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Oregon Chai | NEW Tea Lattes

2020-07-31 // By Mikenna Curlee
Oregon Chai introduced chai to America, and now they’re introducing three new functional tea latte concentrates to your menu. On trend and in demand, each flavor combines quality ingredients and wholesome benefits that fuel more feel-good moments. Matcha Latte Bright and refreshing blend of matcha (green tea) and sugar ... Read More ⇒

Smith Teamaker | NEW Signature Iced Teas

2020-06-16 // By Mikenna Curlee
  Every time Steve Smith opened a refrigerator door, a light bulb went on over his head. He knew that if Smith Teamaker was truly going to be an uncommon tea company, it had to offer exceptionally quaffable iced teas. That's why all Smith iced teas are concocted for maximum chilled refreshment using the same premium leaves you find in our hot... Read More ⇒

New Products from 1883!

2020-06-15 // By Mikenna Curlee
Fruit Smoothies: Introducing the excellence and expertise of 1883 in a complete range of fresh and delicious smoothies. Experience the deep fruit flavor developed with precision for unequaled authenticity and freshness. Made with real fruit, no added sugar, no artificial flavor or color, and no preservatives, 1883 Smoothie Mix perfectly captures... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Purpose Filled Beverages (Spring 2020)

2020-05-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
During these uncertain times, good health is important and always on our minds. We are here to provide you with some of our past recipes that are not only delicious, but will also give you the extra boost that you need to keep you going strong! Hydrate Tea Infusion Hydrate and energize your body with this fruity drink! With green coffee extract... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Bill Tuttle

2020-02-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Bill Tuttle | Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?  Since August 2019, I’ve worked in warehouse, performed delivery routes, and am now working in Customer Service! Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school? I grew up in Bennett Colorado. I went to school at Bennett... Read More ⇒

**CANCELED** A Night of Brunching With Dr. Smoothie | Customer Workshop

2020-02-28 // By Mikenna Curlee
After a careful review of the current situation and the potential risks for all of our customers, we have decided to cancel the Dr. Smoothie event schedule later this month, on Thursday 3/26. Due to the current status of COVID-19, our main focus is ensuring the safety of all our staff and customers. At this time, we have not determined... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Tobi Kropp

2020-02-28 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Tobi Kropp | Customer Service Barista Tobi 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 for—and maybe some things they didn't realize they wanted! How long have you worked for BPS... Read More ⇒

Puppy Love Sprinkle Cookie for RezDawg Rescue

2020-02-14 // By Mikenna Curlee
Has rescuing adorable pups & kitties ever been so sweet?! Enjoy this Puppy Love Sprinke Cookie a bit more knowing that you are supporting our efforts to Give Back to a local animal welfare non-profit, RezDawg Rescue, every time you buy one! RezDawg Rescue works with rescues in CO, AZ and NM. Since March of 2012, they have... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Kyla

2020-02-07 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Kyla Beavers | Customer Service Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I have worked for BPS since September 2019 as the Customer Service Manager. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I grew up in Boise, Idaho. Though I love to learn, I was never one for traditional college education. I... Read More ⇒

NEW from Two Leaves and a Bud: Two Roots Turmeric Ginger Latte & Just Right Chai

2020-01-31 // By Mikenna Curlee
Two Roots & Just Right Chai are now joining Nice Matcha in Two Leaves and a Bud's "Less-Sweet Suite" of powdered beverages. A line of less sweet blends, with only 4 grams of sugar, that allows for guilt-free customization. • • • • • Two Roots Turmeric Ginger Latte MixA less sweet, spiced... Read More ⇒

Give Back with David Rio | Customer Workshop

2020-01-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night to remember with David Rio! Learn how one company is changing the world & how you can too with the products that you carry in your shop.  Who? David Rio What? Learn about an epic and intriguing tale of compassion, determination, and how good people and great chai can make a difference. When? 4:30 - 6:30 pm... Read More ⇒

New KIND Whole Fruit & Chocolate

2020-01-22 // By Mikenna Curlee
Now Introducing Whole Fruit & Chocolate Bars from KIND!   Banana & Dark Chocolate - Chocolate-covered fruit is a tasty treat, but not a grab & go snack…until now. They've pressed bananas, apples and dark chocolate together into a delicious bar for a convenient, tasty way to add 1/2 cup serving of fruit to your... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Molly Easley

2020-01-10 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Molly Easley | J Street Biscuit Co. Baker How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I started working as a baker at J Street Biscuit Co. in August of 2019.  Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I grew up in Kansas and I went to school at Hutchinson College in Kansas. What do you like most about... Read More ⇒

A Clean Start with Urnex | Customer Workshop

2020-01-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Better Coffee starts with clean + maintained equipment. Join us for a night with special guests Urnex & Last Man to participate in a limited opportunity training. Who? Urnex & Last Man What? Join us for a limited opportunity training on: Preventative maintenance of your machines The true cost savings of keeping your system... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli Workshop | Customer Event

2019-10-18 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Ghirardelli Chocolate. Come enjoy delicious Ghirardelli Chocolate while learning more about their products and leave with recipe ideas perfect for the upcoming holiday season! Who? Ghirardelli Chocolate  What? Chocolate for the Holidays! When? 4:30 - 6:00 pm on... Read More ⇒

Colorado Springs Caffeine Crawl | Ticket Giveaway

2019-10-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
We will be giving away two pairs of tickets to this year's Caffeine Crawl in Colorado Springs, CO! These giveaways will take place on our social media platforms, so head over to our Facebook & Instagram pages and enter to win!! Rules To Enter  Facebook: • Like & Follow our Facebook Page... Read More ⇒

Instagrammable Workshop | Customer Event

2019-09-20 // By Mikenna Curlee
Sharing captivating drink images on social media is a free & easy way to get customers interested in what you have to offer. Join us to learn how to easily create and capture picture perfect beverages!  Who? Levi Anderson from DaVinci Syrups What? Join us to learn how to easily create and capture picture perfect beverages! From... Read More ⇒

Get Found for FREE! Increasing Sales using Google Business Listings

2019-08-30 // By Mikenna Curlee
Want to get your business name out there, but don’t know where to start? Join us to learn how to increase sales using Google Business Listing! You'll receive basic, actionable tips about creating/claiming and managing your listing plus ideas for leveraging the newest features!  Who? Barista Pro Shop [Presenter - Matthew Moseley] ... Read More ⇒

Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Party | Customer Event

2019-08-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a tea party hosted by Two Leaves and a Bud. This tasting features local Grab 'n Go items that pair perfectly with the wide range of teas offered by Two Leaves.  Who? Two Leaves and a Bud What? Learn more about Two Leaves and a Bud at this tea party tasting. Also gain knowledge about the different local grab 'n go items... Read More ⇒

NEW Urnex Roaster Sprayz

2019-07-17 // By Mikenna Curlee
Coffee roasters utilize extreme heat to transform green coffee beans into expertly roasted coffee. Over time, this heat turns the residue and debris from coffee beans and bakes it onto various roaster parts, which can restrict airflow in the cooling bin and impeller compartment, disturb the overall quality and consistency of a batch, and pose a... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Nicole Mcafee Montgomery

2019-07-05 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Nicole Mcafee Montgomery | KY Warehouse Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I am the Warehouse Manager in Kentucky and have been here for about 4 years—I was hired in February of 2015. Where did you grow up? I was born here in Louisville, KY. My father was military, so that moved us to... Read More ⇒

Torani Training | Customer Event

2019-07-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Torani! Come learn about Torani in a hands-on training featuring a wide range of Torani products. Leave with recipe ideas for italian sodas, flavored energy drinks, cold brew & more!  Who? Torani What? Learn more about Torani through this hands-on training featuring a wide range of Torani... Read More ⇒

It's the End of the Line for Big Train OnTrack Rewards

2019-06-12 // By Mikenna Curlee
Big Train has decided to discontinue their current OnTrack Rewards program. Thursday June 20th, 2019 is the last day that orders of Big Train will earn OnTrack Rewards points. Some important dates to keep in mind: You must submit all open invoices to the OnTrack Rewards portal by June 20th to receive purchase credit on the program.... Read More ⇒

Latte Art Class Sponsored by Pacific Natural Foods | Customer Event

2019-06-07 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for our Latte Art Class sponsored by Pacific Natural Foods. Elevate your drink presentation in this hands on latte art training. We will be going over the basics of steaming as well as pouring with milk and Pacific Natural Foods Barista Series Alternative Milks! Plus, it's FREE! Who? This event is sponsored by... Read More ⇒

NEW David Rio Black Rhino Cocoa Chai

2019-05-28 // By Mikenna Curlee
Introducing another chai blend in the David Rio Endangered Species Line... In order to commemorate Sudan's life and help save the lives of Black Rhino's, David Rio has named their latest chai creation: Black Rhino Cocoa Chai. This limited edition item is available in 14 oz. Retail Canisters. It is a Blend of chai spices, black tea,... Read More ⇒

Toddy | Customer Event

2019-05-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Toddy! Come learn about the history & basics of cold brew with an overview of different brewing methods. Get advanced expertise from professionals that are ready to help you with your cold brew program! Plus, it is completely FREE! Who? Toddy What? An informative training that will teach you the history... Read More ⇒

Dr. Smoothie | Customer Event

2019-03-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Dr. Smoothie! Come participate in a hands on training featuring the NEW Dr. Smoothie Refreshers. Leave with recipe ideas for a variety of shaker drinks and cocktails made with Dr. Smoothie products! Plus, it is completely FREE! Who? Dr. Smoothie  What? A hands-on training to learn more about the... Read More ⇒

NEW Califia Farms Barista Blend Oat Milk

2019-03-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
 Califia Farms uses passion, insight and intuition to whip natural ingredients into foods and drinks that actually love you back. They believe the world needs a healthier, plant-based food system, so they have brought you a new natural, GMO-free and sustainably-sourced alternative milk option. By popular demand, we are now... Read More ⇒

NEW Munk Pack Protein Cookies

2019-03-06 // By Mikenna Curlee
From their professional lives to their hiking adventures, the owners of Munk Pack were looking for products that were minimally processed, with real, wholesome ingredients. This business started out in the kitchen, funneling homemade oatmeal and fruit smoothies into bottles, and then into convenient, BPA-free pouches with their Oatmeal Fruit... Read More ⇒

Monin | Customer Event

2019-03-04 // By Mikenna Curlee
                Join us for a night with Monin! Come enjoy delicious food & beverages made with Monin products while learning more about their company. Leave with recipe ideas and applications for a variety of Monin products! Plus, IT IS FREE! Who? Monin What? Learn more... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Nicole McEvoy

2019-03-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Nicole McEvoy | Bakery Assistant and Product Specialist How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I started working for BPS in September 2018 and I work in the J Street Bakery! Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio and I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in... Read More ⇒

NEW Smartfruit Aloha Pineapple +Prebiotic

2019-03-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Smartfruit offers 100% Real Fruit products, mixed with highly functional superfoods that deliver all the essential nutrition that nature intended. We are excited to be adding another delicious option to the BPS catalog; Smartfruit Aloha Pineapple +Prebiotic is now available at BPS! A delicious tropical combination of real pineapples,... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Sandy Phillips

2019-02-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Sandy Phillips | Part-Time Kitchen Assistant   How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I started working for BPS in September of 2018. I work in the J Street Bakery as a Part-Time Kitchen Assistant. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I grew up in Iowa on a farm that was in my family for 5... Read More ⇒

NEW Toddy® Cleaner

2019-01-15 // By Mikenna Curlee
Introducing the NEW Toddy® Cleaner! New Toddy® Cleaner is a one-step cleaning product specially formulated for cold brew equipment. Ensure your system delivers consistent quality cold brew with routine cleaning that will not impart any flavor to your cold brew. Toddy Cleaner works with all cold brew systems, including the Toddy Cold... Read More ⇒

Hollander Chocolate Training | Customer Event

2019-01-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Hollander Chocolate! Come enjoy delicious Hollander chocolate while learning more about their chocolate processing and leave with recipe ideas perfect for Valentine's Day! This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about this brand whose main two focuses are giving back and the use of quality ingredients.... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Dennis Starbuck

2019-01-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Dennis Starbuck | Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I have been with BPS for the last four months now as a Customer Service Barista. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I grew up all over Southern California's LA and surrounding areas. I received my AA degree... Read More ⇒

Winter Bloom - Integrate Orchid into Your Cold Weather Recipes!

2019-01-04 // By Mikenna Curlee
Unique Flavor Combinations May Surprise You! Often overlooked, orchid is actually a quite versatile flavor if you are willing to think a little outside the box! We have come up with 5 unique and delicious recipes using 1883 Orchid Syrup for you to spice up your menu. Download: Printable Recipe Cards Apples and Orchids Yield 1, 8... Read More ⇒

Cheers to the New Year - Festive Recipe Ideas

2018-12-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Bubbly makes everything better! New Year's Eve is definitely a cause for celebration and it is just around the corner. To help you find the right drink for your midnight toast, we've come up with four bubbly drinks that are sure to impress any crowd. Whether it is in your shop, or in the comfort of your own home, these drinks are the... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Mikenna Curlee

2018-12-21 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Mikenna Curlee | Marketing Representative, Content Specialist How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I started working at BPS around the end of July, so I have been here for a little over 5 months now. I am working as a Marketing Representative, Content Specialist!  Where did you grow up?  Where did... Read More ⇒

Winter Holiday Schedule: 2018 Christmas & New Years Closures

2018-11-26 // By Mikenna Curlee
 It’s hard to believe that 2018 is dwindling down to its final days as Christmas and New Year’s Day fast approach. Please review the dates in this blog and mark them on your calendars. Contact us before these dates to confirm delivery and to ensure that you have enough supplies to get you through the Holidays.  We hope... Read More ⇒

NEW Bobo's Toast'r Pastries

2018-11-07 // By Mikenna Curlee
On a rainy afternoon in 2003, Beryl Stafford and her daughter "Bobo" baked oat bars that soon became a Boulder, CO cafe favorite. Bobo's Oat Bars has since captivated loyal fans nationwide, with no compromise to the original recipe, small-batch baking process, or mother-daughter tradition. Now, they have expanded their product offerings and added... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Steven McCoy

2018-11-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Steven McCoy | Customer Service Barista  How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? Just over three months in the customer service department. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I grew up in Binghamton, NY. I went to a public high school in a nearby town called Vestal. What do you like most... Read More ⇒

Thanksgiving Schedule (November 18th - 24th)

2018-11-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends, so we will have a slightly modified schedule. We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of November 18th-24th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/22 Bakery Closed: Wednesday 11/21 &... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Lucy Oldham

2018-10-19 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Lucy Oldham | Customer Service Manager  How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I started working for BPS on May of 2018 as the Customer Service Manager. I have been working in the hospitality industry for about 15 years now. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I’m originally from... Read More ⇒

Numi Turmeric Latte Powders

2018-10-16 // By Mikenna Curlee
Numi Latte Powders | Turmeric Chai & Turmeric Cocoa!  Introducing NEW Numi Golden Latte™ mixes in two delicious blends--Turmeric Chai and Turmeric Cocoa. You may be familiar with Turmeric, an ancient root in the ginger family that has moved into the modern mainstream as wellness experts tout its flavor and potential health... Read More ⇒

Wickedly Delicious Halloween Recipes with Tsunami Energy

2018-10-15 // By Mikenna Curlee
                        One of the reasons why Halloween is such a fun holiday is because it gives us some exciting opportunities to get creative. Whether it’s designing the perfect costume, busting out the spooky decorations, or creating fun and festive drinks for your... Read More ⇒

NEW Monin Candy Corn Syrup

2018-10-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
New Monin Candy Corn Syrup is Scary Good!  When nostalgia meets gourmet, the result is something of a delicacy. Imagine smooth, butterscotch notes with a melt-in-your-mouth creaminess capable of curbing just about any sweet tooth. Monin Candy Corn Syrup is a perfect addition to your syrup collection for the fall season!  No Tricks, Just... Read More ⇒

New Additions from Two Leaves and a Bud

2018-09-21 // By Mikenna Curlee
Two Leaves and a Bud is an independent tea company based in the mountains of Colorado. Their passion is connecting tea lovers with the teas they love and introducing new tea drinkers to truly great tea. Two Leaves roams the globe, finding the best tasting premium tea, interacting with farmers and experiencing whole leaf organic tea in its... Read More ⇒

Falling for Torani - Seasonal Drink Recipes

2018-09-17 // By Mikenna Curlee
Fall Drink Recipes with Torani! The fall season is among us and with that comes an opportunity to break out some new seasonal drink recipes! We have teamed up with Torani to bring you some creative, fall recipes that will allow you to stray from the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte. With over 100 flavors, Torani offers a variety of flavor options... Read More ⇒

NEW from Califia Farms - Barista Blend Unsweetened Almond Milk

2018-09-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
All of the latte art. None of the sugar. Califia Farms uses passion, insight and intuition to whip natural ingredients into foods and drinks that actually love you back. They believe the world needs a healthier, plant-based food system, so they brought you natural, GMO-free and sustainably-sourced almond milk options. Dairy Free | Soy Free |... Read More ⇒

Tsunami Energy

2018-08-15 // By Mikenna Curlee
Taste The Tidal Wave of Flavor Tsunami Energy uses pure cane sugar rather than the artificial sweeteners used by their competitors. These artificial sweeteners are difficult for the body to process and are often what cause the jitters associated with energy drinks. This packaging format not only comes in an amber bottle that can be... Read More ⇒

Introducing: Bubba's Fine Foods

2018-08-10 // By Mikenna Curlee
Bubba's Fine Foods originated in 2014 by Jared Menzel, Head Chef, and his brother-in-law, Jeff Schmidgall, Head Peddler. Every bag of this gourmet grain-free snack is artisan hand-crafted in small batches on the front range of the Colorado Rockies. Jared, nicknamed Bubba as a child, is a self-taught gourmet cook. He had recently started changing... Read More ⇒

Skout Backcountry

2018-08-06 // By Mikenna Curlee
Feeling inspired by a connection to the land and his own passion for adventure, Jason Pastega put his favorite organic ingredients into a kitchen mixer and spread his first bars with a rolling pin in 2008. Six months later, Skout Backcountry was born. “In 2008, while on Mt. Hood, I stopped to refuel and pulled out a so called... Read More ⇒

NEW from David Rio - Turmeric Latte

2018-08-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
Crafted with organic spices for their soothing health benefits, David Rio Turmeric Latte contains turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. David Rio is continually experimenting and developing new and unique products in their Chai Lab. Their Turmeric Golden Latte was developed as a “latte” or to be mixed... Read More ⇒

New MOCAFE™ Charcoal Mocha Mix

2018-08-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Activated charcoal made from real charcoaled coconut shells is combined with pure cocoa to bring you a new bold and rich spin on lattes and frappes. The best tasting mochas and tea lattes start with the best quality ingredients. MOCAFE™ uses only the purest cocoas, coffee, and estate grown teas to produce the most delicious, high quality hot... Read More ⇒
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