Peet's is a very welcomed new comer to our Keurig K-cup lineup. Those on the west coast will be quite familiar with the name, as it is a very trendy coffee shop that originated in Berkeley, California. The first store opened in 1966 and they have since taken the coffee industry by storm. Peet's is famous for a small batch, deeply roasted, dark coffee that lacks a burnt taste and boasts approachable characteristics.
House Blend comes from Latin American origins and remains their signature roast today. This is a bright and balanced coffee with a medium body. I do agree that this is an easier to drink K-cup from the dark roast genre but, beware it is truly dark. There is no translucency what so ever.
The flavor is extremely rich with a pleasant bite. Despite the darkness it remains bright and balanced. I detected a hint of spice with a crisp citrusy finish.
Peet's hails this as a beginners coffee. Suggesting that this would be a great roast to start with before moving on to their even darker cups of joe. I have to say that I think that is a stretch. I would only recommend this K-cup to true dark roast lovers. I am certain that it would not appeal to any other group of coffee drinkers. With that said, dark roast fans...you are going to love this line of Keurig K-cups!