MINNEAPOLIS, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOU) – the second largest company-owned premium coffeehouse operator in the United States based on the number of coffeehouses – has officially opened its latest Ohio location, a coffeehouse located in the soon-to-be-opened Jungle Jim's International Market in Cincinnati's Eastgate Complex. The coffeehouse is the third Cincinnati, Ohio location for Caribou Coffee and like all other Caribou coffeehouses, the store will offer fans the premium handcrafted beverages and warm and inviting coffeehouse environment that Caribou is known for. The coffeehouse, which is located at 4450 Eastgate Blvd, officially opened its doors on Friday, July 6, 2012 and welcomed fans from the Cincinnati community throughout the weekend. "We couldn't be more thrilled to partner with Jungle Jim's, a signature Ohio culinary destination, with our newest location," said Alfredo Martel, senior vice president of marketing and product management. "We feel our offerings are an excellent fit, and we're looking forward to getting to know the Union Township community, and to providing local fans with a comfortable place to relax, visit with friends, and enjoy our handcrafted beverages and other signature menu items." Caribou fans can enter the new coffeehouse from the Eastgate Complex parking lot and will also be able to access the store via Jungle Jim's once the Market opens in September. The new Caribou location will provide the Cincinnati community with a comfortable coffeehouse experience and will feature unique decor that was inspired by the store's themes: passion for coffee and sustainability. Guests will find the familiar Caribou Coffee community table, which was designed using reclaimed rustic wood for its base and features a table top made from a composite material that includes real coffee beans. The table is intended to foster friendship by bringing guests together in the central hub of the store. To highlight Caribou's commitment to sustainability, the coffeehouse's community light fixtures feature cork shades, which is a renewable material. Like Caribou coffeehouses across the country, the new Eastgate location will offer best-in-class products, including 100 percent Rainforest Alliance Certified™ coffees and espresso, beverages made with real, all-natural chocolate, wholesome breakfast offerings and all-new sparkling teas and juices. For more information about Caribou Coffee, please visit Caribou Coffee's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/cariboucoffee or follow Caribou on Twitter at @Caribou_Coffee. About Caribou Coffee Founded in 1992, Caribou Coffee Company is one of the leading branded coffee companies in the United States, with a compelling multi-channel approach to their customers. Based on the number of coffeehouses, Caribou Coffee is the second largest company-operated premium coffeehouse operator in the United States. As of April 1, 2012, the Company had 585 coffeehouses, including 174 franchised locations, in 21 states, the District of Columbia and nine international markets. The Company's coffeehouses aspire to be the community place loved by guests who are provided an extraordinary experience that makes their day better. Caribou Coffee provides the highest quality handcrafted beverages, foods and coffee lifestyle items with a unique blend of expertise, fun and authentic human connection in a comfortable and welcoming coffeehouse environment. In addition, Caribou Coffee's unique coffees are available within grocery stores, mass merchandisers, club stores, office coffee and foodservice providers, hotels, entertainment venues and e-commerce channels. Caribou Coffee is a proud recipient of the Rainforest Alliance Corporate Green Globe Award and is committed to operating practices that promote sustainability and environmental protection. For more information, visit the Caribou Coffee web site at www.cariboucoffee.com. CONTACT: Blythe PosnerRuder Finn, Inc.(212) 593-6306 firstname.lastname@example.org SOURCE Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.