Italian Roast

A penetrating roast just shy of French with flavorful, full-bodied coffees from Latin America and the Pacific.
$15.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Vigorous and intense, with immense depth and texture. Rewardingly flavorful.
  • Flavor Category
    Spicy / Complex
  • Roast Level
  • Origin
    Signature Blends
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About this coffee

Roast Level

Italian Roast
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
  • Press Pot
  • Espresso
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How It Tastes

Vigorous and intense, with immense depth and texture. Rewardingly flavorful.


Named for the dark roasting style common in southern Italy, this deep, demanding roast is truly an art to achieve. It challenges even our most experienced roaster craftsmen, relying on their sharp senses to develop the bold, broad flavor palette of the fullest-bodied, most flavorful beans from Latin America and the Pacific. Watching, listening, and smelling the beans throughout the long, slow process, our masterful roasters wait patiently for the brief moment when these premium beans reach dark roasted perfection. The vigorous flavors and balanced, complex aromas make for a boldly perfect cup that's poised between our signature Deep Roast and our French.

Worth Noting

The intensity of our Italian Roast demands beans that are strong enough to hold up, which is why we select only the best high-altitude coffees for their depth and density.
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 (11)
Average rating:
Dana from Annandale, VA on 2/22/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2009.

Rich, full-bodied coffee that tastes like coffee. Unlike French Roast, the Italian has no bitterness at all even if you make it stronger than usual.

Lynda Bryan from Seattle, WA on 12/17/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2012.

Peet's Italian Roast is our number one choice of any coffee, but we haven't found it stocked on any grocery shelves in Seattle for several months. Is there a shortage of that roast anywhere else on the west coast? We have tried many Peet's choices and enjoy them but miss Italian roast. I know I can order it, but like to find coffee on sale when possible. Thanks.

Victor from New Haven, CT on 9/18/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2016.

Your Coffee is Awesome but you have to service the store shelves especially when it's on Sale. I buy it at Stop &Shop

Eric W from Boston , MA on 1/24/2017. A Peet's Employee.

Awesome coffee! Major Dickson's is a close second, but for a smooth dark roast this one takes the cake. bold/strong enough that it has plenty of flavor without being overly bitter.

Bryan from Marietta, GA on 11/20/2016. Drinking Peet's since 2008.

One of the most underrated or passed blends in the Peet's family of coffee. I made the mistake of getting Big Bang and it wasn't my cup of coffee. This is a harder find but a great reward to those who get it.