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Weaver's Coffee?

rworange | Jan 26, 201207:21 PM

Anyone have any opinions?

From my understanding it is a San Rafael company. Acoording to this 2008 Chronicle article

"John Weaver joined Peet's in the early '80s, after Peet sold the company but was still the coffee buyer. The longhaired surfer kid learned to roast and select coffees under Peet's exacting standards ... Weaver stayed with the company for 27 years, the last two decades as master roaster."

Back in 2008 Weaver was located in Emeryville "in one of Peet's original plants, on the same vintage Probat machine - the coffee geek's roaster of choice - that he learned on. "

Cut to 2012 and the company seems to have expanded, selling to markets such as Andronico's and Whole Foods. I was surprised to see that FatApples is now serving Weaver's instead of Peet's.

The first time I tried Weaver's was late last year at Ponsford's Place in San Rafael. I wasn't bowled over by the roast. Today I tried a different roast at Abby's Grill, a new Filipino place in Pinole. I liked that roast a lot more.

It did have the flavor of old school Peet's.

Anyone else have any thoughts about Weaver's?

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