It is always an exciting moment when you are able to meet with the creator of something you love. Last Thursday presented us with just such an opportunity. Lucia Ortiz, from Finca Las Mercedes, flew up to Topeka, Kansas to share her story with PT’s customers and to support PT’s Barista Competition Competitor Robin Seitz,… Continue Reading
Join us this Thursday, October 29th at our Barrington Village shop for casual coffee with Lucia Ortiz from Finca Las Mercedes in El Salvador. She will be available to meet and chat between 8:00 and 10:00 am. Come to enjoy her spectacular coffee, El Pepinal 1, and great conversation. We are brewing up her coffee… Continue Reading
I’ve always been a fan of “underdog” stories. You know, the stories where there’s no chance of someone succeeding and yet, despite all odds, they do. That is the story of Finca Los Planes and several other farms in the small region of Chaletenango, El Salvador. Friends at Finca Los Planes The Chaletenango region of… Continue Reading
Our coveted Hacienda La Esmeralda Special – Mario Carnaval has again proven itself as one of the best coffees in the world! In this month’s Coffee Review article about coffees from Panama, Mario Carnaval obliterated the competition. It received a 96, a score 2 points higher than any other coffee in the review and 3… Continue Reading
Gombe Coffee Project: Kanyovu Coop 2009 We were still hours from our destination, Kigoma, Tanzania, when we told our Rwandan driver, Saidi, to keep the Land Rover in the “ruts of the road.” It appeared to be the safest place to ride. The “road” was really more of a trail left by Chinese contractors creating… Continue Reading
In the past couple of years, naturally processed coffee from the areas surrounding the Ethiopian villages of Beloya and Aricha have created a huge stir in the coffee world. These coffees raise eyebrows and cause you to question your taste buds. Is that a strawberry? Was the coffee soaked in blueberries before it was roasted?… Continue Reading
The excitement level at the roasting facility always rises when we receive a large, white envelope (or box) filled to the brim with green coffee samples. This white envelope represents a great potential; it represents the great potential for amazing coffee. Needless to say, when said white envelope arrived from Hacienda La Esmeralda in Panama,… Continue Reading
Last night, the Topeka Chamber of Commerce hosted an awards reception for PT’s Coffee where it presented Jeff Taylor and Fred Polzin with the Business of Excellence Award. Food, drinks and macchiatos were had all around during this two hour celebration held at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co’s Roasting Facility.
PT’s Coffee’s very own Jeff Taylor was recently the feature of Channel 49 News’ Ben’s People. He explains the origins of PT’s Coffee Roasting Co and how the relentless pursuit of great coffee has led him all over the world. Check out the video here!