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Big Bang™

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A brilliant blend to celebrate our 50th anniversary, featuring the exotic fruitiness of Ethiopian Super Natural
Roasts every Wednesday.
Flavor Notes:
Brilliant blend with natural Ethiopia roasted to bright, sweet, medium-bodied perfection
About this coffee

Coffee story

Roast: Medium Roast
Process: Washed, Natural
Growing Region: Blend, Latin America, East Africa


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.

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. It’s the perfect coffee to honor the man who still inspires us every day.

Doug, Phil, Sean, Emily
Peet’s Coffee Buying Team

*Corby Kummer, author of “The Joy of Coffee” and a senior editor at The Atlantic Monthly, called Mr. Peet the “big bang” of coffee in Mr. Peet’s 2007 NYT obituary.

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  • 2/8/18
  • Dr. Harrison Wells
  • drinking Peet's since I for
  • Star City, FL

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.

  • 11/2/17
  • Susan
  • drinking Peet's since July
  • Fair Oaks, CA

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

  • 10/23/17
  • Terri
  • drinking Peet's since 15
  • San Diego, CA

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

  • 10/22/17
  • Kennon
  • drinking Peet's since 2017
  • Half Moon Bay, CA

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?

  • 10/9/17
  • Heather
  • drinking Peet's since 2017
  • Frith, IN

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

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