World AeroPress Record at 20,000ft

09/08/2011

To follow yesterdays re-announcement of the World AeroPress Championship, I’d like to say I’ve found my new training regiment. I’m ready to don an oxygen mask and start making inverted AeroPresses at 20,000ft! Who’s with me?

Last week, while flying 60km/h and geared up to stay warm in the -20°c air, three coffee lovers in Lithuania set a new world record for preparing coffee in a hot air balloon above 20,000ft. Barista Nidas Kiuberis from Coffee Inn, roaster Grazvydas Vilcinskas from Kavos Bankas and pilot Vytautas Samarinas from Orobalionai took to the skies with a thermos of hot water, an AeroPress and fresh roasted coffee from Kavos Bankas (which they ground while on the ground) up into the Troposphere to make history.

After brewing, they each took turns removing their oxygen masks to taste their epic cup of coffee, which sadly was only “as tasty as it is on earth.”

Congrats on the achievement! I think we’ve got our new WAC venue for 2012.

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  • Reply nidas 09/08/2011 at 9:45 am

    Thank You for writing about us :) You can update already the material with 1min video “Coffee In The Sky: the making of”. Cheers from Lithuania! Nidas Kiuberis

    http://youtu.be/PcfzUMrl1IE

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