Peet's Coffee & Tea

Roaster Location: Flag of United States Emeryville, California


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Roast Level: Dark
Bean Source Country: Jamaica
Bean Source Region: Blue Mountains
Varietal: Nutty / Chocolate
Process: Washed
Character: Milk Chocolate, Melon, Vanilla

Our source is one of these—an old-world mountain treasure that prides itself on both its origin and methods. The unique regional conditions—rich soil, unexpected tropical altitude, and cool mists—together with meticulous processing are what make this particular Jamaica Blue Mountain so noteworthy. The Sharp family not only grows the coffee, but controls the whole process, allying careful milling, drying, and hand-sorting under exacting quality conditions. Which means every bean is treated as a prize from the moment it is picked to the moment it is packed in wooden barrels and air-shipped to us here in California. Sometimes it pays to do things the old-fashioned way. It only takes a sip to know that this is one of those times. The taste is nutty, bright, and sweet with notes of milk chocolate and ripe melon; refined acidity, and a balancing, elegant vanilla finish.

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Roast Level: Dark
Dark roast coffee features a more intense, robust flavor profile due to its longer roasting time. Therefore, when selecting a dark roast, expect less acidity, a full body, and flavors like dark chocolate, smokiness, and a hint of bitterness.
Bean Source Country: Jamaica
Jamaican coffee, particularly the renowned Blue Mountain variety, is celebrated for its exceptional quality, smooth taste, and bright acidity. Grown in the high elevations of the Blue Mountains, these beans, usually the Typica varietal of Arabica, exhibits a well-balanced flavor profile featuring mild sweetness, floral notes, and a hint of nuttiness. Combining rich volcanic soil and abundant rainfall contributes to Jamaican coffee's unique characteristics and prestige.
Bean Source Region: Blue Mountains
Jamaica's Blue Mountains boast a majestic and diverse terrain that creates an ideal environment for coffee cultivation. The range, which spans across the eastern portion of the island, is characterized by its steep slopes, dense forests, and misty, cloud-covered peaks that can reach elevations of over 7,400 feet. The mountainous terrain has rich, well-drained volcanic soil, which imparts a distinctive minerality. The high elevation, combined with cool yet humid conditions, results in a slow maturation of the coffee cherries, allowing for the development of complex flavors and a smooth, mild acidity. Ample natural shade provided by the surrounding forests and the consistent rainfall and temperate climate further contribute. As a result, Jamaica Blue Mountain coffee has a smooth and well-balanced flavor profile, characterized by mild acidity, a clean and bright taste with notes of chocolate, nuttiness, and floral undertones, culminating in a long, satisfying finish.

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Peet's Coffee & Tea is a coffee roaster from Emeryville, MA United States. We have 67 cataloged roasts with 9 total reviews with a score of 4.17.

International Rank: #419 out of 840
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