Nominate Someone for Coffee with Cool People

Do you know a cool person in your community? Is there someone the rest of the Twin Cities needs to get to know? Nominate them to be featured on Coffee with Cool People! If chosen, they will get their very own TCL branded Caribou Coffee mug.

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Coffee With Cool People: Paul Fletcher  

He’s not only an on-air personality, he’s also a diehard Pearl Jam fan, a dad and a hockey nut. Paul Fletcher from Cities 97.1 is on air from 2-7 p.m. Paul is also the Music Director at Cities 97.1. He says he is doing exactly what he is supposed to be doing. Radio has been a great fit. He loves radio and all of the fun things that come with it. Paul also says he feels lucky that his career has given him opportunities to be so involved in charities, special events and more.

Coffee with Cool People: Dez  

She’s been the voice of Twin Cities Live from day one. You’ll hear our friend Dez weekday mornings on the KS95 Morning Show.  But we wanted to chat with her on a different level over a cup of Caribou Coffee.

Coffee with Cool People: Caribou President John Butcher  

His kids might not think he’s cool, but we do! We’re talking about the President of Caribou Coffee who’s the subject of this week’s “Coffee With Cool People.” John Butcher spent two decades at Target before taking the job at Caribou. He’s a dad of three who’s married to his high school sweetheart. He’s super proud of his unique Caribou order and has a view on leadership that’s all about the team.

Coffee with Cool People: Steve Schussler  

Steve Schussler may not be a name you know, but there’s a good chance you know one of the projects he has been a part of. Steve is responsible for coming up with the Rainforest Café. Steve and his team create all sorts of unique restaurants, retail stores and venues.

Coffee With Cool People: Melissa Peterman  

In today’s installment of “Coffee With Cool People” presented by Caribou Coffee, Elizabeth heads to Grand Avenue in St. Paul to have a cup of joe outside with actress and Minnesota native Melissa Peterman. The two chat about things that drive their husbands up the wall, what Melissa thinks about before her head hits the pillow and about handling transitions in life.

Coffee with Cool People: Nick Engbloom  

Everyone can make a difference. That’s the message that Nick Engbloom tries to share with people he meets. Nick says he has always had some sort of feeling that giving back is what he was meant to do. Today, he works for the University of Minnesota Foundation as the Director of Development.

Coffee With Cool People: Sweet Martha  

In today’s “Coffee With Cool People” presented by Caribou Coffee, Elizabeth sits down with a Minnesota State Fair legend: Martha Rossini Olson, better known as Sweet Martha. Sweet Martha’s is celebrating 40 years of fresh basked chocolate chip cookies at the Fair this year with a huge expansion. Their third Fair location is opening in the North End of the Fairgrounds. If you can’t make it to the fair, Sweet Martha’s frozen cookie dough is now available in all Target stores.

Coffee with Cool People: Kyndra de St. Aubin   Back To Top

The new Allianz Field, home of the Minnesota United Soccer Team is changing the landscape of St. Paul.  There's one person who can't wait to get inside. That person is Kyndra de St. Aubin, currently the only female color commentator in major league soccer. Kelli Hanson found out what that hefty title means to this college soccer star in this Coffee with Cool People sponsored by Caribou Coffee.

Coffee with Cool People: P.J. Fleck   Back To Top

P.J. Fleck is a man on a mission.  The 37 year old enters his second year as the head coach of the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers football team, hoping to rebound from a lackluster 5-7 record in 2017.  And by the look and sound of it, he’s got what’s needed to right the ship. 

Coffee with Cool People: Paul Allen   Back To Top

He’s the play-by-play guy for the Minnesota Vikings. He announces races at Canterbury Park and he’s a host of KFAN’s 92Noon show. Paul Allen is a sports fanatic, but what does he like to do when he’s not calling a football game or a horse race? Paul sits down with Twin Cities Live Reporter Emily Engberg to chat over a Caribou Coffee in this week’s “Coffee with Cool People”.  It was an easy fit because Paul loves a good Caribou Coffee. In fact, he’s known to frequent the Caribou in Eden Prairie on the way to work.

Coffee with Cool People: Keith Rice   Back To Top

If you’ve seen a show at Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, chances are you’ve seen Keith Rice on stage.  With 47 credits to his name at the West Metro venue, Rice has made more than just a name for himself.  He’s legendary.  The actor’s unmistakeable intensity was on display when he chatted with Twin Cities Live host Steve Patterson for the series “Coffee with Cool People”, presented by Caribou Coffee. 

Coffee with Cool People: Falen   Back To Top

You may have seen her filling in on TCL as a guest host, but more likely you hear her every morning on The Dave Ryan Show on KDWB.  Kelli Hanson sits down with Falen for a cup of Caribou Coffee to get to know her a little better.

Coffee with Cool People: Julia Cobbs   Back To Top

It's the perfect way to get to know someone a little bit better...just sit down with some coffee and have a little chat!  Elizabeth sits down with Julia Cobbs, the co-host of Lori & Julia Show on myTalk 107.1, at Caribou Coffee.

Coffee with Cool People: Matt Birk   Back To Top

Former Minnesota Vikings star and Super Bowl champion Matt Birk is enjoying retirement.  Some people feel a weight lifted after they hang up the cleats.  He feels that too.  Quite literally.  The former lineman has dropped some 75 pounds.  Which is proabably a good thing.  Helps him to get around quicker when he’s chasing after his kids.  The father of eight was more than ready to have a large black coffee when he got together with Twin Cities Live host Steve Patterson at Caribou Coffee in Eagan.

Coffee with Cool People: Megan Tamte   Back To Top

In this week’s installment of Coffee With Cool People presented by Caribou Coffee, Elizabeth orders two cups of light roast with cream. One for herself and the other for Evereve co-founder Megan Tamte. Megan started her clothing boutique chain with just one Edina store originally called “Hot Mama.” Now called “Evereve,” her empire has grown to almost 90 stores. Elizabeth and Megan have coffee and conversation at the very first Caribou Coffee location in Minneapolis, which is just steps away from the original Evereve corporate offices.

Coffee with Cool People: Chris Hawkey   Back To Top

Twin Cities Live and Caribou Coffee have teamed up for “Coffee with Cool People”. It’s a great way to get to know another side of come cool people who call the Twin Cities home.

Coffee with Cool People: Carrie Tollefson   Back To Top

We are getting the opportunity to chat with some really cool people when we sit down for a cup of coffee at Caribou Coffee.  TCL Reporter, Kelli Hanson was thrilled to sit down with runner and 2004 Olympian, Carrie Tollefson.