Old Linn Run Coffee Bean Roastery

Old Linn Run Coffee Bean Roastery
A little bit about us.

Coffee Descriptions and Pricing

Coffee Descriptions and Pricing

Who we are......by Kandi

Who we are...... by Kandi

It was my desire to have a coffee roasting business in Ligonier Valley for many years. I discovered a transportable roaster and knew that “now was the time”. My partner, Dave was crazy enough to agree to the idea and “so it began”. Our business was established in June, 2010

We ordered the roaster, made with all U.S.A. parts, from a small company out west, traveling nine days round trip to pick it up. It was quite the adventure--- as I’m sure the business will be too.

Our intention is to offer quality coffee that is fresh roasted. This makes all the difference in taste, as our increasing number of coffee “fans” can attest to. To maintain peak freshness, the beans are roasted after they are ordered.

Since our first event, Back to the Garden Market, “just down the road” from us, we’ve brewed and sold coffee at many festivals and markets. Along with purchasing direct from us….our coffee is sold at various other businesses from Rector to Pittsburgh with more in the works. A list is posted. Other businesses have expressed interest and we are receiving a lot of phone and e-mail orders. The positive response is very encouraging.

We hope that once you try our coffee you’ll taste the difference too and become a valued customer and friend as well!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Coffee is good for you!!

It is Thursday already and another Coffee is good for you !! post.  This time I’m giving you a  few  ways to recycle used coffee grounds.  Hopefully, some of you will find this to be a handy tip.

  As a Deodorizer:
  • Kitchen drains: Pour 1/2 c. grounds down the drain followed with 5 c. boiling water to keep it smelling fresh. *Caution: do not try if have trouble with clogged drains.
  • Dry the grounds on a cookie sheet in oven on low, put in a container with holes & use in fridge or freezer
  • Place dried grounds in a mesh bag & use in closets etc.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Old Linn Run Coffee Bean Roastery SNOW!!!! It is beautiful!!! The roads are unsafe though. I had to talk one of our favorite “coffee addicts” out of driving here to get some beans. They are out and she couldn’t bear the thought of starting off her morning with Peets. Hopefully the plow truck will clear our way to get some beans to B !   :-)

Monday, January 24, 2011

National Irish Coffee Week

What is this Holiday for?
To apprecipate the great taste of a world famous alcoholic coffee called An Irish Coffee. If you dont mind alcohol in your drinks and you like coffee then you will love an Irish Cream Coffee. If you've never had it before, give it a try. Let today be the day you try this ever so popular drink. Recipe is listed below.
Origin of this Holiday?
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day.
This holiday is referred to as a "National" day.  However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though we didn't, this is still a holiday that is publicized to celebrate. So have fun with it and celebrate it!

What is an Irish Coffee?
Irish coffee (Irish: Caife Gaelach) is a cocktail consisting of hot coffee, Irish whiskey, and sugar, stirred, and usually topped with thick cream. The coffee is drunk through the cream. The original recipe explicitly uses cream that has not been whipped, although whipped cream is often used. Irish coffee may be considered a variation on the hot toddy.
The original Irish coffee was invented by Joseph Sheridan, a head chef at Foynes, County Limerick. Foynes' port was the precursor to Shannon International Airport in the west of Ireland; the coffee was conceived after a group of American passengers disembarked at the airport on a miserable winter evening in the 1940s. Sheridan decided to add some whiskey to the coffee to warm the passengers. After being asked if they were being served Brazilian coffee, Sheridan told the passengers that it was Irish coffee

Black coffee is poured into the mug;
Whiskey and at least one level teaspoon of sugar is stirred in until fully dissolved. The sugar is essential for floating liquid cream on top.[4]
Thick cream is carefully poured over the back of a spoon initially held just above the surface of the coffee and gradually raised a little. The layer of cream will float on the coffee without mixing. The coffee is drunk through the layer of cream.

1 shot of Irish whiskey
1-2 teaspoons of sugar
Filter coffee
Lightly whipped cream
  1. Warm whiskey and sugar in heat resistant glass and stir until sugar is dissolved
  2. Add coffee
  3. Carefully pour lightly whipped cream over the back of a spoon so it floats on the top
  4. Garnish with cocoa if you wish
  5. Sip hot coffee through the cool cream

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Coffee....is good for you!

It is Thursday and a week has passed since I posted the first entry of Coffee....is good for you.
I’m attempting to continue this on Thursdays with either recipes or items I have found involving caffeine/coffee.

It is snowing snowing snowing!!! I thought this recipe would be the perfect post. Stay home, curl up in front of a fire and enjoy sipping this drink over the weekend.

Chocolate Latte

1 1/2 cups half & half
2 Tb. brown sugar
2 cups strong coffee, Old Linn Run beans, of course :-)
1/4 cup chocolate syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cup frothed milk
*optional: 1/4 cup Whiskey
caramel sauce

Heat half & half in saucepan over medium heat (do not boil).
Remove from heat; stir in brown sugar, coffee, chocolate syrup, vanilla and whiskey- if desired.
Pour into mugs and top with frothed milk, drizzle with caramel sauce
4 servings approx.

*Note: As I can’t ever follow a recipe exactly due to my rebellious side coming out, I would suggest some tweaking if you prefer:
Half & Half can be organic, fat free etc
Demerara raw sugar vs. brown
Baileys, Khalua, Amaretto, Goslings Black Seal Rum or a combo
Chocolate syrup, chocolate shavings, cinnamon (organic) vs. caramel

To froth, I am in love with our Aerolatte Mooo! It is so much easier than using the cap/espresso machine.

Cascio’s Market

We enjoyed the Fire and Ice Fest in Somerset! The temperature was bearable, the food was delicious at Crazy Alice’s and it was fun to meet everyone at Cascio’s Market! Hopefully we will be delivering more coffee beans to their market soon. It will give us an excuse to go back to Crazy Alice’s and buy more from Cascio’s.

Photo: “Master Roaster” Dave describing the coffee samples offered on our kick off day at Cascio’s.

Friday, January 14, 2011

OLR will be at Cascio’s Fruit Market in Somerset tomorrow, Saturday January the 15th, 10 am. We are kicking off the start of our coffee beans being sold there! We are offering samples of the coffee from 10 til ? + the Fire and Ice Festival is going on too!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Coffee....is good for you!!


By Kristin Kirkpatrick, MS, RD, LD

Coffee has been shown to have several benefits ranging from lowering your risk for dementia to decreasing your risk of sudden death. Now a new study looking at over 70,000 women found that those who consumed at least a cup of coffee with lunch were one-third less likely to develop type 2 diabetes over several years than non-coffee drinkers.

The study looked at both caffeinated and non-caffeinated coffee. Important to note here is coffee is not defined as sugar, fat-laden frozen, iced or hot coffee concoctions found on your local coffee shop menu (think mocha java drink with whip cream). If you’re planning a coffee break around lunch time with the girls, go for it but stay away from coffee “drinks” and stick with a pure cup of Joe instead!


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

We’re back!

Attempting to blog again. Happy 2011!!!! We watched the sunrise on 1/1/11 with no hangover, coffee and sparkling wine. What a great way to start the year! We looked a little worse for wear given the early morning hours though.

We want to thank everyone for their support! Christmas was very busy for us. We had a lot of orders, many were for gift giving.

Also, we have delivered beans to McGinnis Sisters, Monroeville, for the second time after a month has passed. Currant Thymes in Ligonier has been selling our bags of beans for awhile now. Backyard Gardens in Ohiopyle, our first client, brews and retails our coffee. Soon our beans willl be on the shelf at Cascio’s Fruit Market in Somerset. We will be there to kick off the sales offering samples of coffee this Saturday at 10:00 am til ? during the Fire and Ice Fest.