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Big Bang

A brilliant blend to celebrate our 50th anniversary, featuring the exotic fruitiness of Ethiopian Super Natural.
$15.95 / lb.
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    Bright / Citrus / Sweet
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About this coffee

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Big Bang
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
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  • Press Pot
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How It Tastes

Brilliant blend with natural Ethiopia roasted to bright, sweet, medium-bodied perfection


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

Worth Noting

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.
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 (58)
Average rating:
Shane Wilson
from Portland, OR on 10/26/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2009.

Just like in cosmic creation my day doesn't start until the Big Bang happens...

from Nashville, TN on 10/5/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2018.

I bought this blend because it was the freshest Peets variety in stock at my local grocer. I was very surprised after brewing. Watery. Underwhelming. Bland. Boring. I even tried doubling up the portion to bring some flavors out. Not what I expected from Peets. Oh well. I am still a huge Peets fan, and I would recommend them over all other grocery-store coffee. This blend is just a flop I guess.

from Atlanta, GA on 5/14/2018.

WOW! great cup of medium roast coffee

from Oakland, CA on 4/20/2018.

Lacks flavor and character.

from Fresno, CA on 4/12/2018.

Big Bang is a nice, super mild roast. It's very fresh, with some nice nutty notes to it. If you prefer stronger, this probably isn't the blend for you. A similar medium roast that's a bit bolder than I prefer is Cafe Domingo. But if CD is too "bold" for you, then this is probably right up your alley.