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ESPRESSO EVALUATION BY HOLLY BASTIN, PUBLISHED IN BARISTA MAGAZINE

“This article was republished with the permission of Barista Magazine.  The article appeared in the August + September 2011 issue and you can view the full article in its original form by viewing pages 48-51 on Barista Magazines I-Mag or in the original publication.  Holly Bastin is the Director of Retail Operations for PT’s Coffee… Continue Reading

KENYA – THE ROAST OFF CHALLENGE

Republished with permission by Mike Perry, Klatch Roasting One of the great things about the coffee industry is the friendships and relationships. Even though we all compete and strive for the perfect roast or espresso, we still work together and help each other out. Often we travel together and even buy lots of coffee together.… Continue Reading

FEDEX SHIPPING OPTIONS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

Shipping costs have been on the rise recently due to an increase in gas prices and inflation in our economy.  FedEx has been a competitive outlet for us, and we want to extend their shipping options to you. FedEx 2-Day and FedEx Overnight Rates are very competitive.  The FedEx Ground option has an added benefit for Residential Customers. … Continue Reading

NEW CROP GEISHA PRE-ORDERS ARE NOW AVAILABLE

We are very excited to offer the two best coffees from Panama in 2011.  In fact these two coffees were vying for the top spot in the SCAP Best of Panama competition.  It was a close finish in the competition, and they were only separated by a 1/2 point.  Jeff and Maritza Taylor were both… Continue Reading

MEMORIAL DAY SHIPPING & GUATEMALA FINCA EL VALLE

Memorial Day marks the beginning of Summer Vacation for many students across the country, and is a timeless tradition for honoring our loved ones, and the fallen soldiers who gave their lives to protect our freedom.  To pay tribute to our loved ones, we will be extending a free shipping promotion through the holiday weekend.… Continue Reading

FINAL ROAST – HACIENDA LA ESMERALDA – MARIO SAN JOSE

With all of the excitement surrounding the 2011 Hacienda La Esmeralda coffee auction, we felt that it is time to announce the final roast of our 2010 Mario San Jose auction lot.  After tasting each lot, we knew that there were two coffees that we had to have: Mario Carnaval and Mario San Jose. Both… Continue Reading

FINCA EL SOCORRO FROM GUATEMALA LANDS IN TOP 5 IN COFFEE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

Big news for another one of our Direct Trade partners. Juan Diego De La Cerda of Guatemala – Finca El Socorro y Anexos  - finished in the top 5 of the Coffee of the Year competition when the winners were announced by the Specialty Coffee Association of America and the Roasters Guild yesterday. I just… Continue Reading

BEST OF PANAMA AND MORE…

I was enjoying a rare day off at origin today – in Panama City this time – when all of the sudden I began to get these nagging feelings of guilt about not updating our PT’s blog more often. I hate it when that happens! A self imposed guilt trip ruining a perfectly good day… Continue Reading

10-DAYS IN GUATEMALA

Finca El Socorro, Guatemala In 2010 we introduced you to a Guatemalan offering that we at PT’s were thrilled to launch as our newest Direct Trade Relationship coffee. Finca El Socorro Maracaturra made it’s way into our roasting plant mid September and was gone before we knew it. As sad as we were to see… Continue Reading

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