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FALL BARISTA JAM – FEATURING ESMERALDA OWNER

We’ve just confirmed it: Saturday, Oct. 4th, Rachel Peterson, from the famed Hacienda La Esmeralda coffee farm in Panama, will be visiting PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. She will be the featured speaker at our Fall Barista Jam! You won’t want to miss this one… What is a Barista Jam? Well, the idea is to gather… Continue Reading

PTs DIRECT TRADE COFFEE

PTs Coffee Roasting Co. quietly launches our PTs Direct Trade Coffee . Read more about our program we developed in cooperation with several other independent roasters from around the US. Our goal is to build an alliance of roasters to agree on the program principles, which may eventually include Third Party Certification. While you are… Continue Reading

COFFEEGEEK.COM SUMS UP THE SUMMER IN COFFEE

My friend Mark Prince, owner of www.coffeegeek.com, has just published his latest article on his website. Its a look at the happenings in the coffee world through the summer months and features some of the best coffees on earth as well as a how-to guide to making Ice Coffee at home. Be sure to check… Continue Reading

THE LATEST NEWS….

The newest and best way to stay up to date with PTs new coffee offerings, jam sessions, training classes and community education is to join and follow us on Twitter.com! Follow the link and set up your account today. We hope to have some great news in the coming weeks. Follow us on Twitter.com New… Continue Reading

NOTES FROM THE ROAD…. KIGOMA, TANZANIA

Does “T.I.A.” mean anything to you? If so, then you’ve been to Africa! I don’t need to explain, do I? For those who aren’t familiar with the phrase, it’s an acronym for all the frustrating little things that happen day in and day out when you are in Africa. The “little things” that when you… Continue Reading

CUPPING NOTES OF INTEREST – BELOYA AND ARICHA

Yesterday was a fantastic day! I arrived at the office knowing that new crop Ethiopian Beloya and Ethiopian Aricha selections were waiting for me to sample roast. You can just imagine my anticipation as these are two of the most sought after African coffees in the world, and we had them in our greedy little… Continue Reading

Bringing Back Antigua

    PT’s Coffee and Finca La Felicidad are bringing back Antigua. For years, coffee from the Antigua region of Guatemala was rich and balanced. Their climate and topography is perfect for growing coffee. Once farmers outside the Antigua region realized that “Antigua” coffee was able to command a high price, they started selling their… Continue Reading

GOMBE COFFEE PROJECT UPDATE…

  David is owner of Sustainable Harvest, the importer we are working with on the Gombe Coffee Project. If you haven’t tried this coffee, with the remarkable story, now is a great time. I will be visit David in Tanzania later this month. I hope you enjoy his update from the Gombe National Park.  … Continue Reading

HACIENDA LA ESMERALDA SPECIAL MICRO-LOT HAS ARRIVED!!

  Hacienda La Esmeralda SpecialHas Arrived!! Hacienda La Esmeralda Special has finally arrived! We have honed our roast to the peak of perfection. Wonderful notes of jasmine, honey and citrus combine with a velvety mouthfeel to create a cup of pure joy. You will not be disappointed by this year’s crop!Hacienda La Esmeralda Especial has… Continue Reading