Morning jolt

911, Dutch Bros.

Illustration by Kate Mitrano

Dutch Bros. is the largest, privately owned drive-thru coffee company in the world, known for its quick service, obnoxious loud music, equally obnoxious caffeinated baristas and an extremely long menu. With more than 60 different drinks, there is truly one that tastes superior to the rest: the 911 ($5.99 for a large). On the menu it’s simply described as “Irish crème breve with added shots.” Added shots built into the drink is key as Dutch Bros. coffee is notoriously weak. But the 911’s distinction from the huge selection is the Irish crème: especially buttery, a little cocoa-y with a smooth vanilla finish. The combination offers a calm sip and spiky jolt on a wet, gray Sacramento day. Various locations,