Peet's Coffee & Tea

Colombia Luminosa (K-Cup)

Location: Emeryville, California

Origin: Huila Department, southwestern Colombia; southern Ethiopia.

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $13.99/16 K-Cups

Review Date: February 2015

Agtron: 0/55

Aroma: 7

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

(As brewed in a Keurig B70 Platinum single-serve brewing device using a licensed K-Cup capsule containing 11+ grams of coffee to produce a 6-ounce serving). Quietly but robustly pungent. Bitter orange, prune, pecan, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Crisp, rich acidity; lightly syrupy, roughish mouthfeel. A floral suggestion complicates a dry, oaky finish.


Peet’s, which in the 1970s almost single-handedly launched the dark-roasting trend that came to dominate specialty coffee in the 1980s through 1990s, recently debuted a line of medium-roasted coffees, including this blend. Peet’s, now a privately owned corporation under the John A. Benckiser Investment group, has arguably managed to maintain its essential identity during a slow, careful expansion from its original, intensely loyalist base in the San Francisco Bay area. Visit www.peets.com or call 800-999-2132 for more information.

Who Should Drink It: A very slightly darkish edge to the roast complicates without muting a bracing, brisk Colombia for Keurig owners.

This review originally appeared in the February, 2015 tasting report: K-Cups and Other Cups: Capsule Single-Serve Coffees

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