Smalley Coffee is a coffee roaster proudly located in the Midwest. We roast approachable coffee that aims to make your day, and cup, a little better. Coffee is a part of life for many. We believe in honest work, simple pleasures and reliability.
The Smalley Coffee Airstream trailer opened on April 4, 2014. But the idea started years earlier as "Basecamp Coffee".
I had been carrying around this idea of living out of an Airstream. As I got into my mid-20s, I knew it wasn't in the cards for me, but I'd dream about it and would sometimes find myself on the internet, searching craigslist for a deal.
It was around the same time when I started to tinker with coffee in the kitchen. I had a gifted Chemex and I would stop by local shops to try their offering, picking up their roasted beans in the process. That tinkering ended up turning my kitchen in a coffee lab.
Late one night in 2012, I found the deal I was after and bought myself an Airstream. As I began retro-fitting and rehabbing it to become a coffee shop, my grandparents told me of a similar venture my Grandpa Smalley had built in Michigan, "Smalley's Hot Spot".
It was then that I knew I had to name it Smalley Coffee.
We opened in 2014 and served our handcrafted coffees in Jasper, Indiana for 6 years. In a streak of coincidence, I had been plotting a cafe storefront, gasp, in a building and, additionally was approached to sell the Airstream.
Short story long, the Airstream was sold and COVID-19 hit. Soooo, we have flipped the business to a coffee delivery service! It's the same beans you've been accustomed to and it now gives us an opportunity to share our coffee with friends and family across the US.