An Interview With Alan Adler, Inventor of the Aeropress Coffee Maker and Aerobie Flying Ring

In the latest installment of his inventor series, filmmaker and photographer David Friedman spoke with Alan Adler, the inventor of the Aeropress Coffee Maker and the Aerobie Flying Ring, about his love for finding new ways to do things.

Some inventions are just a better way to do something that’s already being done – an improvement on a product. Other inventions are pretty new and I would say that the Aeropress Coffee Maker is quite new. …When you look at the coffee brewing process, it’s interesting that it’s really just a succession of of shorter and shorter processes. A hundred years ago, people used to throw some grounds of coffee into a pot and boil it for as long as an hour. Whereas in 1950, there was quite a leap forward in coffee making called the “automatic drip machine” and it took about 5 minutes. The Aeropress cuts that time of 5 minutes down to about one minute.

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