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JR Reserve Blend®

Item No. JRB8-M

Available: Peet's Store

Price:   per 1/2 lb. $24.95
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Roasts on Wednesdays only.

Our most exquisite coffee blend, created by Roastmaster Emeritus Jim Reynolds from rare lots.

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.

Customer Reviews
  • 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.

Employee Reviews

2016-05-28 12:08:00

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