PTs Coffee Roasting Co.
PT’s earned its reputation from the unlikely home of Topeka, Kansas, where it began in 1993 as a startup coffee shop helmed by co-founder Jeff Taylor, a photographer with no background in the coffee industry. After opening a second location in 1994 and, finally, purchasing a roaster and an inventory of green coffee in 1997, PT’s upped its cupping game, bigtime.
Today, 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). Nearly 80% of its dozens of single-origin specialty coffees and signature blends, offered at its retail locations, through wholesale clients, and by online vendors around the world, are acquired through its Direct Trade program.