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It is the sneaking suspicion of the Alaska Business editorial team that many of our readers are aware of where they can purchase a cup of coffee.

And even if you are one of those few Alaskans who don’t already have a favored coffee stop, one of the bounties of the Last Frontier is an abundance of convenient drive-through coffee huts located (seemingly) every few blocks in Alaska’s urban areas. So the following list is really a celebration of Alaska’s unique coffee culture that we have built together, one achingly-frigid-morning-when-you-don’t-want-to-get-out-of-your-car-for-anything at a time.

Alaska Coffee Roasting Co. is known for “celebrating coffee, the wine of the tropics.” In addition to its two Fairbanks locations, Alaska Roasting Coffee Co. also has a location in Miami. alaskacoffeeroasting.com

Anchorage-based Aftershock Espresso has sit-in and drive through options and a new ownership team as of March. facebook.com/aftershockespresso/

Black Cup pushes inDecation in coffee and espresso at its midtown café, which it bills as “cozy, friendly, and a perfect place to meet.” blackcupak.com

Dark Horse Coffee is located in downtown Anchorage and focuses on a warm, comfortable atmosphere. darkhorsecoffee.com

Heritage Coffee Roasting Co. as been operating for more than twenty-five years, serving Juneau residents and visitors from seven locations, including two drive-through coffee huts. heritagecoffee.com

Jitters serves locally-roasted coffee at its Eagle River location, which opened in 1994 and features a convenient drive through. jitterseagleriver.com

Local-roaster Kaladi Brothers Coffee has several standalone locations in Anchorage, Soldotna, Wasilla—and one on Pike Street in Seattle—as well as kiosks in business locations such as Title Wave, Rustic Goat, and New Sagaya. And a Kaladi Brothers location is coming soon to the newly refreshed Midtown Mall. kaladi.com

McCafferty’s downtown Fairbanks location roasts its coffee in house and features live music by Sand Castle on the weekends. facebook.com/McCaffertysCoffeeHouse/

Sleepy Dog Coffee is an espresso café and coffee roaster in Eagle River that also sells its beans wholesale. facebook.com/sleepydogcoffee/

SteamDot has three locations in Anchorage; its flagship café is known as “The Lab” and features a “pour over” bar. SteamDot roasts beans daily to provide the freshest coffee possible. steamdot.com

In Wasilla, Keely’s Coffee House has a drive through and a dining space and just recently came under new ownership. facebook.com/keelyscoffeehouse/

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January 2020

January 2020

Convenient Caffeine!

Below we are pleased to present coffee huts and locations from around the state selected solely for their awesome names.

A Whole Latte Love | Anchorage
Aftershock Espresso | Anchorage
Arctic Grounds Coffee Company | Anchorage
Aroma Borealis | Willow
Beanhive Espresso | Palmer
Boom! Coffee | Anchorage
Brew D’ Licious | Anchorage
Brew Haha | Palmer
Common Grounds Espresso | Anchorage
Downtown Grind | Anchorage
Espresso MD | Wasilla
Espresso Yourself | Fairbanks
Fitspresso | Anchorage
Flying Squirrel Espresso | Juneau
Ground Theory | Anchorage
Hyper Bean Espresso | Anchorage
Iditacup | Wasilla
Java Junkie | Fairbanks
Java the Hut | Anchorage
Mocha Moose Express | Fairbanks
Mojo to Go | Fairbanks
Perkup Espresso | Anchorage
Rugged Brews | Anchorage
Sugar Shack Espresso | Anchorage
The Awakening Espresso | Wasilla

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The Marx Bros. Café

January 2020

Jack Amon and Richard “Van” Hale opened the doors of the Marx Bros. Café on October 18, 1979; however, the two had already been partners in cuisine for some time, having created the Wednesday Night Gourmet Wine Tasting Society and Volleyball Team Which Now Meets on Sunday, a weekly evening of food and wine. It was actually the end of the weekly event that spurred the name of the restaurant: hours after its final service, Amon and Hale were hauling equipment and furnishings out of their old location and to their now-iconic building on Third Street, all while managing arguments about equipment ownership, a visit from the police, and quite a bit of wine. “If you’ve ever seen the movie ‘A Night at the Opera” starring the Marx Brothers, that’s what it was like,” Hale explains.

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