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Garuda Blend®

Item No. GAR-M

Available: Grocery | Peet's Store

Flavor Notes

Full-bodied, broad, and aromatic. Richly textured with earthy, nutty, character.
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Coffee Story

Created by Alfred Peet and long a favorite of Peet's baristas, Garuda is one of our first blends. It originates in the islands of Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, where each single-origin coffee develops distinctly different flavor characteristics due to the unique production and processing methods across the archipelago. Hand-pulped village coffees impart a rustic earthiness and nutty flavors; fully washed beans lend a lively spark; the blend exudes syrupy consistency and is infused with tropical airs.

We don't know if the mythical bird that is the namesake of the blend visited each of the coffee islands, from Sumatra to Sulawesi to Java to Timor, and on to Irian Jaya/Papua New Guinea and the spice islands of the Moluccas, but we craft Garuda to reflect their diversity. We think it makes an excellent espresso, and we know it makes a big, satisfying cup.

Brewing Tips

A long time favorite of Peet's baristas used to pull the perfect espresso.

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  • Frank , drinking Peet's since March 5/1/13
  • La Habra, CA

Oh my gosh !

One of the best cups of coffee I have had !

Started off with whole beans, ground them in my burr grinder, then used a french press, Excellent !

  • Brenda W 4/19/12

Have tried all the standard espresso beans and a lot of the varietals, and I keep coming back to Garuda. Extremely balanced and smooth. Comforting in a homemade latte or cappuccino!

  • Pete , drinking Peet's since 2009 11/24/11
  • Hollister, CA

The Garuda blend is a deep full bodied rich nutty flavor.. its absolutely delicious all the way throught the aftertaste. I can say Ive tried dozens of alternatives, but nothing compares at all. It is my favorite by far, thumbs up.

  • Daniel , drinking Peet's since 1998 11/2/11
  • Saratoga, CA

The Garuda coffee is full bodied with a smooth texture. The refined texture and smell makes this a great choice any time of the day. I love drinking one of the first blends that Peets created and it seems to be popular.

  • Roger Barton AIA , drinking Peet's since 1975 7/17/11
  • Oklahoma City, OK

This has been my staple favorite for years. Now and then I try a varietal, but I always keep Garuda on hand. It''s got an ideal balance (IMHO) of strength, full flavors, and the smokiness of a dark roast, without the strong tannic acidity of many other dark roasts.

  • Sarah , drinking Peet's since 2001 6/18/11
  • Hill Country, TX

Honest, I didn't mean to be unfaithful to New Guinea Highlands, but now I have two loves. Garuda is deeper and "muddier" in the good sense, similar to a "cortado," as Wendy points out in her review. But it has all the flavor complexity of the New Guinea -- with maybe a slightly sweeter aftertaste. Let me tell you: it makes delicious ice coffee (brewed in advance and cooled). In a presspot. Plain, no cream, no sugar. On the rocks. Very strong. I wake up at 4:30 every morning to have two "free" hours to write, and confront Texas summer heat with cool, strong coffee over cubes of ice. ...Wow!

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  • Jon Spevack 6/24/07
  • CSR
  • Oakland, Call Center,CA,
  • Oakland, CA

Rich, smooth and nutty, Garuda is a great "comfort" coffee. Often used for Espresso, I think it makes an outstanding brewed coffee as well.

  • Christopher Burgess 3/28/06
  • Customer Service Specialist
  • San Francisco, Roasting Plant, CA, USA
  • San Francisco, CA

I just tasted the Garuda Blend and marvelled at how caramely & sweet it is. Very very smooth.

  • Julie Bozarth 10/29/01
  • Store Employee
  • Lyon Village
  • Lyon Village, CA

Garuda is full body, smooth, rich and velvety. Great to drink in front of the fire with a dessert.

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