Costa Rica Aurora

The dawn of something great. Costa Rica meets Kenya for a brand new day in coffee.
$14.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Layers of dark, silken berry meet bright, clean citrus sweetness.
  • Flavor Category
    Bright / Citrus / Sweet
  • Roast Level
  • Origin
    Signature Blends
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Roasts every Wednesday.

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About this coffee

Roast Level

Costa Rica Aurora
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
  • Pour Over
  • Cold Brew
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How It Tastes

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


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

    Check the roast date on your bag. (Spoiler alert: it's really fresh!)

Reviews (11)
Average rating:
from Ramsey, NJ on 4/13/2019. Drinking Peet's since 2019.

This brews an awesome cup of coffee. Think of sweet lemon bar with a bit of tart on the end to balance things out. Definitely very mild with nuanced flavors. High quality and highly recommended.

from Buffalo, NY on 1/6/2019. Drinking Peet's since 2005.

I am a dark roast coffee drinker and was surprised by the great flavor and drinkability of the Aurora. It is a new permanent part of my subscription.

from Asheville, NC on 8/22/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2018.

Bright, clean flavors and a quick finish.

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.

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.