Company Overview
Have a Rewarding Job and Have a Life, too! Caribou Coffee: An experience that makes the day better. Step into a different world at Caribou. One where people are enveloped in mountain-lodge surroundings, greeted with a smile, and bid farewell with an unforgettable gourmet drink. Caribou is a solitary retreat, a gathering place for friends, a quick stop on the way to work, a weekend getaway — AND a fabulous place to work. Whether you’re young or old, on your way to college or retirement — or somewhere in-between, we invite you to explore our upscale lodge setting as an exceptional place to work.

Bottomless Cup of Commitment First and foremost, guests are always a priority. Everything else waits. If you love being of service to people, and respect quality gourmet coffee, Caribou may be for you. Along with our commitment, we’ve recognized a set of core values that guide us on our journey in the business. It’s the reason why we’ve grown to be the second largest specialty coffee retailer in America.

Come with us as we live out our core values: Life is short...
  • Blaze new trails
  • Be excellent, not average
  • Enjoy what you do
  • Respect diversity
  • Teamwork builds success
  • Success and profit create opportunities
  • Make a difference in our community
About Us Founded by John and Kim Puckett, Caribou Coffee was inspired by a long climb to the top of Sable Mountain in Alaska. When the couple reached the summit, they looked out over the vast Denali mountain range and were struck by the honest, natural beauty of a herd of caribou thundering through the valley below. When John and Kim got home, they decided to create a place that would feel as good as the view from that mountain. A place where people could take a break and enjoy the simple, good things in life: a great cup of coffee, the daily newspaper, and a conversation with a friend. John and Kim opened their first store in Minneapolis in December of 1992.

Environment Headquartered in Minneapolis, Caribou Coffee Company is the nation's second largest specialty coffee company with hundreds of stores and 4,000+ employees in 13 states and the District of Columbia. Caribou's stores have the look and feel of an Alaskan lodge, with knotty-pine cabinetry, a fireplace, and soft seating.

Products Whether you buy whole, luscious beans to brew at home, or a steaming cup that we've prepared, you're receiving our labor of love: our passion for amazing coffee. At Caribou, we treat our beans right, from start to finish - from selecting the best green beans, to creating blends, roasting, keeping beans fresh, and brewing. At every point in the process, we accept only the highest-quality beans and employ the highest standards, no matter what the cost. Inferior brands seek out the least expensive beans and processing methods, resulting in inferior coffee. To complement your drink, we offer light-fare foods, including baked goods, sandwiches and sweet treats from our own private label BOU Gourmet, as well as other “Grab-N-Go” extras.
Company Summary
Caribou Coffee
Number of Employees
500 or more
(763) 592-2200
3900 Lake Breeze Ave
Brooklyn Center, MN