Innkeeper's Fresh Roasted Coffee is a renowned roastery and coffeehouse in Galesburg, Illinois. Founded in 1998 by owners Mike Bond and Johan Ewalt, Innkeeper's is committed to roasting only the finest coffee beans from small plantations throughout the coffee growing world. We specialize in estate and single-origin (region) coffees, roasted by hand in small batches of thirty pounds or less. Small batch, artisan roasting guarantees the freshest, most perfectly roasted coffee for your enjoyment. Our philosophy is to bring to you the very best products and value that the world has to offer.
The name "Innkeeper's" stems from the owners' other line of business. Just a few blocks from the roastery and coffeehouse, Mike and Johan operate a bed and breakfast. The home featured on the front of every bag of Innkeeper's coffee is the Fahnestock House, an historic home in its own right and the location of their bed and breakfast.
After years of working in the retail and culinary fields in metropolitan areas across the country, Mike and Johan moved back to their hometown to open this bed and breakfast. Shortly after, they became passionate about specialty coffee while assisting Doug and Tanya Bond with the opening of their San Francisco Coffee Roasting Company in Atlanta. Mike and
Johan decided to open their own roastery. The original intent was to sell Innkeeper's coffee wholesale to other innkeepers. A small retail establishment was opened at the same time. The first Innkeeper's Coffee was a small Victorian storefront. Mike and Johan were the only employees and served the growing number of patrons seven days a week. In 2003, a new store was built a few doors north of the old store.
The new store is 3500 square feet with a full pastry shop and increased space for a coffee house and retail areas. The additional space allowed for rapid expansion of the products and services Mike and Johan could make available to their customers. The original menu of homemade breakfast quiches, pastries and desserts has expanded to a unique lunch menu including soups, salads, sandwiches and wraps. In addition to gourmet candies and nuts from Joseph Schmidt, Long Grove Confectionery Company and others, Innkeeper's now offers hand rolled truffles made in-house. Our retail inventory is an ever-evolving array of items hand selected by Mike and Johan from gift shows across the country.