PT's Blog

The new lineup of winter drinks at our cafes will ease you through the season

By Will Vunderink on Jan 22, 2019

Say hello to our winter menu: Mexican-Spiced Mocha, Lavender London Fog, new Barista Signature drinks, and fresh single-origin options on the brew bar.

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New year, new shipping policy

By Will Vunderink on Jan 02, 2019

We've increased our free ground shipping threshold, reduced the cost of 2-day flat rate shipping, and updated our standard shipping method. Look out for simpler, quicker deliveries and even fresher coffee!

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La Palma y El Tucán at Five Years

By Jeff Taylor on Dec 04, 2018

Several years ago, coffee entrepreneurs Felipe and Elise Sardi were looking for land to create a next-generation coffee farm and shatter the status quo. By constructing a wet mill to process coffee for the Neighbors & Crops program, and with a grand vision and plenty of ambition to also add a boutique hotel, their concept was to create a coffee adventure that would help support the farm and the community. Today it's in full swing, and thriving.

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We're #5 and #12 on Coffee Review's Top 30 Coffees of 2018!

By Will Vunderink on Nov 28, 2018

Coffee review released its full list of the Top 30 Coffees of 2018 this week, and we're featured at #5 and #12! And that's not all: our sister company, Bird Rock Coffee Roasters, nabbed the #8 and #17 spots.

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KC Caffeine Crawl @ PT's at the Crossroads, Nov. 2018

By Will Vunderink on Nov 13, 2018

We had a great time hosting the Kansas City Caffeine Crawl at our Crossroads Arts District cafe on Nov. 8th, 9th, and 11th. Crawlers sampled a cascara-fermented lot from Finca Kilimanjaro alongside cold-brewed cascara tisane and food pairings complementing the coffee's flavor profile.

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Spotlight on Ethiopia

By Will Vunderink on Nov 05, 2018

Ethiopia is the homeland of Coffea arabica, so it's no wonder that to this day Ethiopian heirloom single-origins create some of the most distinctive flavor profiles you'll find in a cup of coffee. Countless heirloom varieties thrive in the East African nation, where high altitude and varying micro-climates provide ideal growing conditions for coffee.

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The globe-trotting history of two coffee varieties for International Coffee Day

By Will Vunderink on Sep 29, 2018

It's easy to forget how far coffee travels to reach your cup, but it is a truly international beverage: many blends include coffee from two or three continents. And consumers are often unaware of the centuries-long journeys that coffee varieties undertook to reach their current growing regions.

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The Golden Bean results are in!

By Will Vunderink on Sep 25, 2018

The 2018 Golden Bean North America Coffee Roasters Competition just wrapped up in Portland. We made five submissions and received five medals!

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Introducing the Pumpkin Rosemary Latte

By Will Vunderink on Sep 21, 2018

Fall has arrived, and our cafes are celebrating with a new Pumpkin Rosemary Latte—no bottled syrup to be found.

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