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Caribou Coffee Concept Store opens in NU

Staff photo by Fritz Busch New Ulm’s new Caribou Coffee Concept Store General Manager Jenaya Posusta stands in front of the service counter. The new store opened at 707 N. Minnesota St. March 16. The restaurant lobby is open. Business hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

NEW ULM — Business was brisk Wednesday at the new Caribou Coffee Concept Store that opened with unique beverage and food options Tuesday at 707 N. Minnesota St.

General Manager Jenaya Posusta kept busy taking orders at the service counter while the drive thru was buzzing too. The lobby is open.

Operating hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The store features cold press drinks, donuts glazed daily, fresh cookies served warm, and a variety of bagels and oatmeal.

Healthy options include oats and yogurt, almond butter and parfaits. Fruit and veggie dairy-free smoothies are blended on-site and made fresh daily.

Staff photo by Fritz Busch Vehicles backed up onto North Minnesota Street Wednesday at the new Caribou Coffee drive thru. The new concept store opened March 16 at 707 N. Minnesota St. Grand opening is Friday, March 19, with $1 off large or XL beverage purchases. On Saturday and Sunday, March 20-21, for every visitor, Caribou will donate $1 to the New Ulm Eagles Unified booster club, benefiting all Eagle athletic programs.

Breakfast and lunch sandwiches are available any time of day.

“We’ve got high-quality coffee beans,” Posusta said. “This store is one of only five like it in Minnesota.”

Caribou advertises itself as the first major U.S. coffeehouse to serve 100% Rainforest Alliance Certified coffee and expresso. All coffee continues to be small-batch roasted in Minnesota.

Store grand opening is Friday, March 19 with $1 off large of XL beverage purchases.

For every visitor this Saturday and Sunday, Caribou will donate $1 to the New Ulm Eagles Unified Booster club, benefitting all Eagle athletic programs.

Fritz Busch can be emailed at fbusch@nujournal.com.

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