a surf-inspired coffee roastery

It's swell to be SURFING

Which is where our story begins. We (Dave and Drew) met while catching waves in coastal Delaware and were quick to discover a shared passion for serving the community while exploring our own senses of adventure.


In Spring 2014, we, along with our better halves, Sharon and Karen, launched Swell Joe Coffee Company and began our quest to bring fresh-roasted, surf-inspired coffee to the Cape region. The first cup of Swell Joe was served in June 2014 at Surf Bagel.


Now we are proud to bring total stoke to coffee lovers in Delaware and beyond.


It's swell to be SIMPLE


We’re small-batch coffee roasters who believe that less is more. We’re proud to offer six signature roasts with off-the-charts flavor. By keeping a laser focus on what works, we gather the best coffee beans from around the world and roast them to perfection – then send them straight off to our wholesale shops and online customers.


It's swell to be SERVED

We’re brewing a thriving wholesale division and are committed to provide our customers with fresh-as-it-gets coffee and we-love-working-with-you kind of service. We’re stoked to be served at some of the coolest cafés, restaurants, grocers and shops throughout coastal Delaware, including:

(Some locations offering retail bags only)

Looking to bring local flavor to your coffee game?

Please contact us and tell us about your business.


It's swell to be STOCKED

Craving Swell Joe Coffee but don’t live in coastal DE? No worries.

Browse our online shop and stock up, so you can drink up.

Free shipping on all orders $50 or more! (limited time offer)



It's swell to be SET UP

We think you’ll agree, it’s not so swell to run out of your favorite coffee. Subscribe to receive auto deliveries of your favorite Swell Joe roasts.


You keep swigging Swell Joe, and we’ll keep sending it.

It's swell to be SWAG'D

Grab the freshest gear from Swell Joe, the happiest

small-batch coffee roastery in coastal Delaware.


It's swell to be in SYNC

We look for ways to partner up with other brands to actively pursue unconventional collaborations that bring about a groundswell; something bigger (and bolder) than we can each do alone. Think, beyond the mug. 

In Spring 2020, we teamed up with our friends at Rehoboth Beach Balm who launched a swell collection of all-natural products handmade with Swell Joe Coffee.

We’re stoked to celebrate Crooked Hammock Brewery’s JAV-O-LANTERN craft beer, infused with Swell Joe’s STOKED beans. Check out the canning day fun!


We teamed up with the awesome team at Thompson Island Brewing Company on a small-batch bourbon barrel-aged stout featuring Swell Joe’s Guatemalan roast, AWAKE


It's swell to be SURPRISED

Not the startling kind, more like the “Whoa, a free bag of Swell Joe!!” kind.


We strive to lift people up, so we’re always on the lookout for simple ways to surprise and delight the unsuspecting through random acts of coffee kindness. 


It's swell to be the STORY


It's swell to be SOCIAL


Share and tag your photos with #SwellJoeCoffee

so we can see your “mug”.

Give us a shout at 301.980.0390 or brew@swelljoecoffee.com

for info on retail & wholesale opportunities.

Sandy Beach

It's swell to be SUPPORTED

Love Swell Joe! From a coffee snob!

- Betsy T

Have something SWELL to say? Let us know!

It's swell to be STOKED

We love what we do and consider ourselves the happiest coffee roasters in coastal Delaware. As hands-on owner-operators, we’re committed to keeping a fresh vibe and even fresher beans.


We work hard to ensure that your cup of coffee is as reliable as the tides.

Karen, Drew, Sharon, + Dave

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Swell Joe Coffee Company is a two-family-owned and operated small-batch coffee roastery with a big vision: to bring total stoke to area coffee lovers, one swell cup at a time. Our roastery is located just steps away from the original Surf Bagel in Lewes, Delaware at 17382 Coastal Highway. 
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