COFFEE 101

July Espresso of the Month- IPANEMA ESPRESSO

Fazenda Ipanema in Sul de Minas is located near the cities of Alfenas & Machado. It has become one of the premier sources of all preparations of Brazilian Coffee in both Europe and the United States. One of the Ipanema coffees received the Cup of Excellence Award in the 2002 Cup of Excellence competition. The Farm was established… Continue Reading

GOING LOCAL AND GOING GREEN ISN’T ALWAYS EASY…

But PT’s Coffee is committed to doing it right. Beginning April 1st, 2010, PT’s Coffee will only roast coffee grown in Kansas! Kansas’ relatively low elevation (mean elevation is 2,000 feet) and temperature swings will limit the annual production to just over 1 pound, but we understand that doing things right requires sacrifices. Our new… Continue Reading

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA TO HOST 2011 WORLD BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP

LONDON (March 1, 2010) – Colombia has been selected to host the 12th annual World Barista Championship, which will be held in combination with the 2011 EXPOESPECIALES conference in Bogota. Seven countries vied to host the 2011 event. “Choosing a winner from the very competitive site proposals we received was an extremely difficult task for… Continue Reading

Use PT’s coffee in your Keurig!

For those who are not already familiar with Keurig, it is the latest in single cup brewing technology for home use.  It delivers a cup of coffee in less than a minute, using pods called “K-cups” that hold a pre-dosed amount of ground coffee. While they have selections from a handful of roasters on their… Continue Reading

ORIGIN TRIP 2010 – FINCA LAS MERCEDES

These are photos from a recent origin visit to Finca Las Mercedes in El Salvador. I visited producer Lucia Ortiz and her family with staff members Holly Bastin and Morgan Smith. Hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the visit with our friends. Jeff [nggallery id=12]

NEW ETHIOPIA SIDAMA – DON’T YOU LOVE NEW COFFEES?

I love this time of year.  We have cupping tables filled with beautiful coffee potential almost every day, and we are developing roasts on others.  One of the most exciting new developments has been the arrival of our new natural Ethiopian from the Guji region of Sidama.  Natural Ethiopians are famous for their fruit-bomb nature,… Continue Reading

PUBLIC CUPPING IN SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

Exciting news for those living in Springfield, Missouri! This weekend, Jason Johnson will be holding free public coffee cuppings (tastings) in Springfield, Missouri. He holds public cuppings three times a week at our retail location in Topeka, Kansas, but it is rare that he has the opportunity to actually visit another coffee shop that carries… Continue Reading

AN EXCITING MORNING WITH LUCIA ORTIZ

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

COFFEE WITH THE PRODUCER – LUCIA ORTIZ FROM FINCA LAS MERCEDES

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