Tucked against the entry to Ward Cove, the Green Coffee Bean Company may seem off the beaten track. Yet people from all over Ketchikan make the trek to this local coffee shop and roastery. Whether you order an espresso drink or whole beans to go, the coffee is roasted to perfection. Owner Steve has the hand of an expert roaster. Attuned to the personality of each bean, he knows how to best express the individual flavors in the roasting process, with light, medium, and dark roasts available.
Green Bean Coffee Company’s coffee comes from all over the world, and it’s easy to get swept into an exotic world of taste, texture and smell. Each coffee is unique, so educate yourself. The whole bean coffee is organized by world region, and each bag features a brief description of that region, as well as a complex flavor profile.
Remodeled this past year, the shop has ample space and cozy seating, so come contemplate your coffee while reading a book and staying dry from the wind and rain of Ketchikan. Cookies and scones are available if you’d like to balance the rich bitterness of your beverage with a sweet. You can also get both a global and local flavor here: check out the floor-to-ceiling world map, as well as the bulletin board full of local flyers and events.
Make the trek with the coffee lovers of Ketchikan. The smoothness of a cup of Green Bean Coffee is not easily matched. The roastery and coffee shop is open Monday–Friday from 6 a.m– 5 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m.–4 p.m.