Coffee Notes From All Over

How do you love Peet’s? Peet’s wants you to count the ways. Share your story of Peetnickety devotion, and you could win free coffee for a year — for you and five of your friends. The “Why I Love Peet’s” contest is part of the...
Passages: Alfred Peet, 1920 – 2007

Passages: Alfred Peet, 1920 – 2007

Alfred Peet — founder of Peet’s Coffee, grandfather of specialty coffee in the U.S. — died this week. Mr. Peet opened his coffee shop at the corner of Walnut and Vine in Berkeley, California in 1966, and awakened the American palate to the...

Tasting: Peet’s Major Dickason’s Blend

There are hoards of Peetniks up and down the Left Coast, but how will Peet’s signature deep-as-night roast style play in New England? Time will tell. Meanwhile, I spied one of their displays in the neighborhood grocery this week, and thought I’d give...
Tasting: Peet’s Blend 101

Tasting: Peet’s Blend 101

Rating: What is it about Peet’s coffee that bends its will toward a French Press? That refuses to really bloom — to show its complexity and depth and subtle acidity — unless it’s had a good soak in a cafetiere? Consider – Recently a pound...