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
Each year we have the pleasure of bringing some of the highest caliber specialty coffees through our roasting facility. We believe in the connection between the quality of any one coffee and the producers and farmers who work long hours to actualize it. Just like your favorite type of produce, quality is tied to seasonality and harvest cycles. This time of year is especially exciting with Central American harvests arriving and South American harvests expected later this fall. Our Direct Trade partners yielded exceptional coffees from these harvests and we can’t wait to share them with you.
To highlight the significance of these iconic farms and what sets them apart, we present you with the 2015 – 2016 Estate Series. With five unique installments, the Estate Series is split into distinct two categories: estates focusing on processing methods and estates focusing on unique varietals. Each box showcases multiple coffee offerings from one featured farm, and each distinguished farm has produced coffees that are highly acclaimed by coffee lovers around the world. Check out the list below for a sneak peak of what is to come.
Estates focusing on processing methods:
This box highlights three outstanding coffees from our partners at Elida Estate featuring a Catuai varietal processed three different ways: traditional washed, honey (commonly referred to as pulped natural), and natural. The box includes three 5.5 oz bags of coffee, a brew guide with suggested home brewing parameters, and information on the different processing methods you will experience. To learn more about why we love Elida Estate and respected producer Wilford Lamastus, click here.
Grown on the slopes of the Santa Ana volcano in a micro-climate similar to that of the high slopes of Kenya, the coffee included in this box is particularly exciting. This series features one coffee, Finca Kilimanjaro, processed three ways: pulped natural, natural, and one of Aida’s unique washed processes known as Burundi. This box includes three 5.5 oz bags of coffee, a home brew guide, and information on the processing methods. To learn more about world-renowned coffee producer Aida Batlle and Finca Kilimanjaro, click here.
Estates focusing on unique varietals:
This box features three high-profile coffees from our friends at Café Granja La Esperanza. In this box you will find Cerro Azul AAA Gesha, Pacamara Natural, and a washed Sudan Rume. Comparing them side by side will give you range of dazzling flavor notes. The box includes three 5.5 oz bags of coffee as well as a brew guide with suggested home brewing parameters. To learn more about Rigoberto Herrera and Café Granja La Esperanza, click here.
The team at La Palma Y El Tucan is nothing short of unique and this box showcases their commitment to innovation. This box features four different coffee varietals: an Ecuadorian Sidra variety uniquely grown in Colombia, a Geisha, an heirloom Typica, and a Kenyan SL28 cultivated in Colombia. This box includes four 50g bags of coffee as well as a brew guide with suggested parameters to make a stellar cup at home. To learn more about La Palma Y El Tucan, click here.
The El Socorro box comes with a great line up of Guatemalan coffees produced by Juan Diego De La Cerda. We’ve selected three outstanding coffees including a washed Pacamara, an award-winning Maracaturra, and a Yellow Reserve (a special harvest blend of Yellow Bourbon and Yellow Caturra). This box includes three 5.5 oz bags of coffee and includes a brew guide with suggested parameters. To learn more about Juan Diego and El Socorro, click here.
The Estate Series will roll out soon. We are certain you will enjoy these specially produced coffees and we encourage you to share your experience with us and your friends. After all, without the love it’s just coffee.
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
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