I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve who has to wait until the next day for the big show. Grown up, I don’t usually wait for anything I want, but tonight, I picked up a fresh pound of coffee and if I crack it now, it will be an all-nighter for me.
I’ve tried Peet’s Coffee before. Based out of California and at it for over 40 years now, they know coffee. Check out the Report Card for more information on Peets. I bought one of their coffee tours for family that simply can’t keep up with the pound of coffee they’re sending every month. So, this month, I had it sent to me instead.
It’s a pound of Guatemalan Antigua coffee. It’s amazing to me how differences in climates in coffee-growing regions produce for the coffee lover a wide range of flavors. Coffee from the province of Antigua in Guatemala is my favorite coffee in the world. San Sebastian is the name of a farm that sells to Peets for consumption across North America. They meet Peets’ standard, so I can’t wait to compare this to the Antigua coffee I normally buy retail from Starbucks.
This is the first time a pound of Peets coffee is delivered to my door so I’m excited for my first cup tomorrow. I picked it up at the post office and probably looked like my lab retriever smelling the box all over. Not because I was so anxious to smell it, but because I wanted to make sure I couldn’t smell anything. If the packaging is airtight, I shouldn’t smell any coffee and that means it’s fresh. The bag is stamped with the Roast Date, or day the green beans imported from Guatemala were roasted to fill my order. I usually buy retail from Starbucks and I have to say you just don’t know when it was roasted although if the coffee wasn’t fresh, I’d know. Until tomorrow. Even I think it’s weird if I end up dreaming about my first cup tonight.