caribou coffee

luvncoffee

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Did I see a few posts from owner of Caribou coffee in Chicago?? Or has anyone been there or heard of them?? I'm not sure if it is a chain or just a cafe by itself. Any info would be great!!
 

dhvd79a

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Caribou is a chain. It is my favorite chain coffeehouse. When in the Detroit area I usually drove several miles out of my way to go there instead of Starbucks.

You can visit their corporate site at http://www.cariboucoffee.com/

Dave
 

NordstromCoffee

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caribou

I used to work there, but my location ended up closing. They ended up pulling a few out of the Chicago area. They do have a web site if you are interested in learning more about the company. I enjoy their coffee more than starbucks as well
 

Buzzi

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In Atlanta- I use to go there all the time- must be the fireplace- the coffee wasn't bad either for a chain- I recently went to two while in Atlanta- and was somewhat disappointed in the service- but I guess that goes to the managers!!

They are a chain out of MN- however they do not franchise. I think they will "license" if you're located out of the country- but not in the US.
 

spacelace

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:evil: Unfortunately, it is true. Caribou coffee, which is also huge in Minnesota, does use a thick, syrupy, espresso concentrate that comes out of its mock-espresso machine. The only thing they do there is steam the milk and stir. They do have some creative topping ideas however.
 

cafemakers

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spacelace said:
:evil: Unfortunately, it is true. Caribou coffee, which is also huge in Minnesota, does use a thick, syrupy, espresso concentrate that comes out of its mock-espresso machine. The only thing they do there is steam the milk and stir. They do have some creative topping ideas however.

Really? This seems very unusual considering the deal that they have with Franke to purchase superautomatics - the locations that I've been to are using real coffee, just dispensed by superautomatics, like Starbucks does in most locations now. Which stores do they have these 'concentrate' dispensing machines in? I'd love to see one of these.
 

ourcoffeebarn

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Caribou uses real coffee. I know the place they buy all their green coffee beans from, I also buy mine from Cafe Imports in St. Paul MN.
 

hoser

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caripoo coffee

caribou coffee is losing money in it's bid to be a major coffee competitor. It is a very poor stock investment and extremely poor choice for anyone who believes in christian values. The company has demonstrated it's sociopathic capitalist nature multiple times in Minnesota. The coffee quality is a whole another matter.
 
Feb 14, 2006
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We actually had a customer who after a Caribou coffee opened across the street her business almost doubled! As it turns out the anti-corporate coffee backlash was stronger than the competition. I guess it pays to be small!
 
A friend of mine used to be the Director of the Specialty Coffee Association. They did a study and found out that when w Starbucks moves into town, well run coffee shops improve and bad ones go out of business.

Chains draw interest to an area. That helps traffic for everyone. But if someone sucks at retail, then the presence of a chain will draw attention to that fact.

It is not just backlash. If it where, the chains were not be successful.
 

JASMINES

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Re: caripoo coffee

hoser said:
caribou coffee is losing money in it's bid to be a major coffee competitor. It is a very poor stock investment and extremely poor choice for anyone who believes in christian values. The company has demonstrated it's sociopathic capitalist nature multiple times in Minnesota. The coffee quality is a whole another matter.


hoser...you are a loser!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

BilgeMud

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What are you talking about?

Why is he a loser Jasmine? Because he has values and stands up for them. We need more people to do that.
 
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