Dutch Bros Coffee was founded in 1992 in Grants Pass, Oregon, by two brothers of Dutch descent, Travis and Dane Boersma, which explains the name. The company operates a chain of franchised coffee restaurants.
Currently, the company has 284 locations in 7 states. They employ more than 5,000 persons and in 2016 the company stated that they had $349 million in revenue. Dutch Bros offers whole bean coffees, ground coffees, merchandise, made to order coffees, as well as Blue Rebel Energy Drinks. The company uses a special blend of Columbian, Brazilian, and Salvadorian coffee beans to make their own unique coffee products.
Dane Boersma passed away in 2009 from Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The company annually donates one full day’s receipts to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Company headquarters remain in Grants Pass, Oregon.
Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the company banned all personal mugs from being used in March 2020. It is unknown when this restriction will be lifted.
One couple was arrested, tried, and found guilty in February 2020 of stealing customer loyalty cards and reproducing a stamp to get free coffee over a six-month period.