Fast Facts

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

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.


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.


Michael Tattersfield
President and Chief Executive Officer, Caribou Coffee & ENRGI

Tim Hennessy
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, Caribou Coffee & ENRGI

Leigh Anne Snider
Chief Retail Officer, Caribou Coffee & ENRGI

Dan E. Lee
Chief Legal Officer, Caribou Coffee & ENRGI

Mike Jensen
Chief Financial Officer, Caribou Coffee

Matt Spanjers
Chief Development Officer, Caribou Coffee & ENRGI

Michele Vig
Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), Caribou Coffee

Dean Mackey
Executive Vice President, Human Resources, CBOU and ENRGI

Karen McBride
Senior Vice President, Culture and Development, Caribou Coffee & ENRGI