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
Of the many things in life worthy of great love, coffee is near the top of the list. You love coffee. We love
coffee. For many who don’t work in the coffee industry, it can be hard to find the time to explore all the
different coffees and brew methods. Here’s the thing – you shouldn’t have to sacrifice on quality. You still
want a lipsmackingly delicious cup of Joe, so we’ve designed the PT’s Challenge with you in mind. We’ll do
the experimenting so we can share the tasty results with you. It’s a win-win situation!
The PT’s Challenge:
Twice a month, the team at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. will take part in an internal competition. Many will
compete, but only one will be victorious. Here’s how it works:
• Step One: The team will select one coffee and one brew method to feature in that week’s competition.
• Step Two: Each competitor will develop their own secret recipe and brew it for our panel of judges.
Creativity is encouraged – anything goes.
• Step Three: We establish our bracket. Each round, our panel of judges will vote on the brew they
believe to be best and competitors will be eliminated.
• Step Four: We share the winning recipe with you so you can enjoy these coffees at home
(or in a cafe) without having to do all the research yourself!
That sounds cool. When does it start?
The first official PT’s Challenge will be hosted next week! Visit our blog Friday, March 6 to get the
winning recipe and to see who won the bracket.
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
A couple of weeks ago I had the distinct privilege and pleasure of going to El Salvador to meet Aida Batlle during my first origin trip with PT’s Coffee. Senora Batlle is one of our Direct Trade partners, and the producer behind Finca Kilimanjaro which will be re-launched later this year. The context for my… Continue Reading
Last year, bandits raided Finca Santa Maria leaving Armando Benavides, his wife Magaly, and his children Valeria and Juan Pablo with the possibility of losing their entire harvest. You can read Jeff’s account of the awful incident, originally posted in May of last year. Thanks to you and many of our friends and customers, we endeavored… Continue Reading
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
Believe it or not, Labor Day is already upon us. Though it may be warm out now (Who are we kidding, it’s a heat wave!), this is the holiday that heralds the coming of gorgeous sweater weather. We will not be roasting or shipping on Labor Day, but we will be in the office on Monday… Continue Reading