Patriot Coffee Contact and About Us

After owning and operating a retail 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, that 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 not only be delicious, hand crafted and of the highest quality possible, but that would also be inspiring. Soon, Patriot Coffee Roasters was conceived, built to capture the spirit of the innovators, the visionaries, the industrious, the pioneers, the passionate change-makers, the true patriots that have made our country great.

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.

CONTACT US

info@patriotcraftcoffee.com

1113a S. Florida Ave
Lakeland, FL 33803
863-232-5577

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
Timothy

 

 

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

Matthew Clark
Jess Treyo
Melissa Cantz
Ford Heacock
Mike Martin
BJP
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
Roxanne
Brittany
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
Brooke
Tiffany Taylor
Jonny Peace
Josh Davis
Todd Baylis
Michael Pretty
Steve Scruggs
John Brandt
Stephanie Woo
Cheryl Irwin
Chris Morata
Abby
Vince Filippone
Kristi Sherron
Troy Martin

Salena Masaood
Robert McArthur
Jennie Ellis
Stephen Dubrey
Cassie Long
Brooke-Ann Ernst
Laura
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
Jason
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
Allie
Taylor Grice
Mackenzie Baker
Lesha Anstey
Adam Novak
Joe
Rachel Smith
ChaseRaz
Lisa Heffron
Esther Robles
MB Ramaika Rutledge
Joan Steele
Alex Bennett
Bill Horn
Jack Ankeny
Georgia Lynn Dean
Laura Coe
Tracie Carley
Michelle Culbert
Adrianna
Jackie Guerra
Cathy Hayes
Jana