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
If you have hung out at our cafés in College Hill or the Crossroads lately you’ve probably noticed the fleet of paper-wrapped amber bottles chilling in the coolers. These bottled beauties house our selection of cold brewed coffees and have stirred up quite the local buzz. Rich, smooth, and refreshing, these coffees are the perfect treat for a warm, summer day. But what do you do with your bottle when you’re done enjoying the drink? We of course encourage all of our customers to recycle, but we wanted to do something more creative than that. Our team jumped down the Pinterest rabbit hole and found tons of ways to repurpose these bottles, so here’s the deal – we’ll share some of our up-cycling ideas with you, then you share yours with us for a chance to win some PT’s swag and a gift card!
Here’s how to play:
- Go pick up a bottle of cold brew from PT’s at College Hill or PT’s at the Crossroads.
- Pop the top and enjoy your cold brew.
- Come up with an idea and up-cycle your bottle, cap, or paper bag.
- Snap a photo of your creation and upload it to Instagram. Be sure to tag us @ptscoffee. Don’t forget your hashtag: #projectcoldbrew.
We’ll randomly select one lucky winner on 06/30/2015. Be sure to keep an eye out in your Instagram inbox for a note from us.
1. Turn a bottle cap into a magnet.
This up-cycled creation is really simple. Take one of our bottle caps, some super glue, and a magnet to create your own unique fridge or desk magnet. Not guaranteed to make you a chick/magnet, but feel free to test it out.
2. Transform a bottle into a vase.
Everybody needs a moment to stop and smell the flowers. Once you’ve finished enjoying your cold brew, turn the bottle into a vase. We used acrylic paint and washi tape to take our creation to the next level.
3. Keep your feathered friends happy.
Stop by any home improvement or hardware store and grab a bird feeder base to turn your bottle into a place for birds to fuel up on seed. The birds will love you and you’ll love the birds. In our case, it helped take care of some wasp issues as well.
These are just a few of our ideas, and we’re excited to see what you come up with. Go forth, drink great cold brew, and unleash your creative side.
Dear PT’s Customers, We wanted to update you on the latest impact Winter Storm Rocky is having on our coffee production and shipment. As you know from our last update, we are getting ahead of the storm by roasting orders that would have gone out tomorrow, today. As the latest weather reports come in, it… Continue Reading
Dear PT’s Customers, Having cleaned up from last weeks winter weather, we are now preparing for another storm bearing down on the Midwest. We are anticipating another 9 – 12 inches of snow here in Topeka, with possible ice and blizzard-like conditions. This much snow and ice could impact shipping routes for UPS and FEDex. Because of this,… Continue Reading
Just as the sun was beginning to rise on Thursday, Winter Storm Q (as the Weather Channel likes to call it) came roaring into town. In the two hours between 6:30am and 8:30am, Topeka received 7 inches of snow and it continued to snow for several more hours, leaving us blanketed under nearly a foot… Continue Reading
We are proud to announce that our Caturra offering from Finca Villa Loyola has received a 94 point review from Ken Davids of CoffeeReview.com. When we visited Finca Villa Loyola during the harvest of 2011, we could clearly see the potential in the farm. With its high elevation of 1,800 meters (or 6,000 ft.) and… Continue Reading
This article was republished with the permission of Dan Dean, Staff Writer for Observer & Eccentric Newspapers. Jeff Taylor’s journey to find exceptional coffee has taken him across the globe and along the way he has met some exceptional people, none more so than his wife, Maritza. “I met Maritza at a coffee competition in Ecuador… Continue Reading
We are happy to announce our newest Direct Trade partnership with Juan Yurja in Bolivia. When we were first introduced to this farm in 2011, it was an interesting coincedence. There was a micro-lot that had been originally prepared for the Bolivia Cup of Excellence, and the competition had been cancelled last year. We were in… Continue Reading
Our two most recent Direct Trade arrivals feature the Peaberry of a Caturra Variety, grown around 2000 meters . The first roast date for these micro-lots will be on Monday, March 5th. Colombia Finca Villa Loyola Caturra Peaberry has a very complex and full bodied profile. Peaberries have a more concentrated flavor, making this coffee… Continue Reading
As the year comes to a close, we want to look back at the highlights that made 2011 great! 2011 brought much success in our sourcing efforts, and we were able to get our hands on many Award Winning coffees. Whether it be the Best of Panama, Cup of Excellence, or even something from the… Continue Reading