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NBC TODAY SHOW TASTE TEST - 5 BEST COFFEES TO BREW AT HOME For many, a good cup of coffee is vital to starting the day right. TODAY food editor, Phil Lempert, joins NBC'S Amy Robach and Lester Holt to unveil the best of the beans. "Nice cup of coffee!" - Lester Holt "We took a little under a hundred brands so people would know. I love this (coffee). This is among the smoothest organic coffees...it has a wonderful aroma to it; the key to great coffee is aroma and taste" - Phil Lempert  
Buy "Organic Blend" here.

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EXAMINER.COM BOSTON CITY GUIDE: WAKE UP TO WEAVER'S by CHARLENE PETERS
For almost a week, I was yawning non-stop -- and couldn't seem to muster up the willpower to workout. I was dragging, and my husband mentioned he was having similar issues. We were both sleeping, but didn't understand what was going on -- until one morning I had to grind more coffee beans -- and realized my husband had opened up the wrong bag -- the decaf bag! Funny thing is that this particular decaf coffee, (and know that I would normally never drink decaf) -- tasted so good! But without caffeine, it's a moot point. The taste test happened without effort, and Weaver's Coffee, the certified organic/fair trade certified, coffee -- yes, good all around, was incredibly delicious. Today, I'm back on caffeine, and loving Weaver's French Roast Organic blend. For now, Bostonian's can experience Weaver's coffee online, but who knows? Branches are opening in a trail that just may lead to Boston soon. And it all began with John Weaver, who was the master roaster for Peet's for 23 years.

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EXAMINER.COM SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA: THE WORLDWIDE SEARCH IS OVER: THE BEST COFFEE IS RIGHT HERE by PATTY BURNESS
You no longer have to travel to Italy to find great coffee. Right here in the San Francisco Bay Area – in San Rafael to be exact – you'll find Weaver's Coffee. Experience first hand what everyone is raving about. Sit back and watch the beans being roasted as you sip a luxurious cup of coffee. See the 1905 Royal No. 5 roaster, once used by Alfred Peet, the man who taught John Weaver. Take a tour and participate in coffee tastings. Every aspect of their business is focused on sustainability and responsibility. They work with local organizations in Latin American that help coffee farmers and their families. By selling only Fair Trade Certified products, Weaver's supports farm workers in the developing world. And in their local community, Weaver's donates products to support nonprofits' fundraising activities.
Bite of the Best

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BITE OF THE BEST WEAVER'S ORGANIC BLEND COFFEE by BONNIE, BRYAN, AND ERIC
I begin my day by freshly grinding coffee beans, then brewing a pot full. I find that aroma intoxicating as I sit at my computer beginning to respond to emails while waiting for the coffee to brew. That good cup of coffee makes my morning at the computer so much more enjoyable. Earlier this year I received an email from Amy Bonetti, sharing information about Weaver's handcrafted artisan coffee and John Weaver, master roaster and president of the company. I found her info interesting, but told her the proof was in the brew. After receiving the samples, I brewed a pot of Weaver's Organic Blend — a coffee that's 100% organic and fair-trade certified and is a blend of beans grown at high altitude along the equator (Central and South America, Indonesia, and Africa). I expected a good cup of coffee. What I got was fabulous — full-bodied and rich with a slight caramel flavor and a complex aroma — a cup to satisfy even the most finicky coffee aficionado. And that includes me! Buy "Organic Blend" here.
Roast with the Most

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THE SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE ROAST WITH THE MOST 
A new generation of Bay Area coffee roasters pushes the perfect cup to the next level by TARA DUGGAN Local roasters have long been influenced by Alfred Peet, who founded his coffee emporium on Vine Street in Berkeley in 1966. Having learned the trade from his father in the Netherlands, Peet created coffees characterized by full body, robust flavor and toasty notes. Peet, who died in August, is credited with ushering in the current era of specialty coffee - mostly because he trained Jerry Baldwin, Gordon Bowker and Zev Siegel, who went on to found Starbucks, the company that popularized Peet's dark-roast style. 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. During a cupping that included a coffee from Guatemala, which tends to be subtle and nuanced, and one from Kenya, which is brighter and easier to like on the first sip, Peet asked Weaver to pick his favorite. Weaver chose the Kenya, whereby Peet replied, "You're wrong!" Instead of being fired on the spot, Weaver stayed with the company for 27 years, the last two decades as master roaster. Last fall, he left to open Weaver's Coffee & Tea.
Super Market Guru - Phil Lempert

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SUPERMARKET GURU NEW PRODUCTS HITS and MISSES - THE BLEND by PHIL LEMPERT
This product is a HIT! Well you might already know this, but we'll say it anyway; WE LOVE COFFEE (check out our newsletter Coffee Chat News if you don't believe us)and when we first received our package of Weaver's we instantly noticed the rich aroma, that was even powerful enough to even make its way through the vacuum sealed bag. Typically coffee varieties that have any kind of "blend" reference in their name make us wary right off the bat – however this was one of the best cups of coffee we've ever had. Needless to say, the actual recipe is proprietorial, but Weaver's did divulge that this blend contains seven of John Weaver, the master roaster's, favorite beans that have been roasted at 3 different temperatures. Hmmm, very mysterious; something to ponder as you sip. The only improvement we could even think of would be Fair Trade Certification; as long as that delicious taste isn't affected...Buy "The Blend" here.
VegFamily Product Reveiws

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VEGFAMILY PRODUCT REVIEWS by CYNTHIA MOSHER
Their Organic Blend "Full-Bodied, Sweet Caramel Finish" is lovely. I am not a huge coffee drinker but I certainly enjoy a good cup of coffee. This has become my weekend morning special. Weaver's is extending their reach by making their coffees available in better grocery and gourmet food stores. If you're a coffee lover, give Weaver's a try. Not only do they have smooth, rich coffees to offer, they are organic and fair trade certified...'' Buy "Organic Blend" here.
Picky Eaters Coffee Review

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CONTRA COSTA TIMES PICKY EATER - COFFEE QUANDRY by JOLENE THYM
Last week, I tried the newest Starbucks blend, Guatemala Casi Cielo coffee, and liked it so much that I decided to tell you all about it - how it's so chocolatey and satisfying that it could take the place of dessert. I was especially happy that every cup of Casi Cielo helps support the building and operation of medical clinics on two farms in Guatemala. But that was before I tried a mug of perfectly roasted Sumatra coffee from Weaver's, a San Francisco coffee company started just last year by former Peet's roaster John Weaver. I have no idea why Weaver parted ways with Peet's but I do know that Weaver definitely knows what he's doing. His coffee is stellar. The flavors are utterly pure and clean, not a bit over-roasted - a peeve I have with so many of the top coffee brands. So the question remains: Casi Cielo or Weaver's Sumatra? I'd grab the mug of Sumatra first, and put the Casi Cielo in an old fashioned thermos for later. Buy "Sumatra Organic" here.
San Diego FoodStuff Coffee Review

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SAN DIEGO FOODSTUFF A JOURNEY WITH JOLT-LESS JAVA: A GREAT CUP STARTS WITH A BETTER ROAST by CARON GOLDEN
Weaver had been a longtime roaster at Peet's Coffee until 2007, when he formed his own company. He's just celebrated 30 years in the coffee industry, and says that his new roasting style for his own business is “juicier, more flavorful with a smooth profile in the flavor.” But how do you get these flavors? Like any agricultural product, the quality and flavors of coffee beans can vary from season to season, depending on weather, the soil, proper fertilization, pest and disease control, proper pruning, and watering. Just as important, it turns out, is altitude. The higher the elevation, the slower the beans are to mature, resulting in more flavor. Arabicas, of which there are at least some 20 varietals, are grown at a higher elevation. You'll find many of these varietals in Mexico or Peru. The trees are fussy about their growing environment, and that, combined with the belief that the beans have more flavorful qualities, make them more expensive than Robusta beans.
Drink Hacker Review

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DRINKHACKER.COM REVIEW: WEAVER'S COFFEE - THE BLEND by CHRISTOPHER NULL
I tried Weaver's “The Blend,” and it's a real treat. Though I'm not the obsessive coffee drinker than many of you surely are, I found The Blend to make one of the best home-brewed cups of coffee I'd ever encountered. Rich without being bitter and acidic, it's a heady brew that literally filled the house with chocolaty and woody aroma when we ground the beans. I take coffee with a touch of sugar, which balanced things perfectly. The dense nuttiness was just right with a little sweetness on top of it. Buy "The Blend" here.
Portland Picks Review

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PORTLAND PICKS CHICK PICKS - TO FILL YOUR CUP
We know, we know, local local local! But sometimes we crave a decadent cup of Kona, or Peru Organic, and we have to fan out beyond our fair city. Enter: Weaver's Coffee. Exotic, rich varietals and artisan blends harvested at the peak of perfection, and never over-roasted. They’re shipped to your door in gorgeous packaging that enhances the java experience. Weaver's Coffee also makes a great gift for coffee addicts! Buy "Peru Organic" here.