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PT’s was born in 1993 in Topeka, Kansas, out of Jeff Taylor and Fred Polzin’s simple desire for an excellent cup of coffee. Four years and two retail locations later, they began buying green coffee, roasting, and traveling to origin, forging the Direct Trade partnerships that have made PT’s a leader in the specialty coffee industry. A simple question guides our judgments and motivates us every day: Is our coffee the best it can be?
Over nearly 30 years we’ve learned that it’s more important to succeed on our own terms than on anyone else’s. And when we focus on superior quality, from seed to cup, our business thrives.
Nearly 80% of the coffee we produce is acquired through our Direct Trade program. Exceptional coffee depends upon great partnerships, and our partners are selected for more than just their harvests—they are socially responsible and environmentally conscious.
We roast dozens of single-origin specialty coffees and signature blends for our retail locations, wholesale clients, and online customers around the world. We were named Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine in 2009 and are among the leading roasters reviewed by premier industry resource Coffee Review, with more than 30 scores of 94 and above. PT’s Coffee can be found in fine cafes, restaurants, and select grocery stores nationwide. With four retail locations in Kansas and Missouri—and another on the way—we're excited to continue expanding our presence in the region.
We remain a group of explorers committed to sourcing, roasting, and drinking the best coffees in the world. We warmly invite you to join us on this journey: Sign up for our newsletter to receive regular updates from our roasting facility.