Morning Grind


Community | Coffee | Culture

The Morning Grind Story

Welcome to Morning Grind where we push the limits of an ordinary coffee shop creating a unique caffeinated experience. We are a student-led coffee cart that strives to provide customers with exceptional espresso and customer service while aiming to provide quality and novelty with every visit. Founded by Justin Heacock through Florida Southern’s Center for Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, this experiential learning lab initiative allows our team of students to expand their acquired knowledge and skills outside of the classroom to learn how to start and operate a business. Our team of 8 students stems from 7 different majors all across campus. Through this holistic style of learning, our team of students gain industry knowledge and experience that helps shape them into the future entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow. In addition to your baristas, our students manage the processes of Marketing, Product Development, Inventory & Supply, Accounting, and External Relations & Partnerships. 

Adjacent to Lake Hollingsworth, just outside the Becker Business Building, we offer locally sourced espresso from Concord Coffee and loose-leaf tea from Color Theory Tea. So whether you’re looking for a caffeine fix, a unique blend of flavors, or amazing customer service, Morning Grind has you covered. See you at the cart!


Are you open to the public?

Yes, we welcome the whole community and even your dogs (there may even be a free pup-cup involved)

Where are you located?

We are located on the Florida Southern College campus just outside of the Becker Business Building. You can follow our street signs from the round about as well as see our big feather flags from the lake.

Worst comes to worst, you can find us on Google Maps!

Where do you source your coffee and tea from?

We source the highest quality columbian coffee bean from Concord Coffee that has notes of black berry, graham cracker, and dark chocolate.

We source our tea blend from Color Theory Tea Company. Currently, we have the Sunshine (Rose, Cranberry, Peach), Fresh Air(Peppermint, Spearmint, Herbs), and Golden Hour (Turmeric, Ginger, Licorice) blends.

Do you cater?

Yes, we are able to cater on the Florida Southern College campus! If you are interested in catering, please send us an email at

Do you only sell Coffee?

No! We have a premium selection of tea from Color Theory, Hot Chocolate, and croissants. We also have merchandise items, such as T-shirts, mugs, and stickers!

How can I support?

The best way to support us, is by coming to the cart and enjoying a drink. However, if you are interested in getting more involved, please send us an email at

111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA
111 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33801, USA