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
It’s time for a new PT’s photo contest — this week featuring a great cause that is close to our hearts! Our new Sumatran coffee, Lake Tawar, was purchased in collaboration with an excellent charity, Hands of Hope, that contributes to the care and support of foster children and orphans in Indonesia. Post a photo featuring PT’s Coffee Co. (your morning cup of coffee, favorite piece of PT’s merchandise, cozy corner in one of our cafes, etc.) and you will be entered to win a 12oz bag of Lake Tawar and a hand-printed, burlap coffee bag from Hands of Hope.
- Your photo must be submitted via Twitter.
- Your tweet must include the following:
- URL link to your photo, which must feature our coffee, logo, or merchandise
- All photos must be submitted before midnight Central Time on April 24th, 2014.
- You may use any appropriate photo hosting website to post your photo (Instagram, TwitPic, Imgur, Flickr, etc.)
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
San Salvador, El Salvador As always, when I arrived in El Salvador, the weather was perfect. Temperatures were in the mid-70s with a slight breeze; a nice time to source coffee in mid-January when the temperatures are generally below freezing in Kansas. I was feeling good, embracing a positive attitude for greeting my friends and… 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
I was working a bar shift at our cafe, PT’s at College Hill, when Jeff and Maritza told me that I would be taking my first farm trip. It was exciting, and I only had six weeks to prepare. As I began my research on Bolivia, I started to realize that this journey was going to be a… Continue Reading
Many of you have read Jeff’s post about the terrible tragedy that befell Finca Santa Maria last month in Colombia. You have responded generously and we are so, so grateful. So far, we have raised nearly $2,000 and have already sent an initial payment to Armando to get the recovery started. Due to the… Continue Reading