The AeroPress Coffee Maker is made by Aerobie Inc from Palo Alto in California, USA. Alan Adler, at the time a Stanford University engineering lecture and inventor, started the company back in 1984 to manufacture his Superdisc flying disc and hold the patents to his many inventions. (As a side note, his Pro flying ring set a Guinness World Record for the farthest throw when it was thrown 406 metres in 2003).
In 2003 Alan started his quest for the perfect manual coffee making machine. He spent several years learning about coffee, the brewing process and what made a great coffee and, after 30 prototypes, the AeroPress was released in November 2005.
Initial scepticism about a strange looking coffee maker made by a sports toy company was soon replaced by glowing reviews as people realised what a great coffee this weird machine made. Today serious coffee drinkers swear by their AeroPress machines. There are even AeroPress Championships held annually in countries all over the globe and World AeroPress Championships are held each year.
The AeroPress is made in the US of BPA free polycarbonate. It’s tough, portable, easy to use, simple to clean and super cheap. Best of all, it makes outstanding brews in under two minutes. Click here for more info.