Did you know that the same guy who invented the Areobie frisbee is the brain behind the Aeropress? Me neither!
Here is a great article from priceonomics about the inventor and his inventions.
The AeroPress was conceived at Alan Adler’s dinner table. The company was having a team meal, when the wife of Aerobie’s sales manager posed a question: “What do you guys do when you just want one cup of coffee?”
A long-time coffee enthusiast and self-proclaimed “one cup kinda guy,” Adler had wondered this many times himself. He’d grown increasingly frustrated with his coffee maker, which yielded 6-8 cups per brew. In typical Adler fashion, he didn’t let the problem bother him long: he set out to invent a better way to brew single cup of coffee.
I do not own an Aeropress myself but after reading this article I will definitely be picking one up.