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Apples to Apples

As fall sets in there are numerous things to think about if you work in the coffee industry. It’s time to get the retail merchandise out, to staff up behind the bar and brace ourselves for the busiest time of the year. In addition to the normal hubbub, we are only about 9 weeks away… Continue Reading

MAN IN THE PTs VAN

  Every week here at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. hundreds of orders get placed. While a decent amount of them are shipped to their final destination, there are still numerous accounts that are in our local delivery range, local meaning from Topeka to the outer reaches of the Kansas City metro area. It takes an… Continue Reading

ONE WEEK IN GUATEMALA…

Guatemala coffees are always a delight to roast, brew and drink. It’s hard to describe the flavor of a Guatemalan coffee though in generic terms. Thats because the country is so diverse, the land so rich in mineral content and the weather so perfect for growing coffee it’s almost hard not to grow a nice… Continue Reading

CORPORATE ORDERS WELCOME

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!   All of us at PTs Coffee Roasting Co.  would like to help in your search, for the perfect gift, for that coffee or tea lover in your life. We are now offering gifts that span the price ranges so that you can find something no matter what your budget. For starters, we put… Continue Reading

FORMER ROCKSTAR BARISTA, TURNS TO ROASTING FOR PTs!

I’d like to take a moment to spotlight the man who, so attentively, masters the roasting of our coffees. Adam Ross, our “rockstar barista, ” gave me a few minutes of his very precious time. He proved his multi-tasking skills by nailing his current roast of Brazil Ipanema Dulce perfectly as he grappled with my… Continue Reading

COOL IS OVER-RATED!

FORBES INDUSTRIAL PARK – WORLD HQ, Greetings from HQ! For the past six months we’ve been working towards a new roasting plant. It had to be equipped with all the tools necessary to roast world class espresso and train baristas to make world class coffee. Ideally, the building would be full of charm, character and… Continue Reading

NEW WORLD HEAD QUARTERS….

Seven years ago, when we moved into our existing roasting facility, we didn’t think we’d ever need all the space we had available to us. Wow, were we wrong!   For the last two years we haven’t held a “Jam” session, (classes and barista training) and we’ve barely been able to entertain guests as we are… Continue Reading

Some things are better with Age :)

I was talking to Ezra the other day and we were discussing some misconceptions out there in the coffee world. It started because I had just been pulling some test shots of La Bella Vita Espresso earlier in the day. While some might think that I am fortunate to be working with espresso fresh out… Continue Reading

PT’s Competitor Training Begins!

PT’s Coffee Competitor Training Hello all! The SCAA Midwest Regional Barista Competition is quickly approaching and the PT’s Team is gearing up for another round of practice sessions! We have found, year after year, that these competitions have brought a higher awareness to our retail customer base, as well as higher expectations. These events have… Continue Reading

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