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JR Reserve Blend®

28 Review(s)

Item No. JRB8-M

Available: Peet's Store

Flavor Notes

Exceptionally complex and full-bodied, revealing hints of chocolate and spice.

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About this coffee


Coffee Story

Peet's Roastmaster Emeritus Jim Reynolds has perhaps the most discerning palate in the entire specialty coffee industry. When we asked him to create a special blend of the most exquisite coffees imaginable, to his own exacting specifications, he selected these very rare lots known for both their consistency and complexity.

This transcendent blend of full-bodied coffees we call JR Reserve is as tasteful and multi-faceted as the man himself. Pristine notes of spice and chocolate unveil themselves, layer by layer, until merging into a prolonged and satisfying finish.

JR Reserve is only available in limited quantities — 1/2-lb. bags — and roasted to order just once a week, exclusively on Wednesdays. We do this to make sure it's as fresh as possible when you receive it. Orders must be placed on or before each Tuesday, and are shipped within 24 hours of roasting. You also have the option of choosing a future Wednesday shipment at checkout.

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  • B , drinking Peet's since n/a 2/13/16

Worth spending the extra beans.

  • George Wong , drinking Peet's since 2016/ 1/26/16
  • Santa Clara, CA

I use Hario Hand Grinder daily to make few cups of coffee. I enjoy every second I am grinding this bean, the aroma is so good.

Bean size is bigger than Panama Geisha, Blue Mountain, look like Columbia bean to me.
Color of bean looks darker too. I think it is due to different technique of roasting for each bean used.

Cupping note varied, smokey, spicy and strong body.

Time: It is best served in the morning.

Comment: Price can be cheaper

  • GZ , drinking Peet's since Since 7/24/15
  • Lon, CA

Yes, this is definitely a great coffee. However, this brand unbelievable expensive making this coffee unavailable for most people who have a regular middle class (or below) income, and that is not fair.

  • Robert Schultz , drinking Peet's since 2010 3/16/15
  • Newark, CA

Extremely smooth, subtle blend with nice subtle aroma. A bit too subtle for my taste; I prefer more spice and more pronounced flavors. I did try both drip and press methods; press was better.

  • Mitchell Sternbach , drinking Peet's since Ages 4/22/14
  • Slingerlands, NY

Major D is still my all-time favorite coffee, and I'm a Peetnik who subscribes to the fresh whole beans. I loved this year's Anniversary blend, just ordered my second pound. While in theLexington store, I picked up a half-pound of the JR blend- not even noticing the price. It's worth it. You get what you pay for- even better than the Anniversary Blend, the only coffee I've tasted that can be spoken in the same breath as the Major D. Don't waste any of this by making too much- it's worth it for special occasions- or dinner, when you're drinking for pleasure and not just trying to wake up for the day.

  • Lester Jensen , drinking Peet's since 1971 12/10/12
  • Honolulu, HI

I hadn't tried it before so I took a chance. JR Reserve ranks right up there with other favorites like Sulawesi-Kalosi and New Guinea Highlands (but trails India Peaberry and Jamaican Blue), but then I enjoy each for their own uniqueness. I've always preferred a more full bodied brew but this is a departure for me in being more "bright" than I would normally pick. So I took Cliff Sowers advice, but even though the view was nice and the deer seemed pleasant, Dorothy said no matter how good a press-pot I make that if she had to spend one more weekend in that damn cabin she was going to seriously hurt someone.

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  • Linsey 8/6/09
  • Customer Service/
  • Home Office
  • Home Office, CA

This is one of my all time favorite reserves. This coffee has an intoxicating complexity and delights the senses with rich spicy notes. Its full body sets it apart from other reserve coffees. These characteristics make JR Reserve the perfect coffee for those with discerning taste.

  • Natalie Sigala , drinking Peet's since 2000 6/30/08
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Emeryville
  • Emeryville, CA

I had been looking for the perfect coffee for my boyfriend's unique taste. He likes the bright acidity of Latin American coffees but he enjoys a rich, smooth, lingering quality of coffees from the Indo-Pacific region...after some time...I finally found the perfect coffee in this coffee. He LOVES it! This awesome coffee blend with bittersweet and spicy notes is a a Master Roasters vision realized. You want to drink this coffee...seriously yummy!

  • Melissa 4/10/08
  • CSR
  • ,,

Everything I enjoy in a cup of coffee... complexity that keeps me thinking long after each sip; rich, bittersweet chocolate notes, and a spontaneous spice that catches your attention towards the end... mmmmmmmm

  • Jean Lugo , drinking Peet's since 2004 4/9/08
  • Customer Service Coordinator
  • Call Center
  • Call Center, CA

I love the story behind this coffee - small, rare lots of coffee picked specifically by THE Jim Reynolds. Talk about attention to detail & dedication to quality. It''s truly a coffee to savor. It''s complex, definitely get the hints of bittersweet chocolate & spice. The acidity is balanced by the body of the coffee.

  • Lydia Taylor 11/26/06
  • Shift Lead
  • , Chestnut St.,,
  • Chestnut St., CA

JR Reserve Blend This offering says hello with rich sweet aroma. It just gets better when you the deep complex flavor kicks in. Full body and winy acidity frame notes of chocolate, berries and citrus. Some earth and nutty tones appear too. The finish is clean, and, all told, this makes an exceptional well-rounded cup.

  • Sara Meeker 6/30/05
  • Barista
  • Pasadena/South Lake
  • Pasadena/South Lake, CA

JR Reserve Blend is woodsy and earthy with medium to bright acidity. Very full bodied, with a lingering spicy aftertaste. A rich coffee with a hint of chocolate.

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