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THE DRAGON BREWER WITH CASE

Specialty limited first edition series (500) with Coffee Assassin Case

The Dragon is a new manual brewer created by Todd Carmichael, the same brewer showcased in the U.S. Brewers Cup Nationals, best documented by Sprudge.com as “minds were blown.”

The package contains the Dragon Brewer made from high grade borosilicate high temp glass, assassin case, Hario Coffee Drip Scale/Timer, slurry pot holder, filter assembly, 50-pack of filters, 3 sample tubes of outrageous La Colombe coffee.

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Perci Geisha

Ninety Plus Estate

Why you'll love it: From one of the most experimental and important coffee farms in the world, this Perci Geisha lot has altered our expectations for what coffee can be. Founded in 2007, NinetyPlus Estate has been a pioneer in innovative processing styles to produce rare coffees that taste like a range of fruits, flowers, and spices.

Story of the bean: NinetyPlus Estate is able to highlight different dimensions of coffee and seem to almost bend the taste of coffee. La Colombe CEO and Co-founder, Todd Carmichael’s special relationship with the farm led him to choose this coffee for the 2014 US Brewer's Cup. He placed 2nd in the country and inspired us to offer the coffee again.

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Esmeralda Geisha

Panama - Boquete

Why you'll love it: This coffee is a classic example of the rare Geisha coffee variety, with bright, floral notes and a clean, effervescent finish.

Story of the bean: Hacienda La Esmeralda became the most famous coffee farm in the world in 2004 with exceptional lots of the little-known Geisha variety. We are thrilled to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Esmeralda's successes by sharing this coffee with you. With lemony acidity and jasmine-like floral qualities, this exceptional coffee embodies the profile of a Geisha we love. Hacienda La Esmeralda set the world's expectations for a Geisha, and to this day defines what it means for coffee to be a luxury.

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Making of

the Dragon Brewer

While he was preparing to compete in the 2014 U.S. Brewer’s Cup, Todd realized that he wanted to do something big, something different that had never been seen in competition. After a few weeks tossing ideas around, Todd had a sketch ready to show a glass worker. He came to Chris Bock, a technical glass specialist in New Jersey, who created (by hand) the first prototypes of the Dragon.

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JAPAN T-SHIRT

Limited-edition

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CUPPING SPOON

Silver-plated

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PERCI-BOQUETE TUBE SET

TWO 2.5OZ TUBES

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THE DOVE CAP

ONE OF TODD'S FAVORITE ITEMS

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THE DRAGON FUNDAMENTALS

SPECIALTY BREWER - LIMITED EDITION

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HARIO BUNDLE

Japan-based Hario's solid coffee gear

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Other Episodes

Check out Todd's Gear from the other trip from this season in the links below

Go to Cuba hereGo to Zambia hereGo to Paris/Morocco hereGo to Turkey hereGo to Iceland here