The Path of Invention

What I knew was that if you brewed your coffee at lower than boiling temperature it tasted sweeter. I had learned that from a little slip of paper that was packed in a Chemex coffee maker that we bought twenty years earlier.

Source: First Alan Adler Invented the Aerobie. Now He’s Created the Perfect Cup of Coffee — Backchannel — Medium

Alan Adler invented the Aeropress coffee maker, which really does make an amazing single cup of coffee, without knowing a damn thing about coffee.

The key to invention isn’t necessarily being a SME on something, but instead, being open to solving a problem. Adler noted that trying to make a single cup of coffee in a drip machine resulted in a poor experience. With the goal of making a better single cup of coffee, he became the SME.

If there is a problem that interests you, don’t exclude yourself from exploring it because you aren’t the most knowledgable person in the room on the topic.

Posted by Brandon Kraft

My life is an open-source book.

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