Meet The Pros


Owners

Jay
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Jay - Co-Owner

Time In Speciality Coffee

25 years

Favorite Drink

Americano

Favorite Product in the BPS Catalog

Dr. Smoothie Organic Strawberry Smoothie Concentrate

Bio

Jay started working with cafes in 1994, baking 3 flavors of scones in the bakery he and his wife Jen owned -- originally called "J Street Biscuit Co." They began adding allied products in 1997 -- their first three brands were Ghirardelli, Da Vinci and Oregon Chai. Jay exhibited at the SCAA annual event in Denver in the Spring of 1998 and he hasn't looked back since. Jay has baked a lot of scones, rolled a lot of burritos, done a lot of deliveries and unloaded a lot of trucks!

Jen
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Jen - Co-Owner

Time In Speciality Coffee

25 years

Favorite Drink

Coconut Blended Cold Brew

Favorite Product in the BPS Catalog

J Street Biscuit Co. Chocolate Chunk Cookie

Bio

Jennifer began her career in the specialty coffee industry while in college as a baker for Red Chair Bakery in Bloomington, Indiana. After graduation, she moved out to Colorado where she met her future husband and co-owner of BPS, Jay Weller. Working together in a 400 square foot bakery, they started J Street Biscuit Company with just three flavors of scones and one employee! Over the years they have worked together to grow with the expanding specialty coffee industry. Today they have a much larger bakery, three warehouses and a team of about 40 dedicated Pro’s. Jennifer has rolled a lot of burritos and scooped a lot of cookies over 25 years, but she still enjoys working in the bakery developing new products for their customers and working with Jay on the future of BPS.

Customer Service

Elyse
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Elyse - Customer Service Barista

Time In Speciality Coffee

10 years

Favorite Drink

Kandy Coconut Shandy

Favorite Product in the BPS Catalog

Hollander Chocolate Caramel Sauce

Bio

Elyse has worked and supervised in the corporate coffee world with a work history that includes both drive-thru and sit-down cafes. She has had hands-on experience with fully automatic machines, as well as many of the products and supplies that BPS carries. Elyse resides in Loveland with her husband and two daughters. Her favorite way to unwind is with a book and a cup of hot coffee on a rainy day.

Tia
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Tia - Cafe Consultant

Time In Speciality Coffee

15 years

Favorite Drink

White Frost Flower Mocha

Favorite Product in the BPS Catalog

Ghirardelli® Sweet Ground White Chocolate & Cocoa

Bio

Tia first joined the coffee industry 15 years ago working for Moxie Java, a locally owned coffee shop. She was quickly promoted to a management position, but after 8 years of faithful customer service it was time to develop a deeper understanding of the coffee world. Tia began working at Barista Pro Shop as a part time Customer Service Representative and Marketing Assistant under the advisement of an SCAA Certified Barista Head Judge. After two years of mentorship from such a knowledgeable barista, Tia found her stride in the Customer Service department and took on a full time position. Tia has now been with Barista Pro Shop for 7 years. Since working here, Tia has judged numerous Latte Art Throw Downs, helped brainstorm signature blends with Cappuccine during their “Making Great Frappes & Smoothies” class at Coffee Fest, and judged at the U.S. Latte Art Championships in 2015. Tia has been known to put White Chocolate in everything and enjoys mixing up some tasty drinks for her fellow co-workers.  Although Tia is usually at a in the cafe, at a computer or on the road visiting coffee shops, there have been known sightings of her perfecting some sweet yo-yo moves at Coffee Fest. If you catch her she may give you a free yo-yo lesson...

Tobi
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Tobi - Customer Service Barista

Time In Speciality Coffee

3 years

Favorite Drink

Rich Caramel Coffee

Favorite Product in the BPS Catalog

Pacific Natural Foods Barista Series Soy Blender Plain

Bio

Tobi started working at Starbucks in her home town of Fort Collins, but didn't like coffee much when she was first hired on. With a large amount of time spent experimenting with some yummy, and not so yummy, flavor combinations, she began to find her liking for coffee in the buff. She enjoys a cup of coffee and cream with her breakfast as well as an Americano as her midday "pick-me up".

She started at Barista Pro Shop in the hopes of bringing all of her knowledge from experiments, and multiple coffee shop jobs, to help other people find exactly what they are looking forand maybe some things they didn't realize they wanted! When Tobi isn't at Barista Pro Shop, you can find her at the gym or out to dinner with friends and family. 

Marketing

Matthew
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Matthew - Director of Marketing

Time In Speciality Coffee

5 years

Favorite Drink

Orange Truffle

Favorite Product in the BPS Catalog

FoamAroma Black Lid for 10 - 24 oz. cups

Bio

After graduating from Colorado State University in 2012 with a degree in Business Administration - Marketing, Matthew joined Barista Pro Shop in October 2013 and quickly became infatuated by the specialty coffee and tea industry.  Since then, he has completed a barista certification from The American Barista & Coffee School. 

Although he has never worked behind the bar as a barista, Matthew has worked in the foodservice industry for over 7 years. So, he's experienced first hand the value in delivering unparalleled customer experiences as well as the challenges inherent to combining high quality and consistency all while achieving swift service times.  

Mikenna
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Mikenna - Marketing Representative - Content Specialist

Time In Speciality Coffee

3 years

Favorite Drink

Toffee Nut White Chocolate Mocha

Favorite Product in the BPS Catalog

Cocomels Chocolate-Covered Cocomels - Sea Salt

Bio

Mikenna began her career in the coffee industry during high school while working at her family's coffee shop in Northeastern Colorado. While working as a barista, as well as helping in the bakery, she quickly discovered how much she enjoyed the coffee shop atmosphere. Despite her love for all things coffee, Mikenna put that job on the back burner to pursue her college and volleyball careers; though she still found time to help at her family's shop during the summer when she came home for breaks.

After graduating from college, with a degree in graphic design, Mikenna found a way to bring her two worlds together by becoming a part of the Barista Pro Shop Marketing Team. She is excited to learn more about the ever-growing coffee world and to explore all of the different products that Barista Pro Shop has to offer. 

Steven
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Steven - Marketing Representative - Promotion Specialist

Favorite Drink

Hot Toddy

Favorite Product in the BPS Catalog

1883 French Vanilla Syrup

Bio

Steven is a visual artist fueled by coffee and tea. Art, caffeine, and his pup is all he needs in this world. After finishing his 5,000,000th cup of coffee, he decided to find some way to do art stuff and coffee stuff together, so now he’s at Barista Pro Shop designing with coffee in mind. He’s pretty alright.

Bakery

Deveny
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Deveny - Bakery Manager

Time In Speciality Coffee

12

Favorite Drink

Toddy Cold-Brewed Coffee Concentrate

Favorite Product in the BPS Catalog

J Street Biscuit Co. Peanut Butter Chocolate Bar

Bio

Deveny has worked in the bakery for 12 years at BPS. She started out as a bakery assistant and moved her way up as manager. Since being here, she has learned everything she need to know about running a bakery. Along with coming up with new receipts, she has 4 dogs that she love spending her spare time with. 
 
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