7 Buzz-Worthy Coffees
Peet’s Coffee Uzuri African Blend
The first new addition to the Berkeley, California-based company’s lineup in nearly a decade, this medium roast is robust yet fruity and has bright hints of red berries.
To buy: $10 for 12 ounces (both ground and whole bean), at supermarkets.
Counter Culture La Golondrina
This medium roast of Columbian beans, from a beloved North Carolina microroaster, has strong notes of caramel, chocolate, and black cherry. Delicious as an after-dinner treat.
To buy: $12 for 12 ounces (whole beans only), counterculturecoffee.com.
Starbucks Pike Place Roast
Jim’s Organic Sweet Love Blend
From an organic coffee pioneer who consistently turns out quality beans, this dark, complex roast is ideal for any no-nonsense strong coffee drinker.
To buy: $10 for 12 ounces (both ground and whole beans), at natural food stores, select Whole Foods Markets, and jimsorganiccoffee.com.
Stumptown Coffee Roasters Kenya Gaturiri Reserve
Serious java geeks (you know who you are) will love this medium-bodied brew that smells of molasses and black currant. It’s worth the splurge.
To buy: $16.50 for 12 ounces (whole beans only), stumptowncoffee.com.
illy Whole Bean Coffee Medium Roast
With a silky texture and a rich, syrupy flavor, this quality brew makes delicious espresso or drip coffee.
To buy: $14 for 8.8 ounces (ground only), at supermarkets.