Caribou Coffee

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Doctor of Madness
10/14/2008

Caribou Coffee 5

While I knew of their existence, my first experience with Caribou  this weekend in Raleigh was a good one. The coffee was exceptionally good, they don't require bizarre coffee-speak, and I'm sure it would have been a comfortable place to hang around if I were one prone to do such a thing.

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halcyonstorm
08/15/2008

Caribou Coffee 5

This was the primary chain coffe house in my area until just last year when Starbucks came to town.  I've still not been to the local Starbucks and if I'm going to get coffee somewhere,will usually swing into Caribou.  I've never had a bad experience at any Caribou I've been to.  Good coffee, cheerful friendly staff, relaxed comfortable atmosphere...what more could you want from a large scale chain coffee place.  Although it lack the indie charm of the local non-chain establishments (which I also frequent) it is reliable, provides consistently good coffee and has always been a pleasurable place to stop by and get a coffee to go or to sit a while and chat with friends.

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bethieboo72
06/05/2008

Caribou Coffee 5

Fresh, great quality and laid-back atmosphere. And you only they use language that everyone can understand on their menu.

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tomatocakes
04/03/2008

Caribou Coffee 5

Obsidian blend. Dark roast. Oh yeah.

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hrhcary
01/20/2008

Caribou Coffee 4

Caribou is always clean with very hot coffee, with good specialty offerings. The only problem is that you can fall in love with a item... eg heath bar cooler and it is gone after only a few weeks. That os why i have 4 stars

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jetjock
02/18/2007

Caribou Coffee 5

As a non-biased employee I give it 5 stars. I have to point out that it really isn't that expensive, in fact, it is roughly $1.50 for a 16 oz coffee with infinite refills. It is also quality coffee, unlike that $1.25 tar at the local diner. We brew new coffee every hour and are very strict on expiration dates. The atmosphere and variety is also a step above, in my opinion, that of Starbucks. But hey, take it for what it's worth.

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accountAble
05/03/2006

Caribou Coffee 4

hmmm. I wonder how much Peet's pays for people to post "reviews" about Caribou ownership; I could use some of that easy income. As for the "middle eastern fellow", it's actually a company, and they also own Church's,Sunrise Retirement HOmes, Loehmann's retail stores, TLC Health Care svcs, The Essex Hotel in NYC, Longwood Towers in Brookline, Mass., Elysian HOtels in chicago, and apt. communities in San Diego, and Orlando. So, what's new.

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defbean
04/19/2006

Caribou Coffee 3

The coffee is good but the staff doesn't go out of their way to be friendly.

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johneherman1
01/05/2006

Caribou Coffee 4

Wow, brand new in Des Moines and a cut above Starbucks anyday. The comfortable feeling starts when you walk through the door with the smell of great coffee [duh], the warm fire and huge leather chairs sitting around the living room type set-up. All the employees were friendly [it is still new] and I walked away wanting to come back which is half the battle for a new establishment - especially the first one in a market.

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JimmyMagnet
12/12/2005

Caribou Coffee 4

Good Midwestern born alternative for coffee chain coffee. Their coffee is averagely priced, while the quality is above average. Caribou hails from the Twin Cities, Minnesota and has quite a few stores there. For more info on their current ownership, consult their own website, where you can also find franchise locations and buy coffee and accessories online.

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Esiban
11/27/2005

Caribou Coffee 5

After the first time I visited a Caribou here in the Twin Cities I never went back to another coffee place again! Starbucks,etc. do not compare to the rich blends of Caribou. The atmosphere is very warm and relaxing and they offer the best cocoa for kids imaginable. I have ordered on line for gifts for those friends not fortunate enough to have one close by. I get the same question every year.... Am I getting Caribou for Christmas? I love to get the gift cards from others as well. It is a true treat, especially the Turtle Mocha!!! Absolutely heavenly!!

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CanadaSucks
11/23/2005

Caribou Coffee 3

. . .Holy Yeshua, could it be any more expensive?

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Caribou Coffee 5

I first discovered Caribou in Atlanta, which now has about a dozen stores in it's metro area. Drink selection is almost identical to all other coffee shops. Like most coffee houses, they serve a wide selection of "umbrella drinks" for the coffee set, which has lots of appeal to the masses who can get their sugar fix and caffeine fix in one item. Yeah, the drinks are expensive and maybe not for coffee purists who like it black, but you're basically paying for dessert and coffee in one drink (although they do, of course, serve it black, and in several different roasts). The food is almost identical to other cafes as well, with mostly expensive pastries and individual tea cookies, choc. dipped pretzel sticks, muffins, and bagels being the norm, however, the newest store I visited also had sandwiches. The one thing that I believe makes Caribou stand out over Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, and other small cafe's is the ambiance. When it's cold and icy or snowy outside, nothing beats a toasty fireplace overlooked by high wood beams and comfy overstuffed chairs. I don't want to walk into the frigid subhuman temps that Starbucks must be using to keep people ordering hot drinks. And,although I like Dunkin's coffee, I have never wanted to hang out in that much pinkness,plopping my rear onto a hard pink plastic booth chair soaking in the atmosphere of a cheap diner with lots of parents with screaming kids streaming through for donuts. I suspect Caribou still does well at the home of my alma mater, Boulder. If you're in the atlanta area, I recommend the newest Alpharetta store on Mansell, or the Roswell store on Hwy.92 for wi-fi. For the tourists and in-town crowd, there's the Piedmont Park Caribou at 10th and Piedmont. Avoid the Buckhead store on Peachtree near Piedmont: it tends to attract smelly men, presumably of the homeless variety. I'm not sure why they're there, considering the priceiness of Buckhead, but I've run into them every time I've been there, getting nearly asphyxiated when sitting around the fire table.

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CRMGuy
05/23/2005

Caribou Coffee 5

Love this place. Always have to stop here when I'm in Atlanta...Excellent coffee, I also order it online. Why are you guys not in South Florida?

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37102002
04/03/2005

Caribou Coffee 4

staff is very friendly, at least in the Milwaukee area stores. coffee good enough. great atmosphere.

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sljones
12/01/2004

Caribou Coffee 4

The locations I have been to the barristas are very friendly & service is good. I also love the decor with nice wood floors & comfortable chairs & tables.

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wiley1827
10/20/2004

Caribou Coffee 2

Purchased from founders by a Middle Eastern fellow with oil money. Coffee prepackaged became more and more aged on the shelf. Now he has expiry date on bags (his concept - not industry concept) and refuses to show roasting date. The only fresh roasted product in the U.S is Peets. Caribou is becoming like Walmart of coffee. So long, Mr. Sheik.

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boubasher
03/11/2002

Caribou Coffee 2

The service is horrid. The people are snotty,especially when you ask what is similar to a drink from a different retailer. The only thing going for this company is the ambiance, which by the way, does not justify me spending $5 on a cup of coffee that I am walking out the door with anyhow. It's no wonder they are the 2nd top retailer and not the first.-

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callmetootie
10/07/2001

Caribou Coffee 4

Very good atmosphere..a place to relax...the coffee isn't so good...but it's relaxing.

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Lily P
09/03/2001

Caribou Coffee 5

I have been to 2 locations of Caribou Coffee- one in an airport in Minneapolis and one in Dayton, OH. The one in Dayton was pure heaven. Not only is the coffee good, but the atmosphere is extremely relaxing and comfortable. They have big comfy chairs, books and games (like chess) and a fire place. Not at all what you'd expect from a coffee shop. After I was done drinking my coffee I didnt want to leave!

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