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LAST ROAST FOR AIDA’S GRAND RESERVE AND GUATEMALA SAN JOSE OCANA

We are sad to announce that next week will be the last roast of our El Salvador Aida’s Grand Reserve and Guatemala San Jose Ocana. These spectacular coffees are unique finds, so don’t miss out on this last opportunity to try them. Aida’s Grand Reserve is an exceptional blend of hand-sorted Peaberries that are chosen… Continue Reading

Travels to Source – Finca El Molino

Coffee producer and consultant to the Jasal Mill, Aida Batlle, picked us up at the airport when we arrived in El Salvador. Visiting Aida is always a pleasure as she is dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about the quality of coffees that she produces. Finca El Molino is not her farm, but she treats it like… Continue Reading

Travels to Source – Finca Los Planes

Our next stop on the journey through El Salvador was to one of my favorite farms, Finca Los Planes. This is an extraordinary farm that produces exceptional coffee in the Chalatenango region along the Honduras border. We’ve purchased this coffee for a couple of years and hope to continue the process for many more. Sergio… Continue Reading

Travels to Source – Finca La Montana

The winds cut through the Chalantenango region of El Salvador like a sharp knife in early January. Raul “Beto” Ochoa, a young man at heart, was home with his daughters that night huddled in a corner saying a prayer. When the three turned out the lights and headed to bed, the farm, Finca La Montana… Continue Reading

Pete Licata wins the Midwest Regional!

Find more videos like this on Barista Exchange PT’s is very proud and happy to announce that Pete Licata won the SCAA Midwest Regional Barista Competition! Pete dazzled them like the pro that he is and had 2 fabulous run throughs over the weekend. This is Pete’s second time winning this title, the first time… Continue Reading

And the finalists are……

So, after two days of preliminary rounds the results are in. Of our original 5 competitors 3 are still in! Robin Seitz, Pete Licata, and Caitlin Corcoran from LatteLand. We would also like to congratulate the other finalists: Clint Newlan from the Roasterie, Alex McCracken from Kaldi’s (in St. Louis) as well as Mike Marquard… Continue Reading

A dream in the works…

Back when I used to manage our Overland Park locations I would occasionally get the opportunity to train wholesale accounts. It wasn’t as often as I would have liked, but it helped me understand that training was something that I was extremely interested in pursuing. I hoped that one day I might be able to… Continue Reading

PTS IMPROVED TRAINING PROGRAM

Training, in many ways, is the cornerstone of any successful coffee business. You can use the best coffee available, have the best possible location, and buy top of the line equipment, but without proper instruction on preparation methods, there is no guarantee of success. With the specialty coffee industry on the rise, consumers are becoming… Continue Reading

HOLIDAY SHIPPING

The Holiday rush is in full swing, and last minute shopping for the perfect gift is starting to become even more frantic. If that perfect gift happens to be coffee from PTs Coffee Roasting Co, make sure that you choose UPS 2-Day shipping for orders placed after December 19th. As much as possible, we will… Continue Reading

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