In The Community


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


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


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


This is just a quick post to give a shout out to a good friend. His name is  Roper Green, he lives in Montana, and we go way back to my days just out of college – I won’t even begin to tell you how long ago that was!We haven’t actually seen each other in… Continue Reading


PTs Coffee Roasting Co. is now interviewing for the position of : Customer Service Representative / Administrative Assistant   Date: 3-24-08                                                                                                                                        Overview: PT’s Coffee Roasting Co is looking for a full time Customer Service / Administrative Assistant at our roasting facility in Topeka,… Continue Reading

Pete Licata wins the Midwest Regional!

Find more videos like this on Barista Exchange PT’s is very proud and happy to announce that Pete Licata won the SCAA Midwest Regional Barista Competition! Pete dazzled them like the pro that he is and had 2 fabulous run throughs over the weekend. This is Pete’s second time winning this title, the first time… Continue Reading