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Born & Raised in Alaska

Our Beginnings

Kaladi Brothers Coffee Company was born in Alaska and we like to say were also raised here. What began as an espresso cart on Anchorage’s 4th Avenue in the spring of 1986, is now Alaska's premier coffee roaster. There are no Brothers, but Kaladi is one big happy Alaskan family. Over 25 years later and thousands of staff members over the years, the Kaladi roasters in Anchorage, Alaska are cranking out nearly a million pounds a year of premium, air-roasted coffee. Kaladi Brothers Coffee is made in Alaska, by Alaskans, for Alaskans.


About the Goat

Is it a reindeer? Is it a pony? No! It's a goat. That's right, a goat.
A bright red goat has come to symbolize Alaska's finest coffee.


The Kaladi Goat
Legend has it... that coffee was first discovered by a goat herder named Kaladi living in the land of Arabia Felix. One day Kaladi found his normally tranquil goats very frisky and dancing with abandoned glee near a shiny, dark-leafed shrub with berries. Kaladi soon determined that it was the red berries that caused such jubilation and decided to sample some for himself. He, too, found the berries very stimulating - and it wasn't long before he was merrily dancing and cavorting with his goats.

One day a passing monk from a nearby monastery was astonished to find a herdsman and flock dancing in this elated state and asked Kaladi for an explanation of their strange behavior. The abbot, after sampling some of the fruit himself, immediately felt refreshed and realized that the berries had the exact properties required to keep his monks awake while at prayer. The abbot then combined the berries with water and produced a wonderfully stimulating drink which he thought to be heaven sent. Soon the news of coffee spread throughtout Arabia Felix and from there to the world.

Catalyst for Community


Growing Together

To us, being a catalyst for community means many things. It means contributing time and resources to the community that we have grown with. It also means providing a meeting place for members of the community to come together and share ideas and build relationships.
One way we at Kaladi Brothers Coffee contribute time and resources is through participating in a multitude of Alaska's fundraising events. Through the donation of products and, more importantly, through allocating time, our employees participate in hundreds of events every year.
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