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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

ORIGIN UPDATE – SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING IN TANZANIA

Sustainable Harvest just released a video slide show about their extensive efforts to improve the quality of coffee in the Gombe region of Tanzania. Our roast of this coffee just received a 90 from Coffee Review. In the cup, we get a sweet spiciness that resembles thyme, and as it cools the sweetness is accentuated… Continue Reading

PTs PURCHASES GUATEMALA CUP OF EXCELLENCE COFFEE

PTs Coffee Roasting Co. is very proud to announce we were the high bidder for Lot #4 in the Guatemala Cup of Excellence online auction held Thursday, June 12th, 2008. We joined a group of outstanding small batch roasters from around the country to acquire Guatemala Finca El Socorro in the auction. Finca El Socorro was cupped and scored, by the International Jury that ranked the coffees,… Continue Reading

PT’S TANZANIA, KANYOVU COOP FEATURED IN FRESH CUP MAGAZINE

In the last month or so, I am sure that some of you may be tired of hearing about the Gombe Coffee Project in Tanzania. We are so proud of the work that Sustainable Harvest has been doing with the Kanyovu Coop that we are telling everyone that will listen. Well, now you do not… Continue Reading

NICARAGUAN CUP OF EXCELLENCE GOES TO PTs

PTs Coffee Roasting Co. is proud to announce we purchased, along with a group of roasters from the United States, Lot #2 in the Nicaraguan Cup of Excellence auction held May 29, 2008. You will be able to pre-purchase this coffee soon.   Lot#: 2 Ethel McEwan / Maria Ligia Mierisch McEwan – La Gloria / Limoncillo Farm: – “La Gloria… Continue Reading

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