I undoubtedly owe my coffee obsession to Peet’s. For as long as I can remember, I’ve watched my dad consume a seemingly irrational amount of Major Dickason’s blend. Naturally, this passion for a strong caffeinated cup (or three) was passed from father to son, and I too found myself gravitating to the corner of Walnut and Vine – Peet’s very first location which opened in 1966 – to grab a pound of beans. Recently, my interest in coffee has cooled a bit. In fact, it’s frozen. Javiva Blended coffee is made with fresh brewed coffee, and I would expect nothing less coming from Peet’s. Thankfully, I no longer have to limit my coffee fix to foggy Berkeley mornings. In fact, given this relentless California heat, it looks like I’ll be doing my best to keep it cool more often than not these days.