If you ever have the chance to visit Alaska, the one thing that will stand out are all the coffee shops and drive-thru stands. You can throw a rock and hit the next one, that’s how many there are in Anchorage. As of July 2011, there were 172 coffee shops in Anchorage. That’s a lot of coffee shops for a city with a population around 295,500 people.
My second visit to Alaska last summer, I planned on taking photos of all the different coffee shops, but we just ran out of time. This trip, my sister and I found an afternoon to drive around Anchorage so I could capture a few. I also included shops and stands from other towns in Alaska we visited.
Funny fact – Alaskans consume more ice cream per capita, than any other state. Google it!
Here is great spot, Black Bear Coffee House, outside of Denali National Park.
You can learn more about this piece of Alaska Railroad history here.