December 4, 2016

By  Dorian Bodnariuc

AeroPress Brewer
AeroPress Brewer

What Is an AeroPress

The AeroPress is a manual device for brewing coffee. The AeroPress method consists of steeping coffee for 30-60 seconds and then forced through a filter by pushing a plunger through a plastic tube.

AeroPress was invented in 2005 by Aerobie president Alan Adler. Coffee brewing process is similar to a French press, but with a cleaner cup.

The original AeroPress was designed to use paper filters, but AeroPress coffee lovers improved the method by using disc-shaped thin metal filters. The paper filter method produces a cleaner cup, with less coffee oils. The disk filter method produces a thicker coffee, richer, and with more body, similar to espresso.

AeroPress looks like a very large syringe, consisting of two nesting cylinders. The inside cylinder has an airtight seal and functions as the plunger, pushing the coffee through the outside cylinder. The outside cylinder functions as the brewing chamber and it has volume markings to help with brewing measurements. Both cylinders are made of polypropylene.


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My name is Dorian and I am a former barista. I consume coffee in any form, as a beverage, in savory recipes and desserts. My favorite caffeinated beverage is the espresso.

I love to share my coffee brewing knowledge and my geeky coffee research. This blog is one of the places I write about coffee. More about Dorian... If you want to learn more about this site and how I started it, check our About Me page, where I explain all about it.