Founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea dies

by Editorial Staff
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EMERYVILLE, CALIF. — Alfred Peet, founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, died in Ashland, Ore., on Aug. 29. He was 87 years old.

Mr. Peet opened the first Peet’s store in Berkeley, Calif., in 1966, pioneering the coffee roasting style that inspired the specialty coffee revolution.

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