New Crop Pacific Blend by Peet's Coffee and Tea Review |
  • Peet's Coffee and Tea

    Berkeley, California
  • New Crop Pacific Blend

Roast: Very-Dark Review Date: February 2003
Origin: Papua New Guinea; Timor; western Java and north-central Sumatra, Indonesia. Price: NA

Blind Assessment: An almost impossibly sweet, smooth dark roast, cleanly roasty, without bitterness. Complex but almost subliminal hints of meaty fruit, apricot perhaps, with patience suggest chocolate.

Notes: Originally founded by the legendary Alfred Peet, one of American specialty coffee's pioneers, Peet's is now a publicly traded corporation that so far has managed 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 info.

Who Should Drink It: Those interested in the Peet's signature "deep" roast at its best: a roast style dark but round in mouthfeel and magically free of astringency or bitterness.


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