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Omaha, Nebraska: Sapp Bros. Coffee Pot

A water tower(~1971) rejiggered as an old-style coffee pot and Sapp Brother's original icon. The spout reportedly steams and the percolator light on top flashes, on occasion.

Sapp Bros. Truck Stop

Cornhusker Rd, Omaha, NE
Sapp Bros. Truck Stop. I-80 exit 440 (Hwy 50), northwestern side.
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Sapp Bros. coffee pot water tower.

Sapp Bothers Coffee Pot Water Tower

I was at Sapp Brothers in fall of 2006 and it was delightful. Hardly any coffee pot sign souvenirs at their convenience store, though. They have a chapel in a trailer at the foot of the sign, too.

[Gunnar Johnson, 07/15/2008]

Coffee pot water tower.

Sapp Brother's Coffee Pot

The coffee pot is still there. It was originally the water tower in Waverly, Nebraska and moved to the Sapp Bro's truck stop in the 60's or early 70's. Now Sapp Bro's have as their icon the coffee pot water towers. You can see one on I-29 at exit 10 for Nebraska City - or the first one at I-80 and Hwy 50 in Omaha. Yes it's true -- it steams and the light on top flashes.

[LAF, 12/15/2005]
World's Largest Pot of Coffee

In fact the Sapp Brother's truck stop is still in existence according to my brother who lives in Omaha. I still see it from time to time when I visit my grandmother in a very small town south of there. Something to watch for, when it is cold -- steam comes out of the spout!

[Dr. Allison Hinds, 08/09/2003]
World's Largest Pot of Coffee - Vague Recollections

It's been over twenty years (March 1,1975), but I'll never forget sighting "The World's Largest Pot of Coffee" looming over the plains just outside of Omaha, NE. Sapp Brothers Truck Stop erected this monument to all-night drivers as a landmark and advertisement for their motel-restaurant establishment. I hope it's still there. I remember the caged dining room where "Truckers Only" received special attention, apart from the tourist families and local riffraff, and the sight of dozens of booted and cowboy-hatted drivers strutting and polishing their chrome at the service plazas.

[Wesure, 08/19/1998]

Tipster Don Fraysier reports: It is still there as far as I know, and another Sapp Brothers in Council Bluffs used to have a smaller version of the giant coffee pot.

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