Uzuri African Blend®

A beautiful, fully sustainable coffee that helps small-scale farmers improve their lives.
$17.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
    Orange blossom, black cherry, silky-smooth body.
  • Flavor Category
    Fruity / Floral
  • Roast Level
  • Origin
    Africa & Arabia
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About this coffee

Roast Level

Uzuri African Blend®
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Brewing Methods

  • Drip
  • Pour Over
  • Press Pot
  • Cold Brew
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How It Tastes

Orange blossom, black cherry, silky-smooth body.


In the words of Peet's Roastmaster Emeritus Jim Reynolds, "Coffee can be a powerful means of doing good." That sentiment is the soul of this blend, a unique combination of exquisite coffees from smallholder farmers throughout Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ethiopia. In fact, it was the farmers who gave this truly sustainable, distinctly African blend its name, Uzuri—which is Swahili for beautiful or excellent. We don't think there's any better way to describe coffee with such a flowery fragrance, smooth, malty-sweet flavors, and dark berry juiciness. Uzuri...beautiful.

Worth Noting

Our partnership with the non-profit TechnoServe gives many of these farmers hands-on training to increase the yield and quality of their coffee crops so they can command more favorable prices. Over the years it’s been rewarding and inspiring to see many farmers, through their cooperatives, build schools, install power lines, and provide their communities access to affordable food, among other projects.
Giving back

People & Planet

A collection that's dedicated to supporting communities and the environment where our coffees are grown, our People & Planet coffees highlight our decades of providing remarkable quality while caring for farmers and the land.

  • Direct Trade

    Coffees from farmers with whom we have true direct relationships, enabling us to survey the social, environmental, and economic conditions on farms.

  • Farmer Assistance

    A program that assists small farmers with the potential to grow specialty coffee, but who for a variety of reasons lack the skills or means to do so.

  • Certified Coffees

    Evaluating coffees against social, environmental, and economic standards is one way to highlight the care that farmers show in growing and processing 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 (27)
Average rating:
from Fair Haven, NJ on 9/30/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2011.

The best bean for soft press!

katherine meacham
from hemet, CA on 5/9/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2010.

my daughter came out of the room as soon as it started brewing ! maybe even at the opening of the bag ! omg this is the best coffee its rich in aroma and so flavor full i know that this will be a re purchase for me

from Hollis, NH on 3/3/2018.

My favorite

from Port St. Lucie, FL on 2/20/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2013.

We have been ordering from Peet's for 5 years now and for the longest time have been getting Espresso Forte and Arabian Moca-Java and blending them 50-50 for the most part. When the Arabian became unavailable we decided to try a couple different blends with Uzuri being one of them and immediately loved the taste. We tried mixing the different types but I found myself gravitating to just this blend by itself. The other morning I decided to do side-by side blind taste tests and made single shots of each and had my wife taste them and then had her do the same for me. We both picked the Uzuri! So I have changed our subscription to just pure Uzuri going forward based upon the amazing flavor that we both enjoy. I can't be certain but it seems the Arabian Moca-Java flavor wasn't as it was before the period of unavailability. Definitely sold on the Uzuri.

Richard Chin
from El Cerrito, CA on 1/25/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2013.

I have been drinking Peet's Coffee for about 4 years now. My favorite is Arabian Mocha Java. Recently I have not been able to buy my favorite coffee beans from Peet's. I bought Uzuri African Blend, Ethiopian Super Natural, and French Roast. Arabian Mocha Java is still my favorite. I am not a sophisticated coffee drinker. I can only say what tastes good to me. Uzuri and Ethiopian beans has similar aroma as Arabian Mocha Java (AMJ) beans, but AMJ coffee tastes and smells the best to me. The French Roast coffee is a little too bitter. Overall, coffee made from Uzuri and Ethiopian beans are close to AMJ, i.e., they are okay.