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Peet's Coffee

Colombia Luminosa Light Roast

Location: Berkeley, California

Origin: Colombia and Ethiopia

Roast: Medium

Est. Price: $11.99/12 ounces

Review Date: February 2016

Agtron: 0/59

Aroma: 8

Acidity: 7

Body: 8

Flavor: 8

Aftertaste: 7

Blind Assessment:

Mild, sweetly pungent. Apricot, brown sugar, hints of dark chocolate and lily in aroma and cup. Round, backgrounded acidity; plump mouthfeel. Flavor makes a rather faint last stand in a quiet finish.

Notes:

Purchased pre-ground in a 12-ounce foil bag with one-way degassing valve at a Safeway supermarket in northern California. This sample was roasted, roast-dated, and packaged at Peet’s Alameda, California facility. 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: This coffee is considerably lighter roasted than a typical Peet’s coffee. Its gentle pungency and apricot fruit is pleasing, though rather muted.


This review originally appeared in the February, 2016 tasting report: Trolling the Supermarkets for Single-Origin Coffees

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