Coffee Review - Major Dickason's Blend by Peet's Coffee
  • Peet's Coffee & Tea (Costco)

    Berkeley, California
  • Major Dickason's Blend

Roast: Dark Review Date: November 2012
Origin: Not disclosed. Price: $17.60/32 ounces

Blind Assessment: Richly scorched wood dominates in aroma and cup, with hints of backgrounded chocolate, sweet earth and, faintly, lemon and cardamom-like spice. Acidity is entirely folded into an intense roasty pungency. Light-bodied, lean mouthfeel though with some smoothness. Roast-toned chocolate in the short finish fades to simple drying sweetness in the long.

Notes: Purchased in whole-bean format at Costco in San Leandro, California for an equivalent of $8.75 per pound. Legend has it that this blend was named after Key Dickason, a retired army officer and a regular customer of the late Alfred Peet, the company founder and one of American specialty coffee's pioneers. Peet's is now a privately owned corporation under the John A. Benckiser Investment group, 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: Peetniks and other dark-roast lovers on a budget.


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