Rest in Peet's
We always admired the coffee implements he had for sale, and would save up for a big score to buy a cup or something. Then the lines began to get longer and the wait more crushed, and after a while we quit going.
Funny how what was so avantegard then has become cultural imperialism (and this, etc.) now.
At the time, Guambat was part time manager of a "counter-culture" coffee house in Oakland. We used to buy all our "exotic" (e.g., turkish coffee) coffees and all our teas from Peet's.
Coffee pioneer Alfred Peet dies
Coffee master Alfred Peet, 87, inspired Starbucks