The AeroPress was created by Stanford University engineering instructor, Alan Adler. Having launched the record-breaking Aerobie flying ring in 1985, his company was well known - but for sports toys as opposed to kitchen equipment...
The inception of AeroPress can be put down to one specific conversation, between Adler and the wife of his company sales manager. They were griping about the fact that when you tried to make a single cup of coffee in a drip machine, it came out watery. From then on Adler’s mission was set. Since it’s official release in 2005, the AeroPress remains one of Adler’s most famous to date.
For over a decade Aerobie, Inc. was known both for brewing delicious coffee and astonishing sport toy performance – an unusual pairing that drew a great deal of attention from every type of major media around the world.
Then in 2017 Alan sold the assets of the Aerobie sport toy brand to SwimWays, a subsidiary of Spin Master Ltd., and renamed the company AeroPress, Inc. to reflect its new focus on our coffee press. The delicious flavour of AeroPress brewed coffee is currently enjoyed in over 60 countries and with a new specialisation in housewares, they hope to share it with 60 more.