Coffee is available on all but the far north shore of the lake, growing on bushes in the wild or (on La Pointe or near New Brevik) on small plantations. Many of the same smokehouses that process meat and fish also roast coffee, and the beans are easy to transport for long expeditions into the wilderness. A mage known as Sanka (based on the coast north of Isle Royale) is known to have created a coffee powder that dissolves into boiling water, but its flavor leaves purists dissatisfied.