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LOS PLANES PEABERRY NOW AVAILABLE

Sergio and Isabel have gone to great lengths to bring you one of the sweetest cups of coffee you will ever taste! This peaberry from Finca Los Planes in El Salvador is a real treat. It has an aroma that is dominated by sweet cherries. The cherry notes carry into the cup and are combined… Continue Reading

“THE PETE” TAKES 2ND AT THE USBC

Minneapolis, MN, May 6, 2008 PT’s Coffee Roasting Co.’s Pete Licata, of Overland Park, Kan., placed 2nd in the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s 7th Annual United States Barista Championship. The competition was held at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minn. Competitors from across the nation fought for the industry-wide acclaimed title of 2008… Continue Reading

“THE PETE” IS IN THE FINALS!

The entry rounds of the United States Barista Championship are now concluded. Following the performance of 59 top notch Baristas from around the United States the top 6 are slated for the finals on Monday.PTs very own Pete Licata has done it again. On Monday it will be five Baristas from California and one from Kansas competing for the opportunity to… Continue Reading

FOLLOW THE HAPPENINGS AT SCAA

Well, most of the staff have now departed for the Specialty Coffee Association of America tradeshow and conference in Minneapolis. For those of you who will not be able to attend, please stay up to date with the USBC and much more by going to the following link. This is the largest coffee gathering of… Continue Reading

DATERRA OPUS 1 (LOW CAFFEINE) NOW AVAILABLE!!

This rare and unique coffee is now available for you to enjoy. Daterra Coffee in Brazil has specially bred Opus 1 to have 30% less caffeine than your traditional variety of Arabica. In the cup, it is perfectly balanced with hints of vanilla and chocolate. There were only 50 boxes of this coffee produced, and… Continue Reading

Last weekend of competition practice!

23 full days…552 hours…33,120 minutes. I don’t even want to know what that is in seconds (ok, I did the math and it was just shy of 2 million). But, it is a lot of time. It is approximately the amount of time that each of our barista competitors has spent practicing for the 2008… Continue Reading

Anfim Grinder notes

So there has been a lot of buzz surrounding the competition circuit this season regarding a newer grinder on the scene.  The Anfim.Wanting to at least understand it better, if not use it ourselves, Jeff was nice enough to buy one for our team of baristi to experiment with and evaluate.  Here’s what we’ve found… Continue Reading

Our Friend Fern at the Western Regional!

We here at PT’s want to send our best wishes out to Fernanda Hernandez of ELAN Organic Coffees. She is one of 38 competitors in the SCAA Western Regional Barista Comeptition this year. She spent 5 days of intensive training with us a little less than a month ago in preparation for her competition and… Continue Reading

EASTER EGG HUNT A SUCCESS!

A hearty thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s Easter egg hunt. It was a great success. We gave out over 25 pounds of free coffee, free shipping deals and a 4 month World Tour Membership. We hope that this event helped bring out the kid in all of you. If you missed… Continue Reading

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