I guess this is an addendum to the thought that there's a lot of eating...and a lot of alcohol drinking...that goes on in Alaska.
There's also a lot of coffee-drinking. This, friends, is something I can get behind entirely.
And having these things:
on every corner is change you can REALLY believe in. These are espresso huts, and they're EVERYWHERE. There must be a couple of hundred of them just in the city (and yes, Anchorage is rife with drive-thru Starbucks as well). But these little guys -- you can drive right up and order your triple-venti-half-caf-no-foam-skinny-latte without even getting out of your car. I think I'm a little in love with them.