UPDATE: We are no longer receiving direct donations to the Finca Santa Maria fund. Thank you so very much for your support! We far exceeded our initial goal will have an update soon on the total amount received. You can read Armando’s letter of gratitude here. For Maritza and I, it was just another travel… 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.
Boquete, Panama – December 10, 2012 I’ve been traveling to Panama for nearly a decade now. It’s one of my favorite trips each year. The producers here are very educated, up to date the latest farming and processing techniques, agronomy and the science of coffee. So I took it as one of my many goals… Continue Reading
I got one of “those” emails a few weeks back that seemed a little strange at first . It was a “last chance offer” to respond to an opportunity from Google. Apparently a representative of Google had tried unsuccessfully the prior week to reach me via email only I didn’t respond. I hate it when… Continue Reading
Republished with permission by Mike Perry, Klatch Roasting One of the great things about the coffee industry is the friendships and relationships. Even though we all compete and strive for the perfect roast or espresso, we still work together and help each other out. Often we travel together and even buy lots of coffee together.… Continue Reading
El Salvador Cup of Excellence supporters – Nine years ago when El Salvador joined the Cup of Excellence family, many nay-sayers said that this country could not identify small farms and did not produce the kind of unique quality that was worthy of a Cup of Excellence award. El Salvador has always had great processing… Continue Reading
Big news for another one of our Direct Trade partners. Juan Diego De La Cerda of Guatemala – Finca El Socorro y Anexos – finished in the top 5 of the Coffee of the Year competition when the winners were announced by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Roasters Guild yesterday. I just… Continue Reading
I was enjoying a rare day off at origin today – in Panama City this time – when all of the sudden I began to get these nagging feelings of guilt about not updating our PT’s blog more often. I hate it when that happens! A self imposed guilt trip ruining a perfectly good day… Continue Reading
Finca El Socorro, Guatemala In 2010 we introduced you to a Guatemalan offering that we at PT’s were thrilled to launch as our newest Direct Trade Relationship coffee. Finca El Socorro Maracaturra made it’s way into our roasting plant mid September and was gone before we knew it. As sad as we were to see… Continue Reading
What an exciting visit to Finca Mercedes last week, even if it was a little different than first anticipated. Normally we are eager just to see the quality of coffee this farm continues to produce. This year we got a little added excitement. One member of our traveling party awoke early to the sound of… Continue Reading