Finca Santa Maria: Thank You

Armando from Finca Santa Maria recently posted a Thank You to everyone through Jeff’s Facebook Page. We are re-posting it here for all to see: From Armando: “En nombre de mi esposa Magaly y mis hijos Valeria y Juan Pablo, muchas gracias a todas las personas y empresas que generosamente nos han dado la mano… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Finca Santa Maria

  Many of you have read Jeff’s post about the terrible tragedy that befell Finca Santa Maria last month in Colombia. You have responded generously and we are so, so grateful. So far, we have raised nearly $2,000 and have already sent an initial payment to Armando to get the recovery started. Due to the… Continue Reading

Farm to Fashion

Behold, the beauty of burlap. You know that we here at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. believe strongly in knowing where our coffee comes from. “Seed to Cup” and “Farm to Table” are now part of our everyday lives. But have we forgotten something? Those incredible, simple burlap bags that transport that beautiful coffee to our… Continue Reading

Winter Storm Rocky

Dear PT’s Customers, We wanted to update you on the latest impact Winter Storm Rocky is having on our coffee production and shipment. As you know from our last update, we are getting ahead of the storm by roasting orders that would have gone out tomorrow, today. As the latest weather reports come in, it… Continue Reading


Dear PT’s Customers, Having cleaned up from last weeks winter weather, we are now preparing for another storm bearing down on the Midwest. We are anticipating another 9 – 12 inches of snow here in Topeka, with possible ice and blizzard-like conditions. This much snow and ice could impact shipping routes for UPS and FEDex. Because of this,… Continue Reading

Winter Storm and Current Offerings Update

Just as the sun was beginning to rise on Thursday, Winter Storm Q (as the Weather Channel likes to call it) came roaring into town. In the two hours between 6:30am and 8:30am, Topeka received 7 inches of snow and it continued to snow for several more hours, leaving us blanketed under nearly a foot… Continue Reading


LONDON (March 1, 2010) – Colombia has been selected to host the 12th annual World Barista Championship, which will be held in combination with the 2011 EXPOESPECIALES conference in Bogota. Seven countries vied to host the 2011 event. “Choosing a winner from the very competitive site proposals we received was an extremely difficult task for… Continue Reading


As part of our Direct Trade program at PTs Coffee Roasting Co. we visit the farms we work with on an annual basis to inspect the farms and learn, build relationships and evaluate the coffee prior to harvest, during harvest or after harvest. This year, I arrived at Finca Cerro Paldo in Costa Rica just… Continue Reading


These are photos from a recent origin visit to Finca Las Mercedes in El Salvador. I visited producer Lucia Ortiz and her family with staff members Holly Bastin and Morgan Smith. Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the visit with our friends. Jeff [nggallery id=12]