PT’s Family’s Newest Little Member!

We are pleased to announce that on March 10, around 9:45pm Abigail Rose Seitz joined the rest of the world after 9 long awaited months. She is the second child of of Robin and Danielle Seitz. Robin is our general manager of retail and recently placed third in the SCAA Midwest Regional Barista Competition and… Continue Reading

Australian Single Origin Espresso

This morning, I had the opportunity to play around with the Australian Bundja. As, a brew it is not the most captivating coffee, but as an espresso it is quite an experience. We have taken it to a bit lighter dose to try to play on its natural sweetness and acidity. After playing with it… Continue Reading

XV Espresso now available!

  PT’s is happy to announce that our competition espresso blend is now available to the public. XV is available through our site or by calling our roasting facility at (888)678-5282. Every time we compete, we try to find the best possible combination of flavors for our espresso blend. This particular time we found an… Continue Reading

Pete Licata wins the Midwest Regional!

Find more videos like this on Barista Exchange PT’s is very proud and happy to announce that Pete Licata won the SCAA Midwest Regional Barista Competition! Pete dazzled them like the pro that he is and had 2 fabulous run throughs over the weekend. This is Pete’s second time winning this title, the first time… Continue Reading

And the finalists are……

So, after two days of preliminary rounds the results are in. Of our original 5 competitors 3 are still in! Robin Seitz, Pete Licata, and Caitlin Corcoran from LatteLand. We would also like to congratulate the other finalists: Clint Newlan from the Roasterie, Alex McCracken from Kaldi’s (in St. Louis) as well as Mike Marquard… Continue Reading

Who will take the Midwest???

In less than a week we will know who the champion is. That’s right, the 7th annual SCAA Midwest Regional Barista Competition starts on Friday and the team at PT’s Coffee Roasting Co. has been hard at work for months to bring everything they’ve got to the table.  We have three competitors this year, ready… Continue Reading

A dream in the works…

Back when I used to manage our Overland Park locations I would occasionally get the opportunity to train wholesale accounts. It wasn’t as often as I would have liked, but it helped me understand that training was something that I was extremely interested in pursuing. I hoped that one day I might be able to… Continue Reading

Espresso for Charity

To those who are not already aware, the March of Dimes is a non-for-profit organization whose programs fund several different types of research, all aimed at preventing birth defects and infant mortality. The organization was created by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938 in an effort to prevent and reduce the effects of polio. They achieved… Continue Reading

Apples to Apples

As fall sets in there are numerous things to think about if you work in the coffee industry. It’s time to get the retail merchandise out, to staff up behind the bar and brace ourselves for the busiest time of the year. In addition to the normal hubbub, we are only about 9 weeks away… Continue Reading