Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Holiday Gift Guide 2017: Peet's Coffee is Back with Their Annual Holiday Blend and Wonderful Selection of Thoughtful Gifts for Everyone on Your List (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

It is that time of year...flavored holiday coffees from your favorite brands, coffee shops, etc.  Earlier this month I had a press release come through my email that made my day.  Peet's Coffee had released their annual Holiday Blend, as well as handcrafted beverages including holiday spiced latte and winter solstice tea latte (for those lucky enough to have a Peet's Coffee near near.  Unfortunately, we don't have a Peet's Coffee near us, so I have to get my fix by picking up their bags of coffee at my local grocery store or through the Peet's Coffee website.  

I have been a fan of Peet's Coffee holiday blends, and was super excited when I heard about the 2017 Holiday Blend, which is "crafted with beans from Guatemala for notes of bittersweet chocolate, Sumatra for a hint of warm spice, and Ethiopia for a floral citric twist. Whether paired with festive indulgences or sipped on its own, the Holiday Blend is sure to delight holiday guests."  You can purchase this seasonal coffee blend now through January 3, 2018, and while supplies last. This blend can be purchased at:  

  • Participating Peet's coffeebar locations and online at ($16.95 per pound for regular and $17.95 per pound for decaf)
  • Grocery stores nationwide ($10.99 USD per 10oz bag; $7.99 – $9.99 USD for K-cup 10ct and $11.99 – $12.79 USD for K-cup 16ct)

Like I said, if you live in an area where there is a Peet's Coffeebar, look at the seasonal drinks you can get now through January 9th, 2018: 

Savor Handcrafted Flavors that Inspire Seasonal Cheer 

The Peet's coffeebar lineup will include two new beverages alongside returning seasonal favorites that are available from 11/1/17 to 1/9/18:
  • Holiday Spiced Latte ($4.30 – $5.60 USD)Hand-pulled espresso, freshly steamed milk, and an aromatic mixture of holiday baking spices that delivers cozy notes of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg.
  • Winter Solstice Tea Latte ($3.95 – $5.25 USD): Jubilant black tea bursting with winter flavors finished with holiday baking spices delicately steamed into creamy milk.
Returning favorites include: 
  • Peppermint Mocha ($4.20 – $5.60)Hand-pulled espresso infused with rich chocolate sauce and the fragrant flavor of peppermint, topped with a cloud of whipped cream.
  • Eggnog Latte ($3.90 – $5.20 USD): Hand-pulled espresso steamed with real, authentic eggnog.
  • Peppermint White Mocha ($4.60 – $5.90 USD): Fan favorite upgraded for the holiday season with a dash of spirit-inducing peppermint.
  • Peppermint Cocoa ($3.45 – $4.15 USD): Decadent hot cocoa made with newly unveiled house made chocolate complemented with a touch of peppermint.
Peet's is proud to announce the permanent addition of House Made Chocolate Sauce to its menu. Coffeebar baristas will prepare it fresh each day with premium ingredients. While now available year-round for mochas and cocoas, the flavor elegantly finishes the 2017 holiday beverage offerings.

Additionally, Peet's Cold Brew, will serve up more seasonal cheer with a limited edition bottled Peppermint Mocha Cold Brew available at a suggested retail price of $4.49 across California in Peet's coffeebars, as well as grocery and specialty stores, mass retailers, and partner locations.


But, for those  of us who aren't near a Peet's Coffeebar, we are in luck as there are some wonderful holiday gift sets available through the Peet's website that you can order for yourself, or to gift to that special coffee lover in your life.  Just look at some of the gift sets and pairing collections that would make any coffee lover smile from ear to ear when they unwrap on Christmas day.... :-)

Thoughtful Gifts for Everyone on Your List 

While hunting for the best holiday gift for the coffee connoisseur in your life, Peet's offers an array of seasonally inspired items, including limited-edition branded ornaments, mugs, tumblers, and many other delightful items exclusively available at participating coffeebars or online at

Holiday Grand Sampler

Holiday Blend & Chocolate Covered Biscotti Gift

Peet's is also offering a series of Pairing Collections of freshly scooped beans that include:
  • Holiday Pairing Collection ($34.95 USD): One pound of Holiday Blend and one pound of the famed Gaia Organic Blend® from the Peet's People & Planet™ product line.
  • People & Planet Collection ($34.95 USD): As part of People & Planet's aim to share the stories of our long-standing social responsibility, one pound of Uzuri African Blend® and Gaia Organic Blend®
  • Signature Pairing Collection ($32.95 USD): Classic dark roast blends rooted in the heritage of Peet's, one pound of Major Dickason Blend® and Big Bang
Further, the company will host an offer from 11/24/2017 to 12/31/2017 where for any $25.00 USD spent by those buying or loading Peet's Coffee eGift cards at or physical gift cards from coffeebars, they will receive a complimentary $5.00 Bonus Card to enjoy between 1/1/2018 and 1/31/2018."


I was so excited when the folks at Peet's sent their holiday blend in dark roast for me to sample, along with two cute little Peet's ornaments for the tree. 

I couldn't wait to try out the coffee so pulled out my pour-over for a perfectly brewed cup of Peet's coffee.  I couldn't get over how great this coffee smelled as I was brewing up a cup.  You could really smell the cocoa and baking spices.  And, the was amazing!  I found myself letting the coffee linger in my mouth for a short time just to savor this tasty seasonal blend.  This truly is a wonderful coffee to end the year with. And, with many of us having family and friends over for the holidays, why not consider picking up Peet's Holiday Blend to have on hand to serve up to guests.  You will find them sniffing their coffee before taking a sip and commenting on how great this coffee smells.  Even those coffee drinkers who are not big flavored coffee blends will have a hard time resisting a cup of this dark roast seasonal coffee.  And, once they take a sip, they will smile with delight, as this really is a wonderful blend.  I had to invite a few friends over the other day just to make more of this coffee to enjoy, and wanted to share it with others.  I felt like I was keeping it a secret by not sharing. :-) Now my neighbors and you all know about.  So, you don't have an excuse on why you are not running out to your local grocery store or heading over to to pick up this holiday blend, available for a limited time.  I have to pick up more, as I have enough for one more cup of coffee.  And, I will need this amazing tasting coffee to get me through the holidays. :-)


About Peet's Coffee:Peet's Coffee® is a U.S. specialty coffee company founded by Alfred Peet in 1966 in Berkeley, California. Mr. Peet grew up in the coffee trade and moved to America from Holland after World War II. His coffeestyle was unlike anything Americans had ever tasted before—small batches, fresh beans and a superior quality roast that is rich and complex. Mr. Peet's influence on the artisan coffee movement inspired a new generation of coffee entrepreneurs, including the founders of Starbucks. Today, Peet's upholds its commitment to delivering a premium product by continuing to source the world's best beans, hand-roast in small batches, and craft every beverage by hand. Peet's asserts a strict standard of freshness to ensure optimum flavor, including a unique direct store delivery network serving over 14,000 grocery stores to personally vet the freshness date on every bag. Peet's is dedicated to growing its business through its retail, grocery and e-commerce channels while maintaining the superior quality of its coffeePeet's is also proud of its status as the first LEED® Gold certified roastery in the United States. For more information, visit Stay connected to Peet's: @peetscoffee on Twitter and Instagram and

Disclosure:  I was sent a sample from the vendor in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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