Without getting into the evolutionary history of the Aeropress, let's just say its come a long way from its 2004 BPA-filled prototype! We can only imagine that Alan Alder, the inventor of the longest flying disc, the Aerobie frisbee, was on the lookout for a coffee maker best suited to the outdoors! And voila! See how we stayed away from Aeropress politics? Never mentioned that Alder also designed nuclear reactors, military aircrafts, submarines and whatnot. See? See!
WHY THE FUSS?
Many reasons to fuss over the Aeropress but here's our very shameless number one: it never breaks (see disclaimer), crowds love it and you can brew coffee anywhere! The Aeropress brews a rich, forgiving cup of coffee in the indoors and outdoors alike! You can stuff it in backpacks, chuck it into your climbing bag or balance it on your gypsy engine! Disclaimer: One of our mother's may have been the first person in the world to break an Aeropress. We didn't report this to the makers.
WHAT TO EXPECT
You can expect coffee brewed in an Aeropress to be rich, smooth with very little bitter/harshness. Read: If you want to transition to black coffee, start here! Don't list to the espresso-sayers! Coffee in the Aeropress has lower acidity than a pour over or espresso. The Aeropress uses a microfilter made of paper so you can also expect clean, grit-free coffee.
OUR GUIDE FOR HOW TO BREW THE INVERTED AEROPRESS
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