Watch La Colombe’s Todd Carmichael Make Coffee With His Magic Dragon Brewer

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This was a huge weekend for internet videos. Hunger Games fans got a slightly extended teaser trailer of Mockingjay. Fans of The Simpsons and Family Guy got a look at the one-hour crossover episode next season. And coffee geeks got an inside look at the Dragon, a brand new brewing device from La Colombe owner and Travel Channel star Todd Carmichael.

The Dragon made its debut at the 2014 United States Brewers Cup; we profiled the brewer in-depth here, but since then very little information has trickled out about the device.

That is, until now, and the release of this brand new video shot inside the skunkworks our partners at La Colombe HQ in Philadelphia. Let’s pair that with a bit of hard news: Carmichael told Sprudge that he’ll be “teaming up with Hario on the Dragon“, with a US launch coming “soon” and a Japanese launch expected in “September.” 

More details on the Dragon + Hario partnership are surely impending, but in the meantime…

Find out why Todd Carmichael makes this face:

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Watch tamping in action:

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Find out how many pumps it takes to brew The Dragon:

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And gaze at Todd Carmichael’s trademark sniff:

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Complete video below: