PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. is 21 years old this year and along the road there have been many changes. With an eye towards the future and an appreciation for the past, we are making changes to our lineup of Signature Blends. While continuing to strengthen old and make new Direct Trade partnerships, we have been redeveloping… 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.
PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. will be closed Wednesday, January 1st in observance of the holiday but we will return on Thursday, ready to take on 2014! In celebration of the New Year, we are offering FREE SHIPPING to all retail customers* who order from our website during the month of January! No promo code required.… Continue Reading
PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. has teamed up with Espro and Williams-Sonoma for an exclusive Artisan Coffee Tasting! This Saturday, November 9th, from noon to 4pm, our baristas will be available in-store, brewing our coffee with the Espro Press at select Williams-Sonoma locations for this special event. We will be featuring our Kenya Ndaroini and El… Continue Reading
Thrillist has named us one of the Top 11 Roasters in the Nation. We are so pleased and honored to be included alongside such great company, especially when the list is curated by such respected individuals within our industry: Bill Walsh (Pure Coffee Blog), Jordan Michelman (Sprudge.com), Brian Jones (Dear Coffee I Love You), Kelly… Continue Reading
The leaves are quickening, the breeze has turned cold, and the days are getting shorter. For us here at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co., that means it’s time to gear up for the holidays. Some of our most anticipated Direct Trade lots will soon be on their way, including coffees from Finca Kilimanjaro, Finca Las Mercedes,… Continue Reading
It’s back to school time and the weather seems to already be thinking about Labor Day. It’s been cloudy and cool here as we mark the end of summer and anticipate the arrival of many new things with the change of season. Over at our cafe, PT’s at College Hill, we’ve been busy greeting the… Continue Reading
When I first met Jeff Taylor on-site at our roasting operations facility I had no idea how much a simple and excited conversation with the man would change my life. Fresh from a summer of travels and language study throughout Italy, my impressions of coffee culture were turned completely on their head as I discovered… Continue Reading
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
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