Love Borealis, but can’t make it to the Rhode Island? We are happy to offer a mail order coffee service, but please remember that we are not a huge online retailer. We roast Tuesday-Friday and try to ship as soon as an order is fulfilled while considering the freshest roast date possible for your order.
If you order on Saturday, it may not ship for a few days because we would be roasting your order on Tuesday and the mail would get picked up Wednesday morning. We always try to ship as soon as possible, but we also want to be upfront with potential lead times.
We have done the research to maximize shipping efficiency and have determined that it is generally cheapest to send coffee via USPS Regional Rate or Flat Rate boxes. Boxes come in fixed sizes; you can fill them with as much as you want and the cost remains the same based on ZONES ("if it fits, it ships").
Shipping is the same for one pound as it is for three pounds, so you may as well fill the box!
Coffee will ship in the following ways:
Regional Rate Boxes
Regional rate boxes have a flat rate based on US Post Office's zones. When you go to select a shipping rate, the website should default to the best options for you. Regional Rate and Flat Rate boxes are shipped Priority Mail and come with a tracking number.
As of May 2019, Zone 1 or 2 will be $7.60 for up to 3 pounds. Each additional zone goes up slightly from there. We always offer free shipping on orders over $50.
Because we are located in RI the zone breakdown is as follows:
ZONE 1: RI, Eastern MA
ZONE 2: Western MA, CT, NH, Southern VT, Southern ME, Eastern NY State
ZONE 3: NJ, NYC, DE, Eastern PA, Northern VT, Northern ME
ZONE 4: Western NY state, Western PA, MD, WV, Eastern OH, Most of VA, Eastern NC
ZONE 5: North AL, Most of GA, IN, IL, KY, Western OH, MI, SC, Eastern TN, Most of WI, NE Florida.
ZONE 6: Southern AL, AR, FL, Southwest GA, Southern IL, IA, KS, LA, MN, MS, MO, Eastern NE, Eastern ND, Eastern SD, Western TN
ZONE 7: Eastern CO, Western NE, Most of OK, Western SD, Western ND, Most of TX, Eastern WY.
ZONE 8: AK, AZ, CA, Western CO, HI, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, and WA. Also PR, USVI, outlying protectorates, etc.
Shipping to Canada is painfully expensive. We are continuing to look for a more reasonable shipping option for our friends in the north, but at this time, it is prohibitively expensive to send more than 2 pounds at a time, and even that is $15.