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PT's Endless Summer Throwdown

By Autumn Eaken on Sep 12, 2016

On September 9th, PT's Coffee at College Hill hosted the Endless Summer Throwdown and Signature Drink Challenge in Topeka, KS. Competitors, friends, and family came from all around the Central Midwest coffee community.

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Trip Report: Bolivia dos Caras

By Autumn Eaken on Apr 26, 2016

As we left the tropics of Coroico to travel up the Old Yungas Road to La Paz, the weather changed dramatically with every passing mile. I could see why the old “El Camino de la Muerta” was such an attraction to bicycling tourists.

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We're Going to the Nationals!

By Autumn Eaken on Feb 10, 2016

Joel Bigelow and Leah Shinkle have spent the last several months training to compete in the Western Qualifier for the 2016 US Barista Championships. After a wonderful week of competition in Kansas City, they have both moved on to the Nationals!

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It's Our Birthday!

By Autumn Eaken on Feb 03, 2016

Whoa. 23 years ago today, PT's Coffee opened our first cafe in Topeka, Kansas and we've been growing and innovating ever since. Happy birthday to us! 

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The Golden Bean!

By Autumn Eaken on Sep 22, 2015

We are proud to have walked away with four awards this year: 3 silver and 1 bronze. These were all roasted by our Head Coffee Roaster Mike Mazulo. Go Mike! 

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Trip Report: La Palma y El Tucan

By Autumn Eaken on May 28, 2014

La Palma y El Tucan is experimenting with everything from Scott Laboratory varietals to Gesha, and they are definitely ahead of the curve. If there is an example of coffee’s future, it’s right here.

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Trip Report: Jon Visits Aida Batlle at Finca Kilimanjaro

By Autumn Eaken on Mar 28, 2014

If we as consumers continue to demand a superior product, we do need to accept our responsibility and bear in mind that we aren’t just buying a better cup of coffee, but a better world.

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Barista Magazine: The KC Community Comes Together to Raise Money for Colombian Producing Family

By Autumn Eaken on Jun 27, 2013

The KC Coffee Community Comes Together to Raise Money for Colombian Producing Family Posted by Sarah on June 27, 2013    Back at the end of May, Jeff Taylor of PT’s Coffee posted a blog about Finca...

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Latin America Coffee Tragedy

By Autumn Eaken on May 28, 2013

Bandits raided Armando's farm Friday night near Buesaco, Nariño, taking everything in sight, even if it was bolted down.

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