A snow-covered campus, umpteen delicious feasts, and endless games of Exploding Snap in the common room makes winter in the Wizard World sound wonderful. But even on campus, winter isn’t all Weasley jumpers and Butterbeer. Witches and wizards seem to rely on a few spells to help them through the colder months.
We present Lumos: a “spell” that’s perfect for those dark, Wisconsin winter mornings or evenings — we’re not judging. Lumos is a coffee that makes dealing with the realities of bad weather a bit more bearable. A wand might be more reliable (and probably a lot cooler), but let’s be honest, securing a bag of Lumos from your neighborhood SCC might be a bit more manageable. Your tastebuds will thank you.
Lumos comes from the Hacienda Sonora Estate in Central Valley, Costa Rica. The estate has been in Alberto and Diego Guardia’s family for more than a century. In the 1970s, when Alberto took over the farm, he began planting the majority of the land with coffee, and soon it became the primary source of income. In 1999, Alberto invested in a mill to maximize his quality and became a pioneer in alternative processing techniques. The Guardia Family is living proof of how different varieties can create different levels of complexity in the cup.
After this coffee was hand-picked, it was separated for floaters and the husks were washed. The cherries were then laid out to sun dry for a couple of days and covered in a tarp. The “48 Hour Natural” interrupted the drying process two days after the initial three days. In a cup of Lumos, the balance between a slow dry and a clean cup is evident.
Lumos is a stellar example of what good farming practices and excellent natural processing can do to coffee. Grab a bag of Lumos, your wand, and taste the magic yourself!
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