The publicly traded Canadian toy-maker Spin Master Corp announced yesterday the acquisition of “certain assets” of Aerobie Inc., maker of the Aerobie flying ring and the Aeropress coffee maker.
A Spin Master representative has confirmed with Daily Coffee News that the Aeropress is not part of that acquisition, which is primarily intended to expand Spin Master’s outdoor segment through acquisition of the Aerobie flying ring.
Inventor, engineer and part-time Stanford University instructor Alan Adler invented the far-flying ring, launching Aerobie Inc. in Palo Alto, Calif., in 1994. The single-cup manual brewing device, the Aeropress, launched in 2005.
The acquisition of Aerobie Inc. assets represents Spin Master’s seventh major acquisition since its 2015 IPO — including that of Marbles — although the Aeropress remains a property of Aerobie Inc. Said the Spin Master representative, “Aeropress is not included in the acquisition.”
Sprudge reported last November that Adler was seeking to sell the company, including Aeropress assets.
Nick Brown is the editor of Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine.
I wish I had a stainless steel aeropress. Just ’cause.
Albert Mazzone, owner of Horn & Hardart coffee is a con man. He’ll claim to sell you Horn & Hardart coffee but often will substitute it for a cheaper and lower quality brand. He sold me franchise rights to sell their coffee but substitute the Horn & Hardart coffee with Presidential coffee and most of my customers at the Horn & Hardart coffee shop I opened wouldn’t drink it. Eventually I went out of business. The issue was that he made me by contract buy this coffee and advertise it as Horn & Hardart while telling me it was the same thing. Yes, this Mazzone character is a con man. Watch what you pay for. It probably won’t be what you think it is…..until you taste it. I have all the documentation and bills from the coffee supplier and if Mazzone wants to sue me, step right up. I welcome the law suit. I have all the E Mails and contract to substantiate my claim.