Founders John and Kim Puckett opened the first Caribou Coffee in 1992 in Minnesota with a vision to build personal connection into the coffeehouse experience. The Minneapolis-based company says its growth is fueled by creating day-making experiences that spark a chain reaction of good for its team, guests and community.

Aiming for a balance between speed and experiential dining, Caribou offers handcrafted beverages, small-batch roasted coffee beans, LTOs and all-day breakfast.

Coffee offerings range from standard and unusual, such as the Cabin Life Blend for the summer and a S’Mores Flavored Coffee. Represented coffee regions include Brazil Cerrado, Colombia Huila and Sumatra Lintong.

Caribou has a robust online presence as well, with coffee offerings, apparel and drinkware.

Customer comment:
“I went early morning, and they did a good job of making sure my coffee was made right and that the wait wasn’t too long.