A Chat with Koala Bean
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Shelly and David recently purchased the Espresso Shop on Benson at C Street (now Koala Bean). We have many new menu items and prices! We still have the same great baristas and proudly serve locally roasted SteamDot coffee. We are doing a Groupon to introduce our new offerings to the community.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
We have great cold brewed toddy! The toddy can be used in a variety of drinks, takes 18 hours to brew, and is absolutely delicious!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
We are David and Shelly Vogel, and this is our little family business. We met at the University of Alaska–Anchorage, and we have two awesome children, Ethan and Emily! David is an Army veteran, and Shelly has worked as a waitress and in various accounting fields. We love Alaska, our community, and coffee!
What do you love most about your job?
Being able to share our love of coffee with our customers, brightening your day one smile and cup at a time.