Tustin Area Historical Society - Museum Programs and Events
Tustin Coffee Club
Since 1940
Tustin Drug and Variety Store
Built for Columbus Tustin’s son Sam around 1925

Started in 1940 and closed temporarily for the last four years.
The Coffee Club is back!

Meetings at the Tustin Museum

Times: Every Tuesday (Relax with friends and family where it all started in 1940.)
9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
- (pending)

Let's Talk Business (Brainstorming ideas to promote and market Old Town Tustin.)
Time: 1st Tuesday of the month - (pending)
8:00 A.M. to 9:00 A.M.

Location: The Tustin Museum 395 El Camino Real, Tustin, CA 92780 Map
Free Parking availiable.

Free Coffee: You can bring your own, drink our coffee while it lasts or go over to
Arvida Book Co. across the stree and select and buy one of their wide varities of coffees and teas.

Please remember - A mask is required

For more information:
Call, email ot text Pete Beatty, your TCC host and President of the Tustin Area Historical Society @ 714 504-4088 internetoffice@aol.com

Let's Talk History

Sponsored by the Tustin Area Historical Society. - - -
First Tuesday of the month from 9:00 AM to 10 am
For club infomation call (714) 504-4088 or email tustinMuseum@att.net -

August 11, 2020 - First meeting review:
A handful of coffee and tea lovers came to our first get together. We spoke about the beginnings of the coffee club and asked attendies how the club should move forward and what subjects we should cover next.

August 18, 2020
On the 18th we will be asking everyone if they would enjoy a Zoom webinar with a guest who is well versed on the subject we reviewed during the Tuesday coffee club meeting. We are looking for an evening and a time that would be good for everyone.
Just remember our Let's Talk History coffee club is open to everyone but the Zoom webinars will be for our coffee club members only.

Dear coffee lovers (tea lovers too), after four years we are back!

Phil Cox, owner of the Cox's Market Plaza, has given me the honor of restarting an Old Town Tustin tradition
which started at the corner drugstore in 1940 until it closed. After the closure Phil continued the tradition at
his restaurants.

Pete Beatty, President
Tustin Area Historical Society

Please remember:
Covid 19 rules must be observed.

For club information and updates TustinCoffeeClub.com / TustinNineOclockers.com

Founder: Burt Muller, Owner of the Tustin Drugstore (1940)
The Coffee Club started at the drugstore in 1940 as the Tustin Nine O'clockers.
First members were Burt's wife Margaret, Fred G. Hart, George Dearborn, Ray Unger, Ed Cox, H.D. Carson,
and James McCalla. The name was changed to the Tustin Coffee Club when Glenn Pyeatt took over.

Glenn and Alice moved to Tustin in the late 1940s and took over ownership of the Tustin Drug and Variety
Store in Old Downtown Tustin. Some of Glenn's fondest memories and friendships came from the drugstore
days, with personalized coffee cups for patrons of the soda fountain.

Tustin men gathered over coffee, horseshoes
by Juanita Lovret

D Street (El Camino Real) was the heart of town. Those living in town and those from the outlying citrus ranches
congregated here creating many traditions.

Each day at midmorning a bell would sound loud and clear. Wielded by the druggist or a Tustin Drug store employee, the clanging instrument announced to all within hearing that coffee was ready. Businessmen as well as any ranchers in town for shopping or banking would crowd into the store, hustling to get a stool at the counter and claim their mug of coffee.

The news of the day, both local and national, as well as the latest stories and jokes passed up and down the counter along with the sugar and cream. These exchanges would reach the entire community by nightfall. - Link to full article

  Cox’s Market Plaza is owned by Phil Cox, son of Ed Cox, who established the plaza in 1936 and was one of
the Tustin Coffee Club's first members. Cox’s Market Plaza celebrates 80th anniversary (March 22, 2016) - Website

Join Us - It's free

Current Members

New Members

Bob Ammann
Pete Beatty
Kurt Bensworth
Ivan Bishop
Linda Cox
Phil Cox

Guy Ball
Al Corfield
Pat Corfield
Donna Peery
Steve Sauers
Joe Sprekelmeyer
Gretchen Whisler


Webmaster - Pete Beatty (714) 504-4088
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