Peet's Coffee and Tea
New Crop Pacific Blend
|Papua New Guinea; Timor; western Java and north-central Sumatra, Indonesia.
An almost impossibly sweet, smooth dark roast, cleanly roasty, without bitterness. Complex but almost subliminal hints of meaty fruit, apricot perhaps, with patience suggest chocolate.
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, very dark "deep" roast is often imitated but less often duplicated. Visit
Who Should Drink It
Those interested in the Peet's signature "deep" roast at its best: a roast style dark but round in mouthfeel and magically free of astringency or bitterness.
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This review originally appeared in the February, 2003 tasting report: Roasters' Choices