Ethiopian Fancy

An elegant experience from Ethiopia, the birthplace of coffee, meticulously prepared by the washed method.
$17.95 / lb.
  • Flavor Notes
  • Flavor Category
    Fruity / Floral
  • Roast Level
  • Origin
    Africa & Arabia
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About this coffee

Roast Level

Ethiopian Fancy
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Brewing Methods

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

Medium-bodied and pungent, with tangy citrus flavors and lingering floral aroma.


We have Ethiopia to thank for coffee. It's the birthplace of the bean, which still grows wild there in resplendent diversity. In fact, it's the region's botanical variety that makes Ethiopian coffee so special, bestowing beans with a distinctive appearance and aroma — long and slightly curved, with a beautiful floral scent that reminds some of jasmine blossoms. Ours comes from Yirgacheffé in the Sidamo state, east of Lake Abaya, where we find special lots that best exemplify these qualities. The coffee we select for Ethiopian Fancy is the finest washed Arabica, prepared in a fashion that enhances its uniquely refined flavors. Perfectly ripe cherries are picked and pulped the same day. Careful fermentation loosens the gelatinous fruit, and the coffee is then washed in high mountain waters. Cleansed beans are gently dried on raised beds, where farmers rotate them frequently to prevent any sun-scorching. This method produces a bright, tangy brew with peerless clarity of flavor.

Worth Noting

Alfred Peet thought this medium-bodied coffee deserved to be called "Fancy," and it's easy to taste why. Its pungent floral aroma lingers almost like a perfume, giving way to distinct, lemony citrus notes.
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.

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Reviews (9)
Average rating:
from Nebraska City, NE on 4/24/2018. Drinking Peet's since 2018.

Ethiopian Fancy has its own unique flavor and aftertaste. It has turned some heads at work when I brew it in a pour over. Definitely one of my top 3 roasts so far. Although I really enjoyed the Ethiopian Supernatural and that's what got me turned on to drinking Peets coffee in the first place. Ethiopian Supernatural is by far the best coffee I have ever had and is my number 1 coffee thus far and I wish Peets would keep this a year round coffee.

from San Francisco, CA on 3/19/2018. Drinking Peet's since 1977.

I actually mean to review the Ethiopian Super Natural but there's not place to do it on the Web site now. I imagine this because it is currently not offered! (Brilliant deduction) Look for it though: I think it is offered once a year, maybe more. What a great coffee - one of the best I've ever had.

I have also had this Ethiopian Fancy, and it is excellent. I don't think you can go wrong with Peets + Ethiopian coffees.

from Toledo , OH on 7/9/2017. Drinking Peet's since 2015.

I love to try various coffee beans from multiple vendors. My nephew in at UC Irvine and on a visit to see him, I had Peet's Coffee for the first time. Once I tried Ethiopian Fancy I have NOT changed coffees! This bean is a wonderful coffee - full of flor with a nice smooth aftertaste. I drink it black in the AM and also like to have iced coffee in the afternoon. Try this bean!!!

Kenneth Neil Kuttner
from WILLIAMSTOWN on 2/26/2017. Drinking Peet's since forev.

I've tried other Peet's beans, but I keep coming back to the rich, flavorful Ethiopian. Contrary to the description, I would describe it as "full," not "medium" bodied - and like one of the other reviewers, I the taste is more "berry" than "citrus." Try it!

from Hillsboro, OR on 1/29/2017. Drinking Peet's since For y.

I've been buying Ethiopian roasted whole beans at a couple of other roasting places but wanted to try Peets as it was roasted right before shipping, the other places were up to several weeks old when they shipped.

The other beans I bought were all mid roast while Peets did theirs a dark roast. I find the dark roast tastes way over roasted to me with a lot of the flavor not there compared to the mid roasted beans. Because of this I'd rather buy older more flavorful beans than fresh roasted over roasted taking beans. Sorry Peets, I gave you guys a try but I'll go back to the other roasters for my Ethiopian.