- January 2020
- Written by : Roasting and QC Team
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.