Made in the U.S.A. The Aero Press is similar to the french press where the coffee is completely submerged, resulting in an even and consistent cup. However the Aero Press is superior in that the coffee passes through a paper filter producing cleaner coffee. The design of this press allows for a very easy clean up,after removing the filter cap the coffee grounds are plunged out. Wipe with a towel or rinse and its done! Bring it camping, on a hike, or to work, its polypropylene B.P.A. design makes it easy to tote around.