2019 WAC: 2nd place

Straight from the World AeroPress Championships in London, here is the 2019 2nd place recipe, which uses a Pacas variety bean produced by Orlando Aguilar from El Salvador; roasted by Ozone Coffee Roasters in London.

Benja's delicious recipes has a 'pre-bypass', adding 110g of water into your server which you then press into.

If you are using a Commandante grinder, Benja recommends about 30 clicks for best results with his recipe.

Congratulations to Benja, and thank you for a great recipe!

Give it a try, and as usual please let us know what you think in the comments below!

Recipe details:

Paper Filter


Coarse (30 clicks on Commandante)
A washed Pacas from El Salvador (as used in the WAC finals)


94°C / 201°F
  1. Add 35g of ground coffee into your AeroPress chamber.
  2. Add 100g of 94°c water into your server.
  3. Now add 100g of water onto your coffee in the AeroPress chamber.
  4. Stir for 15sec and then turbulent wiggle 10sec.
  5. At 1:15, put the filter cap on and flip the Aeropress.
  6. Use your elbow to press the Aeropress into the server for 30sec.
  7. Enjoy!