Minneapolis, // PRNewswire-FirstCall // -- Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOU), the second largest company-owned gourmet coffeehouse operator based in the U.S., will give away free cups of decaf coffee starting at noon on Friday, January 30.
The promotion is in response to competitor Starbucks eliminating decaf coffee ready in the afternoons. All Caribou Coffee locations will offer free 12-ounce cups of decaffeinated coffee from noon until closing on Friday, January 30.
"Decaf drinkers deserve better!" says Caribou Coffee Senior Vice President of Marketing Alfredo Martel. "Caribou Coffee is first and foremost a coffeehouse, emphasis on coffee. We strive to give our customers the very best coffee, when, where and how they want it. And if that means a cup of decaf in the afternoon, then we're more than happy to oblige. We invite all decaf coffee drinkers to experience Caribou Coffee's exceptional customer service by tasting a truly delicious cup of our Natural Decaf(TM) coffee on the house."
Contrary to competitors, Caribou Coffee first selects the highest quality coffee beans, then uses an all-natural decaffeination process involving no chemicals. Soaking the beans in an all-natural water solution draws out the caffeine, leaving the robust coffee flavors, but none of the buzz. The result is a smooth, delicately balanced decaffeinated coffee experience, indistinguishable from regular coffees.
Caribou Coffee (CBOU), founded in 1992, is the second-largest company-owned gourmet coffeehouse operator in the world based on number of coffeehouses. At Caribou Coffee, our mission statement is "an experience that makes the day better." We provide this by sourcing the highest-quality coffee in the world and craft roasting it in small batches to bring out the best in every bean. We then bring this extraordinary coffee to our customers via several channels including grocery locations, online or via our coffeehouses, which provide a relaxing escape for our customers. Caribou Coffee is committed to expanding our business by bringing this experience to new customers through multiple means without compromising our unwavering commitment to quality. Caribou Coffee is a proud recipient of the Specialty Coffee of America Association's (SCAA's) 2008 Roasters Choice Tasting Competition Gold Award.
SOURCE Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.