Caribou Coffee Introduces: Vikings Blend

The Official Coffee of the Minnesota Vikings is Perfect for Both Sunny Tailgates and Chilly Kickoffs!

MINNEAPOLIS - Aug. 8, 2018 // PRNewswire // - Like a good cup of coffee, the Vikings have a special way of bringing us Minnesotans together. Raise a mug and belt out a hearty SKOL in honor of our hometown team with Caribou Coffee's new Vikings Blend! This limited release, medium blend roast will be available in 10-ounce ground bags on Thursday, August 2nd in all Minnesota Caribou locations and on CaribouCoffee.com.

"Caribou is proud to be the Official Coffee of the Minnesota Vikings, and we couldn't be more excited to launch Vikings Blend," says Jenifer Hagness, VP of Marketing and Product Innovation. "With a combination of cinnamon, nutty and cherry notes, the blend is designed to fuel Vikings fans all season. SKOL!" The new Vikings Blend will also be available in most Minnesota grocery stores. K-Cup 10- count packages will be available in September as well. Stock up this fall, and be ready to brew on game days or any day of the week.

Caribou Coffee is also excited to announce that 10% of proceeds from Vikings Blend sold in Caribou locations will go to University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. "University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital is grateful for this new partnership with Caribou, a brand synonymous with Minnesota," said Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH, the Physician-In-Chief of Masonic Children's Hospital. "We have had a long-standing relationship with the Minnesota Vikings and are thrilled to team up on Vikings Blend to make a lasting impact for patients and their families at our hospital."

About Caribou Coffee

Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee is the second largest company-operated premium coffeehouse in the United States with more than 263 company-owned stores and 50 Coffee & Bagels stores in partnership with Einstein Bros. Bagels, 142 domestic license locations in 19 states and 268 international franchise stores in 12 countries. Caribou Coffee provides high quality, handcrafted beverages and food options to fuel life's adventures, both big and small. Known for a commitment to sustainability, the Company was the first major U.S. coffeehouse to serve 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees and espresso.

About University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital

University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital brings hope and healing to children and families by caring for one child at a time, while advancing education, research, and innovation on behalf of all children. By working as one health care team centered on our youngest patients, University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital and pediatric clinics create exceptional care experiences for children and their families in Minnesota and around the world.

SOURCE Caribou Coffee

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