Holiday Blend by Peet's Coffee & Tea Review |
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea

    Berkeley, California
  • Holiday Blend

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: December 2008
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Roasty, rich aroma: charred wood, pungent pineapply fruit, dark chocolate, a hint of flowers. Very sweet in the cup; continued gently roasty, crisp with grapefruit and moist fallen leaves. The fruit notes hint again at dark chocolate in the sweet-toned, resonant finish.

Notes: Originally founded by the late Alfred Peet, one of American specialty coffee's pioneers, Peet's is now a publicly traded corporation that so far has managed to maintain its essential identity during a slow, careful expansion from its intensely loyalist base in the San Francisco Bay area. Peet's signature, very dark "deep" roast is often imitated but less often duplicated. Visit or call 800-999-2132 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A fine Peet's blend, dark-roasted without astringency, with twisty fruit notes deepened by roast and, probably, some good Sumatras.


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