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!!

Friday, February 1, 2013

It is officially Friday, so I guess I have to write something. I do not like this commitment to Fridays.
Not sure I really have that many “pain in the butt” stories to tell fortunately. I may need to reconsider this despite the fact that Hadleigh came up with the idea. 

Being a partner in a relatively new small business (June 2010),  presents it’s own types of issues. The main one being, financial. 
So many people have the misconception that working for yourself is easy and lucrative. They think it is just fun and games, setting your own hours, not working when you don’t feel like it, making a lot of income like they think their former employers do…….+++
Reality check…. what income? haha   The “rule", if I remember correctly, is that if you break even after five? years, you are going to make it. 

I had to laugh awhile ago when I listened to a friend of mine, also a new small business owner woefully say they had to sell their tickets to a show. This was because they were hustling to be ready for their grand opening. I stood there and thought…well never mind what I thought. My response: "Welcome to owning your own business.” It is not just about decorating your shop and having fun buying inventory. There are rules and regs to follow, paperwork, lots of it, money invested and a ton of time out of your life, sometimes getting you nowhere fast. 

However, it is an adventure and a challenge. There are so many people you meet that are incredibly nice!!! It is always rewarding when things do go the way they were intended (& then some at times)!! If you can hang in there, be persistent and resourceful plus  have a good idea/product, chances are you will be successful, however your define success.

That is our hope. 

Thanks for reading my “ramblings". Kandi

1 comment:

  1. Good to see you back at the blog. Looking forward to reading more of your antics. You missed your calling as a writer.