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Dutch Bros. Coffee

February 07, 2013 09:00 ET

Dutch Bros. Coffee Offers Valentine's Day Treat to Help Raise Food for Hungry Neighbors

GRANTS PASS, OR--(Marketwire - Feb 7, 2013) - Valentine's Day is Dutch Luv Day, when 195 Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in 94 cities will be offering drink specials in exchange for minimum canned food contributions to help their local food banks fight hunger.

Since Dutch Bros. Coffee locations are locally owned and operated, specials vary by location. Visit your favorite stand or call your area food bank to see what specials will be offered in your area.

The annual Dutch Luv Day effort extends company-wide and last year raised over 100,000 pounds of canned food for friends and neighbors in need.

"It's amazing. Every year we have people bringing in bags of cans, beyond the minimum donation," said Co-Founder Travis Boersma. "We love being that platform for people to come together and show love for their neighbors."

To find the Dutch Bros. Coffee location nearest you and hours of operation, visit www.dutchbros.com/locations.

Dutch Bros. Coffee donates over $1 million every year to nonprofit organizations and causes, in an effort to achieve its goal of "making a difference, one cup at a time."

To learn more about Dutch Bros. Coffee, visit www.dutchbros.com.

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About Dutch Bros. Coffee
Founded in Southern Oregon in 1992 by dairy farmer brothers Dane and Travis Boersma, Dutch Bros. Coffee is the country's largest privately held, drive-thru coffee company.

Having started from humble beginnings, as a single espresso pushcart in the small town of Grants Pass, Ore., the company now has nearly 200 locations in Oregon, California, Washington, Idaho, Nevada, Colorado and Arizona.

Dutch Bros. Coffee serves specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, freezes, teas and its private-label Dutch Bros. Blue Rebel™ energy drink that customers can infuse with their favorite flavors.

Every cup of Dutch Bros. coffee is handcrafted -- roasted by hand in the Pacific Northwest, blended by hand and then ground and pulled by hand, ristretto-style.

Dutch Bros. Coffee was ranked by J.D. Power and Associates as highest in customer satisfaction compared to other coffee companies in its 2012 Specialty Coffee Retailer Satisfaction Report.

Dutch Bros. Coffee franchises are locally owned and operated, so owners have a personal investment in the communities they serve and contribute to various local causes and organizations.

Dutch Bros. Coffee has always focused more on people than the bottom line, with a desire to transform lives rather than conduct transactions. In 2011, the company donated more than $1 million to nonprofit organizations, including local food banks, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, American Cancer Society and Boys & Girls Clubs of America.

Dutch Bros. Coffee is headquartered in Grants Pass, Ore. To learn more about Dutch Bros., visit www.dutchbros.com, www.facebook.com/dutchbros or www.twitter.com/dutchbros.