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
If you have hung out at our cafés in College Hill or the Crossroads lately you’ve probably noticed the fleet of paper-wrapped amber bottles chilling in the coolers. These bottled beauties house our selection of cold brewed coffees and have stirred up quite the local buzz. Rich, smooth, and refreshing, these coffees are the perfect treat for a warm, summer day. But what do you do with your bottle when you’re done enjoying the drink? We of course encourage all of our customers to recycle, but we wanted to do something more creative than that. Our team jumped down the Pinterest rabbit hole and found tons of ways to repurpose these bottles, so here’s the deal – we’ll share some of our up-cycling ideas with you, then you share yours with us for a chance to win some PT’s swag and a gift card!
Here’s how to play:
- Go pick up a bottle of cold brew from PT’s at College Hill or PT’s at the Crossroads.
- Pop the top and enjoy your cold brew.
- Come up with an idea and up-cycle your bottle, cap, or paper bag.
- Snap a photo of your creation and upload it to Instagram. Be sure to tag us @ptscoffee. Don’t forget your hashtag: #projectcoldbrew.
We’ll randomly select one lucky winner on 06/30/2015. Be sure to keep an eye out in your Instagram inbox for a note from us.
1. Turn a bottle cap into a magnet.
This up-cycled creation is really simple. Take one of our bottle caps, some super glue, and a magnet to create your own unique fridge or desk magnet. Not guaranteed to make you a chick/magnet, but feel free to test it out.
2. Transform a bottle into a vase.
Everybody needs a moment to stop and smell the flowers. Once you’ve finished enjoying your cold brew, turn the bottle into a vase. We used acrylic paint and washi tape to take our creation to the next level.
3. Keep your feathered friends happy.
Stop by any home improvement or hardware store and grab a bird feeder base to turn your bottle into a place for birds to fuel up on seed. The birds will love you and you’ll love the birds. In our case, it helped take care of some wasp issues as well.
These are just a few of our ideas, and we’re excited to see what you come up with. Go forth, drink great cold brew, and unleash your creative side.
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