Underground release Matariki-inspired coffee

This year to celebrate Matariki, the mid-winter Māori New Year, Underground Coffee Company are releasing a special seasonal blend ...

A close up picture of Underground Coffee's Matariki blend.
A woman filling a coffee bag.
A barista pouring water into a Chemex.
Behind the counter at Underground Coffee in Christchurch.
Customers sitting around tables drinking coffee.

Underground Coffee Roasters is known for its bold and punchy coffee that is expertly hot air roasted at its HQ in Christchurch. This year to celebrate Matariki, the mid-winter Māori New Year, they’re releasing a special seasonal blend available on their website and at the Durham Street Roastery from June 17th until stocks last.

The unique Matariki blend is the perfect wintery treat. It’s crafted from a mix of washed Brazilian Porta de Céu and a natural Colombian Diofanor Ruiz, a complimentary blend that results in a balanced, clean brew. With a touch of aromatics, a bit of body, notes of cherry and mulled wine, sipping on a cup of this beauty is a bit of a celebration in itself.

But wait, there’s even more cause for celebration here – the good people of Underground have gone to the lengths of creating a beautifully designed packaging for this blend in Te Reo Māori. Ka pai! We think this is something pretty darn special. And don’t you worry if your Reo is not up to scratch, the beans come accompanied with a bi-lingual leaflet explaining a bit about Matariki and the meaning of this time of community and feasting, on top of the specifics of what the bag withholds.

The Matariki blend is designed for non-pressurised brewing methods, perfect for your pour-over or Chemex, and supplied at a very generous price of $13.50 per 250g. First in first served, you better be quick to snap up one of these bad boys!