Peet's Coffee & Tea
Major Dickason’s Blend
|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Not disclosed.|
|Roast Level:||Very Dark|
|Review Date:||March 2009|
Round aroma: roasty, chocolaty and herbal, with soft hints of fruit. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel and flavors of cocoa, cedar, toast, earth, perhaps grapefruit. Long finish, with lingering notes of sweet aromatic wood.
Legend has it that this blend was named after a customer of the late Alfred Peet, the company founder and one of American specialty coffee's pioneers. Peet's is now a publicly traded corporation that so far has managed to maintain its essential identity during a slow, careful expansion from its intensely loyalist base in the San Francisco Bay area. Peet's signature, very dark "deep" roast is often imitated but less often duplicated. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Dark roast aficionados in pursuit of a pungent but smoothly full-bodied cup.
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This review originally appeared in the March, 2009 tasting report: San Francisco Bay Area Coffees: Dark and Beyond