Pelican Coffee opened up this past weekend with palm tree out front and offers coffee, sandwiches, and half of it's profits go to a good cause.

Pelican Coffee is Hermantown's little tropical getaway with palm trees, a salt water fish tank and flooring that looks like weathered planks. What makes this coffee shop stand out besides the nautical decor, is it's local partnership with Praying Pelican Missions, a non-profit that owner Matt Pfingsten co-founded in 2003. Praying Pelican Missions sends church and other groups from North America on week long missions to serve partner churches in Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Africa.

The coffee business came from Pfingsten's desire to help build community. Pelican Coffee which is located at the Hermantown square mall off of Lavaque Road and Miller Trunk Highway will be open Monday-Saturday and closed on Sundays. They will serve coffee, tea, and specialy hot and cold drinks; hot breakfasts, sandwiches, soups, salads, appetizers and pastry baked on location. The best part is, half of it's profits will go to help coffee-producing regions and youth-focused efforts in Hermantown.

Let me know in the comments below what you think of this new coffee shop and you can read the full article from the Duluth News Tribune here.