Peet's Coffee & Tea
|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Latin America.|
|Est. Price:||$11.99/12 ounces|
|Review Date:||February 2012|
Blind Assessment: 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.
Notes: 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.
This review originally appeared in the February, 2012 tasting report: Benchmarking the New Starbucks and Peet's Medium Roasts