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Introducing Kate's Real Food Bars!

2015-08-28 // By Liam Bucher
What makes a food bar adventurous? Is it the brand? The clever product names? The ingredients? How about all of the above! BPS is proud to welcome the newest addition to our catalog, Kate’s Real Food Bars, a hearty nutrition bar forged on the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Kate, the founder and original bar maker, used to struggle... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar: Iced Pour Over Coffee

2015-08-14 // By Liam Bucher
Let’s take some time to talk about one of the fastest growing trends in the summer beverage arena, iced coffee. Seriously, the iced coffee game is on point right now and individuals and shops are taking it to all new levels! There are many methods to achieve ice cold, delicious coffee, like the Toddy Cold Brew System (one of our personal... Read More ⇒

New Protein Puck: Certified Paleo, Certified Yum!

2015-06-02 // By Liam Bucher
Protein Puck is back with its newest addition to nutrition packed pucks. If you are a current Protein Puck fan, then you will love the latest addition, if you haven’t tried Protein Puck before, then you will still love the latest addition. The Paleo Puck: Sun Butter-Coconut-Almond. The first paleo certified product from Protein Puck. Agave,... Read More ⇒

Peppermint Recipes at the Ready!

2014-11-14 // By Liam Bucher
Pumpkin Season is soon to fade to the background and open the doors for your favorite winter-themed beverages. To start the season right, get your hands on Torani’s Peppermint Bark Sauce and start crafting unforgettable holiday themed recipes! Here are a few that will get you going in the right direction! CANDY CANE COCOA 1 oz. Torani... Read More ⇒

BPS® 2014 Holiday Closures

2014-11-14 // By Liam Bucher
To our wonderful customers, This is a notification of the Barista Pro Shop® holiday schedule, please review the dates in this blog and mark them on your calendars. Please contact us before those dates to confirm delivery and to ensure that you have enough supplies to get you through the Holidays. Thanksgiving: Customer Service Closed:... Read More ⇒

Coming Together for H2OPE

2014-11-13 // By Liam Bucher, Matthew Moseley, and Michelle DeBruyn
Did you know that more people die from lack of water and sanitation each year than are killed by all forms of violence, including war? Well it’s true: one in nine people on this earth lack access to clean, safe drinking water. This should be a startling fact; we typically take water’s role in our day-to-day activities for granted.... Read More ⇒

Meet the Producers: Where Brands and Baristas Collide!

2014-08-08 // By Liam Bucher
WOOOOO!!! We are getting excited over here at BPS. We are two months away from the next Meet The Producers Event! You know what that means!... Wait, you don’t? Well, each year we invite our manufacturing partners out to Colorado to exhibit at our Loveland location, then we invite all of our wonderful customers (you!) to join us in the fun.... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest St. Louis Write Up

2014-06-06 // By Liam Bucher
Well, another show down, another successful and fun filled weekend! One week after Coffee Fest St. Louis began we are still talking about all of the wonderful people we met at the show. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to Coffee Fest and stop by our booth to chat! Thursday morning was an early one, heading to the airport at 4:30... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York 2014 Wrap-up

2014-03-13 // By Liam Bucher
Where to begin, where to begin? This being my first trip to the Big Apple, I had plenty to look forward to on top of what we were hoping to be another great show from the folks over at Coffee Fest, they did not disappoint. With Jon and Jay arriving early on Thursday to complete set-up on the booth, Tia and I arrived into the city right around 5:30... Read More ⇒

5 Reasons You Need to go to Coffee Fest

2014-01-08 // By Liam Bucher
Since it's inception and first show in Seattle, WA in 1992, Coffee Fest has become a staple in the specialty coffee industry, connecting coffee fanatics from every corner of the country to their favorite products and brands. The goal, to bring "retailers, distributors and manufacturers together... to help attendees build and refine their... Read More ⇒

Barista Pro Shop Thanksgiving Schedule

2013-11-07 // By Liam Bucher
Dear Customers, Deliveries will be made as usual on Tuesday, November 26th, and Wednesday, November 27th.Barista Pro Shop will be closed on Wednesday, November 27th, thru Sunday, December 1st, during the week of Thanksgiving, but we will be back, bright and early, at our normal opening time on Monday, December 2nd. Please contact us before those... Read More ⇒

It's a Candy Cane Forest

2013-10-11 // By Liam Bucher and Jillian Peck
I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel… That’s pretty much the sensation when sipping on a hot drink made with Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce, but as soon as you are finished, it’s back to reality. Then you count the... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Seattle Recap

2013-10-07 // By Liam Bucher
Seattle, WA… commonly pictured as a gloomy, rainy city, nestled in between Puget Sound and Lake Washington (both stunning to look at). This past weekend, a few BPS® peeps ventured to this city for the always entertaining Coffee Fest. Together on this trip was Jay, Jon Weller, Dottie (and her husband, Mike), and me. The flight to Seattle... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- New to Specialty Coffee?

2013-08-26 // By Liam Bucher
Specialty Coffee is called just that for a reason, there is an expertise in preparing these beverages the right way, the first time. There are subtle differences between these drinks and it can take time to learn the steps and ingredients. Many of these beverages are espresso based, there are different ingredients used to turn one source of coffee... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli New Frappé Flavors!

2013-07-05 // By Liam Bucher
Ghirardelli, a name familiar in every household, mostly due to their gourmet chocolate. Yes, they are delicious, but they are not the only products Ghirardelli has been pumping out. We would like to invite you to try three new, premium frappé flavors. Introducing: Mocha: The perfect balance of rich chocolate flavor combined with Colombian... Read More ⇒

AeroPress Brewing with Todd!

2013-06-21 // By Liam Bucher
Welcome to the very first installation of Barista Pro Shop Instructional Videos with our Customer Service Rep (and barista) Todd! We are very excited to bring this new feature to all of our readers here at BaristaProShop.com and we hope you will continue to follow these videos, as well as learn about new and exciting techniques that you can use... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago Wrap-Up

2013-06-14 // By Liam Bucher
With a smooth flight in and a nice ride into the city, Coffee Fest Chicago was underway. Arriving Thursday, the Barista Pro Shop crew worked furiously to set up the booth and get organized for an early Friday morning. Following set up, we were able to explore a little of Chicago and the Navy Pier, taking in the sites, especially me as this was my... Read More ⇒

Jet Fruit Smoothie, Real Fruit Taste on a Hot and Sunny Day!

2013-05-15 // By Liam Bucher
Need that quick cold refreshing fruit smoothie after a long day or a fun filled day in the sun, reach for Jet Real Fruit Smoothies! With smoothies on the rise in retail locations, it is becoming more apparent that customers want a product that tastes great, is fast and easy to prepare, and has all natural ingredients. Jet Fruit Smoothies provide... Read More ⇒

Cappuccine Blending Class at Coffee Fest Chicago

2013-05-14 // By Liam Bucher
Coffee Fest Chicago is set to begin on June 7th, ending on June 10th at the Chicago Navy Pier. There is so much to experience at a trade show like Coffee Fest; new products, professional competitions, and chatting with all of your favorite companies. While these are the highlights of the show, throughtout the weekend there are a number of classes... Read More ⇒

Bring in Big Tastes With Big Train!

2013-05-01 // By Liam Bucher
I look back on a Big Train blog I posted in March and how I described Colorado, the weather was dreary, gloomy and cold. Well, here we are two months later, in May, and I find myself glaring out the window only to see that Colorado has brought another massive snow storm. Although there is snow today, those of you who have experienced the... Read More ⇒

Fruit Smoothie Time with Monin!

2013-04-26 // By Liam Bucher
It’s such a wonderful day, blue skies, light breezes and an uplifting spirit lingering around. It’s amazing how influential the weather can be towards your attitude, outlook and behavior. Open up the blinds and let in the sunshine, take a few minutes every now and then to gaze out the window and ease your thoughts. Normally at this time... Read More ⇒

The 25th SCAA Event

2013-04-11 // By Liam Bucher
Today marks the beginning of the 25th annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Exposition, yes, 25 years! With hundreds of exhibitors in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the specialty coffee industry reveals new products, new innovations, and gives attendees the chance to catch up with one another. There is also a number of... Read More ⇒

Two Degrees Reaching Out to Those in Need

2013-04-08 // By Liam Bucher
It’s not often you come across a company that is focused on social responsibility, committing to an effort that can truly help change the lives of those who do not have the necessary means. The simple definition of social responsibility is to act to benefit society at large. Although there are many organizations that view social... Read More ⇒

Ultimate Flavor With Monin Fruit Smoothies

2013-04-01 // By Liam Bucher
Day dreaming, a creative, wonderful flow of  thoughts, which takes you away from reality, if only for a second, but it can also get you into some trouble, so try to do it sparingly when you are not hard at work. I imagine that many have used this trick to release some stress in tough situations, opening your mind and letting the thoughts flow... Read More ⇒

Fit Frappe, Energize Your Day!

2013-03-29 // By Liam Bucher
It’s not often you find a protein drink mix loaded with the flavor of coffee, enter Big Train Fit Frappe. It’s a perfect, tasty blend of protein and coffee ready for the blender. I find it to be a great supplement to drink before or after a workout and with Spring coming into full effect, it’s the perfect time to start, or... Read More ⇒

Have You Tried Torani Signature Syrups?

2013-03-19 // By Liam Bucher
If the answer to the title of this blog is no, then you are missing out, BIG TIME! Here at Barista Pro Shop, the Signature Syrups have been finding their way into just about any drink suitable. Torani’s Signature Syrups are delicious and when mixed into any of your favorite drinks, it’s a match made in heaven. This past week, in the... Read More ⇒

New Function on Brand Pages

2013-03-08 // By Liam Bucher
Barista Pro Shop has seen a lot of growth over the past few years. With the addition of new brands to our product line, there are even more products being added and it may be a difficult decision to choose exactly which product to put into your shopping cart. Perhaps you would like to gain some information on products, or learn how to use others.... Read More ⇒

Warm Weather, Meet Cold Cups!

2013-03-07 // By Liam Bucher
As we approach the oh so missed season of spring, it’s time for coffee drinkers to start lowering the temperatures of their beverages. Yep! Iced and blended beverages are soon to be trending once more as the days start to get warmer and warmer. If official spring time is too far out, then just mix it up and order some cold drinks anyways.With... Read More ⇒

St. Patrick's Day Steps Closer and Closer

2013-03-04 // By Liam Bucher
March, a month which brings many things such as; mustaches, daylight savings time, Spring, March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day. There is a lot to celebrate and many different ways to go about it. Hosting a party, going out on the town, or following the rainbow to capture the Leprechaun and his pot of gold, it’s really up to you. Barista... Read More ⇒

FoamAroma in the News

2013-02-25 // By Liam Bucher
FoamAroma, a dynamic lid amongst the coffee to-go, brings us closer to our coffee. This one of a kind lid was designed as the ultimate complement to your favorite coffee and tea beverages, enhancing the aroma of your drink, comfortable sipping, and near spill proof when traveling. At the recent Crunchies Awards in Silicon Valley, FoamAroma captured... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York is Almost Here

2013-02-22 // By Liam Bucher
It’s so close I can taste it... or smell it? I’m not sure which one, but Coffee Fest New York is two weeks away from today, on March 8th. Hopefully everyone is as excited about the event as us. This new year, although young right now, has brought with it a lot of exciting happenings around the specialty coffee industry. It’s... Read More ⇒

Da Vinci Sauces Get a New Look

2013-02-20 // By Liam Bucher
A new look for Da Vinci Sauces, gone is the old packaging, but the same great taste is what you will find when you pump the delicious sauces into your specialty drinks. The new gourmet sauces come in a sleek ½ gallon bottle with a new ½ oz. pump.The change follows Da Vinci’s goal for simple, flavorful syrups and sauces which... Read More ⇒

Tea for the Occasion

2013-02-13 // By Liam Bucher
Tea, it’s what’s for breakfast, and mid afternoon... really all day, especially here at Barista Pro Shop. Trending around the office lately is the heavy use of tea, and boy do we have a lot. One of my theories is that everyone is drinking it because of all the colds and the flu going around... you have to keep the immune system strong.... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York

2013-02-06 // By Liam Bucher
It’s that time of the year everyone! Coffee Fest is back so pack up your bags and head out the door to the Big Apple. Coffee Fest New York will take place from March 8th-10th. The best trade show for specialty coffee and tea industries is hosting the annual meeting starting next month with two more following at later dates; Chicago on June... Read More ⇒

Torani Signature Syrups Set the Mood

2013-02-01 // By Liam Bucher
Well, well, it looks as though cupid and his arrows are right around the corner. As we inch closer to Valentine’s Day and celebrate with our loved ones (or not, for those of you who protest the occasion), we scramble to think of a fun and exciting way to spend the day. Do we make a weekend trip, go out for a nice dinner, or stay home and cook... Read More ⇒

Embrace the Cold... Brew!

2013-01-30 // By Liam Bucher
This past weekend I came across a situation which would frustrate any coffee drinker, I forgot about the coffee I brewed in the morning and a few hours later, after only drinking two cups, I had to toss it. It’s such a waste and so annoying! That’s why we love the Toddy Coffee Maker. The Toddy is a cold brew system, easy to use and... Read More ⇒

Get Your Green On!

2013-01-23 // By Liam Bucher
Consumer demand is up, and your business needs to be able to satisfy the wants. The ‘Green-Movement’ is sticking around and for good reasons. There are many benefits for those who decide to invest in more sustainable measures. The transition into eco-friendly products helps promote a positive social responsibility and can motivate... Read More ⇒
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