Saturday, May 01, 2010

Dutch Bros Fieldtrip

So for those of you who don't know what Dutch Bros is (Okay probably just Pia) it a coffee chain that was started in Grants Pass. Two dairy farmers that were brothers decide to get out of the dairy business and get into the coffee business. They happened to be of Dutch heritage so they named it Dutch Bros. Now they have a huge business and have hundreds of locations through out the West Coast and it all started right here in Grants Pass. According to wikipedia:

In 2009 the company (according to its own records) served 23 million cups of coffee with gross sales of $46 million. Dutch Bros is believed to be the largest privately-held drive-thru coffee company in the U.S. The drive-thru and walk up structures are approximately 400 square feet on a half acre site. Some can also be found in shopping center parking lots.

As of April 2010, there are 154 locations in seven states: Oregon, California, Washington, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado.

Well Kyler's Preschool did a tour of the main office and warehouse in Grants Pass. This picture is in the warehouse where they roast the coffee. The kids started off the tour with a video about Travis and Dane Boersma.

This is the man who showed us around and was roasting the coffee.

After the tour the made the kids smoothies or not-so hots (Kyler picked a Smoothie) and anything us adults wanted I got a Hot Chocolate and Dan got a Smoothie. The kids got goodie bags with stickers, candy and free not-so-hot coupons. 


Pia said...

Hi Mary,

as you predicted I did not know of the dutch bros... i also don't know what "not so hots" are? Please tell me more!

Sounds like a great day! :D

Audrey said...

Wow, what a fun field trip! We're Dutch Bros fiends in my family, lol!