Brewed in the Big Sky | Morning Glory Coffee & Tea
For the past 16 years, Chris Burke and family have owned and operated Morning Glory Coffee & Tea out of West Yellowstone, Montana. Named after the park’s stunning Morning Glory Pool, their coffee is as rich in flavor as the pool is in color. Chris and his wife met while working at Old Faithful in Yellowstone in the early 1990s. With roughly 30 years in the coffee business since then, including a stint with the Kauai Coffee Company in Hawaii, he and Laura eventually landed back in Yellowstone just outside the West Entrance. And we sure are happy they did!
A truly family-owned Montana business, Chris, Laura, and their two boys run the entire show, from sourcing the beans to roasting and packaging. The Montana Gift Corral is proud to partner with and carry Morning Glory coffee blends and teas. Our customers are big fans. And so are we!
Burke sources coffee beans from around the world from top coffee producing nations like Columbia, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, Peru, and more. Their business focuses mostly on blended roasts, which means Burke meticulously measures out and combines coffees from a variety of origins to make delicious, balanced cups that are otherwise unachievable on their own. The result is a plethora of delightful blends we both enjoy and sell at the Montana Gift Corral, like the Grizzly Blend, Campfire Blend, and Obsidian Blend.
One of MGC’s most popular coffees, not surprisingly, is their oh so tasty Huckleberry Blend, one of their many flavored coffee offerings. You can find Morning Glory blends packaged whole bean, ground, and in K-cup pods.
More About Chris
Along with running a local coffee operation full-time, Chris somehow finds time as a Yellowstone guide part-time in the summer and even more so during the winter. He shares his extensive knowledge and passion for the park with his tour visitors and through his photography, which you can see featured on Morning Glory’s many active social media channels. He has served on West Yellowstone’s city council and was even named Montana ambassador of the year in 2017.
Many Morning Glory coffees are roasted and packaged specifically for the Montana Gift Corral. Browse our full selection of their coffees and teas. We are sure you will enjoy them as much as we do!