I’ve been havin’ me some Peet’s Italian Roast the last few days (Peet’s coffee went on sale again the other day). This is my first time trying this particular Peet’s blend and, my initial reaction is less than excited. It’s a bit flat, kind of like any super dark blend you might get from Starbucks.
I might be biased, though, so beware. I’ve been leaning away from the super dark roasts lately because, the more I am able to recognize personality in coffee, the more it would seem that extra dark roasts don’t have any. To say that an over-cooked coffee is “bold” can be a misnomer, since super dark coffees actually tend to be more on the safe side (or more predictable).
In any case, if it’s from Peet’s, then it can’t be that bad, and this is true for Peet’s Italian Roast. As with any other blend from Peet’s, I am sorry to see it go as I sit at my cubicle, finishing off the last few drops from my metal “to-go” mug.
I would like to try this coffee out in some kind of espresso concoction. I recently discovered the magic of coffee recipes (there are thousands of them it turns out) so I’ll be back soon to let you know how what happens.