31 Aug '17, 4am

Exclusive: AeroPress Inventor Alan Adler Is Selling His Company

A letter from Alan Adler, inventor of the AeroPress coffee maker. As many of you already know, I didn’t set out to make a commercial product. I just sought a good way to brew coffee in our own kitchen. As an engineer / scientist I began with some basic research. I began by experimenting with water temperature. I, and the tasters I recruited, all preferred coffee brewed at 175°F. But I was doing pour-overs which took four or five minutes to drip through. I suspected that the brew would taste less bitter if I could shorten the drip through. Pushing on the slurry in the filter-cone didn’t speed the process and I realized that air pressure would be the answer. From the first crude model which I machined in my garage, I was very excited. I’d never tasted brew that sweet. I invited Alex Tennant, our general manager at Aerobie, to taste the brew. He said, “Alan, we can sell milli...

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