Dunn Brothers Coffee started in 1987, by two brothers, Ed and Dan Dunn in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Committed to flavor and freshness, their model was simple: roast the beans in the store and eliminate the usual channels that compromise how delicious a cup of coffee could actually be.
Seven years later, Chris Eilers and Skip Fay become the first franchisees. In 1998 Chris and Skip purchase the franchise rights to grow the Dunn Brothers brand to help expand the availability of the remarkable standard of flavor and taste Dunn Brothers was known for (in fact, City Page readers have voted Dunn Brothers the best cup of coffee in the Twin Cities over 10 times).
How to Chill without Compromise
In the constant pursuit of better taste and more pronounced flavor, we introduced Infinite Black™ – our cold-brewed coffee, steeping our fresh-roasted beans for 24 amazing hours – delivering more buzz per cup, unprecedented smoothness and 60% less acid than hot brewed coffee. They’re even available in refillable growlers our fellow coffee lovers bring in (to get refilled) once they’ve used up their fresh cold-pressed supply.
Micro-roasting for Maximum Flavor
Unlike national brands that roast hundreds of pounds of coffee at a time, selling coffees weeks and months after being roasted, Dunn Brothers roasts small batches, commonly 7 pound batches, practically every day. This assures a fresher, richer flavor and aroma, since we never sell beans more than 5 days beyond their roasting date.
We’re obsessed with Flavor and Taste
It all starts with the coffee cherry. Coffee beans are actually the seeds of a coffee cherry, and they need to be roasted to develop the flavors that many of us love. This roasting process is done by our roasters who have graduated from, or are apprenticing, our Dunn Brothers Certified Roaster Program.
And our work with coffee farmers is pretty legendary, just ask any of our store operators or click here.
Our shared Focus
After we’ve roasted our beans, we hand them off to our talented baristas who follow some vital rules we live by:
- None of our shops use automatic coffee machines ensuring each drink is handmade and cared for
- We grind only then so all the flavor goes into your cup and isn’t allowed to escape
- Our brewed coffee is served within 90 minutes of being brewed. After that, we make a fresh pot
- We only serve fresh handmade whipped cream
We invite you to notice the difference in our coffee. Fresh coffee, you deserve.