A manual coffee maker is a device that brews coffee without any automation. A variety of manual coffee makers are available on the market, including French presses and the Aeropress.
The benefits of using a manual coffee maker include the ability to control each step of the process. This allows the brewer to create specialized variations and flavors.
The French press, patented in 1929 by Attilio Calimani, has the benefit of coming in portable sizes, allowing the brewer to brew coffee on the go.
The Aeropress is a popular manual coffee maker that is easy to use. The device also takes less than a minute to brew coffee.