Major Dickason’s Blend
|Roaster Location:||Berkeley, California|
|Coffee Origin:||Americas; Indo-Pacific|
|Est. Price:||$18.20/24 ounces|
|Review Date:||April 2022|
Blind Assessment: Rather dry, wood-framed, bittersweet. Scorched fir, cocoa powder, condensed milk, lily, raisin in aroma and cup. Bittersweet structure with rather rough acidity; crisp, satiny mouthfeel. Dry, wood-framed finish with notes of cocoa powder and scorched fir.
Notes: This classic Peet’s blend was purchased from amazon.com as a nationally branded benchmark comparison for the darker-roasted coffees from smaller roasters reviewed this month. Listed on Peet’s website as sourced from “Americas and Indo-Pacific.” Peet’s Coffee, now a national chain, was founded by Alfred Peet in 1966, making it one of the first and most influential artisan coffee roasters in the U.S. Visit www.peets.com for more information.
The Bottom Line: The popular Peet’s blend, here roast-prominent and sweetly wood-framed, with undertones of cocoa powder.
This review originally appeared in the April, 2022 tasting report: Darker-Roasted Coffees: Not Just Old-School Anymore