Missoula MT. (September 21, 2006) – Amid much excitement and celebration, Edith Encisco Yasso walked away with Colombia’s first place trophy for the Cup of Excellence competition. Women owned farms in Colombia have placed in the competition and even been presidential winners, but have never taken the top place. “I am so very happy, I… Continue Reading

Mexican National Barista Championship

PTs Coffee Blog Well, the wake up call came a little too early for my liking this morning. But never the less, I boarded the plane on time and have traveled down south to Mexico City for the Mexican National Barista Championship.This will be the second time I’ve judged in this competition and I must… Continue Reading

New COE – El Salvador "Los Planes"

Well it was a busy day online…but we now have an outstanding coffee coming from El Salvador. It should be here in approximately 4 weeks. This was the most sought after coffee in the auction. And in fact, commanded the highest price in the auction. Even though it ranked second. You can read more about… Continue Reading

From Topeka to Bern, Switzerland

Well the World Barista Championship is over and the US did an outstanding job. Congratulations Matt “da Riddla” Riddle the US champion who took 3rd place on the world stage. The highest finish for an America to date. Yes, I do have a few stories I could tell about the trip…but it’s late! :o) We… Continue Reading