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Uzuri African Blend®

Item No. UAB-M

Available: Grocery | Peet's Store

Price:   per lb. $15.95
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A beautiful, fully sustainable coffee that helps small-scale farmers improve their lives.

Flavor Notes

Mouthwatering malty sweetness, with a fragrant medley of dark berry notes.

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About this coffee


Coffee Story

In the words of Peet's Roastmaster Emeritus Jim Reynolds, "Coffee can be a powerful means of doing good." That sentiment is the soul of our newest blend, a unique combination of coffees from Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia that supports the small-scale farmers of East Africa.

Long before we started buying their beans, our partnership with the non-profit Technoserve was giving these farmers hands-on training to grow higher quality coffee that commanded more favorable prices. They already had the terroir; our assistance helped them cultivate the techniques to produce coffee of Peet's caliber. With top-grade beans to sell, their incomes are rising, improving their lives as well as their communities.

They also gave this fully sustainable, distinctly African blend its name, Uzuri — which is Swahili for beautiful or excellent. We don't think there's any better way to describe coffee with such a flowery fragrance, smooth, malty-sweet flavors, and dark berry undercurrents. Especially when it's also a powerful means of doing good. Uzuri...beautiful.

Customer Reviews
  • Rowland Scherman , drinking Peet's since 1955 3/22/15
  • Orleans, MA

When I realized that my grocery store didn't have Uzuri African Blend for a week, I came to these pages to find some. That's how much I missed it. It brews into as good a cup of coffee one can find anywhere, from Beijing to Vienna!

  • Steve McLane , drinking Peet's since 1965 3/18/15
  • Beverly, MA

We really enjoyed the 2014 Holiday Blend, and Kathy in Customer Service suggested Uzuri African as something close that we could enjoy all year. She was certainly right about that! It has now replaced Colombia as our favorite.

  • Donna Donohue , drinking Peet's since this 12/27/14
  • Sun City West, AZ

We love this coffee and when we see it on the shelves we buy all the stock because we don't know if it will be restocked. Now that I Know we can order online I might not be so greedy at the stores as they generally don't put more than 4 to 6 12oz bags up.

  • debra , drinking Peet's since a lon 11/24/14
  • Lancaster, PA

My family is IN the coffee business and I have a pretty good idea of what I like and what to look for and I will say that Uzuri is one of my favs.
I like a full bodied coffee with a smooth finish. This makes a cup from beginning to end that really makes the effort to make it worthwhile.
I have been a Peet's fan a long time and wear their shirt and make the family squeal but when you find a winner you gotta flaunt it. :)

  • Manuel V. Gomez , drinking Peet's since 2010 8/29/14
  • San Francisco, CA

I bought my second pound of Arabian Mocha Sanani yesterday, and the cashier offer me a complimentary cup of coffee. Today I ask him what kind of coffee he gave me the day before cause it taste really good to my taste bud. When he said its a "Uzuri African Blend." This coffee really impress me that makes me comeback to the store and have to asked the cashier what it is. It will be a part of my personal coffee in the kitchen together with the Arabian Mocha Sanani. Thanks Peets!

  • Elyn , drinking Peet's since 2011 8/17/14
  • Las Cruces, NM

THIS coffee is what coffee should be like. I LOVE this coffee. I love the taste of coffee, and this flavor is my heaven. it hits the soul for me

Employee Reviews
  • Kim , drinking Peet's since 1994 9/4/09
  • Bar/Retail Sales
  • Bay Meadows
  • Bay Meadows

With the buzz of the introduction of this blend both in store and on the web, this blend did not disappoint. The in-store tasting and the consequent in-home brewing with french press method (press pot), yielded a smooth, yet lively, very light citrus beginning with a berry finish. I found myself making that second cup rather quickly! The taste lingers very lightly in the mouth. I truly believe this coffee will be a hit and suit a wide range of coffee lovers tastes.

  • Linsey 8/27/09
  • Customer Service
  • Home Office
  • Home Office, CA

I was first draw to this coffee through the stories told by the growers, but I was quickly enchanted by this coffees velvety flavor! While I found this coffee to have some classic African charicteristis (a dark berry undertone) I was surprised by it rich complexity. As a fan of Indo-Pacifics, as well as multi region blends like Major Dickason''s I was delighted by this African coffee

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