For more than 20 years, Aerobie, Inc. was known as Superflight, Inc. They’re famous for making awesomely different and wonderfully aerodynamically balanced flying disks known as Aerobies, Squidgie balls and rocket-finned footballs. So how does a toy and sports company become one of the most surprising big hits in the specialty coffee world? It all started with an owner who loves good coffee, but can’t deal with acid. Alan Adler, inventor of the aforementioned throwing and flying thing, turned his attention and scientific know-how to creating a device that would brew incredibly good coffee that would not make his tummy unhappy. The result was the Aerobie Aeropress, one of the most innovative coffee brewing devices ever to capture the attention of the coffee loving public. And capture attention it has. Since the Aeropress’ introduction in 2005—coincidentally, just about the time the company changed its name from Superflight to Aerobie—the manual coffee and espresso maker has built a fanatical following of coffee lovers that swear they won’t drink coffee brewed any other way. Originally billed as a convenient alternative to bulkier, pricier coffee makers especially for travelers, the Aeropress has made its way into the kitchen and the coffee shop and even inspired a World Aeropress Championship. The Aeropress is deceptively simple. It consists of a brewing chamber, a seal, a plunger, and a filter cap that holds a disposable microfilter. It brews impeccable coffee in just about 30 seconds, and offers enough versatility that its fans have heated discussions about the various methods of extracting the very best flavor from coffee using the Aeropress. Aerobie offers the Aeropress and replacement filters, in addition to a variety of flying disks and sports toys for playful coffee lovers to enjoy.