MINNEAPOLIS – Like a good cup of coffee, the Vikings have a way of bringing Minnesotans together.
Caribou Coffee announced Tuesday morning that fans will soon be able to enjoy the newest flavor, Vikings Blend. This limited release, medium blend roast will be available in 10-ounce ground bags on Thursday, Aug. 2 in all Minnesota Caribou locations and on CaribouCoffee.com.
"Caribou is proud to be the Official Coffee of the Minnesota Vikings, and we couldn't be more excited to launch Vikings Blend," said Jenifer Hagness, VP of Marketing and Product Innovation. "With a combination of cinnamon, nutty and cherry notes, the blend is designed to fuel Vikings fans all season. SKOL!"
The new Vikings Blend will also be available in most Minnesota grocery stores, and K-Cup 10-count packages will be available for purchase in September.
Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee is the second-largest company-operated premium coffeehouse in the United States with more than 263 company-owned stores and 50 Coffee & Bagels stores in partnership with Einstein Bros. Bagels, 142 domestic license locations in 19 states and 268 international franchise stores in 12 countries.
Caribou Coffee is also excited to announce that 10 percent of proceeds from Vikings Blend sold in Caribou locations will go to University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital, with which the Vikings have long had a relationship.
"University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital is grateful for this new partnership with Caribou, a brand synonymous with Minnesota," said the hospital's Physician-in-Chief Joseph Neglia, MD, MPH. "We have had a long-standing relationship with the Minnesota Vikings and are thrilled to team up on Vikings Blend to make a lasting impact for patients and their families at our hospital."
University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital brings hope and healing to children and families by caring for one child at a time while advancing education, research and innovation on behalf of all children.