Peet's Coffee & Tea
|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Latin America.|
|Est. Price:||$11.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2012|
A straightforward, rather plain coffee. Most complex in the sweet, gently pungent aroma: raisin, cedar, dark chocolate. Sweet-toned but subdued acidity; slightly lean mouthfeel. The attractive aromatics persist but simplify in the cup and finish.
One of two brand-complicating medium-roasted blends introduced in 2011 by Peet’s Coffee, hitherto famous for its commitment to a pungently rich, dark-roast style. This blend, described on the bag as “Smooth, Balanced and Medium-Bodied,” is named for Domingo Avenue in Berkeley, California, the lovely little shopping enclave where Peet’s opened its third location in 1980. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those who find directness and simplicity a virtue.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2012 tasting report: Benchmarking the New Starbucks and Peet's Medium Roasts