Seattle’s Best Coffee

After winning a coffee competition held by the region’s top chefs, Stewart Brothers Coffee changed its name to Seattle’s Best Coffee (SBC).

Allan Brothers Coffee

Allan Bros Coffee formed in 1972, shedding the Printing and Advertising business. Allan  now knew his calling, and opened a coffee stand in Ashland. Another shop briefly opened in Medford, before Allan decided to move his operations to Corvallis

Starbucks Opens

Gerald Baldwin, Zev Siegel and Gordon Bowker founded Starbucks Coffee Company in 1971, using the training and mentorship they received from Alfred Peet.

The Wet Whisker

Jim Stewart, inspired by Herb Hyman,  began roasting  in 1969 and opened his company The Wet Whisker in Coupeville, WA.

Peet’s Coffee and Tea

Peet’s Coffee is a San Francisco Bay Area based specialty coffee roaster and retailer. Founded in 1966 by Alfred Peet in Berkeley, California.

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