James Gang Java

James Gang Java "Don't Squat with your Spurs On!" Open seasonally. Memorial day to Labor Day at the Lewis and Clark Trail Museum, Alexander, North Dakota.
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Summer hours Monday Tuesday Thursday Friday 9 to 5, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 12 to 5 Closed on Wednesdays Orders for coffee beans available year round...call 701.260.4363

While working on inventory, there are still a few folks stopping by whom I have enjoyed meeting and visiting. I also met...
09/19/2019

While working on inventory, there are still a few folks stopping by whom I have enjoyed meeting and visiting. I also met a former infantry at first Battalion, 6th Marines from Louisiana whom I expressed my gratitude and had an enjoyable visit.

We have beans for anybody that still needs to get them for Old Settlers.
08/29/2019

We have beans for anybody that still needs to get them for Old Settlers.

Such a fun afternoon yesterday to visit with these sweet girls!
08/27/2019

Such a fun afternoon yesterday to visit with these sweet girls!

Thanks so much Nathan for translating my postcard from my friend Miyako!
08/24/2019

Thanks so much Nathan for translating my postcard from my friend Miyako!

Thanks for stopping by Tom and Mary from Ohio! Enjoy your travels!
08/20/2019

Thanks for stopping by Tom and Mary from Ohio! Enjoy your travels!

New friends from Michigan thanks for stopping by!🤠
08/16/2019

New friends from Michigan thanks for stopping by!🤠

Was a pleasure meeting Valerie and Matthiew from France! Happy and safe travels!
08/16/2019

Was a pleasure meeting Valerie and Matthiew from France! Happy and safe travels!

As farmers prepare for this year‘s Fall harvest, I am reminded of my father’s sister, Clarice's words…  "Our eternal lov...
08/15/2019

As farmers prepare for this year‘s Fall harvest, I am reminded of my father’s sister, Clarice's words… "Our eternal love go to these early pioneers – but to each generation is handed the touch of progress and love. Hold it high, dear ones, just tomorrow, we are the remembered!"

Great to see you Annika! Thanks for stopping by!
08/15/2019

Great to see you Annika! Thanks for stopping by!

Beans and buttons for Old Settlers Day at James Gang Java!
08/10/2019

Beans and buttons for Old Settlers Day at James Gang Java!

Safe travels out west Adam… Thanks for stopping by!🤠
08/06/2019

Safe travels out west Adam… Thanks for stopping by!🤠

Thanks so much Justin for stopping by yesterday afternoon... it was wonderful to meet you and to have such a fun visit! ...
08/04/2019

Thanks so much Justin for stopping by yesterday afternoon... it was wonderful to meet you and to have such a fun visit! Please give your mom a big hug from me when you see her!❣️ and best wishes in all that you do!

Thanks Robin from Hamburg Germany for stopping by the other day! Safe travels!
08/02/2019

Thanks Robin from Hamburg Germany for stopping by the other day! Safe travels!

08/01/2019

Thanks for the rain and thanks for little hail.

08/01/2019

Approaching summer storm…

Friends from Arizona and Australia… Thanks for stopping by!
08/01/2019

Friends from Arizona and Australia… Thanks for stopping by!

07/04/2019
Thanks so much Joyce for helping me during our 50 year celebration! It was so awesome to have you visit for a few days!🥰
07/02/2019

Thanks so much Joyce for helping me during our 50 year celebration! It was so awesome to have you visit for a few days!🥰

Thanks for stopping by yesterday Johnny, Deborah and Melissa from Arkansas, safe travels to you!
06/29/2019

Thanks for stopping by yesterday Johnny, Deborah and Melissa from Arkansas, safe travels to you!

We have a gorgeous day for our celebration! We will try to do Facebook live from the Lewis and Clark Trail museum page s...
06/29/2019

We have a gorgeous day for our celebration! We will try to do Facebook live from the Lewis and Clark Trail museum page so if you can't join us in person plan to join us in spirit!

Look at these cuties that stopped by the coffee shop today!♥️
06/20/2019

Look at these cuties that stopped by the coffee shop today!♥️

06/16/2019
06/16/2019
"Cowboy coffee breakFresh, hot coffee brewed over an open fire – The ultimate cowboy coffee – shop experience. No barist...
06/14/2019

"Cowboy coffee break

Fresh, hot coffee brewed over an open fire – The ultimate cowboy coffee – shop experience. No barista in sight – just a cookie, coosie, cocinero keeping a watchful eye on the pot.

Long before there were corner cafés, Cowboys sipped their Java around an open campfire. Arbuckles Arioso Café, developed in 1865 by Pennsylvania entrepreneurs John Arbuckle and his brother, Charles, was considered the premium brew. The Coffee brand of the day were beans that were roasted, then coated with an egg and sugar glazed to preserve flavor and aroma. 1 pound package of the coffee, easily transported in crates, sold for $.20 apiece.

Each bag contained a sweet surprise that was prized by the Cowboys. A peppermint stick was hidden inside each bag of Arbuckles coffee, much like the prize inside of box of Cracker Jacks. The cook often used the candy to bribe the Cowboys into grinding the coffee or performing other chores.

Cowboy coffee was brewed several ways over the campfire. One method was to keep adding grounds to the water “till a horseshoe floats. “The other was to place the grounds in an old sock or cloth, tie the end of the sock in a knot to hold in the grounds, then place the sock in a pot of boiling water and allow the coffee to steep, recommending 1 pound of coffee to 3 gallons of water."

From the Western Horseman recipe file.

01/01/2019
Merry Christmas to one and all!🎄🤠☃️❄️👼
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas to one and all!🎄🤠☃️❄️👼

09/29/2018
Beans and buttons are available at the coffee shop. Barb and Jim Jacobson are being honored for the 73th Old Settlers Da...
08/30/2018

Beans and buttons are available at the coffee shop. Barb and Jim Jacobson are being honored for the 73th Old Settlers Day!

Thanks Larry and Doug for stopping by… Safe travels!
08/19/2018

Thanks Larry and Doug for stopping by… Safe travels!

Thanks for stopping by Dennis and Janice... have a great time in Killdeer!
08/18/2018

Thanks for stopping by Dennis and Janice... have a great time in Killdeer!

So nice to meet Denny and Joan from Alabama! And especially going from 109° yesterday to 64° at present!
08/13/2018

So nice to meet Denny and Joan from Alabama! And especially going from 109° yesterday to 64° at present!

Thanks so much for the surprise Iona and Keera the other day on your way to DSU! Good luck to both of you this volleybal...
08/11/2018

Thanks so much for the surprise Iona and Keera the other day on your way to DSU! Good luck to both of you this volleyball season!🏐❣️🏐

Thanks for stopping by Bret and Art! Safe travels!
08/11/2018

Thanks for stopping by Bret and Art! Safe travels!

Great to see you LeeAnn ... glad you like your North Dakota boyfriend!
08/09/2018

Great to see you LeeAnn ... glad you like your North Dakota boyfriend!

😋 so nice to meet you David and Kim… Safe travels! Talk to you soon…
08/08/2018

😋 so nice to meet you David and Kim… Safe travels! Talk to you soon…

Ahhhh to be a kid again!
08/06/2018

Ahhhh to be a kid again!

Tuesdays at 10 tomorrow .... come join us for coffee and conversation!
07/16/2018

Tuesdays at 10 tomorrow .... come join us for coffee and conversation!

Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday Andreas, Dan and Ayala!
07/16/2018

Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday Andreas, Dan and Ayala!

07/14/2018
I’ve always loved hollyhocks…
07/13/2018

I’ve always loved hollyhocks…

Where there’s a will there’s a way! Thanks Kath for bringing up the Coleman so we could still have hot coffee. We are st...
07/10/2018

Where there’s a will there’s a way! Thanks Kath for bringing up the Coleman so we could still have hot coffee. We are still out of electricity at this point. We are also sending up prayers to all who were affected last night by the storm.🙏🏼

Thanks for stopping by Johnsons! Safe travels east!
07/09/2018

Thanks for stopping by Johnsons! Safe travels east!

How awesome to see you all! Thanks so much for stopping by!
07/07/2018

How awesome to see you all! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thanks for stopping by Karen… Safe travels!
07/06/2018

Thanks for stopping by Karen… Safe travels!

Safe travels to Portland!
07/03/2018

Safe travels to Portland!

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Alexander, ND
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Great little museum, shop and proprietor!