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Decaf Major Dickason's Blend®

Our most popular blend, without caffeine. Quite possibly the most flavorful cup of decaf you’ll ever have.
$16.95 / lb.
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  • Flavor Notes
    All the rich complexity and body of the original. A surprisingly bold decaf.

    All the rich complexity and body of the original. A surprisingly bold decaf.

  • Flavor Category
    Spicy / Complex
  • Roast Level
    Dark
  • Caffeine level
    Decaffeinated
  • Origin
    Signature Blends
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About this coffee

Roast Level

Decaf Major Dickason's Blend®
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
  • Press Pot
  • Espresso
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How It Tastes

All the rich complexity and body of the original. A surprisingly bold decaf. All the rich complexity and body of the original. A surprisingly bold decaf.

History

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. The mellow, satisfying richness stands alone among decafs, whether prepared in a press, by drip, or as espresso. It's the boldest of its kind. Over the years, it 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. 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. The mellow, satisfying richness stands alone among decafs, whether prepared in a press, by drip, or as espresso. It's the boldest of its kind. Over the years, it 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.

Worth Noting

For a decaf version of the best-loved Peet's coffee to earn the Major Dickason's name, we felt it had to brew the absolute finest decaf cup in the world. So we used the exact same premium beans as the original to create a blend just as full of flavor, body, and aroma, but without any caffeine. We think Major D would be proud.
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 (9)
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Gary from Norwood, MA on 3/5/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2016.

Hands down the best decaf I've ever had! I've had it iced in the store, but I usually make espresso at home with it. It's too complex for me to pull apart specific flavor notes, but the bitter flavors of the dark roasting are balanced well with the acidity and subtle sweetness.

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Joanne on 4/6/2016. Drinking Peet's since n/a.

I bought this in Florida while on vacation and am just finishing up my first pound. I'm so pleased to finally find decaf in a dark roast. Now I just need to figure out how to get more in the Great White North. Thanks Peet's!

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Fran on 2/5/2016. Drinking Peet's since n/a.

I love it! Why not have the Major Dickason's Decaf in K-cups

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Jonathan from Las Vegas, NV on 10/19/2015. Drinking Peet's since 2009.

For many years now I've started each day with a strong latte - a double shot of espresso with six ounces of steamed milk. I enjoy the whole process - grinding the beans, tamping the basket, timing the shot, frothing, and pouring a rosetta with the milk. It's a great way to start the day. And the flavor has to be just right - rich and nutty without any bitterness. It's a cup that's hard to find in anything but the best coffee houses.

A couple years back I found out that Major Dickason's Blend could hold its own against any of the boutique coffee I used to buy. And with it I was able to make drinks that pleased my most discriminating friends and family. But then it came to the point where I had to cut down on my caffeine.

I was worried about taste until I saw I could get Major Dickason's in decaf - and after trying it out I can say it's absolutely wonderful. I just started using it a few weeks back and to my surprise I can't even tell the difference from the original. Sometimes on my second or third cup of the day I'll switch to an Americano or a straight espresso shot, and even in those drinks it holds up perfectly.

I'm ordering another batch today and I think this will be my standard cup going forward. Thanks Peets!

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J. Goff from Harrison, AR on 6/25/2015. Drinking Peet's since 2014.

I have always hated decaff coffee and could always spot it if I was given a cup no matter the blend or brand. I actually bought a bag of Major Dickason's Blend of Dark Roast Decaff at a discount store in town and also by mistake. Did not look close until I got home and thought, oh great .. boo bah humbug. However I was not going to throw it out. At the time of purchase which was sometime last year, I decided I would start supplementing regular with this when thought I needed a cup occasionally toward late afternoon. I have also kept it in the original package and in my refrigerator (not freezer). After having a cup or two over time I realized that it was VERY good tasting and tasted just like regular coffee to me which greatly surprised me. I still did not drink it often but this year have decided to radically cut down on caffeine and have been using this more frequently. It has not gone bad or rancid or whatever and is still just as good as when I bought it last year, amazingly. So I looked you up to see if you still existed. I was impressed. Thank You!