Peet's Coffee & Tea
The bittersweet paradox is less intense here than in the Jeremiah's Pick French Roast, with a bit more emphasis on the sweet side of the equation and a hint of dry, pruny fruit. The smoothest body of the eight French roasts I cupped, suggesting that the roast drove fewer fats out of the bean.
Bittersweet, with emphasis on the sweet side. Relatively smooth body with a hint of dry fruit. This blend is the darkest of this famous dark-roasting coffee company's dark-roasted coffees. Not a typical Peet's roast, by the way. The Peet's Kenya reviewed this month as well is more representative.
Who Should Drink It
Hot food lovers who like a little complexity to survive on the far side of the jalapenos.
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This review originally appeared in the June, 1999 tasting report: Extreme and Not-So-Extreme Dark Roasts