A taste of the brews

Dutch Bros. opens Auburn franchise
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Dutch Bros. Coffee handed out free drinks to customers during thegrand opening celebration Friday at Dry Creek Road and Highway 49. Besides coffee, the menu iincludes smoothies, Italian sodas, ciders and fresh baked pastries for the morning munchies. The chain was started 17 years ago by Dane and Travis Boersma in Grants Pass, Ore., and now has more than 140 locations. "Having the local community feel is important to us," Travis Boersma said. — Ben Furtado