Caribou Coffee Introduces Signature Teas
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Jul 5 2010

Caribou Coffee Introduces Signature Teas

One of my favorite coffee places is Caribou Coffee. Caribou was my favorite before I had to start the gluten-free diet and I was pleased to find out that I could still have their lattes once I went gluten-free. Not only does Caribou have great lattes, but they have cold press ice coffee, something that I have yet to find anywhere else. What is cold press iced coffee? From Caribou’s site:

Our flavorful Cold Press is created by steeping rich Fireside Evening blend coffee in ice cold water. We allow the chilled brew to steep for over twelve hours to fully extract the complex flavors of this full-bodied dark roast coffee.

I also stick to decaf for the most part and Caribou uses all-natural, chemical-free decaf. I will take all the help I can get making my diet as healthy as I can.

I have been asked more times than I can count by the wonderful baristas at Caribou if I would like to try one of their teas and now their new Signature Teas. I have always been cautious of teas because they can contain barley. I sent an email to Caribou a week or 2 ago and got this response:

Kim,

Thank you very much for your email and thank you for your interest in Caribou Coffee.

All of our new Signature Iced Teas are gluten free.

Thanks again and enjoy!

Sincerely,
Lisa
Caribou Coffee Customer Relations

When the kids and I were running errands yesterday I stopped by Caribou to grab a Pluot Green Signature Iced Tea. I am used to drinking my tea & coffee without sweetener, so this was a little sweeter than I would have liked it to be. Jon volunteered to take it off of my hands, so I handed it over. He loved it! He isn’t normally a huge fan of tea, but seeing as this specific blend uses a green tea, I think it was milder than the black tea I have given him at home. The three other flavors of Signature Teas are -Peach Black Signature iced Tea, Mint Lime White Signature Iced Tea, and Roobios Lemonade Signature Iced Tea.

Caribou also has great hot cocoa, which is made from melting real Guittard chocolate – dark, milk chocolate or white. The dark chocolate is one of Jon’s favorite winter treats.

Caribou has a great ambiance and offers free wi-fi to their customers. The baristas are friendly and frequently offer free samples, though they are not usually gluten-free. For those who are dairy-free, Caribou does have soy milk to use in place of milk. To find a Caribou near you, click here.

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Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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  • http://www.glutenfreemusings.com Anne Steib

    That is great to know, I love flavored ice teas in the summer!

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  • Tami NANTZ

    Thanks for this! I pulled out my trusty iPhone as I walked through the doors, googled Caribou Coffee Teas, and your site came up. Thrilled to find it and thrilled to know I was able to enjoy the new Signature Peach Black Tea. Loved it!!! I’m new to the world of gluten free, still learning…but with a diagnosis of Celiac, I have no choice. Am looking forward to learning much more, thanks to sites like yours. Thanks!