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Espresso Forte®

Item No. ESB-M

Available: Grocery | Peet's Store

Price:   per lb. $15.95
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Crafted specifically for espresso, this superbly balanced blend has stout body, rich flavor and perfect crema.

Flavor Notes

Robust, with rounded body, thick, creamy consistency and a tangy core of flavor.

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About this coffee


Coffee Story

While many of our coffees make an excellent espresso, this is the first blend we created specifically for that most demanding method of preparation. With bold, rich flavors and a name that signifies strength, Espresso Forte strikes the perfect balance between the earthy depth of coffee from the Indo-Pacific and the bright, lively spiciness that's characteristic of the Americas.

Everything we love in espresso, this blend has effusive aroma, stout body and luscious crema enveloping a tangy core of pure coffee flavor. Fortissimo!

Brewing Tips

Espresso brewing enhances the coffee's best attributes and robust, well-rounded flavors, but a press pot or cone filter also delivers an exceptional cup. We recommend sipping slowly, among friends.

Customer Reviews
  • Yanet , drinking Peet's since 8/201 10/1/15
  • Valdez, CT

My husband and I tried Peet's coffee for the first time this past summer in Boulder CO, and boy we fell in love with this coffee. I wish we could find a store in Fairfield CT that carries this brand of coffee!!!! Love it!!

  • Anthony , drinking Peet's since 2009 1/23/15
  • Tacoma, WA

This is my favorite Peet's selection, surpassing my previous favorite of Arabian Mocha-Java. So full, so tasty and rich. Serious coffee drinkers, please line up.

  • Gabriel , drinking Peet's since 2009 11/24/13
  • Fullerton, CA

This is my favorite Peet's coffee. Creamy and very tasty.

  • Daryl Nelson , drinking Peet's since 1990 5/17/13
  • Allison Park, PA

Just opened my new bag and concur with the Customer Review of 11/29/2012: it is more bitter than it used to be.

  • Susan Schroeder , drinking Peet's since 2000 11/29/12
  • Raleys

My husband and I LOVE your "Espresso Forte - Full-bodied with a rich, bold flavor" , but lately Raleys has put on their shelves the Espresso Forte "Rich Flavor and Stout Body" which we find to be bitter and it has lost its smooth, delicious flavor. It seems you have switched the recipe yet kept the same "Espresso Forte". We are disappointed and are now looking for another coffee Brand to replace your first "Espresso Forte". S Schroeder - Reno, NV

  • chapmaids 3/5/12

this is the BEST.... our local grocer stopped carrying it. we wont buy our coffee there any longer. peetes is worth whatever needs to be done to get it. keep up the great brew peetes! you're the BEST!!!

Employee Reviews
  • Eva , drinking Peet's since 2008 8/25/10
  • CSR
  • Home Office
  • Home Office, CA

This is a beautiful blend that can be brewed with drip or press pot, and makes an exceptional espresso. It's rich and subtly sweet, and so comforting first thing in the morning. Hands down my favorite espresso!

  • Natalie Sigala , drinking Peet's since 2000 6/23/08
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Emeryville
  • Emeryville, CA

When I first brewed this in my drip coffee pot - I thought that I was going to have an overwhelmingly strong pot of coffee. I was wrong! This was a perfect coffee for my drip pot! I particularly enjoyed the smoky essence included with a dark rich smooth taste. It was goooood!

  • Carrie Sinn 7/21/05
  • Retail sales/barista
  • El Paseo, CA
  • El Paseo, CA

Espresso Forte is my favorite coffee to bring home each week. It produces the most consistent, well-rounded shot of espresso (even with my temperamental Pavoni single-pull espresso machine) and also happens to make a great presspot. Espresso Forte is sweet, thick and creamy, leaving notes of caramel in the back of my mouth. Mmmm.

  • Kelly Marie Collett 6/30/05
  • Shift Lead
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA

Espresso Forte is not shy. It starts off with a bold, bright, citrusy flavor and finishes with a full bodied richness that will follow you home and cook you dinner.

  • Linda White 6/30/05
  • Barista
  • South Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA
  • South Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA

I have been around since before Peet

  • Jeanine Buckman 6/30/05
  • Store Manager
  • Bridgeport Village, Tigard, OR
  • Bridgeport Village, OR

Although this coffee is especially assigned for use as espresso, it makes a great presspot coffee! My first impression is a bright sparkle on my tongue that lets me know I am awake in the morning. This is followed by a hint of sweetness that makes me think:

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