Costa Rica Aurora

The dawn of something great. Costa Rica meets Kenya for a brand new day in coffee.
$14.95 / lb.
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  • Flavor Notes
    Layers of dark, silken berry meet bright, clean citrus sweetness.
  • Flavor Category
    Bright / Citrus / Sweet
  • Roast Level
    Light
  • Origin
    Signature Blends
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Sku ID #CAU-M
About this coffee

Roast Level

Costa Rica Aurora
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
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How It Tastes

Layers of dark, silken berry meet bright, clean citrus sweetness.

History

AU-RO-RA noun 1. A natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky, usually near the northern or southern magnetic pole. 2. Dawn. COS-TA-RI-CA AU-RO-RA coffee 1. A light roast phenomenon characterized by the appearance of electric, citric Costa Rica and shimmering berry-sweet Kenya in your cup, usually near Peet’s. We admit it. When we set out to create our second sensational light roast coffee, we took a page from our own playbook. Page One: use a great coffee. The grade of Costa Rica we selected for Aurora, like the Colombia we roast in Luminosa, is the top grade, Strictly Hard Bean Fancy, from the highlands of Tarrazú, or Naranjo, wherever we can find the double sweet, Lemon Bar intensity of a great Costa. Page Two: Accent the great coffee with another great coffee, creating something that could be conceived of equally as a blend, or a uniquely augmented single-origin. Here we round the flavor of Aurora, and enhance its aromatic dimension, with a floral flourish of silky Kenya. The deep, molasses-like sugar browning notes, exceptional suavity, and signature note of blackcurrant could come from no other origin.

Worth Noting

Just as Ethiopia enlightens Colombia in our elegant Luminosa, we view Costa Rica as the star of a blend that Kenya renders celestial. Similar in concept, impeccable in quality, uniquely brilliant in the cup, may they become fixtures of the light roast firmament.
Perfecting the process

Coffee, 50 Years in the Making

We've learned a lot in 50 years. From tasting coffee three times before the beans even arrive at our roastery, to waking up at 4am to deep-roast each bean by hand, to personally testing every order before it ships —everything we do is committed to bringing you the freshest, fullest flavor in every cup.

Freshness Guarantee

  • Roasted to Order

    Once you place an order, we wake up at 4am to roast your beans in small batches

  • Sealed for Freshness

    Every bag is sealed immediately using our special packaging techniques.

  • Same day Shipping

    No sitting around and no warehousing, your coffee is shipped within 24 hours.

  • Delivered to Your Doorstep

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Reviews (8)
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(8)
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Geoff Cleary from Livermore, CA on 7/29/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2016.

IMHO, one of Peet's best coffees. An undiscovered secret. Everyone else may go to Peet's for the dark roasts, but this light roast is a jewel. The classic South American coffee pairs so wonderfully with the bright berry tones from the Kenya coffee. It's a superb pairing and a mainstay of my coffee habit.

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Sian Versweyveld from Ghent, KY on 3/2/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2018.

I discovered Peet's only a couple years ago and have been wanting to try it. I highly recommend this kind. It tastes better than darker roasts. Plus shipping is super fast too.

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Mike from Farmington, MI on 1/1/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1990.

Love this coffee, it is honestly better than a lot of the more expensive Latin American coffees I used to drink. This is now my morning treat, grinding the beans and then taking in the wonderful aroma as it brews. The taste is smooth, not too bitter or acidic like a lot of lighter roasts. I am glad Peet's does offer lighter roast coffees, these are some of the best you will find anywhere.

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Patricia from Middletown, NY on 12/31/2017.

I loved this coffee. It was very smooth and mild. There was no bitter or acid like taste. If you like mild this is delicious and needed less sugar and cream since it had some sweetness to it.
I would definitely order these Beans again.

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Lena from Los Osos, CA on 3/29/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2016.

A great way to start the morning, flavorful and bright, definitely going to keep coming back to this one.