Around here, when you say 'coffee', you mean 'Peet's'.
Oddly, I made it all the way through college without ever touching coffee, but at my first job I quickly discovered that, in order to get through those interminable afternoon meetings, one needed a pick-me-up. And thus I made the acquaintance of that nasty black-sludge that used to masquerade as coffee in offices across America. Fortunately the 'real' coffee revolution was only a few years off, and soon one could obtain decent coffee just about anywhere you turned.
But here in San Francisco, when you say Coffee, what you really mean is Peet's Coffee. Oh sure, there have been others. Spinelli's (acquired by Tully's and rebranded); Tully's (eventually shut down most of their Bay Area stores); Pasqua's (acquired by Starbucks...and then shut down). But through it all, there has always been Peet's. Who do you think taught Starbucks' founders how to roast coffee? Alfred Peet.
Alfred Peet passed away Wednesday at his home in Ashland, Oregon. He was 87.
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Can't get by without it, so I guess I'm addicted to coffee.
Crackpot... Tully's was not that great IMHO. Now Spinelli's was a real loss--coffee as good as Peet's and outstanding cookies.
AnonP... The beauty of Peet's is...you can mail order their coffee! Peets.com.
Good company, which means, Good Guy. He'll be missed, I'm sure.
Blog on my friend.
Chuck... Mmmmmm... [gak!] Coffee should not come in crystals. That's reserved for Pixie-sticks and Crystal Light.
WS... Totally understandable. I get up to the Peet's at Market and Noe occasionally. I'll shoot you an email next time I'm in the neighborhood.
Which is your local peets?