As of Monday, July 19th you will see some new names added to our blend offerings, while some will seem to disappear. No worries though, fundamentally these coffees aren’t changing…just getting a fresh look and feel. The coffees you have come to know and love will still be available, but here’s a run down of… Continue Reading
Of the many things in life worthy of great love, coffee is near the top of the list. You love coffee. We love
coffee. For many who don’t work in the coffee industry, it can be hard to find the time to explore all the
different coffees and brew methods. Here’s the thing – you shouldn’t have to sacrifice on quality. You still
want a lipsmackingly delicious cup of Joe, so we’ve designed the PT’s Challenge with you in mind. We’ll do
the experimenting so we can share the tasty results with you. It’s a win-win situation!
The PT’s Challenge:
Twice a month, the team at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. will take part in an internal competition. Many will
compete, but only one will be victorious. Here’s how it works:
• Step One: The team will select one coffee and one brew method to feature in that week’s competition.
• Step Two: Each competitor will develop their own secret recipe and brew it for our panel of judges.
Creativity is encouraged – anything goes.
• Step Three: We establish our bracket. Each round, our panel of judges will vote on the brew they
believe to be best and competitors will be eliminated.
• Step Four: We share the winning recipe with you so you can enjoy these coffees at home
(or in a cafe) without having to do all the research yourself!
That sounds cool. When does it start?
The first official PT’s Challenge will be hosted next week! Visit our blog Friday, March 6 to get the
winning recipe and to see who won the bracket.
We at PT’s want to offer our hearty congratulations to the new World Barista Champion, Mike Phillips from Intelligentsia in Chicago! Mike is the first American to ever win the event and we are proud of him! The other finalists were Raul Rodas of Guatemala in 2nd place, Scottie Callaghan of Australia in 3rd place,… Continue Reading
Given the announcement yesterday of our change in leadership at PT’s Barrington Village, some of you are probably wondering what’s going on with the previous manager, Robin Seitz. No worries- only good things! Robin has accepted the role of Account Manager for our US accounts west of Kansas City. Starting June 1, 2010, he will… Continue Reading
As of June 1, 2010 there will be a new management regime at PT’s original location, Barrington Village. As the location has grown throughout its 17 years in operation, so has the role of management so we decided that it was time to take a little bit different approach… Three people in three distinct positions.… Continue Reading
On Friday, April 9th we at PT’s hosted a day of education for the Washburn Rural High School’s culinary classes. Starting at 8am we had 3 groups of students come through to tour our roasting facility and see what it is that we do exactly. All together there were about 150 students that got an… Continue Reading
But PT’s Coffee is committed to doing it right. Beginning April 1st, 2010, PT’s Coffee will only roast coffee grown in Kansas! Kansas’ relatively low elevation (mean elevation is 2,000 feet) and temperature swings will limit the annual production to just over 1 pound, but we understand that doing things right requires sacrifices. Our new… Continue Reading
For those who are not already familiar with Keurig, it is the latest in single cup brewing technology for home use. It delivers a cup of coffee in less than a minute, using pods called “K-cups” that hold a pre-dosed amount of ground coffee. While they have selections from a handful of roasters on their… Continue Reading
In order to become a good barista one has to dedicate a lot of time to refining their movements and paying attention to all of the little things that go into a great shot of espresso. But, to truly go beyond that, to become a great… Continue Reading
Last weekend in Portland, Oregon baristas from around the country gathered to battle for the title of United States Barista Champion. Among them were PT’s own Robin Seitz and Chris Weber. Chris had to start in the preliminary round, which consisted of 51 baristas vying for one of 15 spots. He had a great run… Continue Reading