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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

GOMBE COFFEE PROJECT – TANZANIA NOW AVAILABLE

We are proud to announce that the coffee from the Gombe Coffee Project is finally available. All of Sustainable Harvest’s and the Tanzanian farmers’ labor has certainly paid off. They have gone from producing a coffee that could not be considered “Specialty Coffee” to producing a coffee that we cupped at an 89! In the… Continue Reading

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

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