By Forrest Wright, PT’s Retail Manager La Palma y El Tucan is a new operation working on a large area outside of Bogota. They currently produce their own crops as well as process harvests from a few surrounding farms, making them the hub of a small network. They are experimenting with everything from… Continue Reading
Independence Day is one of our favorite holidays and we want to celebrate with you! It’s time to kick back, fire up the grill, and sip some Cold Front. Use promo code FREEDOM this week to take advantage of a special holiday deal: buy a bag of our Cold Front blend and we’ll hook you up with a free insulated Cold Front tumbler.*
About Cold Front:
Cold Front is a blend we developed specifically for cold brew methods. It’s a refreshing cup with gentle blackberry notes and a purple grape sweetness. The smooth creamy body rounds out into a lingering caramel, chocolate, and maple syrup finish.
How to brew it:
One of our favorite ways to prepare Cold Front is using the iced pour over method. Brewing coffee directly over ice is a quick way to get a fresh, clean, aromatic cold brew at home. We feel we get the most well rounded and expressive flavor of our Cold Front Blend with a 50/50 water-to-ice ratio. The goal of this method is to brew a stronger, more concentrated coffee that is diluted to the proper consistency when the ice melts. The quick and direct contact with ice also stops the brew process early by rapidly cooling the coffee, giving the coffee a noticeably bright flavor.
Making on iced pour over is super easy. Start with the parameters for the Chemex listed below, but as always feel free to experiment and find the perfect balance for you.
- 52 grams Cold Front, ground medium coarse.
- 355 grams water.
- 355 grams ice.
- Pre-wet the Chemex filter, then dump out the rinse water.
- Remove the filter, put 355g of ice in the base of the Chemex, then replace the filter.
- Pour coffee grounds into filter and begin brew process. If you’re not familiar with how to use the Chemex, click here for more the basics.
- Swirl the coffee, sip, and enjoy!
*This offer is for retail customers within the continental US only. Limit 2 tumblers per customer. Valid June 29th through July 5th. PT’s reserves the right to charge for shipping on non-coffee purchases.
Editor’s Note: Kevin Kerkhof is the General Manager of Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. in West Lafayette, Indiana. When possible, we like to invite our wholesale customers to join us on trips to origin as a way to further connect the relationship between our farmers and our customers. Our Retail Manager Forrest Wright and Director… Continue Reading
January-February 2014 As always, the weather in Guatemala in January and February was especially invigorating. This year in particular, it provided an extra welcome relief from an exceptionally cold and snowy winter here in the Midwest. The prospect of trading my office for the outdoors is a much appreciated benefit, but make no mistake, our… Continue Reading
Some more thoughts from El Salvador: Coffee people LOVE coffee. With so many first dates, profound conversations and creative epiphanies had at the mercy of coffee, how can we not? And of course the fullest expression of this romanticism waits at origin. Nothing short of pure magic exists in these places for those of us… Continue Reading
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UPDATE May 19th, 2014: Many news sites have recently picked up the story of the coffee rust epidemic. To help our customers to better understand what this means, we are re-posting Jeff’s Trip Report from El Salvador, originally published on February 20th, 2014. San Salvador, El Salvador As always, when I arrived in El… Continue Reading
PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. is 21 years old this year and along the road there have been many changes. With an eye towards the future and an appreciation for the past, we are making changes to our lineup of Signature Blends. While continuing to strengthen old and make new Direct Trade partnerships, we have been redeveloping… Continue Reading
PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. will be closed Wednesday, January 1st in observance of the holiday but we will return on Thursday, ready to take on 2014! In celebration of the New Year, we are offering FREE SHIPPING to all retail customers* who order from our website during the month of January! No promo code required.… Continue Reading