Ireland's Warrior Queen
Queen Maeve was our first coffee and is our signature product. The inspiration behind her name is quite straight forward: We want to move away from some stereotypical views of Ireland and tell you a story about an Irish cultural icon who lived in ancient Celtic times.
In honor of Queen Maeve, we blended a festival of coffees from three continents with an emphasis on creating a truly great coffee to enjoy as your daily brew or with coffee cocktails.
In ancient Irish folklore and mythology, she's remembered as a powerful, majestic leader who commanded armies and was revered by Kings all over Europe. Enjoy her story and embrace part of Ireland's cultural heritage. To reimagine is good for you.
Our Ethiopian Queen
When we launched Bearings, we figured that naming a couple of coffee blends after alluring characters might be a more fun way for you to enjoy coffee. In this era of 'speciality coffee,' what the hell does 'speciality' even mean?
During a visit to Bryce Canyon, Utah, a designated Dark Sky Place, a ranger showed us Cassiopeia's constellation during what's called a night sky tour. After learning about her distinctive 'W' star pattern, the ranger described Cassiopeia as the 'Ethiopian Queen who lives in the stars.' We thought her name would be a great one for an Ethiopian coffee blend.
We hope that Cassiopeia encourages you to look up from your coffee for a moment and up at the night sky. It's big and bright, full of mystery and totally free. It's said that Cassiopeia was boastful about beauty; cheers to that and to taking some time later tonight to look up at the sky and enjoying the experience.