Alfred Peet

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Birthday
10, 1920
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Aug 29, 2007 (87)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
10, 1920
Birthplace
Netherlands
Death Date
Aug 29, 2007 (87)

About

Dutch-American specialty coffee entrepreneur and founder of Peet's Coffee & Tea in 1966 in Berkeley, California.

Before Fame

He worked as a tea taster in the Dutch East Indies and New Zealand. He moved to San Francisco, California, in 1955.

Trivia

He supplied the founders of Starbucks with coffee during their first year of business.

Family Life

He learned about the coffee business from his dad who ran a coffee roastery in Alkmaar, Netherlands.

Associated With

He had many celebrity fans, including Katie Holmes.