Friday, January 11, 2019

PT's Coffee

Subject: PT's Coffee Roasting Co
Location Reviewed: Topeka, KS
WiFi?: yes
Rating: 6+ [see key]

I remember when I first got into quality coffee around 2006 that there were a few names well-known across the nation. One of those roasters of renown was PT's Coffee out of Kansas, a roaster I first sipped (and later reviewed) all the way back in 2008. Through the past decade, PT's has continuously impressed me with their excellent coffees yet a visit to Kansas to try them out on their home turf continuously eluded me.

Finally this past year, I found myself close enough to make a tiny detour/pilgrimage out to their College Hill location in lovely Topeka. Pulling up one sunny afternoon after lunch, I crossed the threshold to find a spiffy shop with a light crowd. The cafe offers a voluminous space highlighted by beautiful, sun-lit windows as well as a nice mix of upscale furniture and functionality. 

As for coffee, I struck up a conversation with the baristas and settled upon an espresso of Flying Monkey and a pour over of a Colombian single origin. The espresso, pulled short with brown crema, ushered forth notes of chocolate, cream, asian pear, lime, sugar cookies and a bit of collard greens, all in all making for a balanced, tasty infusion. The pourover also impressed, with lots of cherries, plums and milk along with some wheat, nougat, grape, tomato and spring mix as it cooled. 

As I wrapped up my stay, I was delighted to have finally checked off this long-awaited visit. The next time you're near Topeka or any of their other locations, definitely check out PT's Coffee for some excellent coffee.

These wonderful folks made this visit possible in part. Make sure to check them out!


1 comment:

Scott said...

A fantastic coffee spot.