For a man that’s got patents on patents, it was with the Aeropress that inventor Alan Adler struck gold.
We’re not really sure what was on his mind when he designed it but to us, its best explained as a giant coffee injection.
A plastic, portable brewer that uses immersion and vacuum pressure to make coffee as tasty as an espresso machine but at 1/10th the cost? It shook up the scene like an earthquake!
And from this quake came tons of new recipes and even a yearly Aeropress Championship!
Designed and patented in 1929, the French Press has stayed as it was for the last 90 years and
yet somehow found a way to become a coffee staple in houses across the globe.
We'd like to chalk it up to great marketing but it's more likely the fact that it's really easy and really fast.
"Great coffee in 5 minutes? I'll take 12."