The Kobuk slings free coffee Wednesday to ‘Gilmore Girls’ fans
It was a little taste of Stars Hollow in the Last Frontier.
On Wednesday morning, The Kobuk in downtown Anchorage turned into Luke’s Diner, the coffee shop staple of the TV series, “Gilmore Girls.”
“It’s my guilty pleasure show,” said Kate Bradley. “Might have binged watched some last night.”
The series launched on Oct. 5, 2000. It ran for seven seasons on the WB/CW channel. Nexflix seemed to have recognized its cult following and swooped in for a highly anticipated four-part revival series.
To celebrate the 16-year anniversary — and the upcoming revival — Nexflix came up with a Gilmore Girls coffee giveaway.
More than 200 coffee shops around the country were given special cups, complete with a Luke’s logo, free coffee and other Gilmore Girls gear.
“They have a no cell phone sign,” Erica Thomas pointed out. “That’s so cool.”
The fast-paced show centers around single mom Lorelai Gilmore and her daughter Rory in small-town Connecticut.
“I’m a Lorelai for sure,” Bradly said. “And a little bit of a Paris, don’t tell anyone,” she laughed.
“We’re huge fans,” said Brittany Harrell. “So my daughter is actually named after Rory; her name is Lorelai Lee,” she pointed to her shy 3-year-old quietly eating a donut.
Word quickly spread on social media as people shared their selfies. Some Lower 48 coffee shops had people waiting in line for hours.
At The Kobuk, there was a steady stream of at least a dozen people at all times. Barista Cydney Dupps could barely keep the coffee coming quick enough.
“I was shocked. I was not aware the entire Gilmore Girls fan base was in Anchorage,” Dupps laughed.
At the end of the day, The Kobuk had given out about 450 cups of coffee.
“Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life” premieres on Netflix on Nov. 25.
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