In this article I will be talking about the caribou coffee chain.
I had actually never actually been to a caribou coffee shop until recently when I was in New York.
During my time as barista I had heard about the company but I guess I never got around to trying it.
Even though caribou coffee has been around for a long time they have been growing more and more rapidly lately.
So I thought it would be nice to maybe give you guys an intro to the caribou coffee chain, so that you know what you are getting into if you pass by a shop and decide to try it.
Caribou Coffee Locations
Where is the best caribou coffee near me you might be asking yourself… Well check out this list of all the Caribou shops in the US to find the one closest to you.
Caribou can be found in 21 US states at the moment:
Colorado (7), Florida (1), Georgia (6), Iowa (15), Illinois (3), Indiana (2), Kansas (5), Michigan (6), Minnesota (303), Missouri (8), North Carolina (10), North Dakota (35), Nebraska (6), New York (1), Ohio (5), Oklahoma (1), South Dakota (21), Texas (1), Virginia (1), Wisconsin (44), Wyoming (1)
As you can see Minnesota tops the list with over 300 shops!
So if you are lucky enough to live near one of the Caribou Coffee shops, go ahead and try them out.
Caribou Coffee Hours
The opening hours for Caribou Coffee shops vary wildly but tend to be 7 days a week from 11 am at the latest to 6 pm at the earliest.
Check out the specific opening hours for your Caribou Coffee shop by choosing the one closest to you here.
Caribou Coffee Menu
Caribou Coffee has a wide menu of drinks.
Everything from the classic hot drinks like the Espresso or americano to the sweet Vanilla White Mocha. Of Course they also offer iced coffee as well.
Basically Caribou Coffee’s menu is what you would expect from a classic coffee shop. I thought I would mention all the different types of coffee drinks here as well.
If you want the full menu you can check it out here.
Caribou Coffee and Tea Selection
Rich espresso combined with creamy steamed milk.
Rich espresso combined with steaming hot water create this bolder, stronger version of traditional brewed coffee.
Rich espresso and steamed milk topped with a deep layer of foam.
COFFEE OF THE DAY
We rotate a selection of our regular and seasonal coffees and brew every hour to ensure maximum freshness!
Our Cross Fox espresso is the beating heart of Caribou Coffee. Powerful enough to be the perfect base for our espresso-based beverages, it’s exquisite on its own.
Rich, bold espresso topped with a dollop of foam.
Bold Cross Fox espresso with steamed half half.
Fresh-brewed coffee spiked with a shot of espresso.
Classic Turkish coffee
EARL GREY TEA
Teas from both India and China blended with natural Oil of Bergamot.
TRADITIONAL TURKISH TEA
Classically brewed black sea Turkish tea
ORANGE GINGER TEA
Orange flavored ginger tea
MINT & LINDEN TEA
Mint flavored linden tea
JASMINE GREEN TEA
Jasmine leaf green tea
Caribou Coffee Sweet Coffee Drinks
CARAMEL HIGH RISE®
Freshly steamed milk with espresso and caramel topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce.
Real chocolate melted into steamed milk, combined with our rich espresso and topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
Real chocolate melted into steamed milk and topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
CHAI TEA LATTE
Spiced black tea combined with steamed milk.
Real chocolate melted into steamed milk and combined with our rich espresso and caramel. Topped with whipped cream, caramel sauce and turtle pieces.
Real chocolate melted into steamed milk and combined with our rich espresso and toasted marshmallow flavor. Topped with whipped cream, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips.
BERRY WHITE MOCHA
Real chocolate melted into steamed milk and combined with our rich espresso and raspberry flavor. Topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
MINT CONDITION® MOCHA
Real chocolate melted into steamed milk and combined with our rich espresso and mint flavor. Topped with whipped cream and chocolate mints.
SALTED CARAMEL BUDINO
Espresso, fresh cream, salt sugar mix, caramel sauce and hot milk
VANILLA WHITE MOCHA
Real chocolate melted into steamed milk and combined with our rich espresso and vanilla flavor. Topped with whipped cream and chocolate chips.
Now as mentioned this isn’t the full list. These are just the most common coffee and tea beverages so check out their website for more examples.
How To Check Your Caribou Coffee Gift Card Balance
If you got a gift card at caribou coffee then congrats! You are in for a treat.
To activate or check the balance on your gift card simply scratch off the metallic strip on the back of your card to reveal both the card and the pin number.
When that is done go to the Caribou Coffee website then go to the gift card balance checker to see how much you have left.
Now that you know everything there is to know about Caribou Coffee the only thing left is to go out there and try it out for yourself.
So pick the caribou coffee shop closest to you and go enjoy a delicious cup of joe.
Is Caribou Coffee Owned By Starbucks?
No, Caribou Coffee is an independent chain from Starbucks.
Why is Caribou Coffee So Expensive?
While it is not super expensive, Caribou Coffee can be a bit more expensive than some of the competition because they tend to source ingredients of higher quality. Resulting in higher prices.
Is Caribou More Expensive Than Starbucks?
No, if anything Caribou Coffee is a bit cheaper. Although the difference is really small.