McConn Coffee Co.
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.
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.
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
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Coffee & Merchandise
All pricing includes shipping
This 9oz ceramic mug is stout and sleek. It comes in the classic McConn green with our white logo. This mug is available exclusively through the McConn website.
The McConn Signature blend is a medium roast with a chocolatey flavor and notes of roasted nuts. Each bag contains 12 ounces of coffee which is available whole bean or ground.
Sumatra is our most popular single origin roast. It is a medium-dark roast with a syrup-like texture and an earthy dark chocolate like flavor. Each bag contains 12 ounces of coffee which is available whole bean or ground.
Seth Harshman & Melissa Whitehead
Zach Witzig - Business Development
Julie Bryant - Human Resources
Haley Stolp - Purchasing
Nicole Smith - Accounting
Tyler Brooks – Marketing
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, Tyler Brooks 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! Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to stay connected and see who is playing!
Questions about Créma or you are interested in playing?
Contact our Business Development Manager, Zach Witzig at
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, Zach Witzig to share your photo and be on our social media pages!
McConn 5k Coffee Run
We just had our first 5k Coffee Run last year, and it was an absolute success! Start training now and be looking for this event this upcoming April. Particpants drink 3oz. of coffee at 4 different intervals throughout the race. Of course a sweet McConn shirt and prizes will be included as a part of our signup!
Questions about the 5k Coffee Run?
Contact our Business Development Manager, Zach Witzig at
Be on the lookout for McConn’s seasonal events! We will try and have a game night, coffee education night, or other fun events throughout the course of each semester. Make sure you check out our seasonal drinks when you come to our seasonal events!
We can be reached...BY PHONE:
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