The AéroPresse. Photo by J Andersson Photography
VICTORIA, British Columbia, and PALO ALTO, Calif .– Tiny Capital Ltd., a Canadian holding company, has invested in AeroPress Inc., the maker of the AeroPress coffee maker created by inventor and engineer Alan Adler.
Adler will continue to be involved with AeroPress and will retain ownership of the company. In addition, the existing AeroPress team will continue to work at its Palo Alto headquarters and manufacturing will continue at the same San Francisco Bay Area facility that it has been doing for decades, according to a statement. .
“I’ve been using the AeroPress daily for a long time, and one morning I looked at it and said, ‘I wonder who owns this,’ said Andrew Wilkinson, co-founder of Tiny. “My partner Chris and I emailed Alan and we went to see him and begged him to let us get involved ever since.”
“We are delighted to join Alan, the AeroPress team and the amazing AeroPress fans,” added Wilkinson. “We are committed to maintaining the quality of the brand that has won over so many coffee lovers around the world and we look forward to being a part of this community. . . It is an incredible business.
“Global adoption of AeroPress has been an inventor’s dream,” said Adler, who founded AeroPress in 2005. “This partnership with Andrew, Chris and the team at Tiny will help us create new products. of coffee. Our culture of quality and performance will remain at the heart of our quest to provide the most delicious coffee to coffee lovers around the world. “
Adler holds 40 patents and, in addition to the AeroPress, has designed instrumentation systems for airplanes and nuclear reactors, a paraboloid lens for telescopes, blown flutes, boats and Aerobie sports toys.
The AeroPress is now available in more than 80 countries and millions are in use around the world, the company said.