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 of snow.

A snow plow clears a part of I-70 near downtown Topeka during the morning hours of Thursday's snowstorm. (Photo by Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

A snow plow clears a part of I-70 near downtown Topeka during the morning hours of Thursday’s snowstorm. (Photo by Chris Neal/The Capital-Journal)

We knew this storm was coming and prepared for it by working late on Wednesday to get ahead of it. We are working hard to fulfill all orders as usual, but some customers may experience a delay of one day in shipment. Please feel free to contact us at 888-678-5282 or orders@ptscoffee.com if you have questions regarding your shipment or tracking number.

In other news, we are temporarily out of stock on our Esmeralda Boquete Geisha. Please keep a look out, this beautiful coffee will return in about a month for a very limited time. You can stay up-to-date with our latest offerings by signing up for our weekly newsletter, which you can do by clicking the link on the top right of your screen.

We would also like to take this time to introduce our latest project: VELO.

Velo Spring 2013

 

The Velo Seasonal Coffee Project is a unique exploration of espresso and will be very different from our mainline blends. Look for several incarnations to appear throughout the year, for limited times.

Velo takes its name from the French world for Bicycle. Beginning in 2013, PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. is a proud sponsor of two cycling teams: TREK Midwest Women’s Cycling Team, and GP VeloTek.

Coffee and cyclists have gone together for a long time and we are glad to keep that tradition alive. We wish our friends the best of luck on the course and in the velodromes, and celebrate their successes and achievements through these new espresso offerings.

 

 Velo - Spring 2013 is a bright and juicy explosion. Featuring two Kenyan lots and coffee from Colombia, Finca Santa Maria, it is very high-toned indeed. Elements of juicy peach are pushed further up the scale with hints of key lime. Vanilla-like sweetness binds the cup together and highlights the round creamy nature of the body. Best enjoyed as a straight espresso, but good in short milk. It also performs beautifully in a Chemex!

Recommended Espresso Parameters:

  •  21g dose
  • ~ 31g output
  • 1.5oz volume
  • 28 seconds

Rocommended Chemex Parameters:

  • 50g dose
  • 714g/mL water