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Warm Your Bones by the Cup with DaVinci Sauce

2013-12-13 // By Jillian Peck
When the sun is lazy and the sky hazy, The wind is cold and the flakes are bold, When your clothes are thicker than your body alone. The car won’t start without a protestant groan. You can escape it all with a cup in hand, DaVinci is the trick to making all things grand. Taking a dose of optimism is done in the form of something... Read More ⇒

Umpqua Oats

2013-11-25 // By Jillian Peck
What kind of person do you become when you are hungry? It seems hunger always turns us into a person we wouldn’t want to be around, but some times that fact is still not quite enough to make breakfast a priority. Maybe you don’t have the time every morning to make a good breakfast, but no one says a good breakfast has to be a time... Read More ⇒

Tis the Season to get Torani

2013-11-15 // By Jillian Peck
You can run but you can’t hide. Not from your cravings and this one is indefensible. Torani Sauces are coming at you from all directions and with all flavors! Put up your cups and get ready. Flavors like these aren’t easy to pass by and too easy to pass around, making them a great asset for the season! Torani Sauce goes great with just... Read More ⇒

Paisley Brand Tea

2013-11-08 // By Jillian Peck
Two Leaves Tea Company® carries some of our most delicious teas. Packaged in pyramid sachets that can hold their own in comparison to loose leaf, these teas have an honest and well balanced taste and can last through more than one cup. Though, there are those who prefer to dive into a dark rich brew; in which case, might steer away from... Read More ⇒

DaVinci Love

2013-11-01 // By Jillian Peck
                                    Getting caught up in the motions of daily life can really make it hard to be creative. The holidays are a great time of year. We get to show our loved ones just how much we love and care for them. It’s like a big... Read More ⇒

See Your Cup Full of Monin

2013-10-18 // By Jillian Peck
Snow? Already? I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. I feel like it was just yesterday I was getting brain freeze on a hot summer day. This morning comes and I’m brushing the season's first snow off my car. My shivers are trying to shake the cold as much as the excitement for it. And as soon as it all starts, so does my... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar

2013-10-17 // By Jillian Peck
It’s not terribly common but every once in awhile I’ll discover a place I just can’t get enough of. When I find a unique coffee shop, restaurant, etc., it becomes unusually easy to visit on a regular basis. The effort required to leave the house a little earlier than necessary, or when I don’t even need to, can be so... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar

2013-10-09 // By Jillian Peck
Here’s a little tip that can affect your business as well as your tip jar. One of the greatest qualities in a local coffee shop is the potential for a personable environment. Knowing your regulars can create and increase business. Spending time with new customers can also be very effective. One of the many things I favored about being behind... Read More ⇒

Umpqua Oats

2013-10-02 // By Jillian Peck
               Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you’ve heard it said time and time again. It’s not a popular lie. The time you eat, and what you eat first thing in the morning, has a big effect on the way your body runs. Maybe you don’t have the time to work in a perfectly... Read More ⇒

Torani Sauce Goes Good with You

2013-09-27 // By Jillian Peck
A flavored latte can be quite a treat. For those of you whose “usual” is a flavored latte, you might find that a latte flavored with sauce can be fairly different from a latte flavored with syrup. While syrups may add a satisfying sweetness and flavor to the usual latte, sauces provide flavor, creamy in taste and in texture, offering... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-Shopping with Sight

2013-09-25 // By Jillian Peck
                                       It’s not unusual for customers to be indecisive about what they want. In fact, its very common that most customers don’t even know what half the items are on a typical coffee shop menu board. I, and... Read More ⇒

A Heart For Monin

2013-09-20 // By Jillian Peck
Once upon a time there was a 16 ounce cup named Cafe Latte. Cafe Latte was very well known, and so kindly served her purpose in the local coffee house, but what she always wanted was to stand out. Much like the other lattes, who kindly served a good purpose, Cafe Latte had two shots pulled to perfection and a lovely body of steamed milk, topped... Read More ⇒

A Dreamy Frappe from Ghirardelli

2013-09-18 // By Jillian Peck
                                        Ghirardelli took on and mastered the frappe with impeccable grace. Offering the Mocha Frappe and the White Mocha Frappe as a premix including real Colombian Coffee and the famous, rich Ghirardelli®... Read More ⇒

Meet the Producers this Thursday!

2013-09-10 // By Jillian Peck
I hope all of you are ready for a good time! This Thursday, September 12, from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, Meet the producers takes place right here at Barista Pro Shop, located at 5888 Wright Dr. Loveland, CO 80538. We are setting up for raffles, scavenger hunts, food and beverages, goodie bags, and best of all, booths for the products you, your... Read More ⇒

How Do You Like Your Sauce?

2013-09-03 // By Jillian Peck
For over 100 years Monin has been providing quality products with the finest ingredients. Having a line that exceeds 200 different delicious products, Monin provides some of the best sauces in the coffee business. Chocolate and caramel are some of the most famous flavors in the world of coffee. Each well known with very distinct flavors. The... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli Frappe

2013-08-23 // By Jillian Peck
                                                     I'm not done with frappes! Not yet, not ever! I love them... Read More ⇒

DaVinci Fruit Innovations ‘o'clock

2013-08-16 // By Jillian Peck
Maybe we don’t want to admit it but summer is wrapping up, and as always, too soon. May I suggest that rather than hang your head with sorrow, you pick up the same excitement you had the first hot sunny day of the season and take ‘er home with a “BANG!” Though there’s a lot of traditional flavors that come along with... Read More ⇒

Just How Good is Monin Sauce?... It's Great!

2013-08-07 // By Jillian Peck
I want you to use your imagination and picture a bowl, you’re going to want it to be a pretty good sized bowl, so if you grabbed a small one, put it back and find one fit for a King. Next, I want you to pick up your imaginary scoop and scoop a good amount of ice cream into your bowl. Before you get ahead of yourself... yes I see you, lay down... Read More ⇒

New Ghirardelli Frappe

2013-07-31 // By Jillian Peck
When I think Ghirardelli, I think of decadent, premium, quality chocolate: The ideal sauces, rich and creamy. Chocolate is a very universal and desirable product. With years of providing coffee houses with top of the line chocolates, Ghirardelli branches out to offer something new.   Touching a large portion of the coffee house clientele,... Read More ⇒


2013-07-26 // By Jillian Peck
Come with your blenders and ice! The fond ideas of summer only get better with Jet Smoothies. Maybe your life is too hectic to go to the pool or the lake, but who says you can’t enjoy summer. You don’t need to put aside hours of free time or mark up your schedule in order to take this delicious route. In about 5 minutes you can cool off... Read More ⇒

Summer of Fun with DaVinci Fruit Innovations Lemonade!

2013-07-12 // By Jillian Peck
I have a love/hate relationship with hot summers: I love the feeling of being under a tree, shaded from the blazing sun; I love the reward of cool cloudy days when the temperature is normally 150 degrees; there is nothing like being able to walk around barefoot in shorts, or drying off in the warm air after swimming in cool water; above all, when... Read More ⇒

Jet Smoothies Put Fruit First!

2013-06-26 // By Jillian Peck
It’s a fairly common occurrence that, when selling fruit smoothies, the customers are interested in knowing how authentic of a smoothie you can deliver. It can make a big difference for a shop to be able to say that their smoothies are not artificially flavored.   What you see is what you get with Jet Smoothies. There is nothing to... Read More ⇒

What's New DaVinci?

2013-06-19 // By Jillian Peck
Great news for you dessert lovers! Barista Pro Shop is introducing a new delicious addition to DaVinci Gourmet Syrups. One of the most effective ways to reach someone's heart is by treating their taste buds with that mysterious, mouth watering, aroma that seeps through the oven doors and fills the home. To capture that and put it in your mug is not... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago, Double Time!

2013-05-31 // By Jillian Peck
Get ready, get set, go... to Coffee Fest Chicago! It’s coming up fast, so we hope you are ready with tickets in hand! Come join Barista Pro Shop in discovering out all that’s new in the world of coffee: It’s the perfect time of year, the latest and greatest product are here. So while you contemplate the transition of your own... Read More ⇒

Mmm... Monin Fruit Smoothies!

2013-05-24 // By Jillian Peck
Does making healthy and nutritious decisions tend to be the “I should” in your life? Would if you could change that? Would if those healthy nutritious decisions you should be making sounded a little more like the tempting “mmmmm...” you try to avoid. May we introduce to you, Monin Fruit Smoothie Mix. Made with no artificial... Read More ⇒

Big Train Iced Chai

2013-05-22 // By Jillian Peck
As spring starts to warm up and winter descends; or for us in Colorado, since yesterday was cold and today it’s hot, it’s time for us to whip up those yummy cold drinks to hit the spot. The magic of the blooming earth and the warm air welcomes us to the outdoors. All winter long we feel nostalgic for those warm weather activities;... Read More ⇒

Changing Lives One Bar at a Time

2013-05-13 // By Jillian Peck
Finding a way to help others can be easier than you think. There is rarely a more beautiful feeling than knowing that you are helping or have helped someone in desperate need. Especially when it comes to children, as precious and dependent as they are. Heart breaking enough, there are roughly 20 million helpless children around the world that are... Read More ⇒

Lets Take a Moment to Celebrate Mom

2013-05-10 // By Jillian Peck
A toast to her kind, but firm loving heart. To all the times we’ve let her down and all the times she’s taken us back. For the grief we’ve given her, and her ability to brush it off without a second thought. To the strength it must take in how easily she has put us first, without claim for the credit: Mother, nothing can quite... Read More ⇒

Come Visit Barista Pro Shop at Coffee Fest Chicago

2013-05-07 // By Jillian Peck
Hear ye, hear ye! All coffee lovers, mark your calendars for the 7th-10th of June! This is when you want to be at the Chicago Navy Pier to celebrate the world of coffee with Barista Pro Shop at Coffee Fest Chicago, where anything and everything related is found in one place.   There’s a reason Coffee Fest is such a magical event; like... Read More ⇒

Be Nutty With Olomomo Nut Co.

2013-05-03 // By Jillian Peck
From Boulder Colorado comes an adventurous little monkey named “Momo.” Momo is very good in the choices he makes, for there is something very good he is nuts about. Momo has discovered a very unusual, and very delicious on the go treat for his fun adventures. Eager to share, Momo would like to welcome you to his world, Olomomo:   ... Read More ⇒

Whip it up !!

2013-04-24 // By Jillian Peck
A first impression is something we tend to stress over every now and then. There’s no doubt we care, to some extent, what others are thinking; especially when it comes to our customer service. A good drink and good customer service is always the key to bringing those customers back into your shop, but what other ways could you give your shop... Read More ⇒
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