PT's in the News

The Daily Meal: The Best Coffee Shop in Every State

By Will Vunderink on Aug 01, 2018

The Best Coffee Shop in Every State In order to determine which coffee shop was the best in each state, we started by combing through our own previous rankings and stories on local coffee shops. We then too...

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Food & Wine: The Best Coffee in Every State

By Will Vunderink on Mar 26, 2018

The deity-level status of a coffee roaster hailing from Kansas' snoozy capital used to take the less-informed by surprise; nowadays, it seems less unusual that an operation as world-class as this should be found in such a place.

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Carpenter Collective: Rebrand & Packaging

By Will Vunderink on Mar 07, 2018

PT’s Coffee Roasting Company, established in 1993 in Topeka, Kansas was in need of a brand refresh as they celebrated their 25th anniversary. As we approached the brand identity re-brand, we were truly inspired by PT’s passion for exceptional coffee from seed to cup. 

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Sprudge: Coffee Design Feature

By Will Vunderink on Feb 09, 2018

PT’s Coffee out of Topeka, Kansas celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. The roaster operates three cafes in Kansas and Missouri and fine shops around the country serve their coffees. The company paired up with Carpenter Collective of Kansas City to refresh the brand identity and debuted fresh branding in late November of last year. We asked Will Vunderink to tell us more.

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Men's Journal: The 25 Best Coffee Roasters in America

By Will Vunderink on Oct 26, 2017

PT’s is repeatedly touted for producing some of the best coffee in the world (Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine, and 20 scores of 94 and above from industry resource Coffee Review among its many accolades).

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Thrillist: 13 Innovative Cold Coffee Drinks That'll Get You Through Summer

By Will Vunderink on Jul 11, 2017

The result is a refreshing bubbly drink with just a bit of head created by the crema from the meticulously brewed espresso.

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Bird Rock Coffee Joins the PT's Coffee Roasting Co. Family

By Autumn Eaken on Feb 01, 2017

The two companies found common ground in their similar Direct Trade philosophies, working toward the goal of creating the highest-quality coffee possible from origin to cup. 

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Daily Coffee News: Direct Trade Forces Unite as PT's Acquires San Diego's Bird Rock

By Will Vunderink on Feb 01, 2017

Two of the specialty roasting world’s leading proponents of direct trade sourcing are combining forces, as Topeka, Kan.-based PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. is acquiring San Diego’s Bird Rock Coffee Roasters.

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MentalFloss: The Best Coffee Roasters in All 50 States

By Will Vunderink on Sep 29, 2016

KANSAS // PT’S COFFEE ROASTING CO. Location: Topeka, Kansas Photojournalist Jeff Taylor, and his roommate, fast food chain manager Fred Polzin, founded PT’s (P for Polzin, T for Taylor) in 1993 after Taylor...

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