We are proud to announce that we will be co-hosting the North Central & South Central Regional Barista Competitions with Kaldi’s Coffee. The United States Barista competition was established in 2003 and is highly regarded in the specialty coffee industry. Each competitor is challenged by giving a 15-minute presentation where they must prepare 4 espressos,… Continue Reading
Independence Day is one of our favorite holidays and we want to celebrate with you! It’s time to kick back, fire up the grill, and sip some Cold Front. Use promo code FREEDOM this week to take advantage of a special holiday deal: buy a bag of our Cold Front blend and we’ll hook you up with a free insulated Cold Front tumbler.*
About Cold Front:
Cold Front is a blend we developed specifically for cold brew methods. It’s a refreshing cup with gentle blackberry notes and a purple grape sweetness. The smooth creamy body rounds out into a lingering caramel, chocolate, and maple syrup finish.
How to brew it:
One of our favorite ways to prepare Cold Front is using the iced pour over method. Brewing coffee directly over ice is a quick way to get a fresh, clean, aromatic cold brew at home. We feel we get the most well rounded and expressive flavor of our Cold Front Blend with a 50/50 water-to-ice ratio. The goal of this method is to brew a stronger, more concentrated coffee that is diluted to the proper consistency when the ice melts. The quick and direct contact with ice also stops the brew process early by rapidly cooling the coffee, giving the coffee a noticeably bright flavor.
Making on iced pour over is super easy. Start with the parameters for the Chemex listed below, but as always feel free to experiment and find the perfect balance for you.
- 52 grams Cold Front, ground medium coarse.
- 355 grams water.
- 355 grams ice.
- Pre-wet the Chemex filter, then dump out the rinse water.
- Remove the filter, put 355g of ice in the base of the Chemex, then replace the filter.
- Pour coffee grounds into filter and begin brew process. If you’re not familiar with how to use the Chemex, click here for more the basics.
- Swirl the coffee, sip, and enjoy!
*This offer is for retail customers within the continental US only. Limit 2 tumblers per customer. Valid June 29th through July 5th. PT’s reserves the right to charge for shipping on non-coffee purchases.
As the year comes to a close, we would like to take this time to look back and reflect on our accomplishments. 2012 was an exciting year for us that brought forth change and innovation. Our sourcing efforts were also immensley successful and we were able to introduce multiple new Direct Trade coffees. Needless to… Continue Reading
We are proud to announce that Kenya Thiriku and Ethiopia Nanno Challa are Good Food Awards Finalists! The winners of the Good Food Awards will be announced on January 18th, 2013. Our coffees were submitted to a professional panel of judges who cupped the coffees blind. The Good Food Awards for coffee are determined by… Continue Reading
The inaugural Flatlanders Barista Cup begins on Friday night. Over the next few days, producers and baristas alike will converge in Topeka, Kansas to celebrate coffee and competition. Below is a detailed Schedule of Events for this weekend Friday – October 26th 6pm (Cafe) – Competitor Check-In 7pm – Guest Baristas 2011 World Barista Champion Alejandro… Continue Reading
Welcome to the new and improved, ptscoffee.com! This new website has been in development since early spring, and we are so excited to finally share it with you! I would like to take this time to first introduce myself to you. My name is Steven Seitz and my position at PT’s is Customer Service and… Continue Reading
Our coffee sourcing team has spent untold hours driving along dangerous rocky roads in developing nations, only to hike up a steep mountain-side, looking for great growing conditions for Specialty Coffee. Once we find a region where great coffee is possible, we like to make sure it gets to us in the best condition possible. Any… Continue Reading
Filtron Cold Press Cold Press coffee brewers have been gaining popularity over the years, and offer an alternative for people who have sensitive stomachs. Steeping coarsely ground coffee in cold, fresh water for up to 24 hours produces a low acid coffee concentrate when filtered. The liquid concentrate/essence can be stored in the refrigerator for up… Continue Reading
We are proud to announce that our Caturra offering from Finca Villa Loyola has received a 94 point review from Ken Davids of CoffeeReview.com. When we visited Finca Villa Loyola during the harvest of 2011, we could clearly see the potential in the farm. With its high elevation of 1,800 meters (or 6,000 ft.) and… Continue Reading
This article was republished with the permission of Dan Dean, Staff Writer for Observer & Eccentric Newspapers. Jeff Taylor’s journey to find exceptional coffee has taken him across the globe and along the way he has met some exceptional people, none more so than his wife, Maritza. “I met Maritza at a coffee competition in Ecuador… Continue Reading