The La Colombe Brew Crew and other members of Team La Colombe travelled across the country to Seattle for this year’s Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) event. While there was plenty of play and team bonding in our safehouses, the business at hand kept us quite occupied. Co-owner Todd Carmichael and Philadelphia single-origin QC James Klapp also managed to keep their focus to compete in the US Brewers Cup. La Colombe was the only company in the coffee industry to send two competitors forward to the finals. Todd lead the way, being crowned the national US Brewers Cup overall runner-up, while unveiling his greatly-discussed futuristic glass brewing contraption, dubbed “The Dragon.” James also took a very respectable 4th place using Kalita wave drippers and his beloved “Dumbonavita” kettle. We were able to snap some behind-the-scenes photos of last week’s event, which you can now check out below.