When you buy coffee from Mango Tree Coffee in Englewood once it opens its doors, you'll be doing more than just getting your morning started — you'll be helping impoverished children from all …
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When you buy coffee from Mango Tree Coffee in Englewood once it opens its doors, you'll be doing more than just getting your morning started — you'll be helping impoverished children from all around the world.
Mango Tree Coffee will soon open a location in Englewood at 3498 S. Broadway, hopefully by November or December. The coffee shop is a division of MANNA Worldwide, a Fort Worth, Texas-based nonprofit organization engaged in child development programs in this country and around the world. The organization works to help children with nutrition, education, orphanage, clean water, medical needs and more. All of the profits from Mango Tree Coffee will go to MANNA Worldwide.
Englewood was a perfect fit for Mango Tree Coffee, according to its general manager and one of its founders, Marc Corona. He's watched the city transform into an area where people and new businesses are moving in.
“We were trying to come up with ways to expand what we do around the world. We drink coffee," said Corona. “It's a big part of who we are. For me, I enjoy going to work every day knowing the work I do is going to help someone in need who otherwise wouldn't have an opportunity to provide for themselves.”
The menu is still being developed, but Chris Baker, the coffee shop's roaster, says he's anticipating Mango Tree Coffee will have an assorted menu of lattes and some type of food. The coffee shop owns a farm in Guatemala from which it will get some of its products at some point, Baker said.
“My job is to try and make as good as a product as I can so that we can succeed on the end of giving back. I'm just excited to be in a community like Englewood with great neighbors,” said Baker. “There's a little void in coffee there, and we're pretty excited to be there.”
Mango Tree Coffee currently has a location in Colorado Springs. David Carroll, executive director for the Greater Englewood Chamber of Commerce, believes the coffee shop will add new life to the city's central business district.
“Englewood is beginning to develop into a place where people have the best possible access to healthy option and eating environments. With the addition, of Grow + Gather, Elevated Mushrooms Inc., Buchanan Family Farms and now Mango Tree Coffee, we are soon going to be considered the new food oasis,” said Carroll.
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