Wednesday, November 14, 2012

"Meet Me In St. Louis or Topeka or Chicago" - Ronnoco "Private Estate" Coffee Review

When I was approached by the folks at Ronnoco Coffee and invited to try their coffee, my first thought was, "Ronnoco?  Is that a gas company?"  Seriously.  

Then I received the "swag" in the mail.  Opened the box - hey, that's a pretty nice package.

I had never heard of Ronnoco Coffee.  

But, if you live in the Midwest, Ronnoco Coffee is probably a staple in your home or office.

Yesterday, I snipped open the bag of "Private Estate" beans and the first thought I had was, "Wow, that package was nice and easy to open."  

Second thought, "That's the nicest resealable strip I've seen.  So easy to pull off."  

Yet, I figured, it was all show and no go.

Thankfully, I was wrong.

Ronnoco Private Estate is a very good cup of coffee.  It's not "mind-blowing."  It's not the rarest of beans or the most exotic roast I've ever had.  But it's honest coffee.  

And, did I mention it's very good coffee?

If you're not planning a trip to St. Louis or Topeka or Chicago or any other of the locations in the Midwest where Ronnoco Coffee is sold, you can always do what every other busy American does and order online at:

A 12 ounce bag of "Private Estate" blend retails for 9.99.  Under ten bucks!

(*Ronnoco provided me with a free sample of coffee for the purposes of preparing this review)

Company History

At the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, the O’Connor brothers experienced something completely innovative: imported coffee beans roasted over a gas flame. The resulting flavor and aroma inspired the creation of Ronnoco Coffee Company.
Since 1904, Ronnoco Coffee Company has grown from being delivered via horse drawn buggy to a sales and service staff of more than 80 individuals. Ronnoco is a local, Midwest owned and operated company that is small enough to pay attention to the details that go into making great coffee, but large enough to service more than 20 states throughout the US.

Our mission is to be the Midwest’s leading full service provider of the highest quality coffees and related products and to support those products with our expertise and friendly, responsive service.*


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