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Central America Sourcing Trip: Part 2

By Will Vunderink on Aug 08, 2017

98 buckets were delivered to the mill, a sign the cherries are at prime ripeness and sweetness.

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Central America Sourcing Trip: Part 1

By Will Vunderink on May 26, 2017

Central America is an important region for most coffee buyers, and especially for Bird Rock and PT’s. Both companies have spent the better part of the last 10 years searching for great coffee in this region.

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Bird Rock Coffee Joins the PT's Family

By Autumn Eaken on Feb 01, 2017

PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. of Topeka, Kansas will welcome Bird Rock Coffee Roasters of San Diego, California to their roaster family on January 31, 2017. The merger will allow PT’s to take a primary leadership role and financial stake in Bird Rock Coffee Roasters.

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Happy Coffee Day!

By Autumn Eaken on Sep 29, 2016

Take a moment with me to contemplate the incredible amount of work it took to get from rich soil in a country thousands of miles away to the ceramic vessel you have before you. This is the story of Mama Cata.

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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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