coffee in New York, used a variation on the “modified cupping” method. He brewed the Coffee Collective’s Kenya Kieni using the Espro™ Press, cracked the bloom in a double-spoon cupping style, and then used the Espro™ Press’s two-stage micro-filter to clear out any remaining fines. The result was a coffee that stopped the judges in their tracks.

On the opposite coast of the US, Lalo Perez Varona will compete at the upcoming South West Regional Brewers Cup (SWRBC) in Santa Cruz next week. Lalo intends to use a unique Indian coffee that he will roast himself. As for the brewing part, and much to Espro’s delight, he is looking forward to also using the Single Serve Espro™ Press. “I love the results I’ve been getting. I am a big fan of full immersion and French press especially, but the Espro truly blows it out of the water” commented Lalo. “Part of my presentation is about encouraging people to make better coffee at home. And how easy it is with the Espro™ Press!”

There are 6 regions in the US that host the Regional Brewers Cup, all of which are a pre-qualifier to the annual USBC Brewers Cup. This year the USBC Brewers Cup will take place in April (19th – 22nd) in conjunction with the 24th Annual SCAA Exposition and Symposium in Portland. The winner in Portland will go on to represent the US in the World Championship 2012 Brewers Cup in Vienna, Austria.

Espro Inc. is excited to see the Espro™ Press in full-swing this competition season and wish all competitors, particularly Jordan and Lalo, all the very best! Come and visit the Espro Team and try the Espro™ Press for yourself at SCAA Portland in Booth 3095.

For more information about the Espro™ Press, go to http://www.espro.ca/espro-press/ 

For more information about SCAA go to their website at http://www.scaa.org/

For more information about the US Brewers Cup go to  http://www.usbaristachampionship.org/?p=main

Bruce Constantine