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Our annual winter blend is designed to inspire wonder: it takes its name from the dazzling Northern Lights, and its recipe is anchored by our Peru Cruz del Sur, named for the constellation in the southern sky.
  • SKU Borealis Blend
  • Country Ethiopia, Colombia, Peru
  • Region within Country San Ignacio, Nariño, Guji Zone
  • Elevation 1500-2100 m
  • Farmer / Producer Name Pintado Family, Smallholder growers and METAD
  • Buyer Jay Cunningham, Geoff Watts
  • Cultivar Bourbon, Caturra, Castillo, Ethiopian heirlooms
  • Harvest Time December 2018-August 2019
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Borealis

Borealis is designed to inspire the same sense of wonder as the dazzling light show for which our annual winter blend named.

Every winter, the sun sends forth a solar wind so fast that it makes 100-million-mile odyssey to Earth in less than two days. Millions of hyper-charged solar particles ride that wind to the north pole, where they send technicolor cascades off the outer bounds of our atmosphere. The effect is something other-worldly.

Borealis is similarly meant to inspire awe: this year’s edition is anchored by Cruz del Sur, our Peru single-origin named for a constellation that burns brightly in the southern sky.

This organic Cruz del Sur lot comes from the Pintado brothers, who grow coffee in a remote region of the Peruvian Andes where night falls dark and there is little to obscure the views of the Southern Cross. This edition of Borealis is rounded out by smallholder coffees from Nariño in southern Colombia and Guji Zone in southern Ethiopia.

The persistent sweetness and fruit flavors in Borealis will warm your body and fire your mind this winter.

Espresso

Espresso

All home and commercial espresso machines.

Turkish Grind

Turkish Grind

If you need a little bit coarser grind for your espresso machine or utilize this favorite preparation in eastern Europe.

Stovetop Espresso

Stovetop Espresso

Moka pots and stovetop espresso kettles need a very fine grind.

Cone Filter - Paper

Cone Filter - Paper

Most automatic and electric brewers utilize this grind setting.

Cone Filter - Gold

Cone Filter - Gold

Automatic brewers with reusable mesh filters, or a Kone manual brewing insert.

Universal

Universal

If you're buying for a friend, or are just not sure - this is a good grind for most drip brewers.

Technivorm

Technivorm

We found this excellent automatic brewer needed a bit coarser grind than other cone filter brewers.

Vacuum Brewer

Vacuum Brewer

For those with an electric or flame-heated vacuum brewer.

Flat Bottom - Paper

Flat Bottom - Paper

Any basket-style brewer, including automatic and Kalita wave manual brewing.

Flat Bottom - Gold

Flat Bottom - Gold

For automatic brewers with basket-style reusable filters.

French Press

Hario Dripper

Manual pourover cone brewing is a simple, no frills way of brewing.

Grind Type

French Press

A classic of immersion brewing. Select this grind for perfect classical preparation.

Chemex

Chemex

The iconic Chemex, this grind provides a perfectly paired offering for the special filters made for this brewer.

Percolator

Percolator

Our coarsest grind, this also provides a good pre-ground solution for cold brew at home.

Whole Bean

Whole Bean

For those with a grinder at home, we love freshly ground coffee! We prefer burr grinders for a more even brew.