Our Story

Balancing Goat Coffee Co. is a hybrid specialty coffee shop and wellness studio dedicated to service and quality. We offer a rotating selection of single-origin brewed coffee and espresso drinks made with coffee beans that are roasted on site and prepared with careful attention to detail. We have fresh smoothies and smoothie bowls along with other grab and go options like salads, wraps, sandwiches, baked pastries, cookies, soups and healthy snacks. We have a separate space that serves as a wellness studio where you can attend Yoga, Aerial Yoga, Infrared classes, Tai Chi, and other unique exercise classes. We have something for everyone of all ages and those venturing into a healthier lifestyle who are interested in whole body health. We cater to those in a hurry and want to grab coffee or food in our drive through as well as those who want to come in, relax and unwind.

Balancing Goat Coffee Co. is the perfect place to start your morning out right to make your day great!


Life, in many ways, is a balancing act. Constantly juggling between work, home, money, and health. In order to accomplish our goals, we often fail to understand the importance of having balance in our lives. Maintaining a balanced life isn't just crucial for your health, happiness, and well-being but also essential to becoming the best you can be. Life is also about enjoying every moment. We are only human and cupcakes and bacon are down right delicious! Be kind to yourself. If you stumble, don't beat yourself up over it. Instead, enjoy every delicious, sweet mouthful, and then get right back to eating healthy. At Balancing Goat, we understand that if you do not genuinely enjoy life in all of it's tasty awesomeness what is the point? It's called BALANCE.

Coffee beans grown worldwide can trace its heritage back centuries to the ancient coffee forests on the Ethiopian plateau. There, legend says a goat herder first discovered the potential of these beloved beans. The story tells of a goat herder who discovered coffee after he noticed his goats becoming so energetic that they did not want to sleep at night after they ate berries from a certain tree. The goat herder took these berries to the abbot of the local monastery, who made a drink with the berries and found that it kept him alert through the long hours of evening prayer. The abbot shared his discovery with the other monks at the monastery, and knowledge of the energizing berries began to spread. As word moved east and coffee reached the Arabian peninsula, it began a journey which would bring these beans across the globe and to our store in Mandan, North Dakota all thanks to the GOAT.

We realize we are all here on this planet to live to our fullest and have the opportunity to help others do the same. This is our philosophy and strategy for Balancing Goat, it's employees, and for our community. We want Balancing Goat Coffee Company to be a place where you can break out of the mundane, make it your second home, and feel relaxed. We know it will be the place you want to go to fill your body with fuel to get through the day or let off steam before, during or after work. Our mission is to help our customers, employees and our community to find and fulfill their missions in life with intention, with heart, and with balance. 

Balancing Goat is not just a cup of coffee or a smoothie or an exercise class. It's about being a part of the whole experience. From being good to your body, working hard, relaxing, meditating and treating or rewarding yourself for being here, being alive, being who you are and wanting to connect with the world one cup, one tasty treat, and one breath at a time.