Grants Pass, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Powered by coffee and a goal of "spreading Dutch luv," Dutch Bros. Coffee showed no signs of slowing down in 2008 and has aggressive plans for 2009.
Founded by two Southern Oregon dairy farming brothers in 1992, the fun-loving and spirited private coffee company opened 21 new stores in 2008, including expanding into Colorado Springs, Colo., a new market for the company. There are now 139 locations across Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona, with plans to open an additional 20 stores in existing markets during 2009.
To keep the coffee momentum moving and customers happy in 2008, Dutch Bros. served more than 25 thousand drinks using more than a million pounds of coffee beans, a million gallons of milk and 88 thousand gallons of syrup.
"It is really thanks to our loyal customers and enthusiastic employees that we experienced such a great year and can look forward to a positive 2009," said Travis Boersma, co-founder of Dutch Bros. Coffee. "This year we plan to focus on our existing markets and continue to give back to the communities we serve."
The company's success has extended past coffee and is reflected in its community giving. Dutch Bros. reinvests one percent of annual gross sales back into the community, donating nearly $750,000 in 2008 to nonprofit organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Founded in Southern Oregon in 1992 by brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. Coffee is believed to be the country's largest privately held, drive-through-only coffee company in the U.S. Each store serves a large variety of specialty coffee drinks made with a premium private bean blend and roasted fresh daily. Dutch Bros. Coffee is headquartered in Grants Pass, Ore