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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

3 MORE: 90-PLUS REVIEWS!

The ice is thawing in Topeka finally. And with each drop of water that melts making the roads safer to drive on, our moods in the PTs Coffee Roasting Co. offices improve just a little bit.  Well, thats the way I was going to start this blog, until late last night when I got an email review… Continue Reading

EXCELLENT POEM FROM HB

Take a look at this post on Home-Barista.com….  Home BaristaExcellent Post Kathleen! Thank You!!!!!!A Visit From HB and the Site Sponsors ‘Twas a month before the Holidays, when all across the land, Home Baristas all gathered, with their open hands; Their cups were placed by their machines with care, In hopes that HB and the SPONSORS soon would be there; The baristas… Continue Reading

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

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