Company's Annual Giving Reaches New High Donating $1 Million
GRANTS PASS, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Despite a slow economy, Dutch Bros. Coffee ended 2009 on a high note that included a nearly six percent sales increase over last year and a rise in company giving.
Founded by two Southern Oregon dairy farming brothers in 1992, the fun-loving and spirited private coffee company opened 13 new stores in 2009. There are now 153 locations across Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona, with plans to open an additional 10 stores in existing markets throughout 2010.
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 $1 million in 2009 to nonprofit organizations such as the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Cancer Society and Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
"We know this past year has been tough on a lot of people, so the fact that our customers are sticking with us and supporting their local franchises means a lot," said Travis Boersma, co-founder of Dutch Bros. Coffee. "Dutch Bros.' success is a collaborative effort and I'd like to thank everyone who helped us raise record breaking amounts for non-profits this year."
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 coffee company in the U.S. There are more than 150 locations in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona. Each store serves a large variety of specialty coffee drinks made with a premium private bean blend and roasted fresh daily. Last Year, Dutch Bros. served more than 25 million cups of coffee company-wide. Dutch Bros. Coffee gives back one percent of gross sales to their communities. In 2009, the company donated nearly $1 million to nonprofit organizations including local food banks, MDA, American Cancer Society and Boys & Girls Clubs of America and many other organizations. Dutch Bros. Coffee is headquartered in Grants Pass, Ore.