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CUPPING ROUND 1 – COLOMBIA COE

It was early Tuesday morning when we entered the “Centro de Convenciones – Jose Eustacio Rivera” in Neiva, Colombia. And we didn’t waste any time. The 32 jury members, including myself, from around the world headed straight for the cupping tables. To be honest…most of us passed on our morning cup at the hotel, knowing… Continue Reading

PHOTO BLOG!

A few photos from the early days of the competition. Enjoy! Jeff

MORNING CALIBRATION

We just finished the morning “calibration” cupping and I believe we have an excellent crew here for this competition. They’re seemed to be a real understanding of the score sheet and what quality the Cup of Excellence demands. We will return this afternoon to cup another seven coffees. Following the cupping we will discuss and… Continue Reading

Welcome to Neiva – Colombia CoE

Welcome to Neiva, Department of Huila, Colombia. I’ve landed in Neiva, Colombia as part of my never ending quest to find the best coffees the world has to offer. You might remember, or have tried coffees, from other Central / South American competitions PTs participated in earlier this year or last. In the fall of… Continue Reading

Have you tried our Colombia CoE

PTs Coffee Roasting Co. Have you tried our Colombia El Palacio? It is great coffee that we purchased in last fall’s Colombian Cup of Excellence internet auction. The coffee actually placed 4th in the competition (I was on the jury – see inset – for this particular coffee) but for us, it was the best… Continue Reading

Panama Esmeralda- first roast.

It took less than two hours for the crew at the roasting facility to finish off a three liter airpot of the first sample roast of Panama Esmeralda. In 100 degree heat no less! Needless to say it tastes amazing and we will be rolling out production roasts of this extremely limited coffee starting this… Continue Reading

New COE – El Salvador "Los Planes"

Well it was a busy day online…but we now have an outstanding coffee coming from El Salvador. It should be here in approximately 4 weeks. This was the most sought after coffee in the auction. And in fact, commanded the highest price in the auction. Even though it ranked second. You can read more about… Continue Reading

El Salvador Cup of Excellence

It won’t be long now…PTs has joined a great group of roasters from around the country to bid on one of the top lots in the El Salvador Cup of Excellence auction to be held this Thursday. Jayson (thats him, the tall guy in the hat) was on the jury about a month ago and… Continue Reading

Rwanda is here!!!

I’m pleased to announce our newest African offering- Rwanda Humure. This coffee is the result of an outstanding co-op and hard work by the PEARL Project / USAID. If you’re a fan of Kenyans you’ll love this Rwandan. It has a bright acidity with delicious green apple and passion fruit flavors that combine well with… Continue Reading

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