AeroPress – a miracle of modern coffee science? Yes!

The AeroPress

What is AeroPress?

The AeroPress is an invention by Alan Adler (the man behind the Aerobie frisbee!). Here is a little profile of the man:

(start at 2:30 unless you want to know more about the Aerobie)

There is an excellent and detailed write-up about the man and his invention written by Steven Levy to be found here.

Although at first it may seem like a variation on the French Press, the reality is that this little device gives you a less acidic cup of coffee – a difference that you can taste very easily.  A better cup of coffee from a little $30 plastic device?  Yes!  If you want to pick one up for yourself, take a look at Amazon, here.

Why AeroPress?

If you want to know more about the details of the science behind this awesome invention, take a look at the Wiki article here.

The AeroPress

How to AeroPress?

To make it easier to figure out just how the whole contraption that comes in the mail is supposed to function, take a look at this video that explains it one step at a time.