First we had the death of Michael Jackson (of beer fame, not the King of
Ped Pop or the talk-radio host). Now the news is bringing reports of the death of Alfred Peet, founder of Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc. He opened his first store 41 years ago in Berkeley and is credited with kindling the nation’s gourmet coffee fervor.
If you read the obit, you know that we have Peet to blame for Starbucks.