Dutch Bros is a popular drive-thru coffee stand company that is quickly expanding. They offer a variety of espresso-based and non-coffee drinks that will fit any taste. Find out what’s on the Dutch Bros menu, how to order, what’s popular, and what makes Dutch a unique coffee experience.
Related: Dutch Bros seasonal offerings.
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Here are answers to some of the most common questions about Dutch Bros.
Dutch Bros is a drive-thru coffee company founded in Southern Oregon in 1992. They currently operate in 11 states but are quickly expanding. Their core values are speed, quality, and service.
The name of the company is actually just “Dutch Bros” though sometimes customers will refer to it as Dutch Brothers.
Dutch Bros has created a fanbase of very loyal customers. The staff at Dutch Bros is known to be super friendly, and the drinks are all uniquely named creations that can’t often be found elsewhere.
Instead of calling their workers “barista,” they use the term “broista” to match the “Bro” in the company’s name. It’s another thing that adds to the uniqueness of Dutch Bros.
Dutch Bros has several options with no caffeine. Their smoothies, frosts, and Dutch sodas are all caffeine-free. You can also get any of the espresso-based drinks as decaf.
Dutch Bros offers sugar-free syrups in chocolate macadamia nut, coconut, hazelnut, Irish cream, peppermint, raspberry, strawberry, and vanilla. They also carry sugar-free white chocolate, dark chocolate, and caramel sauce. They use Torani syrups. Check out my full guide on low-carb and sugar-free drinks at Dutch Bros.
Dutch Bros classics are the most popular espresso-based drinks. They include the Annhialator and the Kicker. For non-espresso drinks, the Aftershock and Electric Berry are popular. The full list of flavor combos notes which ones are featured and popular.
Not really. Dutch Bros encourages you to make your own creations and lists a variety of named flavor combos on the menu on their app.
Yes, Dutch Bros offers gift cards. They are perfect for birthdays, holidays, or teachers. You can purchase online or at any Dutch Bros stand. Specific stands offer discounts throughout the year. Follow your local stand on Facebook to keep up-to-date.
Dutch Bros makes their mochas different than many places, including Starbucks. If you order a “mocha” it will be made with chocolate milk instead of chocolate sauce. This does create a smoother taste, but also means you can’t adjust the level of chocolatey-ness in the drink.
If you order a “white chocolate mocha” they will add white chocolate sauce to chocolate milk. If you want a white mocha like you would get at Starbucks you need to be clear that you want a breve or latte with white chocolate syrup and leave out the term “mocha.”
Yes! If you have the app you can get a free drink on your birthday. And the offer is good for a whole week, unlike another popular chain that only offers it on that specific day.
Not only that, but Dutch offers a half-off drink on the week surrounding your half-birthday!
To answer the Starbucks vs. Dutch Bros questions, check out my full guide.
How to order
Since Dutch Bros focuses on named flavor combos rather than drinks, you often need to order more specifically than at other coffee shops.
The suggested order to request your drink is:
Using this you would tell your broista, “May I have a medium, iced, aftershock, rebel, with soft top, please?”
Dutch Bros offers drinks in kids, small, medium, and large sizes. For espresso-based drinks, the small and medium sizes contain two espresso shots, and the large contains four.
- Small: 12 ounces
- Medium: 16 ounces
- Large: 20 ounces
- Small: 16 ounces
- Medium: 24 ounces
- Large: 32 ounces
- Small: 16 ounces
- Medium: 24 ounces
- Large: 32 ounces
- 10 ounces
(Related: See my full guide on kids’ drinks at Dutch Bros!)
Dutch Bros offers a wide variety of drinks on their menu. Their selection includes several caffeinated as well as non-caffeinated options. There is truly something to make everyone happy.
Most of these drinks can come in three ways: hot, iced or blended. Iced is when the drink is made with cold liquid and poured over ice. Blended is when the drink is blended with ice and creates a drink similar to a Frappuccino or smoothie.
This drink is very similar to a latte but is made with breve, which is half and half, and espresso. This is typically the default at Dutch Bros when ordering a hot espresso drink.
A beverage made with espresso and milk. The default milk at Dutch Bros is 2% dairy but you can also choose chocolate dairy, almond, oat, or coconut milk. It can be hot or iced.
Dutch offers classic cold brew and nitro cold brew options.
Dutch does not serve drip coffee, so an Americano is what you will get if you order a cup of black coffee. It’s water combined with espresso and can come hot or iced. It’s a favorite stand-alone drink of many.
Dutch Bros’ teas that can be ordered hot are Earl grey, cinnamon spice, citrus ginko green tea, decaf Ceylon tea, and Paris black tea. All teas can be served hot, iced or blended. The teas are from Harney & Sons.
Chais are also available and can be hot, iced, or blended.
A Dutch Cocoa is a hot chocolate made with Dutch Bros’ chocolate milk. You can add flavors to jazz it up.
Rebel energy drink
Rebels are a cold carbonated energy drink only sold at Dutch Bros. (Similar to Red Bull.) They are available in regular or sugar-free and are meant to be customized with a flavored syrup. Find out more in my in-depth article all about Rebels.
Dutch sodas are sparkling water that is meant to be customized with your favorite flavors. They are non-caffeinated.
Dutch Bros offers lemonades and encourages you to add your favorite flavor combos.
A Dutch freeze is Dutch Bros’ answer to Starbucks’ Frappuccino. It’s a blended iced coffee drink similar to a smoothie or milkshake.
(Related: Make a freeze at home with this recipe!)
A Dutch Frost is a milkshake. Add any of the available flavors to create a delicious treat.
A Dutch Bros’ smoothie is their fruit-based blended drink. Their base flavors are peach, strawberry, green apple, and mango.
Dutch Bros offers several of their drinks in kid cups. You can get a smoothie, Dutch frost, soda (just carbonated water), or a not-so-hot (hot chocolate.) All are non-caffeinated. I have a full guide that covers everything about kids’ drinks at Dutch Bros.
Modifiers and extras
Dutch Bros offers a variety of extra ways to change and enhance your drink.
Dutch Bros offers dairy, oat, coconut, and almond kinds of milk.
Dutch Bros’ soft top is often added to cold brew but it can be added to most drinks. It’s similar to sweet cream cold foam. Dutch Bros uses Rich’s On Top Soft Whip Topping for their soft top.
Most Dutch Bros drinks do not come with whipped cream as a default. You can always ask for it added!
A double shot of espresso.
White coffee beans are roasted in a different way which creates lower acidity and 70% more caffeine when brewed. You can select this option for any of your espresso-based drinks.
Dutch Bros measures flavor by the scoop, not by pumps. If you want extra flavor you can ask for an extra scoop (or sometimes they say shot.)
If you want less caffeine, you can order drinks half-caf or decaf.
The most common options for drizzle are caramel, dark chocolate, and white chocolate sauces but you can ask for any syrup to be drizzled on your drink.
Dutch Bros offers a variety of toppings including cinnamon and birthday sprinkles.
Dutch Bros’ broistas can make your drink in different “styles.” This means that extra things are added to your drink or it’s made in a particular way. Sometimes you see these listed on the official menu and sometimes not.
Avalanche style means two ounces of frost (milkshake) mix is added to your drink.
Picture perfect style means that chocolate and caramel are drizzled around your cup and whipped cream is added to the top.
Mafia style is adding extra sweetness and two extra espresso shots to your drink.
Parfait style is layering your drink with whipped cream.
Dutch Bros operates on the premise of flavor combos and has fun and quirky names for most of these.
While most coffee shops name a drink, Dutch Bros name flavor combos. This can feel hard to get the hang of at first but it’s one of the things that makes Dutch so fun and unique.
Sometimes these are called the “secret menu” for Dutch Bros, but it’s really no secret! It’s possible some combos are not currently listed but have been in the past.
For instance, instead of the “Golden Eagle” is a specific drink, it is in reference to using the flavor combo of vanilla and caramel sauce to make a drink.
You will need to specify what type of “Golden Eagle” you would like when ordering. For instance, you could order a “Golden Eagle Freeze” and would receive a blended drink with vanilla, caramel sauce, whipped cream, and caramel drizzle.
There are often seasonal and promotional drinks available that change every few months.
Combos best ordered with espresso and coffee-based drinks:
(* Dutch classics)
- 9-1-1 * (make this drink at home!)
Irish cream and six shots of espresso
- Almond bar
White chocolate & almond
- Annihilator *
Chocolate macadamia nut
- Banana bread
White chocolate & hazelnut
Banana & dark chocolate
- Banana split
Vanilla, banana & dark chocolate
- Caramelizer *
Chocolate milk with caramel sauce
- Cake batter
Almond Roca & white chocolate
- Christmas morning
White chocolate and chai
- Cocomo *
Chocolate milk with coconut
White chocolate & chocolate macadamia nut
- Double torture *
Chocolate milk, vanilla with an extra double shot of espresso and whipped cream
- Dream Weaver
Hazelnut & white chocolate
- Flap Jack
Salted caramel, white chocolate, and vanilla
- German chocolate
Caramel, coconut & dark chocolate
- Golden Eagle *
Vanilla, caramel sauce, topped with whipped cream and caramel drizzle
Creme de menthe & dark chocolate
Banana & coconut
Chocolate macadamia nut, coconut, vanilla
- Jelly donut
Salted caramel, raspberry, and almond
- Kicker * (make this drink at home!)
- Molten lava
Cinnamon & dark chocolate
- Nutty Irishman
Irish cream & hazelnut
Cinnamon, chocolate macadamia nut, white chocolate, and cinnamon sprinkles
- The Bob
Banana, coconut, dark chocolate
- Toasted Mellow
Vanilla & chocolate macadamia nut
Caramel, white chocolate, and dark chocolate
White chocolate & dark chocolate
Chocolate macadamia nut, dark chocolate, and caramel
- White angel
White chocolate, coconut, and vanilla
- White zombie
White chocolate & vanilla
Combos best ordered with rebels, sodas, and frosts:
(* featured flavors)
- Aftershock *
Strawberry, blackberry, raspberry, and lime
Strawberry, kiwi, blue raspberry, and watermelon
Blackberry, raspberry, and almond
- Banana cream pie
Banana & white chocolate
- Bubble gum
Banana, strawberry, and vanilla
- Cotton candy *
Blue raspberry & white chocolate
- Dinosaur egg
Blue raspberry with strawberry, white chocolate, and almond drizzle
- Double rainbro *
Strawberry, peach, and coconut
- Dragon slayer
Raspberry, blue raspberry with blackberry drizzle
- Dutch mojito
Coconut, lime & creme de menthe
Peach, passion fruit with blackberry, blue raspberry drizzle
- Electric berry *
Lime & blue raspberry
- Fire lizard
Strawberry, banana, and orange
Vanilla with blue raspberry, and raspberry drizzle
- Galaxy fish
Strawberry, lime, and passion fruit
- Gem berry
Blackberry, raspberry, vanilla
- Gummy bear
Kiwi, lime, and white chocolate
Banana, orange, peach, and strawberry
Orange, passion fruit, and pomegranate
Banana & coconut
- Laser cat
Raspberry & coconut
- Majestic forest
Blackberry, blue raspberry, and kiwi
- Mangonada (limited time)
Mangonada syrup, strawberry fruit, and Tajín
Strawberry, orange, and grapefruit
- Midnight *
Blackberry & pomegranate
- Ninja *
Creme de menthe & white chocolate
Orange & vanilla
- OG Gummybear *
Pomegranate, passion fruit, watermelon, grapefruit
- Passion water
Passion fruit & watermelon
- Palm beach
Pomegranate & peach
- Palm tree
Pomegranate, passion fruit, and lime
- Peach cobbler
White chocolate, peach, and chocolate macadamia nut
- Peach ring
White chocolate, passion fruit, and peach drizzle
- Pink flamingo
Peach, strawberry, and white chocolate
- Ray of sunshine
Blackberry, peach, and grapefruit
- Red, white & blue
Raspberry, blue raspberry, and white chocolate
- Rocky point
Blackberry, peach, coconut, and orange
- Shark attack*
Blue raspberry, coconut, and lime with pomegranate drizzle
- Starry night
Blue raspberry & blackberry
- Stop light
Pomegranate, passion fruit, kiwi
- Sweet sunrise
Peach, passion fruit, orange, and banana
- Tricky tre
Orange & peach
Almond, orange, and pomegranate
- Unicorn blood *
Strawberry, white chocolate, and almond
- Vampire slayer *
Strawberry & pomegranate
- Vanilla bean
Vanilla & chocolate macadamia nut
Syrups & Sauces
Dutch Bros uses Torani syrups to flavor their drinks. They have around 30 flavors available at all times. Seasonal and promotional flavors are also available at different times of the year. These are their sugar-free syrups, which are also noted below.
- Almond Roca
- Blue raspberry
- Cane sugar syrup
- Chocolate macadamia nut (also called Chocolate mac) (Sugar-free available)
- Coconut (Sugar-free available)
- Creme de Menthe
- Hazelnut (Sugar-free available)
- Irish cream (Sugar-free available) (Note: Get recipe for homemade syrup!)
- Lavender (Seasonal)
- Passion fruit
- Peppermint (Seasonal) (Sugar-free available)
- Pumpkin Pie (Seasonal)
- Red Raspberry (Sugar-free available)
- Ruby red grapefruit
- Salted caramel
- Strawberry (Sugar-free available)
- Vanilla (Sugar-free available)
- Winter spice (Seasonal)
- White chocolate sauce (Sugar-free available)
- Dark chocolate sauce (Sugar-free available)
- Caramel sauce (Sugar-free available)
- Birthday sprinks
- Cinnamon sprinks
- Chocolate sprinks
- Nutmeg sprinks (discontinued spring of 2023)
- Soft top
- Raw sugar sprinks
- Whipped cream
Dutch Bros does not focus on food as much as many other coffee shops. They have two options available.
Muffin tops will make you feel like you’re in a Seinfeld episode. They are a flat-ish muffin, meant to replicate just the top. They are available in lemon poppyseed, chocolate chip, and orange cranberry.
(Did you know you can buy a muffin top pan to make them at home??)
Dutch Bros offers a three-ounce granola nut bar.
Food being tested
In some markets, Dutch Bros stores are testing food including donut holes, granola, and more! Hopefully, this is a sign of things that will be coming everywhere soon.
In September in Salem, Oregon Dutch Bros offered a pumpkin loaf and a pumpkin chocolate chip loaf. I’ve also heard that a non-dairy soft top is being tested!
Dutch Bros offers monthly and special stickers to their customers. This is one fun thing about Dutch Bros that sets it apart. Many make a habit of collecting and trading stickers.
Currently, a new sticker is released on the first Wednesday of each month. They also have stickers available for a variety of holidays and special promotions. Stickers are available until they run out.
The stickers can be put on car bumpers, your favorite water bottle, your phone case, or wherever you prefer.