Major Dickason's Blend by Peet's Coffee & Tea Review |
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea

    Berkeley, California
  • Major Dickason's Blend

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: March 2009
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: Round aroma: roasty, chocolaty and herbal, with soft hints of fruit. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel and flavors of cocoa, cedar, toast, earth, perhaps grapefruit. Long finish, with lingering notes of sweet aromatic wood.

Notes: Legend has it that this blend was named after a customer of the late Alfred Peet, the company founder and 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: Dark roast aficionados in pursuit of a pungent but smoothly full-bodied cup.


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