Peet’s Coffee ushers in holiday blends
Coffee lovers rejoice.
Peet’s Coffee announced that its Holiday Blend coffee and seasonal beverage lineup, which was inspired by citrus and festive mulling spices, is hitting shelves once again.
The 2019 Holiday Blend brings together coffees from Kenya, Sumatra and Panama, for a stout and spicy dark roast with fruity notes, the company said.
"This big hearty blend takes months to complete because we create it from scratch and only from the year's most spectacular beans," Doug Welsh, a roastmaster at Peet's Coffee said. "This year, the superb, silky and cassisrippled Kenya also brings brown sugar and blackberry tones to complement Panama's sweet Meyer lemon top notes and Sumatra's syrupy depths. We are honored that our holiday blend has become so beloved, so eagerly anticipated, and so prodigiously consumed and are excited for fans to savor this celebratory cup."
The Emeryville, Calif.-based company’s holiday blends include:
- Citrus and Spice Latte, which is a sweet, floral meets citrus drink that contains such traditional mulling spices as cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and nutmeg steamed into fresh milk and hand-pulled espresso. It will be available from Nov. 6 to Dec. 31;
- Dark Chocolate Orange Mocha, which contains hand-pulled espresso, freshly steamed milk, and is blended with chocolate, unsweetened Dutch cocoa and citrus that’s topped with whipped cream and a dusting of cocoa;
- Holiday Spice Latte, which has hand-pulled espresso, freshly steamed milk, and a mixture of such baking spices as cinnamon, ginger, allspice, cloves and nutmeg; and
- Peppermint Mocha, which features hand-pulled espresso that’s infused with chocolate sauce, the flavor of peppermint and whipped cream.
"We are so excited to unveil our Citrus and Spice Latte, which we infuse with real baking spices and our very own Fiori di Sicilia, a syrup made with natural flavors of bright citrus, sweet vanilla, and subtle orange blossom," Patrick Main, the beverage innovator at Peet's Coffee said. "The same festive citrus flavor carries through in our returning Dark Chocolate Orange Mocha, mixed with Peet's house-made chocolate sauce and additional unsweetened Dutch cocoa steamed into fresh milk. With all our holiday beverage offerings, we are using innovative techniques and real ingredients to capture the warm and bright mood of the season."
Shoppers can find the 2019 Holiday Blend at participating Peet’s coffee bar locations, on the company’s website and at mass, club and grocery stores nationwide.