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!!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Could you repeat that? HAHA

Kandi here after a loooong break from the blog. Haven’t had enough time to pay attention to this.

Had to post something though after a phone conversation I just had. The photos depict my first and then final emotions. :-)

Having your own business sure does stay interesting. I’ll try to explain as briefly as possible without giving away the identities……

Did a follow up call to a business that has a few things going on, all farm to table type food related.
Months ago, Dave gave one of the family members samples of our coffee along with the wholesale info to take back to the rest for potentially offering it at their “cafe”.

Here’s the conversation summary…..
After identifying myself to the “Boss” and explaining the above story to him,  I was given a lesson in what makes good coffee. They need a water filtration system and good water is essential (I agree with that). But, did you know that roasting the coffee is the LAST on the list of what makes good coffee?
The answer to my question as to whether they had even tried our coffee yet….
"We drink lots of coffee here, so I’m sure it was gone within the week. Hey, _______blank for the name__,  did you try that coffee that you brought back from the installation place?” Heard from the background _________’s answer: “Oh yea, thanks”.  Relayed back to me that ______ said thanks for the coffee. I ended the call by saying that I think the best route is to figure that “We won’t call you, you can call us if or when you’re ready and interested. Thank you for your time.”

and then for the photos above …..

Reminds me of another call months ago. Waited for 2 years after an owner said he wanted our coffee in their high end store. Finally after several managers,  they finally ordered and it was only dark roasted coffee  (even after I mentioned that he might want to have a few medium or light roasts for other tastes).
Fast forward a couple of weeks later, and knowing the coffee was sold……
The manager said he wouldn’t order again because a couple of customers complained. Wait for the punch line.  The customers said that the coffee was roasted too dark.

Refer to the photos again…..
A friend, Michelle G, said I should’ve “Bitch Slapped him”.  LMAO

God I love this business! Definitely keeps you on your toes as they say! Certainly need to have a sense of humor or you’d go nuts. Or maybe I am nuts!??  :-)

( I’m sure anyone that has their own small business can relate to these stories. )

Gotta go. Have e-mails to reply to:

  •  a large order from two farm owners near Penn State that found us while they were in Brazil at the farm where we get our beans
  • reply to TX from 2 ladies whose business has grown that they’re on Great American Country channel. Tried our coffee and sent us feedback “Your coffee is awesome!!! Thank you so much for sending samples. We’ll definitely be in touch”….etc
At least someone loves us.  XXOO