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COFFEE 101

FINCA LAS MERCEDES – DIRECT TRADE VISIT

What an exciting visit to Finca Mercedes last week, even if it was a little different than first anticipated. Normally we are eager just to see the quality of coffee this farm continues to produce. This year we got a little added excitement. One member of our traveling party awoke early to the sound of… Continue Reading

BANNER YEAR FOR COFFEE FARMING

In the past 23-years of coffee harvests, this is the first time in memory, for our friend and Owner of  Finca El Molino, Jose Antonio Salaverrria, that three key factors in coffee farming aligned in the favor of the coffee producer. You see, each year coffee farmers around the world face tremendous challenges in order… Continue Reading

MARKETING/GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN WANTED

We are searching for an energetic student that specializes in Marketing and/or Graphic Design. This is a Part-Time or Full-time internship that has a flexible schedule to work around class schedules.  This is a unique opportunity to diversify your experience and credentials.  There is potential for future employment in 2012. Responsibilities: 1) Research – Graphic… Continue Reading

PT’S GOING ON CIGAR CIRCUT

PT’S COFFEE ROASTING CO. TEAMS WITH TORAÑO FAMILY CIGAR COMPANY For “Single Region Tour” (Topeka, Kansas) Specialty coffee roaster, PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. is proud to announce their partnership with the Toraño Family Cigar Company. The two quality-driven companies are launching the Single Region Tour to kick off the new year. The Tour will feature… Continue Reading

HAPPY NEW YEAR – NEW OFFERINGS

The New Year is upon us and we thought it would be a great time for a review of the past years coffee’s, with an update of what’s to come in 2011.  Last year was an exciting year for us at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co..  We made new coffee discoveries, in Brazil and Guatemala, and… Continue Reading

COFFEE CLUBS & HOLIDAY SHIPPING

The holidays are coming fast, and if you still haven’t found that special gift for that special someone, we have some ideas that take the pain and work out of last minute shopping.  We have launched two new Coffee Clubs.  Some of you may be familiar with these from the last couple of years. Our… Continue Reading

INTERNATIONAL ESPRESSO BLEND BARISTA BATTLE

We very proud of  Jannicke M. Johansen, a Norwegian Barista.  She received second place in an International Espresso Blend Barista Battle. The event was held in Oslo, Norway, and was co-hosted by Solberg & Hansen, and Tim Wendelboe. The event featured 5 American Roasters and 5 Norwegian Baristas.  Our Seasonal Espresso was put head to head… Continue Reading

HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE – GRINDERS

The most important factor to a great cup of coffee, is the extraction.  Ideal extraction is achieved by using a proper dose, accurate volume of water, accurate time of extraction, and appropriate grind for the brew method you are using.  Even if you use the proper dose, volume, and time the extraction properly, the coffee… Continue Reading

THINGS EVERY BARISTA SHOULD KNOW

As a coffee trainer I have dealt with everything from long term baristas to completely new baristas, sometimes in the same sitting.  The base knowledge of each trainee coming in can vary and there is a lot of conflicting information out there about coffee so it got me thinking about what every barista should know.… Continue Reading

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