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, we 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 the coffee the best it can be?
Over the past 25 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.
Currently we roast dozens of single-origin specialty coffees and signature blends for our retail locations, wholesale clients, and online customers around the world. We have been named Roaster of the Year by Roast Magazine 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 coffee shops, restaurants, and select grocery stores nationwide.
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.
"Without the love, it's just coffee."