Scale will help a ton! From portioning your coffee, to flow rates (if pour over) and total water. I’d say yes, in my experience they are different enough. Similarities for sure, they are both full immersion brewers. The difference is the Aeropress makes use of a filter as well, essentially making it a hybrid brewer. To me, flavor is typically “cleaner” with the Aeropress, meaning more flavor clarity. Not to mention it’s also hella easy to clean ha. Plus they’re just kinda cool to be honest.