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December 30, 2005

A cruel twist of fate

I realised that fate has not been on my side very much lately. For a short-time in 2003-4, Peet's Coffee & Tea, one of the very good US coffee chains, had opened stores in Tokyo. So good, that I was happy to go out of my way, sometimes adding 10-15m to my morning commute so I could have that prized first cup of the day.

Of course, all good things come to an end and Peet's eventually closed its Tokyo locations and moved on. What hurts is that in the time since then, my company moved office to the same building that Peet's was in. It has been replaced by a "cafe" that sells curry, hot dogs and coffee...(I would not go in there if it was the last thing open/at gunpoint etc - you get the idea).

It has been over a year since the office move, but it was only today when I went out to get a coffee that I finally realised what I have been missing. I could have been having it every day!

If you live in the Bay Area, you are spoiled for choice! If you have not been there recently, you should make an effort to try it again. Do it for me.

My life is all about bad timing.

Posted by Kirk on December 30, 2005 04:11 PM


Peet's is good - I had one close to me in San Diego. Now they sell the beans in the grocery stores around DC... not that I'm trying to rub it in, but I am.

Posted by: Monica at January 6, 2006 02:54 AM