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, March 8, 2013
Dave just finished roasting for orders and samples.
Our favorite destination for one order…. to Jansen and his troop in Afghanistan. Got word from his mother that this may be the last to be sent there. He will be coming home soon.
To quote Cathy: "this is it for Jansen he will be heading home the end of april beginning of may so this should cover him. Though he told me the last batch went quickly because they have been doing 22 hour days and coffee is a good thing.” Good news for Jansen’s family!
We have very nice people donating to help with the coffee shipments to Jansen. We wanted to thank you, if you are reading this. Now the next question is, should we try to continue to send to Jansen’s Special Ops troop even though he won’t be there anymore? The rest of the troop still will be “doing 22 hour days”. What do you think? I’m wondering how we could do this. Anyone interested in continuing the “Adopt Jansen’s Troop” with or without Jansen? Please let me know.
We are taking samples to a couple businesses in Pittsburgh if everything works out connecting. There is a new cafe opening, a catering business plus a small microbrewery that wants to try our coffee in their recipes. Will keep you posted.
Also, have word from Matt and Laurel Highlands Meadery. The batch using our coffee “is going good just ageing now. Will taste and sweeten in 2 weeks and should be good by the end of April.” We hope to have a taste!! http://www.laurelhighlandsmeadery.com/