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GOOD FOOD AWARDS FINALIST – HACIENDA LA ESMERALDA

The Good Food Awards is a celebration of food that is tasty, authentic, and responsible.  This initiative awards outstanding American producers and the farmers who provide them with their ingredients.  The Good Food Awards will be granting awards in seven different categories: beer, charcuterie, cheese, chocolate, coffee, pickles, and preserves.  Awards will be given to… Continue Reading

INTERNATIONAL ESPRESSO BLEND BARISTA BATTLE

We very proud of  Jannicke M. Johansen, a Norwegian Barista.  She received second place in an International Espresso Blend Barista Battle. The event was held in Oslo, Norway, and was co-hosted by Solberg & Hansen, and Tim Wendelboe. The event featured 5 American Roasters and 5 Norwegian Baristas.  Our Seasonal Espresso was put head to head… Continue Reading

COFFEE’S IMPACT ON GLOBAL ECONOMY GRAPHIC

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE – GRINDERS

The most important factor to a great cup of coffee, is the extraction.  Ideal extraction is achieved by using a proper dose, accurate volume of water, accurate time of extraction, and appropriate grind for the brew method you are using.  Even if you use the proper dose, volume, and time the extraction properly, the coffee… Continue Reading

USBC CHAMP TAKES THE WORLD!

We at PT’s want to offer our hearty congratulations to the new World Barista Champion, Mike Phillips from Intelligentsia in Chicago! Mike is the first American to ever win the event and we are proud of him! The other finalists were Raul Rodas of Guatemala in 2nd place, Scottie Callaghan of Australia in 3rd place,… Continue Reading

TIMES THEY ARE A-CHANGIN

Starting on Monday, June 30th, you may notice a little change in your normal coffee buying experience. We are updating our website to give you a better shopping experience. We are trying to make the transition as seamless as possible, so hopefully you will not have any difficulties. One of the differences that you may… Continue Reading

EL SALVADOR COE LOT #11

At the recent El Salvador Cup Of Excellence Auction, we landed our hands on Lot #11 La Pinera Pacamara. We should have this coffee arriving sometime in July or August. The La Pinera farm is located in the Cacahuatique mountain range in Ciudad Barrios, a department of San Miguel.  Formerly this mountain range was home… Continue Reading

NEW CROP ESMERALDA SPECIAL PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE

Be the first to try the new crop of Esmeralda Special!  We are now offering PRE-ORDERS for the new crop of geisha from Hacienda La Esmeralda.  We bought two lots this year from Hacienda La Esmeralda, and we are excited to offer you the two best coffees (in our opinion) from this year’s auction.  For… Continue Reading

WHY IS TOPEKA, KS THE 10TH BEST CITY IN THE US – PT’S COFFEE ROASTING CO

So why does Topeka, Kansas rank as the 10th best city in the country? In part, because of PT’s Coffee of course! In the July issue of Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, they chose Topeka, Kansas as the 10th best city in the United States. In addition to Topeka’s growing economy and low cost of living,… Continue Reading

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