The brewer used must be a genuine AeroPress. No other brewer may be used in the drink preparation.
All three parts of a genuine AeroPress brewer must be used; the chamber, the plunger, and the filter cap. Aftermarket or non-genuine parts are not allowed.
Any type of filter is allowed, so long as it does not replace the filter cap itself (see rule #2). The filter can be made out of paper, metal, cloth, or any other material.
Ground coffee and water are the only ingredients allowed.
If the Hosts have specified a competition coffee, this is the only coffee that may be used.
Competitors may use a maximum of 18g of roasted coffee in their recipe.
Competitors must prepare a minimum of 150ml of brewed coffee.
Coffees not presented within the time limit of 5 minutes will not be evaluated.
Failure to comply with any of the above may result in disqualification.