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McCONN COFFEE COMPANY’S home on the web.
Located at the crossroads of the Student Center for quick and convenient service to anyone in the Center or just passing through, the McConn Coffee Company is a quaint corner cafe, popular with coffee drinkers and non coffee drinkers alike. McConn offers a wide assortment of delights in a relaxed, open setting.

We can be reached...

BY PHONE: 765-677-2479
BY EMAIL: mcconn.coffee@indwes.edu
BY FAX: 765-677-1497
BY MAIL: McConn Coffee Company, Box # 3237, 4201 S. Washington Street, Marion, IN 46953

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MON - THURS: 7 A.M. - 11:30 P.M.
FRI: 7 A.M. - 11:30 P.M.
SAT: 9 A.M. - 11:30 P.M.
SUN: 7 P.M. - 11:30 P.M

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide college students, faculty and staff with a coffee shop that is an extension of their living areas. A place in which people can congregate, relax, and converse in a friendly Christian atmosphere.

Scholarship Fund Information

McConn Coffee Co. has experienced vast growth the past several years and would like to give back to those who have made us a success: the students. McConn is managed and operated by business students, and our scholarship will aid and assist students in the Business Division. The recipient will receive a $1000 scholarship for the following academic year. The scholarship is given to a Junior Business major who exemplifies Christian character and demonstrates excellence in their personal, spiritual, and academic endeavors.

Employee Mission Trip Funding

Every year McConn also supports it's employees who go on missions trips. These trips must be a World Impact Trip within the scholastic year. The baristas who are recipients of this funding demonstrate a heart for service and Christian character.

Our History

McConn Coffee Co. was named after the longest serving president of Marion College/Indiana Wesleyan University, William McConn. The McConn name was carried over from the name of the building where it was originally founded; McConn Auditorium. This structure was originally College Church, but when sold to the University it was renamed after President McConn. Used for decades as an auditorium, it was converted to a coffeehouse originally named "common grounds" when the Phillippe Performing Arts Center was built.

In 2002 the McConn Auditorium was razed and the Student Center was expanded allowing the successful coffeehouse to move to its current location. Several artifacts from the original location adorn the space including stained glass windows and a chapel light adding the warmth of the past to the pace of the present. The coffeehouse continues to be a testimony to the strength of experiential learning as it allows students first hand expertise in running a business while integrating those experiences in the classroom.

This key university internship site for business majors has trained and developed scores of students over the years. Each semester, students gain valuable hands-on-experience in the areas of marketing, human resources, purchasing, business development and accounting while assisting in the overall development of a profitable and mission-critical business. As many as 40 or more barista's are employed each semester as well. Products are offered ranging from unique coffees, to premium desserts and pastries, including the latest trends in specialty drinks. The operation is completely self supported and spins off scholarships for business students every year as well.

About Our Coffee

McConn Coffee Co. only uses the freshest beans for our coffee. Coffee is roasted professionally and only ground moments before brewing. Coffee never sits on the shelf more than a week after roasting. We hope you enjoy drinking our coffee as much as we enjoy making it for you!

Specifics for Each Roast

Partnership with:
Dillano's Coffee Roasters

Brands We Carry

  • Dillano's Coffee Roasters
  • Concannon's Pastry Shop
  • Ghirrardelli
  • Hershey
  • Monin
  • Morrisons Pastry
  • Republic of Tea

  • Big Train Chai
  • Oreo
  • Snickers
  • Butterfinger
  • Reeses
  • Heath
  • JET

Current Team

Current Team

Fall 2014

Management Team
Jake Rupp - Business Development
Julie Schenhals - Human Resources
Hayley Stolp - Purchasing
Nicole Smith - Accounting
Leah Richards - Marketing

Seth Harshman&Melissa Whitehead

Shift Leaders
Callie Arosen
Mariah Miller
Leah Myers
Cassie Schoonmaker
Maddie Short
Jake Smith
Riley Tangeman
Lilli Stushek

McConn Coffee Company has a team of over forty baristas. Our team consists of students from all majors and range from freshman to seniors. Our baristas are one of our greatest assets, and we appreciate their hard work that makes McConn such a successful business.


Extreme Spring Break Nalgene Competition

Every year, McConn challenges the students of IWU to get creative over their Spring Break with the Extreme Nalgene Competition. Students are encouraged to take photos with or of their McConn Nalgenes and send them into extremenalgene@gmail.com to enter! Categories include extreme, cute, funny and creative. The semi finalists are displayed in our cafe area and the students themselves vote on the winner! Winners receive a McConn gift card!

Questions about the Extreme Nalgene Contest? Contact our Marketing Manager, Leah Richards at



Créma, named after the creamy, rich colored foam on the top of an espresso shot, is a weekly live musical performance at McConn. Créma happens every Wednesday night at 9:30 PM during the academic year. We feature current IWU students, poetry slams, open mic nights, and other live music in a lively coffeehouse atmosphere. Come join us every Wednesday for a great time! If you or someone you know is interested in being a featured artist, contact our McConn team! Check out our Facebook page for more updates and stay connected! Feel free to hashtag your photos! #McConn

Questions about Créma? Contact our Business Development Manager, Jake Rupp at Jacob.Rupp@myemail.indwes.edu

McConn Costume Week

Every year McConn has a costume dress-up week for all of our shifts. This takes place in the last week of October. We hope you have fun laughing with us wearing our goofy costumes!

Feel free to share photos of our Baristas in their costumes with us! Contact our Business Development Manager, Jake Rupp at Jacob.Rupp@myemail.indwes.edu