Small Planes Coffee

Coffee is connection. We love that a single cup of coffee is simultaneously a global and a local product, and our goal is to shrink the distance between those planes of existence. We created Small Planes to pursue honest, accountable, and fair partnerships that connect quality-focused coffee producers to you. Small Planes Coffee is a specialty roasting company founded by Ryan and Jill Jensen in the spring of 2017 to foster a greater intimacy between the coffees and the communities they love. Our roastery is located in northeast Washington, D.C., just a short walk from the National Arboretum.

We believe coffee, done well and with purpose, can draw us closer. Small Planes pursues the following values: fostering community from producer to consumer; continually striving to offer coffees of the highest quality; sustaining ethically-minded business practices; and investing in long-lasting personal connections. If you know Peregrine Espresso then, by proxy, you know their sister roasting company Small Planes. Both were founded by Ryan and Jill Jenson, who met while working at rival coffee shops before falling in love, getting married, and starting their own.

What makes ’em unique: The founders of Peregrine and Small Planes don’t just want to make and serve really good coffee, they’re also focused on getting others just as excited about the craft as they are, encouraging their baristas to compete in regional and national competitions and hosting classes and events for the public.

The two classes they offer are espresso fundamentals and better brewing at home. The brew you’ve gotta try: a tried and true cappuccino — let the espresso speak for itself.


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