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INTRODUCING: CELEBRATION OF HARVEST BOXES

During the peak of new harvest arrivals, it is difficult to choose between so many great new coffees.  We have heard the questions time and time again…  “Which coffee from Los Planes should I try?  Which Panamanian coffee should I try first?  How can I choose?”  To help alleviate this conundrum, we are creating a… Continue Reading

CELEBRATION OF HARVEST – FINCA LAS MERCEDES AND FINCA KILIMANJARO

We have a little confession to make. When we are searching for great coffee at origin, we don’t always just fly to the country, get off the airplane and follow our super-sensitive noses up the mountainside to the best coffee farm in the country. Don’t tell anyone, but oftentimes we have help. One of our… Continue Reading

PT’S CELEBRATION OF HARVEST 2009 – FINCA LOS PLANES

I’ve always been a fan of “underdog” stories. You know, the stories where there’s no chance of someone succeeding and yet, despite all odds, they do. That is the story of Finca Los Planes and several other farms in the small region of Chaletenango, El Salvador. Friends at Finca Los Planes The Chaletenango region of… Continue Reading

TRIP REPORT: GOMBE COFFEE PROJECT – TANZANIA

Gombe Coffee Project: Kanyovu Coop 2009 We were still hours from our destination, Kigoma, Tanzania, when we told our Rwandan driver, Saidi, to keep the Land Rover in the “ruts of the road.” It appeared to be the safest place to ride. The “road” was really more of a trail left by Chinese contractors creating… Continue Reading

NOTES FROM HACIENDA LA ESMERALDA – FIRST HAND ACCOUNT

Jason Johnson, a PT’s Coffee’s employee, was visiting Hacienda La Esmeralda during the auction.  Here is his first hand account: I got up this morning at 6 am with nervous anticipation.  Daniel was picking me up around 7 and then we were going to the farm to watch the auction.  This year’s crop production was… Continue Reading

CUP OF EXCELLENCE CELEBRATES

MISSOULA, US – The Cup of Excellence wraps up another successful competition and auction year, giving the program sustained momentum to continue discovering and promoting the world¹s exemplary coffees as the program enters its 10th year.Nine countries: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Rwanda, Colombia, Bolivia and Brazil, hosted extensive cupping competitions in 2008, and 236 distinct… Continue Reading

FINCA LOS PLANES SOCCER TEAM

For over a year now we’ve been working to reward the pickers at Finca Los Planes in El Salvador for all their hard work. They’ve been very diligent in their harvest, picking only the ripest red cherries to ensure the coffee harvest from this small farm in El Salvador will be exceptional. We promised them early on that… Continue Reading

NEW SOCCER BALLS FOR FINCA LAS MERCEDES

A couple days ago, PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. and Coffee Klatch donated nearly 20 soccer balls to six teams that are in the community near Finca Las Mercedes in El Salvador.  Jeff Taylor and Mike Perry were able to participate in the presentation in El Salvador.  Finca Las Mercedes and its community are particularly special… Continue Reading

NEW FOOTBALL UNIFORMS FOR LOS PLANES!

On my morning commute, it always seems like war and violence dominate the news.  Stories about innocent people hiding in their houses for days on end tug on my heartstrings.  In the midst of all of these stories, the ones that report someone giving a helping hand or bringing a little joy into the lives… Continue Reading

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