Patriot Coffee Contact and About Us

After owning and operating a coffee house for over nine years, I had finally lost my patience. For years I had waited for a local roaster to come on to the scene. Being completely obsessed with quality and freshness I finally realized that if I ever hoped to achieve the level of quality I desired for my most important ingredient, I would have to tackle this challenge myself. So in December 2014 I embarked on a journey to bring small-batch roasted coffee to my home town.

My aim was to develop a product that would expand the possibilities of what a great cup of coffee can be for our customers. Soon, Patriot Coffee Roasters was conceived. Its namesake a tribute to the individuals who have served or continue to serve in our armed forces. 

After completing roasting classes in San Francisco and honing my craft for some time on a small drum roaster, I decided I was ready to put my plan into action. I built a cart meant to showcase my new product at the local farmer’s market. The goal was simple: to earn one customer at a time by educating them on how truly diverse and wonderful the world of coffee is. I worked hard to fundamentally change the way our community thought about coffee.

The next step would be to build a roastery capable of supplying the needs of my cafe, and of local restaurants and retailers. Given the wonderful interplay of coffee and community, I felt that a crowdfunding campaign would be the perfect way to get the community engaged while raising funds to build-out the roastery. The campaign was an overwhelming success, exceeding the $15,000 goal by over 10%!

With the roastery completed in December 2015, I had finally realized my dream of bringing freshly roasted, small batch coffee to Central Florida. A huge debt of gratitude is owed to the community of people who have had a hand in bringing this dream to life. It would not have been possible without them. The great privelidge of operating my own business would also not be possible without the brave men and women who sacrifice so much to protect our way of life. In 2017 we launched Operation Gratitude, a means by which a unit from any branch of service could be nominated to receive a free coffee care package. It’s one small way we demonstrate our appreciation.

Thanks for giving us an opportunity to serve you. It’s a privelidge we don’t take lightly.



1113a S. Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803

Veteran Owned

Patriot Founders

Karla Donofrio

Doug & Katie Bizerra

Craig Mozhdehi
Larry Ross
Lisa Wieber
Lynn Grady

Allison Allegood
Lola Burke
Bobby Donofrio
Bill Mutz

Yvonne Acevedo
Woody Sprott
Ron Clark



Boondock Studios
Joey McBrayer
Tom Williams
John McArthur
Walt Cannoy
Carole Saavedra
Chuck McDanal

Matthew Clark
Jess Treyo
Melissa Cantz
Ford Heacock
Mike Martin
Bill & Nanette Hartmann
Ryan Neal

Mitchell Weinstein
Maria Salomão-Schmidt
Julie Britt
Amanda Rivera
Marilyn Langer
Martin Herrmann
Lorrie Delk Walker

Michael McArthur
Will Link
Stefanie von Paleske-Bush
Jacob Fullhart
Dave and Cookie Quarles
Rade A Malkovich
Steve Ledlow
Ben Lott
Kitt Elliott
Alison A.
Jon Boring
Ashlee Mello
Dan Berman
Dan Pilka & Cindy Hardin
Chrissanne Long

Steve Clark
Sheila Freeman
Tiffany Taylor
Jonny Peace
Josh Davis
Todd Baylis
Michael Pretty
Steve Scruggs
John Brandt
Stephanie Woo
Cheryl Irwin
Chris Morata
Vince Filippone
Kristi Sherron
Troy Martin

Salena Masaood
Robert McArthur
Jennie Ellis
Stephen Dubrey
Cassie Long
Brooke-Ann Ernst
Scott Robinson
Matthew & Tonya Wiggins
Justine Kresl
Robert Berganza
Trisha Stocks Weinreich
Michael Walters
Kelly Crouch
Katie Pazda
Nancy Pridmore
Rosaline Cabrera

Andrea Merritt
Becky Abel
Scott Joness
Ellen Simms
Hannah Morgan
Adrian Lucas
Olivia George
Sarah Bisesi
Shane Lawlor
Terisa & Sparky Glover
Daniel Thumberg
Meg Bellamy
Laura Dobratz
Stephani Foster
Jack Woodward
Renee Vanderslice



Rod Burke
Pete Gill
JD Arbuckle
David & Susan King
James Owens
Steve Brickhouse
Rocco Stevens
Melissa Salveson
Jennifer Moody
Hanna Larracas
Elizabeth Sieber
Chuck Welch
Rebecca Saulsbury
Rosita Poole
LauraAnn Larson
Audrey McCranie
Cindy Layner
Autumn Harvey
Michael Walker
González Sandy
Lauren Parks
Shannon Lanier
Karen Blackett
Katy Johnson
Krysta Bustin
Taylor Grice
Mackenzie Baker
Lesha Anstey
Adam Novak
Rachel Smith
Lisa Heffron
Esther Robles
MB Ramaika Rutledge
Joan Steele
Alex Bennett
Bill Horn
Jack Ankeny
Georgia Lynn Dean
Laura Coe
Tracie Carley
Michelle Culbert
Jackie Guerra
Cathy Hayes