Dutch Bros. Coffee Provides Fuel for the Soul with Handcrafted Coffee and Friendly Service
In 1992, brothers Dane and Travis Boersma got an espresso machine and started experimenting with different coffee drinks. They sold their mochas and lattes from a pushcart in their town of Grants Pass, Oregon. The brothers, who grew up on a dairy farm, took their passion for espresso and created a coffee company called Dutch Bros. Coffee. Today, there are 269 stores in seven western states.
However, it was husband and wife franchise owners, Jim Thompson and Janice McCarthy, who brought Dutch Bros. to the Valley. Thompson previously owned an auto dealership in Klamath Falls, Oregon and also worked eight years for Dutch Bros. Then in 2007, they opened their first store in Tempe. They now have 15 locations, and another two are scheduled to open early next year—one near 32nd Street and Indian School Road.
Lower Prices Higher Flavor
There are a few key items that set Dutch Bros. apart from other coffee establishments: the sales tax is included in the price of each item; you can order your drink your way with non-fat and sugar free options; extra flavor or whip cream is available at no additional charge; and you receive a punch card redeemable after ten punches for any drink at any size.
For over 20 years, Dutch Bros. has served a blend of coffee made from imported coffee beans from El Salvador, Brazil and Colombia. The proprietary blend is served in every store and is hand-roasted, hand-blended and hand-ground and pulled, creating a rich, full bodied coffee. Each store also serves milkshakes, fruit smoothies, Italian soda, hot/iced tea and the Blue Rebel™, which is their own custom-formulated energy drink, plus a variety of pastries.
“From the top position in our company to our employees at each location, it’s all about Love. We treat our employees the same as we treat our customers,” says Thompson. “Each employee will go the extra mile to insure your visit is a pleasurable one.”
In honor of Dane Boersma, who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2009, the company also donates to the Multiple Dystrophy Association. In addition, every store chooses a local charity each month with a percentage of every drink being donated to it.
Dutch Bros. Coffee
20795 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85255