In Brief: Steven Levy Chats with Alan Adler, Inventor of the Aeropress

By Norman Chan

He also invented the Aerobie disc.

It's been a while since we've done serious coffee coverage on the site, but with the SCAA Event convention happening next month (we're heading there!), now's as good a time as any to revisit some of our favorite coffee-making gear. One of our very first videos was about making coffee with the Aeropress, a simple single-cup brewing device that has inspired international competitions for barista-perfected recipes. Aeropress' creation by Aerobie flying disc inventor Alan Adler is a great piece of maker lore, and Medium's Steven Levy recently chatted with Adler about the device and its wonderful simplicity. Lovely photos, too.