Fresh from their roastery experiences in Portland, Oregon, the Dunn brothers, Ed and Dan, moved to the Twin Cities in the late 1980s. Their mission was simple:
- Roast in small batches.
- Serve the freshest brew possible.
- Provide a warming coffee experience.
- Put community at the core of the business.
In 1987, Dunn Brothers Coffee was born.
Today, the majority of Dunn Brothers Coffee shops are independently owned by local members of communities around the country. These owners are dedicated to achieving the very same mission as the original Dunn brothers.
We believe coffee is an art form and making coffee is our craft. That makes our baristas and coffee roasters artists-in-residence. All our handmade drinks are made specifically for you, so each cup is a little different from the one before it, and the one after. More than crafted brews, we make fresh food too. From hand-cracked eggs, to hand-sliced meats and cheeses, to fresh baked pastries, we believe in good food.
We roast small batches of coffee, in-store, every day. That’s why our coffee is never more than 5 days old. Roasting in small batches promises a more fresh, rich, and enjoyable coffee experience.
Coffee beans need to be roasted just right to develop bold, diverse flavors. Success depends on the care and expertise of the roaster, which is why our roasters complete the Dunn Brothers Coffee Certified Roaster Program.
A community is what shapes who you are and what you stand for. We believe our diverse communities do the same for us. We enjoy providing a space where local customers feel free to ask questions, form friendships, share experiences, and feel more connected. This commitment fuels our focus on staying active and continuing to support the communities that been supporting us since 1987. We give back by making store donations to local food shelves, as well as other community involvement.
At a global level, we partner with World Coffee Research (WRC) and the American Refugee Committee (ARC), to support the growth, protection, and enhancement of supplies for the families who produce quality coffee for our customers and all around the world.
YOU SHOULD OWN A COFFEE SHOP.
Have you ever walked into a coffee shop and thought to yourself: Self, I’d love to own a place like this. An inclusive place where people from anywhere gather over coffee, food, and community?
Then we might be the coffee shop brand you’re looking for.
YOUR COFFEE SHOP OWNERSHIP STARTS HERE.
Starting anything from scratch is hard, especially a business with employees, sourcing high-quality beans, providing fabulous products, recipes, delivery, marketing, and a brick and mortar building. It would be helpful to get a head start, right? Or have a partner to support you along the way?
Dunn Brothers Coffee is a leader in the specialty coffee shop business, and we have a reputation as being a strong partner for our franchise owners. We operate over 75 coffee shops in 8 U.S. states, and we’ve been doing it since 1987.
Your success is our success. That’s why we give you everything in our toolbox to help you succeed. Intrigued?