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ETHIOPIA BELOYAS NOW AT A SPECIAL PRICE

In the past couple of years, naturally processed coffee from the areas surrounding the Ethiopian villages of Beloya and Aricha have created a huge stir in the coffee world. These coffees raise eyebrows and cause you to question your taste buds. Is that a strawberry? Was the coffee soaked in blueberries before it was roasted?… Continue Reading

Palate Development-Tips for the Career Barista

                    In order to become a good barista one has to dedicate a lot of time to refining their movements and paying attention to all of the little things that go into a great shot of espresso. But, to truly go beyond that, to become a great… Continue Reading

ESPRESSO ROAST SIDAMO – BEST SO ESPRESSO FOR COFFEEGEEK

In the online coffee community, it is well known  that Mark Prince, the founder and mastermind of www.coffeegeek.com, has never been a fan of single origins as espresso.  These coffees have always seemed a little thin or lacked the complexity of well-crafted blends.  Despite this preference for blends as opposed to single origins for espresso,… Continue Reading

USBC EQUIPMENT SPECIAL – LIMITED TIME OFFER

We have put together a special United States Barista Championship Equipment Package that will give you the best of the best AND save you money!  This package contains a 2 Group Nouva Simmonelli Aurelia Semi Auto Espresso Machine, an Anfim Super Caimano Espresso Grinder, a Nouva Simmonelli Gold Service Plan, 20 lbs of Award Winning La Bella Vita Espresso,… Continue Reading

CUP OF EXCELLENCE CELEBRATES

MISSOULA, US – The Cup of Excellence wraps up another successful competition and auction year, giving the program sustained momentum to continue discovering and promoting the world¹s exemplary coffees as the program enters its 10th year.Nine countries: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Rwanda, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil, hosted extensive cupping competitions in 2008, and 236 distinct… Continue Reading

BARATZA VARIOS HAVE ARRIVED!

The long awaited arrival of the Baratza Vario grinder is finally here!  It has created quite the buzz within the industry due to its incredible versatility.  With this grinder, you can have GREAT espresso and GREAT drip and French Press coffee, all from the same grinder.  This is the first grinder of its kind that… Continue Reading

NEW ROAST SCHEDULE FOR PASSPORT COFFEES

Roasting Schedule for PT’s Passport Coffees   Our exclusive Passport line of coffees offers you the opportunity to taste the best the world has to offer.  For this line of coffees, we specifically seek out offerings that are rare, exceptional or have a limited offering.  We roast them to the peak of perfection in small… Continue Reading

FINCA LOS PLANES SOCCER TEAM

For over a year now we’ve been working to reward the pickers at Finca Los Planes in El Salvador for all their hard work. They’ve been very diligent in their harvest, picking only the ripest red cherries to ensure the coffee harvest from this small farm in El Salvador will be exceptional. We promised them early on that… Continue Reading

PT’S COFFEE’S SWEET 16

We are proud to announce that today is PT’s Coffee’s 16th Anniversary!  The company began with a desire for a great cup of coffee in Topeka, KS.  That desire for a great cup of coffee has stayed fundamental through the years and expanded.  We worked our way up from being a small cafe in Topeka,… Continue Reading

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