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Founder of Peet's Coffee dies at home in Ashland

Posted by The Oregonian August 31, 2007 08:02AM

Categories: Breaking News, Business

Alfred Peet, founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea, died Wednesday at his Ashland home. He was 87.

Peet's death was announced this morning by the company he founded in 1966.

Peet opened the original Peet's store on the corner of Walnut and Vine in Berkeley, Calif. in 1966, and eventually added shops in Menlo Park, in Oakland and another in Berkeley across from the Claremont Hotel.

Although he retired in 1983, Peet never fully gave up his passion in coffee. He continued to consult with coffee companies and was often known to drop by coffee stores and taste samples of coffee beans with its proprietors, his company said in a statement this morning.

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