New Year's Day fundraiser brings in $57,000 through the power of coffee

An Anchorage nonprofit dedicated to the fight against domestic violence will receive $57,000 thanks to a whole lot of coffee drinkers who turned out for an annual New Year's Day fundraiser put on by Kaladi Brothers Coffee.

All the revenue from coffee sold at Kaladi Brothers cafes, Snow City Cafe and South restaurant on New Year's Day will go to the nonprofit Abused Women's Aid in Crisis, or AWAIC, the coffee company announced Monday. The funds raised by the three businesses were also being matched by Rasmuson Foundation, First National Bank Alaska and TOTE Maritime.

Sunday's fundraiser was the 26th year Kaladi Brothers had put on the event, the company said in a release. The nearly 100 baristas working on the day of the fundraiser donated their time and worked only for tips, the company said.

It's the second time in three years that AWAIC has benefited from the fundraiser — in 2015, the shelter received $31,500 from the event. The money last year went to the Children's Lunchbox.