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
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.
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