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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

And the finalists are……

So, after two days of preliminary rounds the results are in. Of our original 5 competitors 3 are still in! Robin Seitz, Pete Licata, and Caitlin Corcoran from LatteLand. We would also like to congratulate the other finalists: Clint Newlan from the Roasterie, Alex McCracken from Kaldi’s (in St. Louis) as well as Mike Marquard… Continue Reading


The Holiday rush is in full swing, and last minute shopping for the perfect gift is starting to become even more frantic. If that perfect gift happens to be coffee from PTs Coffee Roasting Co, make sure that you choose UPS 2-Day shipping for orders placed after December 19th. As much as possible, we will… Continue Reading