Yes, Manatee Coffee is and always has been a Florida-based company. Our leadership team and their families reside in “manatee country” on the East Coast of Southern Florida, very close to a nature preserve where there is a manatee viewing area. We also regularly donate to two Florida-based manatee protection organizations, Save the Manatee Club and Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium.
Additionally, through the Adopt-A-Manatee® program, we have adopted Ariel, a rescued manatee in southeastern Florida. Ariel is an “ambassador for all manatees” who spends her days in the Fish Bowl underwater observatory at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park on the West Coast of Florida.
With that said, to help us save on the exorbitant costs of international coffee sourcing, mass-scale coffee production, and shipping across the United States, we have been partnering with a family-owned, values-based coffee co-packer in central Indiana. Rest assured, they share our company values and commitment to supporting manatees and their habitats. So when you receive your coffee, the address will say Indiana, but it will always have the heart of Florida in every bag and box.