Peet's Coffee & Tea
|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||November 2003|
Blind Assessment: The pungently sweet roast dominates, but with a light touch. Shimmers of apple and pear glint in the aroma, flowers and dark chocolate in the cup. The finish is cleanly bittersweet but mildly astringent.
Notes: Originally founded by the legendary Alfred Peet, one of American specialty coffee's pioneers, Peet's is now a publicly traded corporation that so far has managed a slow, careful expansion from its intensely loyalist base in the San Francisco Bay area. Peet's signature, deep roast is often imitated but less often duplicated. This holiday blend embodies a particularly gentle and lively version of the Peet's roast style. Visit
Who Should Drink It: Light-hearted dark-roast lovers.
This review originally appeared in the November, 2003 tasting report: Holiday Gift Coffees