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Of the many things in life worthy of great love, coffee is near the top of the list. You love coffee. We love

coffee. For many who don’t work in the coffee industry, it can be hard to find the time to explore all the

different coffees and brew methods. Here’s the thing – you shouldn’t have to sacrifice on quality. You still

want a lipsmackingly delicious cup of Joe, so we’ve designed the PT’s Challenge with you in mind. We’ll do

the experimenting so we can share the tasty results with you. It’s a win-win situation!

 The PT’s Challenge: 

Twice a month, the team at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. will take part in an internal competition. Many will

compete, but only one will be victorious. Here’s how it works:

 Step One: The team will select one coffee and one brew method to feature in that week’s competition.

Step Two: Each competitor will develop their own secret recipe and brew it for our panel of judges.

Creativity is encouraged – anything goes.

Step Three: We establish our bracket. Each round, our panel of judges will vote on the brew they

believe to be best and competitors will be eliminated.

Step Four: We share the winning recipe with you so you can enjoy these coffees at home

(or in a cafe) without having to do all the research yourself!

That sounds cool. When does it start?

The first official PT’s Challenge will be hosted next week! Visit our blog Friday, March 6 to get the

winning recipe and to see who won the bracket.

Earlier Articles

Trip Report: Colombia – Kevin Kerkhof

Editor’s Note: Kevin Kerkhof is the General Manager of Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. in West Lafayette, Indiana. When possible, we like to invite our wholesale customers to join us on trips to origin as a way to further connect the relationship between our farmers and our customers. Our Retail Manager Forrest Wright and Director… Continue Reading

Trip Report: Guatemala, Part I

January-February 2014 As always, the weather in Guatemala in January and February was especially invigorating. This year in particular, it provided an extra welcome relief from an exceptionally cold and snowy winter here in the Midwest. The prospect of trading my office for the outdoors is a much appreciated benefit, but make no mistake, our… Continue Reading

Jon Visits Aida: Part II

Some more thoughts from El Salvador: Coffee people LOVE coffee. With so many first dates, profound conversations and creative epiphanies had at the mercy of coffee, how can we not? And of course the fullest expression of this romanticism waits at origin. Nothing short of pure magic exists in these places for those of us… Continue Reading

Jon Visits Aida: Part I

A couple of weeks ago I had the distinct privilege and pleasure of going to El Salvador to meet Aida Batlle during my first origin trip with PT’s Coffee.  Senora Batlle is one of our Direct Trade partners, and the producer behind Finca Kilimanjaro which will be re-launched later this year.  The context for my… Continue Reading

Thank You

Last year, bandits raided Finca Santa Maria leaving Armando Benavides, his wife Magaly, and his children Valeria and Juan Pablo with the possibility of losing their entire harvest. You can read Jeff’s account of the awful incident, originally posted in May of last year. Thanks to you and many of our friends and customers, we endeavored… Continue Reading

Trip Report: El Salvador

UPDATE May 19th, 2014: Many news sites have recently picked up the story of the coffee rust epidemic. To help our customers to better understand what this means, we are re-posting Jeff’s Trip Report from El Salvador, originally published on February 20th, 2014.    San Salvador, El Salvador As always, when I arrived in El… Continue Reading

Dos Caras

I was working a bar shift at our cafe, PT’s at College Hill, when Jeff and Maritza told me that I would be taking my first farm trip. It was exciting, and I only had six weeks to prepare. As I began my research on Bolivia, I started to realize that this journey was going to be a… Continue Reading

Finca Santa Maria: Thank You

Armando from Finca Santa Maria recently posted a Thank You to everyone through Jeff’s Facebook Page. We are re-posting it here for all to see: From Armando: “En nombre de mi esposa Magaly y mis hijos Valeria y Juan Pablo, muchas gracias a todas las personas y empresas que generosamente nos han dado la mano… Continue Reading

UPDATE: Finca Santa Maria

  Many of you have read Jeff’s post about the terrible tragedy that befell Finca Santa Maria last month in Colombia. You have responded generously and we are so, so grateful. So far, we have raised nearly $2,000 and have already sent an initial payment to Armando to get the recovery started. Due to the… Continue Reading

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