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IN MEMORY OF OUR FRIEND JONATHON J. KASPAR

Obituary for Jonathan J. Kaspar Visitation: Monday, June 07, 2010 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Christ the King Catholic Church Service: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 10:15 AM Christ the King Catholic Church Jonathan Jeffrey Kaspar, 20, Topeka, passed away on Friday, June 4, 2010 as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Jonathan… Continue Reading

WHY IS TOPEKA, KS THE 10TH BEST CITY IN THE US – PT’S COFFEE ROASTING CO

So why does Topeka, Kansas rank as the 10th best city in the country? In part, because of PT’s Coffee of course! In the July issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, they chose Topeka, Kansas as the 10th best city in the United States. In addition to Topeka’s growing economy and low cost of living,… Continue Reading

THE FUTURE OF ROBIN- FROM RETAIL TO WHOLESALE

Given the announcement yesterday of our change in leadership at PT’s Barrington Village, some of you are probably wondering what’s going on with the previous manager, Robin Seitz. No worries- only good things! Robin has accepted the role of Account Manager for our US accounts west of Kansas City. Starting June 1, 2010, he will… Continue Reading

NOW HIRED! PT’S BARRINGTON VILLAGE GETS SOME NEW LEADERSHIP.

As of June 1, 2010 there will be a new management regime at PT’s original location, Barrington Village. As the location has grown throughout its 17 years in operation, so has the role of management so we decided that it was time to take a little bit different approach… Three people in three distinct positions.… Continue Reading

GOING LOCAL AND GOING GREEN ISN’T ALWAYS EASY…

But PT’s Coffee is committed to doing it right. Beginning April 1st, 2010, PT’s Coffee will only roast coffee grown in Kansas! Kansas’ relatively low elevation (mean elevation is 2,000 feet) and temperature swings will limit the annual production to just over 1 pound, but we understand that doing things right requires sacrifices. Our new… Continue Reading

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA TO HOST 2011 WORLD BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP

LONDON (March 1, 2010) – Colombia has been selected to host the 12th annual World Barista Championship, which will be held in combination with the 2011 EXPOESPECIALES conference in Bogota. Seven countries vied to host the 2011 event. “Choosing a winner from the very competitive site proposals we received was an extremely difficult task for… Continue Reading

Use PT’s coffee in your Keurig!

For those who are not already familiar with Keurig, it is the latest in single cup brewing technology for home use.  It delivers a cup of coffee in less than a minute, using pods called “K-cups” that hold a pre-dosed amount of ground coffee. While they have selections from a handful of roasters on their… Continue Reading

ORIGIN TRIP 2010 – FINCA LAS MERCEDES

These are photos from a recent origin visit to Finca Las Mercedes in El Salvador. I visited producer Lucia Ortiz and her family with staff members Holly Bastin and Morgan Smith. Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the visit with our friends. Jeff [nggallery id=12]

Ten Days of Coffee (Part Two)

Day 8: Following a successful MWRBC, I made a last minute decision to continue the coffee party and head to Seattle for the weekend. Seeing an opportunity to share some coffee with industry professionals up there, I brought with me a bag containing some of my favorite coffees from PT’s, including Panama Elida Estate Natural,… Continue Reading

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