I make my own coffee every morning. There are days I like to treat myself. Being in Northern California, there is an amazing coffee company called Dutch Bros. If you’ve never heard of them, or worse yet, haven’t tried their coffee, you’re truly missing out!
There is a Dutch Bros. near my office (about 5 minutes away). What sets this coffee stand apart from the (self-dubbed), ‘Evil Empire (the coffee joint that must not be name – but has a celestial sign + a word meaning money), is it’s product and staff.
While, you can’t go inside, sit down at a table and suck up free Wi-Fi, you can order at the walk-up window or pull up to one of two drive-thrus. There you can order an assortment of coffees, teas and blended drinks.
As a coffee purist (also self-dubbed), if you’re among the few people who don’t need coffee for survival, please wait to order your blended, non-caffeinated drinks til after 9:00 a.m. Those of use who need that hot cup of coffee thank you in advance. Sorry…I digressed there for a moment.
Anywho…with the chemo meds zapping every bit of energy I have and continuing to work full-time, I have been relying on lots of caffeine boosts from Dutch Bros. Since it’s the Christmas season, the Caramel Eggnog latte is my favorite. Add a bit of whipped cream and a sprinkle of cinnamon and you’re in eggnog heaven.
If I can’t get my eggnog, I go for a Carmelizer or 9-1-1. The days that I am completely exhausted, are my 9-1-1 days. Who couldn’t use 6 shots of espresso? Calm down…it’s not that bad…everyone knows espresso has the least amount of caffeine. Six shots is just the right amount of extra boost.
I would say 99% of my Dutch Bros experience comes from the Dixon, CA location. When I’m not at work, I will occasionally stop by the Fairfield, CA location. Soon, Vacaville, CA will have a location open. Can’t wait!!!!
Don’t forget to get a stamp card. Every 10 purchases gets you a free drink! If you buy a reusable cup (I have 3) from them, you get a free drink. It also saves you $0.25 on each purchase when you bring the cup in.
When my 11-year old daughter would commute with me, I would have to hide my stamp card. She would count the card to see if there was an odd number or see if it was almost filled when she knew it should be almost empty. Why was she checking? She wanted to know when I got the yummy Dutch Bros. treat and she didn’t. If she caught me, I would have to take her to get her Chocolate Frost. I stopped letting her look at the card; she was costing me a fortune. LOL
I will gladly take Dutch Bros. gift cards for all birthdays, holidays and thank-yous. Honestly, I can’t thank them enough because they are a beacon of good coffee, pleasant employees and fun during my cancer journey.
Recently, we were able to get a Dutch Bros. ornament with the purchase of a large, hot beverage. Well, obviously that meant we needed make a stop and have one of these ornaments for our tree. Who could resist a deal like that, right?
How can you not like a place like this. Seriously, try out Dutch Bros. if they are anywhere near you. I have yet to meet anyone who doesn’t appreciate the energy this company offers along with some pretty good coffee.