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Major Dickason's Blend®

Conceived by one of the first Peetniks and refined by Mr. Peet, this premier blend is our all-time bestseller.
$15.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Rich, smooth, and complex, with a very full body and multi-layered character.
  • Flavor Category
    Spicy / Complex
  • Roast Level
  • Origin
    Signature Blends
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About this coffee

Roast Level

Major Dickason's Blend®
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
  • Press Pot
  • Espresso
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How It Tastes

Rich, smooth, and complex, with a very full body and multi-layered character.


A loyal customer of our original Berkeley store, retired army officer Key Dickason brought the idea for our most beloved blend to Mr. Peet in 1969. Intrigued, our founder worked with the local gourmand and coffee aficionado to refine it. They sampled countless combinations before arriving at what is now our all-time bestseller. The result was so good, Alfred Peet decided naming it after his friend wasn't enough — Dickason's rich, complex blend also deserved a promotion from sergeant to major. Major Dickason's combines the best origin coffees from the world's premier growing regions, each imparting its distinctive regional characteristics while still effortlessly rounding into a smooth, balanced cup.

Worth Noting

Over the years, Major Dickason's has become the coffee that epitomizes Peet's: flavorful, deeply roasted, and unsurpassingly satisfying. But for us, Major D's is just like a relationship with an old friend. We'll always remember it as the story of a customer's passion, an expert's palate, and a shared love of coffee.
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 (93)
Average rating:
NorCal Writer
from San Francisco, CA on 9/22/2018. Drinking Peet's since Late .

I decided to "leave" this bean and try other roasters---Blue Bottle, Kicking Horse, Lavazza, Bustelo, and more---and I came back to MD. Rich, full, aromatic, satisfying.

Michael M Fiskin
from southern pines, NC on 8/8/2018. Drinking Peet's since for t.

I am 77 years old and have the luck to drink coffee from all over the world. MD is without doubt the finest, most flavorful, consistent blend I have had the pleasure to drink. NOTHING else compares.

Brenda Marie
from Oakland, CA on 7/26/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1980.

My all time favorite. No other roasted beans has taken it's place. So delicious, and I used to be a roasted many years ago in WA State!

from The Woodlands, TX on 3/4/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2005.

Major Dickason's is my favorite. Been drinking it for years. Would love to buy whole bean MD if sold in Costco!

Lee Anderson
from St.charles, MO on 2/4/2018.

Dear Peet's I'm not a coffee pro by any means but i love move dark roast coffee i love coffee very strong and dark and searched on line to find the darkest strongest coffee i could and nothing compared to Peet's MAJOR DICKASON'S BLEND thank you for making the best flavored coffee ever