The Aeropress from Aerobie, now you’re probably thinking; Aerobie I know that name and you’d be right, Alan Adler invented the Aeropress and also the Aerobie flying ring in the 1980’s.
The Aeropress was created in 2005 and has achieved cult status, the hybrid device combines immersion & pressure brewing techniques and has it’s own World Championships run by independent hosts across 60 countries, which culminates with the World Aeropress Championship final.
The brewing works like a immersion technique with the grounds being steeped in the main cylinder, however the plunger then applies pressure forcing the liquid through a filter into your vessel of choice.
The Aeropress is easy to clean, pretty much unbreakable and compact making it easily transportable. Its a versatile technique allowing experimentation with grind size, immersion time etc. There are two main techniques, the ‘normal’ method and the inversion method (as in the picture) which brews the coffee with the aero press inverted or upside down; consensus seems to be split on which is best.
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When you have your own check out my Aeropress Brewing Guide