Aerobie Inc make sports toys AND this fabulous coffee brewer. The AeroPress® has become recognised as an iconic piece of coffee equipment and for good reason. It's simple, clean, portable and can deliver a clean cup with great body. It's versatility allows for varying brew ratios and extraction styles. There's even an Aeropress World Championships !
A little about Aerobie:
Alan Adler was a consulting engineer in the 1970's and 80's, part-time lecturer at Stanford University and toy inventor. He sold his designs to toy companies and his love of sailing and knowledge of aerodynamics inspired him to design a flying disk. His Aerobie Pro flying disk has set numerous world records for the farthest thrown object ! ie. the guy is a genius.
In 2005 he designed the Aeropress. Genius !
The brewing style combines full-immersion with pressure extraction. We're not talking Espresso pressures. No 9-bars here, this is simply you pushing one plastic tube with a rubber bung at the end through another plastic tube, forcing the water through the coffee and filter paper. You have total control over the steep time, the pressure element of the extraction and brew ratios.
Included with your Aeropress is:
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PS. Here's a recent brew test result performed by the inventor himself against a Clover brewer and a Synesso Espresso Machine..