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WORLD BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP

Another year has come and gone in the world of barista competitions. PTs Coffee Roasting Co. was well represented again this year by Pete Licata, PTs – Jayhawk Central – location Manager; and Robin Seitz, Barrington Village Manager.  Pete took 2nd, for the second year in a row, at the United States Barista Championship. Robin performed well but had some bad luck… Continue Reading

ORIGIN UPDATE – SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN TANZANIA

Sustainable Harvest just released a video slide show about their extensive efforts to improve the quality of coffee in the Gombe region of Tanzania. Our roast of this coffee just received a 90 from Coffee Review. In the cup, we get a sweet spiciness that resembles thyme, and as it cools the sweetness is accentuated… Continue Reading

I KNEW IT ALL ALONG!

A new study published in  Annals of Internal Medicine  has good news for coffee drinkers: Regular coffee drinking (up to 6 cups per day) is not associated with increased deaths in either men or women. In fact, both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee consumption is associated with a somewhat smaller rate of death from heart disease. Click here to read more… 

PT’S TANZANIA, KANYOVU COOP FEATURED IN FRESH CUP MAGAZINE

In the last month or so, I am sure that some of you may be tired of hearing about the Gombe Coffee Project in Tanzania. We are so proud of the work that Sustainable Harvest has been doing with the Kanyovu Coop that we are telling everyone that will listen. Well, now you do not… Continue Reading

MAKING SALVADORAN HISTORY!

PTs Coffee Roasting Co. is proud to announce we led a group of roasters from around the United States  and El Salvador to purchase Finca La Lainez – Lot #6 – in the Cup of Excellence auction held June 5, 2008. In the process we assisted, San Salvador based cafe and roaster, Viva Espresso to become pioneers as the first El… Continue Reading

PTs WINS EL SALVADOR CUP OF EXCELLENCE AUCTION LOT

PTs Coffee Roasting Co. is proud to announce we have purchased a wonderful coffee in the auction for El Salvador Cup of Excellence. Along with other members of our group, we purchased lot #6 in the auction that just concluded on the internet site www.cupofexcellence.org. If you’ve never visited this site, I encourage you to tour the site and see… Continue Reading

GOMBE COFFEE PROJECT UPDATES…

In a previous blog post we introduced you to a new offering and Direct Trade Coffee from Tanzania – Gombe Coffee Project, Kanyovu Coop.The project is now in it’s second year, is endorsed by the Jane Goodall Institute and we have the first harvest coffee available through PTs Coffee. But more recently we’ve been receiving updates… Continue Reading

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

The Memorial Day weekend is almost upon us. We hope everyone has a safe and eventful weekend of BBQ’n and fun! We will be having a staff BBQ on Sunday night to celebrate the great coffee harvest and successful run at the United States Barista Competition in 2008. Steaks and BOCA (vegetarian) burgers are on… Continue Reading

“God in the Cup”

I’m reading this new book called  “God in the Cup?”  No, I’m not going to review the book – you’re safe. But it is an interesting read, even if some of the facts are a little off track and personalities a little exaggerated. My friend Duane can tell you all about the exaggerations.I  purchased my copy… Continue Reading

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