History From the Owners – Deborah and Nessim

Alakef Coffee Roasters was born out of a passion for coffee and our search for the "perfect cup"!
In the 1980’s, finding a great, satisfying, cup of coffee wasn’t easy.  We decided that the solution was to acquire a small home roaster and roast our own coffee.

While buying the green Arabica beans from a small local roaster, we began experimenting with the art of roasting at home for a few years.  The love of this craft triggered our desire to start a roasting company.  In 1990, we created Alakef Coffee Roasters in the basement of an old school by the lake in Duluth, MN.   As demand for our specialty coffees grew, so did our need for employees and a new building.  In May of 2000, Alakef Coffee moved into our current home on Superior Street in Duluth.

Today, we service coffee houses, shops and restaurants throughout the Midwest.  We have also made our wide selection of coffees available to you through our on-line store.  We currently ship throughout the United States to customers from the east coast to west.

We personally guarantee all of our coffee and appreciate your support and feedback.

So, sit back, take a sip and ENJOY!

˜Deborah and Nessim