[Homeroast] Aeropress and BPA

JP erenfro at verizon.net
Tue Feb 2 10:45:19 CST 2010


I have an Aeropress that was most definitely purchased prior to August 
1, 2009 that is cloudy plastic with circles instead of the ovals.


On 2/1/2010 2:15 PM, Sweet Maria's Coffee wrote:
> HI all - I guess the topic has come up here so I thought I would 
> report about my inquiry to Aerobie on BPA.
>
> Since August 1, 2009, the Aeropress has been BPA free - they switched 
> to a new material that is clearer and contains no BPA.  There is more 
> information on this page from the Aerobie website - 
> http://www.aerobie.com/Products/Details/AeroPressMaterialsDescription.htm 
> All of the Aeropresses we have are current stock - so we have not 
> older stock presses.  So all of the presses we are selling are BPA free.
>
> I was told that the older Aeropresses did contain BPA. They were 
> tested and the coffee made in it had no trace of BPA,  but Aerobie 
> decided to err on the side of caution and change the material. The 
> older presses have a sort of milky appearance, clear but cloudy 
> plastic. The new presses are crystal clear plastic. Also, the 
> appearance of the indicators printed on the press are different; in 
> the older model (the one Tom still uses at home) the indicators are 
> long ovals. On the new presses they are circles.  So the models are 
> pretty easy to tell apart. The photos on our site are the older model 
> http://www.sweetmarias.com/prod.aeropress.php  I will try to take a 
> photo of the new one so you compare the two.
>
> If you have concerns, you can buy new parts from Aerobie or just buy a 
> new one, though according to the tests they conducted, no BPA was 
> transferred from the plastic to the coffee.  For whatever that is worth.
>
> Best- Maria



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