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Winner: Best Coffee 2017

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Hannah Lind prepares coffee drinks Oct. 6, 2016, at Beans Coffee Bar on South University, Fargo. Beans was named best coffee in The Forum's 2016 Best Of competition. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor2 / 2

Winner: Beans Coffee Bar

Location: 5675 26th Ave. S., Ste. 100, Fargo and 2550 S. University Dr., Fargo

What's your reaction to winning?

"This win speaks a lot to our customers and how they have taken pride in what we do, because we wouldn't be here without them. We appreciate our customers, and we hope this win means we're doing something right," manager Brittany Boeddeker said.

Is it all about the coffee, or is there another reason people love your business?

"I think we do have great coffee, but moreso it's the environment and how we want people and their friends and family to come hang out," she said. "We want Beans to be the place where people want to be."

What's your favorite menu pairing with coffee?

"Our miniature donuts are obviously a big seller, but we recently added edible cookie dough to our menu list, and it has been a huge hit with kids and parents alike. It's a great new menu item," she said.

Second Place: Caribou Coffee

Third Place: Twenty Below Coffee Co.

Danielle Teigen

Danielle Teigen is from South Dakota, but she headed north to attend North Dakota State University where she earned a bachelor's degree in journalism and management communication. She worked for Forum Communications first in 2007 as an intern and part-time reporter. Later, she served as editor for two local magazines before switching gears for marketing and public relations roles for an engineering firm and the chamber of commerce.  She returned to Forum Communications in May 2015 as a digital content manager and is currently the Deputy Editor.  She is originally from Turton, S.D., and is the author of "Hidden History of Fargo".

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