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    Bag of whole bean Half-Caf Major Dickason's Blend® coffee, roasted by Peet's Coffee

    Half-Caf Major Dickason's Blend®

    A decaf dark single-origin coffee from Americas with spicy and complex taste notes.

    Our most popular blend, without as much caffeine. Quite possibly the most flavorful cup of half-caf you’ll ever have.

    How It Tastes

    All the rich complexity and body of the original. A surprisingly bold half-caf.


    A loyal customer of our original Berkeley store, retired army officer Key Dickason brought the idea for our most beloved blend to Mr. Peet in 1969. Intrigued, our founder worked with the local gourmand and coffee aficionado to refine it. They sampled countless combinations before arriving at what is now our all-time bestseller. The result was so good, Alfred Peet decided naming it after his friend wasn’t enough — Dickason’s rich, complex blend also deserved a promotion from sergeant to major.

    Worth Noting

    Major Dickason’s combines the best origin coffees from the world’s premier growing regions, each imparting its distinctive regional characteristics while still effortlessly rounding into a smooth, balanced cup. The mellow, satisfying richness stands alone among decafs, whether prepared in a press, by drip, or as espresso. It’s the boldest of its kind.

    Over the years, it has become the coffee that epitomizes Peet’s: flavorful, deeply roasted, and unsurpassingly satisfying. But for us, Major D’s is just like a relationship with an old friend. We’ll always remember it as the story of a customer’s passion, an expert’s palate, and a shared love of coffee.

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