AeroPress is associated with a world-renowned inventor: Alan Adler, who is still the president of AeroPress, Inc. today. He is a trained engineer and has been an inventor since the age of 13. He holds 40 patents worldwide. In addition to boats, sports equipment, and the AeroPress coffee machine, he has developed instrumentation systems for military aircraft, nuclear reactors, and submarines. He was a visiting lecturer at Stanford University, NASA, and the Royal Aeronautical Society in London.
In 2004, Alan Adler began examining the coffee brewing process and analyzing the design of coffee machines to develop a truly innovative device that could brew a “superior” cup of coffee. At a coffee industry trade show in November 2005, he introduced his groundbreaking AeroPress coffee machine for the first time.