Yes it's true - the iconic Aeropress has gone LARGE. Actually XL and suited to a brew for two. Here's a side by side with the new XL and the original.
AeroPress XL Chamber, Plunger, Filter Cap & Seal: For brewing the most delicious coffee ever!
AeroPress Carafe: Crystal clear, shatterproof, lightweight, and made with Tritan™.
Paper Micro-Filters: Includes 100 replacement AeroPress XL paper micro-filters. Micro-filters remove grit from your coffee, unlike other press-type coffee makers.
Stirrer: Designed to be the perfect length for the AeroPress XL.
Scoop: Scoop measures just the right amount of coffee for delicious, easy AeroPress recipes.
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.