Friday, May 08, 2009

Go Dutch!

From Eugene's local paper, The Register-Guard:
Dutch Bros. Coffee to hold benefit for ALS awareness

Dutch Bros. Coffee locations will donate proceeds from all coffee sales between 5:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. Friday to the Muscular Dystrophy Association to raise awareness of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

The drive is held in support of company co-founder, Dane Boersma, who was diagnosed with ALS in 2005. Last year, Dutch Bros. contributed $80,000 to the MDA for research and family services funding.

All Dutch Bros. Coffee locations in Oregon, Colorado, Washington, California, Idaho, Nevada and Arizona will participate. For a list of area stores, visit www.­
As someone who's all for promoting a charity event, I spread the word about this one-day-only event on MySpace. And I'm going to spread the word about it here, too! Yay!

Fortunately, I don't have to go far to find a nearby Dutch Bros Coffee location. Actually, all I have to do is cross my street, walk to the corner, cross, and there it is! I can see it from my house, lit up at night. Ahhhh, coffee.

I often go to Dutch Bros when I'm in the mood for their ER-911 coffee. Or a Kahlua Kicker or Annihilator. Their newest drink, the Cappuccino Freeze, is very STRONG coffee but also very yummy. It's like a frozen cappuccino!

Granted, I do like Starbucks, too. And the Dari Mart has a "No Wimps Allowed" coffee that I enjoy when I can head on over there, too. But only Dutch Bros will give you coffees mixed with candies like Almond Joy and Milky Way, and Italian Sodas, energy drinks and even muffin tops! There is something for everyone at Dutch Bros!

So if there is a local Dutch Bros in your area, consider stopping by and "doing your part" by buying something. Not only will you get the satisfaction of a great-tasting coffee, but also a good feeling in contributing towards a worthy cause.

(Apologies to readers if this blog post sounds too much like a commercial. Hm, maybe I should pursue that kind of writing job instead of freelancing!)


Anonymous said...

I've never seen a Dutch brothers coffee around here, the main competitor out here to Starbucks is place called Tullys. But really as a rule I dont drink those fancy coffees, just plain coffee that costs a dollar or less please. Those other drinks would plunge me into a diabetic coma so fast! They are so so filled with sugar! Not to mention the mega calories in those concoctions!
Well but I would go donate to the cause if I could. Sadly am broke right now!
Yes you should write adds for them!

Dawn Colclasure said...

LOL That would be awesome. :) I know their drinks have a lot of sugar. Which is why I don't buy these kinds of coffees every single day. But it's for a good cause so I definitely made a point to do it today. :)