AeroPress vs. Delter Coffee Press vs. Twist Press: comparison of alternatives


AeroPress is the first of the compared, because it was also the first in the world, it was invented back in 2005 by Alan Adler. The fact that it has its ownworld championship is a testament to how popular it is. Its popularity no doubt stems from the variability of filter coffee recipes as well as its consistency and travel-friendliness. The taste of AeroPress coffee is often likened to that of coffee prepared in a French Press, but unlike that, you won't find tiny coffee particles in AeroPress coffee. These are easily captured by the paper filter, and making coffee with the AeroPress is a little more fun.

In addition to the body of the AeroPress, you'll find a measuring cup, filter papers and holder, a scoop for stirring, a rubber cap and a hopper so that your ground coffee doesn't end up anywhere but in the Aeropress. You will also be pleased with the very low price, which is usually under 600 CZK.

You can also accessorize your AeroPress with the Fellow Prismoattachment , which makes it easier to achieve espresso-style coffee when making coffee in the AeroPress. This is because it lets more oily components into the coffee than a paper filter.

Interested in more of the AeroPress world? You can rejoice. In 2018, the guys at European Coffee Trip made a whole documentary about it. Here's a little taster.


If anyone thinks of the AeroPress as the perfect travel companion, they probably haven't seen its younger sibling , the AeroPress Go. With all the equipment it comes with itweighs just over 300g and is also slightly smaller than its older brother. A very significant bonus that this traveler offers is the included cup. You won't find a funnel in the travel version, but you won't need one, the measuring cup is adapted to fit entirely inside the AeroPress in this version. There is also a change in the filter paper holder, in the travel version the holder only holds 20 filter papers, which is really only suitable for travel.

Nothing has ever been easier to pack than the AeroPress Go. That's the most important thing you need on the road anyway. Source.

The entire AeroPress Go fits into the aforementioned cup. The reduction in the overall size, which is about one third, has of course had an impact on the reduction in volume, i.e. the amount of coffee we can brew. It has been reducedto 220g. So you'll probably have to go solo with the brewing this time. The larger version does allow you to brew two smaller coffees, the Go version would be really tiny, plus there is only one cup.

You won't find any difference in preparation with this little guy. You can play with recipes and preparations in much the same way as with the big brother, only with some recipes you might be limited by the smaller size. But if you spend a lot of time on the go and every inch and gram matters to you, the AeroPress Go will be a great choice. All packed into a cup, it's a lightweight and practical kit that's ready to travel. The only thing that might give you a little pause is the higher price compared to the classic version. The go version is more expensive by about 100-150 CZK.


As a transparent version of the AeroPress, the Delter Coffee Press may look like it, but that's about all they have in common. It is still a relative newcomer among alternative methods of filter coffee preparation, on the market for about two years now.

With the Delter Coffee Press, you can make 400 ml of filtered coffee, whereas with the AeroPress it's only 260 ml. While its capacity is 200 ml, you can refill the water during the brewing process. The Delter Coffee Press uses the injection method, literally the injection method. Water is injected inside the coffee by the pressure of a plunger.

The Delter Coffee Press is made of plastic, but it is very durable, so you don't have to worry about it being easily destroyed while traveling. What you probably won't be too happy about is the price. It is around 1300 CZK, but it is a long-term investment that will definitely pay off. At the same time, it also lacks a paper filter tray.

Compared to the AeroPress, the Delter Coffee Press has a slightly more complicated cleaning method, which will take some practice and will take a little more time than squeezing the puck with the AeroPress. Still, this newcomer deserves your attention. Source.


TheTwist Press comes from Barista & Co, a brand known for itsBrew It Stick, for example . If there's one thing the Twist Press excels at, it's its on-the-go practicality. The whole consists ofthree parts. The bottom part with the handle and filter, the body and the pressing top part, in which we also find a space where we can store our coffee. How small the Twist Press is is also evidenced by its 200 ml capacity.

One of its drawbacks is its slightly higher price, which is slightly higher than that of the AeroPress, to which the Twist Press is similar in many ways. Therefore, the question here is whether to get the Twist Press if you already own an AeroPress. Some might also miss the paper filter tray.


I'm sure many of you are familiar with making coffee in an AeroPress. The AeroPress coffee preparation works on the principle of leaching followed by pressing. There are two basic methods, classic and reverse.


  1. You start by placing a paper filter on the bottom of the AeroPress, which you then screw in. And you rinse with hot water.
  2. You place the device with the filter on a cup or other container. Make sure it's not anything fragile that might break under pressure during preparation.
  3. Pour the coffee into the container according to your chosen recipe. A common amount is about 15-20 grams. Most of the time, AeroPress uses a little more coffee compared to pour over preparations and pours in hot water of about 80-96°C.
  4. As the coarseness of the coffee increases, the extraction time increases. This is usually about a minute or two at most and again varies by recipe. If you choose a finely ground coffee, reduce the extraction time and the coffee will be more espresso-like in the final cup.
  5. Then place the plunger in the container and slowly squeeze. This should take about 30 seconds. Slow and gradual squeezing will give you a sweeter cup of coffee, while fast squeezing will give you a sour cup of coffee.


  1. In this case, you stand the machine on a plunger and pour the ground coffee into the top container.
  2. Somewhere outside you rinse the bottom of the AeroPress with hot water with a paper filter.
  3. Pour a little hot water over the coffee and stir, then add the rest of the water and let it extract. (about half a minute, depending on the coarseness of the coffee)
  4. Screw on the lid with the filter and turn the whole AeroPress filter over onto the cup.
  5. Then squeeze the coffee slowly and you have a finished cup of great filtered coffee.

These are the methods you can use to make coffee in an AeroPress, but you can find plenty of recipes and ratios of water and coffee used or extraction times chosen on the internet.

Prepare your coffee in AeroPress according to world-renowned barista Tim Wendelboe.


Preparing coffee in a Delter Coffee Press is different in many ways. As I mentioned Delter Coffee Press uses the injection method, which gives you much more control over the preparation. The extraction process looks a bit like pouring coffee through a watering can, where you press the plunger and water flows through the holes to the ground coffee. This is separated from the water, a special chamber is prepared for it and you can only use about 25 grams of coffee per preparation. The chamber is also a definite advantage when travelling, as you can easily prepare the coffee in it before your trip.

When pouring the hot water, you will appreciate the mark that helps you to know how much water to use.

  1. So start by rinsing the paper filter.
  2. Pour the ground coffee into the chamber and screw on the bottom part with the filter.
  3. You turn the machine with the filter down on the cup.
  4. You start the whole coffee brewing process with the plunger depressed.
  5. You pour hot water into the top section, roughly at 95 °C. You then plug it with the rubber part, which also serves as a coffee measuring cup.
  6. A slight lift of the plunger, up to about the 50 ml level, brings the hot water underneath and, by slowly squeezing it, moistens the coffee and brings it to preinfusion, a stage similar to the flowering stage of pour over methods.
  7. Then you just slowly and gradually squeeze the plunger, the whole extraction process should take 2,5-3 minutes.

To see how you can make coffee in a Delter Coffee Press, check out Alternative Brewing's video.

By pressing quickly after a short period of time you would get a very weak and watery coffee, this is a big difference from the AeroPress where the whole process takes a maximum of 2 minutes. Anotheradvantage of the Delter Coffee Press is that you can add water to the plunger at will. The coffeefrom the Delter Coffee Press is reminiscent of the coffee from theHario V60 or other drippersin texture and taste .


Compared to the Delter Coffee Press, the Twist Press is a bit more similar to the AeroPress. As with the latter, you can use both theclassic and the reverse method. It can prepare both thicker espresso-style coffees and coffees that are more reminiscent of drip coffees.


  1. You attach the body to the bottom with a filter, into which you place the paper filter and rinse it to get rid of the paper taste in the resulting cup of coffee.
  2. You pour in your chosen amount of ground coffee and pour in hot water in batches, stirring in between.
  3. You can squeeze the coffee right afterwards or wait and let the coffee extract for 1-2 minutes.
  4. Squeeze the coffee slowly as with the other methods.

With this method, you will notice one major drawback that the Twist Press has, and that is that you must have it placed on a cup or other container from the start. From the moment you pour water into it, it starts to flow through the coffee easily, something you don't encounter with the AeroPress.

The Twist Press is often compared to the AeroPress. We can find a few flies on it, but it certainly can't be denied how easy it is to make filtered coffee with, which is why it will also find many of its fans without flinching. Source.


  1. You attach the body to the press part.
  2. You pour the ground coffee into it according to your chosen recipe and pour the desired amount of water and stir.
  3. Meanwhile, you rinse the bottom part with the paper filter with hot water.
  4. When the extraction time is over, you screw the bottom part with the filter, flip it over and slowly squeeze. And you're done. Making coffee with the Twist Press is really simple.


The AeroPress, the classic and travel versions of the Go, the Delter Coffee Press and the Twist Press all use paper filters, which is fine, but if you want to save nature and your wallet, it's worth considering buying a metal filter. Of course, it will be a small investment at first, but it will pay for itself over time. A metal filter for the Twist Press will cost you the same as a 300 pack of paper filters, and that's worth considering.

For the AeroPress, you'll need to invest a bit more. Themetal filter for the AeroPress is made by Able and comes in two densities - Standard and Fine, which has 1/3 smaller holes. Able metal filters are also compatible for the Delter Coffee Press. The bonus for the metal filter is without a doubt the fact that you can easily store it in the machine and don't have to deal with a paper filter tray or running out of filters. Cleaning them is easy too.

The only argument against metal filters, or even another reason for, may be the change in texture when you use them. Coffee brewed with a metal filter is often considered thicker and fuller-bodied, so if you prefer lighter coffees, it's probably not your cup of coffee, but that's down to personal preference.


If you're going to buy something to make filter coffee on the go. You're always running around in the hills somewhere and you want your coffee to fit in the smallest pocket in your backpack, I would choose the AeroPress Go. Or its classic version if you're going to brew more than one cup of coffee.

As for the Twist Press, I'm going to repeat myself with the question of whether it makes sense to get one if you already have an AeroPress, unless you're a collector of all sorts of coffee making accessories, probably not. The preparation and resulting coffee is very similar. If you don't already have an AeroPress, the Twist Press is definitely worth considering. It would be an ideal choice if you're looking for a coffee maker for the outdoors, but also for work. Its "little black" design will fit in just about anywhere.

I appreciate theDelter Coffee Press for the fact that although it is similar in appearance to the AeroPress, it is quite different in preparation and brewed coffee. Coffee enthusiasts and those who like to experiment and always want something extra will definitely enjoy it. So it deserves some attention too.

The Aeropress is an old, not good, but downright great classic. Even though new competing machines are coming along, the AeroPress still holds its place. Plus, as time goes on, people are discovering more and more new ways and tricks to make coffee with it. What's more, you can buy it at a really affordable price. Everyone loves the Aeropress and no wonder, because is a safe bet.

Each of the AeroPress, the Delter Coffee Press and the Twist Press, has something going for it despite its minor flaws. The final choice always comes down to personal preference. Source.

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