Fast Facts

Headquarters
Minneapolis, MN

Number of Locations Caribou Coffee is the second largest company-operated premium coffeehouse in the United States with more than 273* company owned stores and 127* domestic license locations in 18* states and 203* international franchise stores in 10* countries.

Number of Employees
4,000+

Diversity
Our policy does not discriminate based on race, creed, color, religion or sexual orientation. Our benefits package includes domestic partner benefits for those employees who work more than 20 hours per week

  • Store counts are accurate as of May 2015.

Company Information

Our Story

Here at Caribou Coffee, we believe this to be true: that if passion, hard work and excellence go into an endeavor, the outcome will be a quality experience, and therefore rewarding.

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In 1990, during an adventure through the Alaskan wilderness, our founders journeyed to the top of Sable Mountain. After a strenuous climb, they reached the summit and were rewarded with a sensational view: the boundless mountains, a clear blue sky, and a herd of caribou thundering through the valley. That was truly the "aha" moment.

The breathtaking panoramic view became the entrepreneurial vision for Caribou Coffee - a company that believes excellence is a product of hard work, and that life is too short for anything else. This vision serves as a guide as we strive to create a special experience for you here at Caribou Coffee.

Now, we invite you as our guest along this path. Enjoy a moment, or several, filled with the highest-quality coffee and our unparalleled service.

Leadership

Michael Tattersfield
President and Chief Executive Officer

Tim Hennessy
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

Leigh Anne Snider
Chief Retail Officer

Alfredo V. Martel
Chief Operating Officer, International

Dan E. Lee
Chief Legal Officer

Mike Jensen
Chief Financial Officer

Matt Spanjers
Chief Development Officer

Michele Vig
SVP, Marketing and Product

Karen McBride
SVP, Culture and Development