With only four new Starbucks to wisit in Alaska, I have more than enough time to explore independent coffee, starting with Steamdot, just off O'Malley Road.

This spacious cafe roasts its own beans and only offers filter coffee as a manual brew, with myriad options--French press, siphon, V60, Chemex, and Clever.

Outlets, wifi, and a tall counter where I could work spurred me to stick around a while, and besides a good cup of Ethiopia Yirgacheffee, I also enjoyed an EXCELLENT blueberry scone, baked fresh in their kitchen.
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