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 7, 2014

Must remember this when things get difficult.

Found this post  from: Living off the Grid facebook page-  https://www.facebook.com/holdingearth

I loved this quote! 
It made me reflect, looking back through a couple decades.
 I thought I would share it along with my reflections. 

I thought about having a coffee roasting business …

Due to divorce, I left Nantucket with a baby, two large dogs and a 17 foot U-Haul towing an old Land Rover behind. With the help of my family, we moved back home to Ligonier arriving May 1, 1994. May Day! I remember thinking how significant it was. May Day meaning new beginnings OR May Day!! as the international distress signal. I think in our case, it was a little bit of both. 

In any case, I had hoped that this change of events would also bring along new, positive changes as time wore on. One thought I had was to start a coffee roasting business. A friend on Nantucket had done so and it piqued my interest. His was in a warehouse though. I had my own ideas of how to do this. At the time there was a building for sale in Ligonier that I always loved and  it was perfect for a  cafe & roastery. I knew what I wanted,  even down to the details of the furniture, ambiance etc. This was a time when there were no such businesses in Ligonier or the surrounding area. Now cafes in town are like antique stores used to be. (There are approximately nine to ten now. Not sure because some do not last long.) In any case, the idea didn’t work out for many reasons all those years ago.

Fast forward to the spring of 2010. Poor Dave agreed to the “bean brain idea” & in June, we brought our roaster home to PA and began the adventure/business. No cafe and roastery in the building I wanted (or any building for that matter) yet. However, we have a small building for the roaster, the business is growing and 3 1/2 yrs old now. Things are going the right way, just not fast enough for our taste. I think I must remember this quote. 


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