EMERYVILLE Calif. Alfred Peet, founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea and a catalyst for the premium-coffee boom of the past two decades, died at his home in Ashland, Ore., on Aug. 29 at age 87. The cause of death was reportedly cancer. The European-born Peet introduced many residents of Berkeley, Calif., to premium and specialty coffees when he opened the original Peet's outlet there in 1966. Virtually all of the coffee served in the United States at the time was made from robusta beans, ...
Register to view this article
It’s free but we need to know a little about you to continually improve our content.
Registering allows you to unlock a portion of our premium online content. You can access more in-depth stories and analysis, as well as news not found on any other website or any other media outlet. You also get free eNewsletters, blogs, real-time polls, archives and more.
Attention Print Subscribers: While you have already been granted free access to NRN we ask that you register now. We promise it will only take a few minutes!
Questions about your account or how to access content?
Contact: Desiree Torres Desiree.Torres@penton.com