Coffee Lesson: The History of Aeropress

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The AeroPress is a coffee maker created by Alan Adler in 2005, but it took years to perfect of course. Alan handled it like the engineer that he is, beginning with the issue (he desired less harshness in his everyday coffee) and working his way to the answer!

The AeroPress was designed to be both portable and easy to store, because it doesn’t take up much space or take long to assemble. It’s also lightweight and dishwasher-safe.

Also it is a very easy method to make your coffee in under 3 mins, super simple and quick with a unique taste.

The Invention of Aeropress

Adler was looking for a coffee machine that was both portable and easy to clean in the early 2000s. The first version of the Aeropress was created by Adler in 2005. 

He understood that he needed to employ pressure in order to minimize the brew time. Because the pressure from the “pushing” was increased by a sealed container, Alan was able to prepare his coffee faster.

Since August 2009, all AeroPress components have been free of BPA and phthalates. 

Until July 2014, all pieces of an AeroPress are being made of polypropylene, with the exception of the paper filters and silicone wrap.

In October 2018, all AeroPress was equipped with a silicone wrap. Previously, seals were created of thermoplastic material, which, like silicone enclosures, was produced in the United States. 

Both types of the seal have been honored by the EU and the FDA for use in interactions with food.

The first version was called the Aerobie AeroPress.

Alan started researching the coffee brewing procedure and examining coffee maker designs in 2004 with the goal of developing a truly creative gadget that would produce an outstanding cup of coffee. Aerobie launched its groundbreaking AeroPress coffee machine at a coffee business trade exhibition in November 2005.

The coffee maker works by removing the coffee grounds from the surface of the boiling water. The hot water is forced through a tube and the grounds into a chamber at the bottom, where it is pressed into a thick, creamy cup of coffee.

After building trust in the coffee world for a few years, purchases of the AeroPress to genuine coffee enthusiasts took off through the United States and in more than 50 countries. 

For more than a decade, the business thrived by selling both Aerobie sport toys with incredible flying productivity and AeroPress coffee makers that brew delightfully clean, rich coffee.

Aeropress Pros

  • The AeroPress is simple to clean and store, and it takes up little room.
  • The AeroPress is dishwasher-safe and lightweight. 
  • It’s both portable and simple to put together. 
  • The AeroPress produces more foam in coffee than an automatic drip coffee maker, which brews coffee quickly using a filter basket or paper filter put within the top chamber.

Aeropress Today

Today, the aeropress is one of the most popular ways to make a cup of coffee. Users enjoy its unique taste and its ease of use. In fact, most coffee makers in the market today have adopted many features of the aeropress. But it’s not perfect. The device can be prone to over-extraction or under-extraction due to poor technique and lack of control for some users.

However, it’s still one of the most popular ways to make a cup of coffee, because it gives home baristas an opportunity to express their artistic side in brewing coffee just as much as they can express themselves in writing or painting artwork on canvas.

People's Opinions About The Aeropress

Many coffee lovers believe that the aeropress is a great alternative to the filter drip and automatic drip methods. The device is easy to use and also easy to clean. It’s also very affordable and gives you a chance to control the coffee grounds that go into your cup.

Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ

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Is Aeropress Made Out of Plastic?

Yes. Aeropress is made from a high quality plastic called polypropylene (PP) which is BPA free.

How can you tell a fake AeroPress?

A fake AeroPress’s plastic casing, handle, and the lid will be weaker than the ones mentioned above. Besides this, the plastic used in a fake structure is thinner. The fake model will break if you push too hard on it.

Is there a glass version of AeroPress?

No. You cannot find an AeroPress made of glass.

Last Thoughts

As a coffee lover, I will stick to my Aeropress. It’s become an integral part of my routine, and it fits into my travelling lifestyle perfectly.

No matter how much technology advances, I think coffee lovers are going to stick with the Aeropress. It’s just too good!

 It is very simple and easy to use and also you can take it anywhere. It’s beautiful design and high-quality coffee makes it even more unique.

Well, now I understand why it became famous so quickly and worldwide known. For someone who is not a professional with making coffee or finds it difficult to cooperate with complex coffee makers, the air press is the solution to make a high-quality cup of coffee and impress your friends and family.  

Coffee Lovers Enjoy!

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