Kalita’s very first product created in collaboration with “Made in Tsubame”, a brand and engraved mark that is given only to products that pass the conditions set by the Tsubame Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
This new dripper is completely handmade by the qualified craftsmen of Tsubame-shi, a well-known district in Niigata prefecture for its metalworking craftsmen and their techniques.
Produced with Kalita’s traditional three-hole structure with a flat bottom designed to extract evenly, allowing to accommodate all brewers. Together with the wave filters, anyone can brew with a consistent flavor each and every time.
Such a quality piece, and fun to brew with. I was deciding between the Tsubame or another Glass Kalita to purchase after I broke my Glass Kalita Wave 155 but decided to spend more on the Tsubame as it is sturdier. Other than the slightly slower pour time compared to the Glass version, the Tsubame still produces great cups of coffee for me. Lastly, it's such a beautiful piece of equipment aesthetically that it has become my go-to brewer over my other equipment.
The build of this piece quality is insanely good. The 155 takes sometime to dial in, but once it's in the sweet spot, the cup quality is consistently good.
This is a brilliant addition to my collection.
The learning curve is a bit steeper then with the 185, but who doesn't love a challenge?
Once you get all the variables right it makes a gorgeous cup and the satisfaction makes it even taste better.
I absolutely love the design over the "regular" Kalita and in time will surely buy the larger version.
Thank you for making products like this available in my end of the world (Europe)