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Our History

The Alaska Artisan Coffee has been serving Alaska's freshest coffee since 1996. We are Alaskan family owned and operated. Our roasting facility is located in beautiful Palmer, Alaska which is located approximately 40 miles north of Anchorage, and is part of the Matanuska Valley. Here we produce, package, label and deliver our fresh roasted coffee daily. Our customers include coffee shops, grocery and specialty stores as well as the general public. Retail and wholesale pricing is available.

Our roastmaster, Ron Maclure, is the founder of the Alaska Artisan Coffee and has been roasting coffee for 20 years. Ron’s passion was sparked by a trip to South America where he visited a coffee plantation. The rest is history. Our coffee is available locally at Walmart, Three Bears, Fred Meyer, Walgreens, Coffee & Cream, Sagaya City and Midtown Markets, as well as various gift shops across Alaska, New York, and Vermont – and the list keeps growing. See the Locations page for a store near you. Ron also offers a private roasting package which is a big hit for any occasion. Call (907) 745-5543 to reserve your time slot. Looking for the perfect advertising tool? How about your logo on a fresh roasted local product. Available in bags, or 2oz. sample packs which are the perfect size for a business card. They can also be custom labeled for your business.

Ron is not your average roaster. He strives to offer not only the freshest coffee blends, but the most unique coffee experience you'll ever have. He offers a private roasting package which allows YOU to be the roaster. He'll walk you through the entire process from green beans to a fresh roasted blend you will proudly label as your own. What a wonderful gift for family, friends and clients.

We firmly believe in giving back to our community. Our fundraising program, "The Coffee Shepherd Project", allows organizations to purchase coffee from us at a special rate, provide their own labels and market their cause. Some of those fundraisers include 4-H, Academy Charter School, Matanuska Youth Hockey Association, Denali Gymnastics, Wasilla High School, Colony High School, The Cowboy Church, KenCare (benefit for Ken Peltier), Cheerleaders from Bethel and Dimond High School, People to People, Wasilla Youth Soccer Association, and Battle Dawgs.