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Posted Wed Mar 28, 2007, 7:39pm
Subject: Best Peet's for Espresso?
 

I want to try some Peet's.  What is the best of the 3 blends they recommend for Espresso?

Espresso Forte, Major Dickinson's, or Garuda?

Many thanks!
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Posted Thu Mar 29, 2007, 9:47am
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I've tried Espresso Forte and it was surprisingly good.
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Posted Thu Mar 29, 2007, 12:38pm
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Unlike the previous poster, I tried Espresso Forte and didn't care for it at all.  The counter person even tried to dissuade me from buying it.  It just may be a matter of taste.  I haven't tried any of their other blends.

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Posted Thu Mar 29, 2007, 3:38pm
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It's been awhile but I think Garuda was my favorite the last time I had Peet's.  Espresso Forte has never impressed.
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Posted Thu Mar 29, 2007, 8:39pm
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By the way, I'm not saying it's actually good, but it was surprisingly *not bad*
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Posted Mon Apr 2, 2007, 9:42pm
Subject: Re: Best Peet's for Espresso?
 

mac911 Said:

I want to try some Peet's.  What is the best of the 3 blends they recommend for Espresso?

Espresso Forte, Major Dickinson's, or Garuda?

Many thanks!

Posted March 28, 2007 link

I like Major Dickason's Blend best. It's a somewhat lighter roast than the other two blends Peets recommends for espresso. It is more of the Northern Italian style I prefer. While the flavor is lovely, it does not have as much body or produce as much crema as many of the other espresso blends you see endorsed by CGers.

BTW, Peets decaf Sumatra makes a very nice decaf espresso, as does their decaf Moka-Java.

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Posted Fri May 18, 2007, 9:22pm
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I'd have to second the Major Dickason's.   Also makes a kick-arse pot of french press!
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Posted Thu May 24, 2007, 8:37am
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Olivers Said:

It's been awhile but I think Garuda was my favorite the last time I had Peet's.  Espresso Forte has never impressed.

Posted March 29, 2007 link

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Although I'm not much of an espresso drinker, Garuda is probably the best espresso Peet's has. Forte had a rancid, stale taste...
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Posted Thu May 31, 2007, 9:59am
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I spent alot of time drinking the Garuda blend. It's pretty good.
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Posted Sat Jun 9, 2007, 12:37pm
Subject: Re: Best Peet's for Espresso?
 

I agree, but . . .

For BLENDS, Garuda or Major Dickason's.

For DECAF, Sumatra and Moka-Java.

But, I love their single-origin Mocha Sanani for a straight espresso.

 
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