Elephant Joe’s Coffee is a coffee truck based out of the western suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota.  We have a PASSION for coffee and it shows in our full mobile menu.  Check out our menu, give us a follow on social media, and stop by sometime to say hello when we’re in your neighborhood!

Learn more about the people behind Elephant Joe's!

About Us


Our mission at Elephant Joe’s is to provide a meaningful and memorable experience while serving the highest quality, locally roasted coffee. We partner with businesses and local organizations to bring our truck to their locations, while also supporting the community, and beyond, in the process.

What’s our story?

We are two couples and dear friends who share the same passion for coffee and community.  We all bring unique skills to the table, so it became a no brainer to move forward with this once in a lifetime opportunity.

What’s important to us?

Faith, family, friends, fellowship…and our fill of ‘Elephant Joe’s Coffee’!

How did you come up with the name Elephant Joe’s?

Kelsey has a big love for elephants and their incredible, human like characteristics. They develop strong, life-long connections with the members of their herd. The ‘joe’ was fitting as some of our most treasured relationships over the years have been cultivated over cups of coffee. How could we not put those two together? Voila, Elephant Joe’s was born!

Meet Our Team!

Kelsey & Jeff Hackler

I have always found a good cup of coffee to be a connection to my soul and a connection to others. I frequent coffee shops to meet friends over a cup of ‘joe’ and get caught up on our daily lives. It literally fills my ‘inner cup’.

As I’ve looked around those coffee shops, I’ve noticed a common denominator. Everyone is ‘sharing’ something with themselves or someone else with that craft cup in hand. I believe coffee has an incredible way of bringing people together, and in return, leads to community and supporting others. With that said, I hopped onboard to this adventure to make sure all good coffee would be shared with a sense of purpose.

``I have always found a good cup of coffee to be a connection to my soul and a connection to others.``

My husband, Jeff, and I have always aspired to be entrepreneurs, and our passion for community engagement has been a focal point in many areas of our lives. Jeff has spent the last 13 years building a financial planning business and loves serving his clients all over the Twin Cities. As my partner, he is able to help provide a foundation to get the business on its feet, or if you’re in the coffee truck industry, you’d say, ‘on its wheels!’

Jeff and I live in Cologne, MN with our two boys, Jack and Davis. They are active in swimming, baseball, soccer, and making videos for their YouTube channel! When we aren’t acting as glorified taxi drivers, we can be found rowing the boat at Gopher football games, or working out at the local gym.

Favorite Drink:

Kelsey – Nitro Cold Brew with vanilla and a splash of cream
Jeff – Americano from the Red Frog Coffee Shop in Fortuna, Costa Rica, or the Elephant Joe’s Ivory Elephant
Jack – Frozen Hot Chocolate
Davis – Strawberry Cream Smoothie with whipped cream and a big straw

Katie & Damon Klein

I am a lifelong coffee junkie! I blame my Grandma for letting me drink coffee…well, milk, sugar and a couple ounces of joe while teaching me how to play cards, only taking breaks to watch Days of our Lives. In college, my passion for coffee and community collided when I started working part-time at a locally owned coffee shop. I soon learned that when I made someone’s favorite drink, it wasn’t just a way to fuel their morning, it was a way to make someone’s day. I was hooked.

``When I made someone's favorite drink, it wasn't just a way to fuel their morning . . . it was a way to make someone's day.``

I reside in Cologne with my everything, my family. My husband Damon has lived in this community for over 35 years and shares a passion for this town. He is a firefighter and city employee. Damon also shares in his entrepreneurial tendencies and has a small tractor restoration business.

We have two kind kiddos, Anna and Miles. When we aren’t at work, or at the truck, you’ll find us at their activities. As a family, we enjoy attending community and church events, playing cards and games, and watching movies.

Favorite drinks:

Katie: Americano, Cold Brew, or an Ivory Elephant
Damon: Vanilla Oat Milk Latte
Anna:  Iced 1 Shot Decaf Latte with Vanilla, and Caramel Drizzle
Miles: Hot chocolate