America’s best coffee chains not named Starbucks (or Dunkin' Donuts)
These shops may be small in comparison, but they're big on flavor and appeal.
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Dutch Bros. Coffee
With 200+ operations across the Western United States, Dutch Bros. Coffee is no small operation. Yet this chain of drive-thrus, founded in Oregon in 1992 by dairy farmer brothers, keeps its flavor local, roasting its own beans and maintaining strict requirements for franchisees. Each shop is locally owned and operated, and owners are expected to contribute to various local causes and organizations.