Peet's Coffee & Tea
Major Dickason’s Blend
|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Review Date:||October 1997|
|With Milk:||Flavor in milk: 5|
Blind Assessment: Not much fruit here and lots of rather twisty, smoky carbon. But if you're patient the sweet-pungent Espresso complex emerges behind the carbon, with perhaps a hint of chocolate. The carbon flattens the profile in the finish, but the body is husky and the entire package improves in milk, which as usual ramps up the sweetness and exaggerates the chocolate.
Notes: In this dark-roasted blend, the sweet-pungent espresso complex emerges behind the carbon with a hint of chocolate. All of Peet's coffees are dark-roasted and make agreeable Espressos. Jerry Baldwin, Peet's president, prefers the company's signature blend, Major Dickason's
Who Should Drink It: Another austerely carbon-toned anti-sentimentalist's coffee. No childish soda-fountain nonsense here, unless you take your Major Dickason's with milk, in which case you can be child and hard-nosed adult at the same time (which maybe is what Berkeley is all about).
This review originally appeared in the October, 1997 tasting report: Espresso Blends