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Big Bang

A brilliant blend to celebrate our 50th anniversary, featuring the exotic fruitiness of Ethiopian Super Natural.
$15.95 / lb.
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    Bright / Citrus / Sweet
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About this coffee

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Big Bang
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
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  • Press Pot
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How It Tastes

Brilliant blend with natural Ethiopia roasted to bright, sweet, medium-bodied perfection


Some have described Alfred Peet as the “big bang”* of craft coffee—the one who started it all. When he set up shop in Berkeley back in 1966, he transformed America’s expectations of the depth, body and flavor in our cups. And that pursuit of greatness has never stopped. In celebration of our 50th year, we honored his legacy by taking a bold step ahead. Like Mr. Peet’s pioneering dark roasts, our new signature blend expands the horizon of what coffee can be: vibrant, full-flavored, boldly original, and roasted to medium-bodied perfection. It’s the perfect coffee to honor the man who still inspires us every day.

Worth Noting

If you love Major Dickason’s one-of-a-kind taste, you’ll find a kindred spirit in Big BangTM. This blend is crafted from some of the same premium coffees, as Major Dickason’s, but with a twist, thanks to the heavenly, aromatic citrus of Ethiopian Super Natural.
Perfecting the process

Coffee, 50 Years in the Making

We've learned a lot in 50 years. From tasting coffee three times before the beans even arrive at our roastery, to waking up at 4am to deep-roast each bean by hand, to personally testing every order before it ships —everything we do is committed to bringing you the freshest, fullest flavor in every cup.

Freshness Guarantee

  • Roasted to Order

    Once you place an order, we wake up at 4am to roast your beans in small batches

  • Sealed for Freshness

    Every bag is sealed immediately using our special packaging techniques.

  • Same day Shipping

    No sitting around and no warehousing, your coffee is shipped within 24 hours.

  • Delivered to Your Doorstep

    Check the roast date on your bag. (Spoiler alert: it's really fresh!)

Reviews (52)
Average rating:
Dr. Harrison Wells
from Star City, FL on 2/8/2018. Drinking Peet's since I for.

My daughter is a science nerd and the grocery store was out of the in-house blend that we usually get. My daughter zeroed in on this brand and started screaming, "Daddy, it's Big Bang, we HAVE to get that!!"

So I relented. It's a very rich blend, bitter and honestly a little heavy for my taste but it is quite good. What I will say is that Dr. Alan Guth can relax, I can confirm for a fact that after drinking Big Bang, there is a sudden and rapid expansion of dark matter. Inflationary Proctology is not a theory.

from Fair Oaks, CA on 11/2/2017. Drinking Peet's since July .

I absolutely love this coffee. It has a very rich flavor without any of the bitterness of darker roasts. Other darker roasts sometimes give me indigestion but NOT this delightful medium roast. It will remain my favorite for some time to come

from San Diego, CA on 10/23/2017. Drinking Peet's since 15.

I am a dark roast fan and would also like the option of a decaf in a dark roast.

from Half Moon Bay, CA on 10/22/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2017.

Big Bang tastes delightful, but there is a strange problem in brewing the beans I recently purchased at a local Peete's. I first bought BB at Costco a few months ago; on my last trip to Costco, they did not have BB, so I bought 2 lb. of BB beans at my local Peete's. Unlike the Costco beans, this new batch somewhat overflows the filter basket during brewing, making an inconvenient mess. I'm using exactly the same measure of beans and the same grind as before, yet these beans behave differently during brewing than those I got at Costco. I guess I'll have to use fewer beans to avoid the mess, but wonder if that will compromise the flavor. It's weird. Any insight on this, Peete's?

from Frith, IN on 10/9/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2017.

Our favorite coffee is Big Bang! So rich with flavor! Not sour at all... maybe he got a bad batch or something... not really sure! Ours is amazing!! My husband gets it from work