One of my strong memories growing up on Rose Street & Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, California was the smell of roasting coffee from Peet’s Coffee Tea & Spices just one block south on the corner of Walnut & Vine Streets. Little did I know that I grew up in Berkeley in a neighborhood known as the Gourmet Ghetto.
Searching for filters for my Christmas gift of a coffee pot I decided to return to Peet’s & I am so glad I did. What a treasure! There is an addition of a small side room with a few tables and a museum display of historical artifacts & equipment, including the original roaster. The beauty of wood and the smell of coffee is a delight to behold.
So the next time you are in the Gourmet Ghetto be sure and stop by Peet’s for a cup of coffee to knock your socks off!