BPS® Blog » Posts by Author: Tia Peck


The Beauty of Urnex

2017-03-06 // By Tia Peck
Let me start by saying that cleaning is important and the right product can make all the difference. I love to clean and I love to have things clean but I don’t always have the time or energy to clean thoroughly so a good cleaning product is very important to me not just in the café but at home also. During my early coffee years, I... Read More ⇒

A Chocolaty Throwback Thursday

2016-07-28 // By Tia Peck
Happy Throwback Thursday!! Today in honor of Throwback Thursday, I decided to offer chocolate soda to our visitors at the BPS Colorado location. My voluminous crimped hair gave people flashbacks of the 80’s; my drink however, came from a much older time. Although this may sound strange today, chocolate soda  (also known as chocolate... Read More ⇒

Thai Toddy Recipes

2016-07-15 // By Tia Peck
Cold Brew (also called Toddy sometimes) is definitely a hot trend this summer! With that in mind, we prepared some unique cold Brew Recipes. Check out these recipes for a Thai Coffee and a Thai Tea! ----------  ----------  ----------  Toddy Thai Tea • Two Leaves Black tea leaves. - 4 oz. • Star Anise - 6 Stars •... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-Introduction to Signature Drinks

2013-03-22 // By Tia Peck
Tip: Signature drinks can help boost profits A signature drink is a beverage unique to your shop, unlike a specialty drink that can be recreated by others. Pros for having signature drinks on your menu: A signature drink can create customer loyalty A signature drink can set your shop apart from others. A signature drink can help sale flavors... Read More ⇒

Happy Holidays!

2012-12-19 // By Tia Peck
Spread the Holiday cheer with holiday drinks this year!Snow stormFor a 16oz glass add 1oz of Da Vinci Cinnamon Syrup1oz. of Da Vinci Single Origin Natural Madagascar Vanilla Syrup1oz. of Da Vinci White Chocolate Sauce2 shots of espresso10oz. of streamed milk and stir well Add a touch of ground cinnamon to top it off.Cookies for SantaFor a 16oz... Read More ⇒

Holiday Schedule

2012-12-06 // By Tia Peck
It’s hard to believe that 2012 is dwindling down to its final days as Christmas and New Year’s Day fast approach.  We hope that all of you are having a wonderful winter season!    Christmas schedule: BPS offices, warehouses, and bakery will be closed Mon. 12/24 and will reopen on Wed. 12/26.     New... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar

2012-10-19 // By Tia Peck
 Tip: Let’s get sauced!!  No I am not talking about alcohol, I am talking about Chocolate, Caramel, and White Chocolate sauce topping. The fact is visually attractive food and drinks sell better then plain or unattractive ones do.  So adding a drizzle of sauce on the top of sweet beverage has become pretty customary in most... Read More ⇒

Make the perfect refreshing iced tea during these scorching summer months with two leaves and a bud!

2012-05-24 // By Tia Peck
Two leaves and a bud’s organic iced teas will help you get the most 'bang for your buck' without losing quality and taste.   Two leaves and a bud offers a 1oz. filter bag provides an easy, fast, and more cost effective way to brew 1 gallon of great iced tea. With their perfectly measured 1oz filter bag there is no guesswork involved.... Read More ⇒

The Lid for a better coffee experience!!

2012-05-09 // By Tia Peck
BPS would like to introduce FoamAroma®! A great new product recently added to our catalog. This new hot cup lid is specifically designed to enhance your coffee experience. The FoamAroma® lid has an angled surface drink hole that gives access to the foam at all tilt angles of the cup. The drink hole is tall enough to allow the consumer to... Read More ⇒

Earnest Eats!!

2012-05-02 // By Tia Peck
Exceptional nutrition and extraordinary flavor! That’s what you get when you take a bite out of an Earnest eats bar.  100% natural, wheat free and tasty, these delicious bars and planks are a new addition BPS is proud to offer.   Earnest eats bars are packed with whole organic oats, almond butter, nuts, seeds and dried fruits for... Read More ⇒

New Monin Fruit Smoothies

2012-04-18 // By Tia Peck
Monin's new blender ready fruit smoothie mixes are a great addition to any spring and summer menu!     Made with only Natural ingredients     No artificial flavors, color or preservatives     Gluten Free     Aseptically packaged for fresh taste     Just pour over ice... Read More ⇒

St. Patrick's Day Drink Specials

2012-03-14 // By Tia Peck
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and I have received many requests for some great holiday drink recipes. So, after putting my brain (and a few other BPS staff members) to work we came up with a few drinks we think you will enjoy.           Leap’n LeprechaunIn a 16 oz. glass add 1 oz of Monin... Read More ⇒

Introducing new Flavors from Jet!!

2012-03-07 // By Tia Peck
Jet Black Cherry Non-fat Yogurt Smoothie has arrived and is making a bold, mouthwatering, taste bud tingling, appearance in the BPS warehouse. It combines the perfect balance of sweet black cherries with creamy yogurt for the ultimate smoothie experience. Jet has also expanded their line with Arctic Lemonade Frozen Beverage Mix with the ultimate... Read More ⇒

See Who is Exhibiting at Coffee Fest NY!

2012-02-29 // By Tia Peck
Coffee Fest New York is only two weeks away and we are not the only ones excited about the event.  Many Manufacturers have been preparing for this great event just as we have and would love for you to stop by and say hello. So if you are in the New York area, come find us March 9th-11th at the Javits Center (and don’t forget to pick up a... Read More ⇒

It’s Easy Being Green!!

2012-02-15 // By Tia Peck
Now with more Eco-Products added to our catalog, BPS is making it even easier to be environmentally friendly.  Eco-Products Green Stripe line are made from renewable and compostable resources.  This means all GreenStripe® products are made from renewable plant materials and can be returned to the soil to help plants grow. Green... Read More ⇒

Valentine’s Day

2012-02-08 // By Tia Peck
February 14th is Saint Valentine’s Day, a day to show someone special how much you love and appreciate them. What better way to show you care then with a delicious drink they are sure to enjoy like a Spicy Red Hot Mocha.   To make a Spicy Red Hot Mocha: In a 16oz glass add ¾ oz. Monin Spicy Red Cinnamon syrup 1oz Monin White... Read More ⇒

Today is National Irish Coffee Day

2012-01-25 // By Tia Peck
You don’t need an excuse to drink coffee but sometimes it helps especially if you want to add a little whiskey.   Happy National Irish Coffee Day!! What better way to shake off the January chill than a hot cup of Joe with a shot of whiskey and a layer of cream on top? Irish coffee (Irish: Caifé Gaelach) is a cocktail... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York

2012-01-18 // By Tia Peck
Coffee Fest New York 2012 is less than 2 months away and here at Barista Pro Shop we are getting pretty excited for the event. Not only will you have the opportunity to see over 150 exhibition booths featuring the newest products related to the specialty coffee and tea industries, but you will also get a chance to talk with factory reps and company... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- New Year's Resolution

2012-01-04 // By Tia Peck
“A New Year's resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more lasting personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit.” ~Wikipedia Recently I have discovered that the three most popular New Year’s Resolutions are to lose weight, save money, and to try something new. To achieve any of these goals can be... Read More ⇒

National Chocolate day

2011-12-28 // By Tia Peck
    You have three days left until you have to commit to your New Year’s resolution so why not indulge yourself in the meantime and celebrate National Chocolate day with your favorite mocha.   If you need a little help discovering a favorite or just want to try something new then I have a few National Chocolate day recipes... Read More ⇒

Happy Holidays everyone!!

2011-12-20 // By Tia Peck
I hope we were able to help you find the perfect gift or stocking stuffer this year, but if you still need to place an order don’t worry you still have time. Our Colorado warehouse will be open normal hours this week and next Monday- Friday, 8am- 4pm. Our New Hampshire warehouse will only be closed Monday 12/26. UPS and Fedex will not be... Read More ⇒

Torani Holiday Favorites

2011-12-14 // By Tia Peck
The Holidays are a time for family, friends, and a great cup of coffee. Serve your friends and family something special this year like Torani’s Frosted Gingerbread... Read More ⇒

Great Chistmas Gift Ideas!

2011-12-07 // By Tia Peck
There are only two weeks until Christmas, and if you are at all like me you may be stressing out with some last minute shopping. Well, BPS is here to help with some great stocking stuffers and gift ideas.Need stocking stuffers? Big Train has a great selection of Single Serve Blended coffee and cream packets like  Egg Nog or Southern... Read More ⇒

Did you know that Barista Pro Shop is a Member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America?

2011-11-09 // By Tia Peck
The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is a network of thousands of organizations and industry professionals who share a common goal: To make great coffee.  The SCAA is a resource on important issues and information relevant to the specialty coffee industry. With the SCAA, we have access to years of research on quality standards,... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli Snow Day!!

2011-11-02 // By Tia Peck
It’s Wednesday...you know what that means!  That’s right, it’s snowing in CO again (2 Wednesdays in a row!).  When the cold weather sets in and the snow is falling, I find it’s the perfect time to mix up a little holiday drink fun!!  Although we all can’t have chestnuts roasting on an open fire... Read More ⇒

Denver Caffeine Crawl

2011-10-26 // By Tia Peck
The Crawl is designed to give individuals an opportunity to learn, share and experience what the passionate baristas, tea soms, specialty coffee roasters and other local, artisan producers in their communities bring to the table. The Denver Crawl visited 6 shops on a chartered bus. Each ticket provided attendees with a guided tour of the shops,... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee- Alfred Ramos

2011-10-19 // By Tia Peck
Alfred Ramos, or as all of us BPS staff call him “Big Al”, has been a huge part of the warehouse team for the past two years and before that he was a BPS delivery driver for fifteen years.  Let’s just say he’s a BPS fixture. Al was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and as a huge sports fan he likes to keep up with... Read More ⇒

Torani Fall Madness

2011-10-18 // By Tia Peck
  The autumn cold is here and so are the hot new autumn drinks from Torani !!  A new favorite of mine is the Peanut Brittle Mocha. For a 16oz glass add 1oz. of Torani Caramel Sauce 1oz. of Torani Chocolate Sauce ½ oz.  Torani Peanut Butter Syrup 2 shots of espresso 8oz. of steamed milk and top with whipped cream. ... Read More ⇒

Exotic Mochas

2011-09-30 // By Tia Peck
  Mexican Cocoa was once a ceremonial drink the Aztecs of Mexico first served to Spaniards in 1519, they called it Xocolatl.  Chocolate laced with fragrant spices such as cocoa liquor, real vanilla, almond, and cinnamon. Today this mixture of flavors can be used to create a unique mocha, make delicious hot cocoas, or blend it up to... Read More ⇒

Who's going to Coffee Fest?

2011-09-14 // By Tia Peck
  It is time for the 20th Annual Coffee Fest Seattle 2011! This event gives passionate coffee and tea professionals the opportunity to learn new skills, check out new products, and network with others in the industry. Coffee Fest Seattle 2011 with be held at the Washington State Convention Center on September 23 - 25, 2011. Coffee Fest has... Read More ⇒


2011-09-07 // By Tia Peck
The fall chill is in the air and nothing warms you up like a Pumpkin Pie Chai!! In a 16oz Cup put 1oz. Monin Natural Pumpkin Spice syrup 2oz. Third Street Chai Authentic Liquid Concentrate Pour in 13oz of steamed milk and stir well. Top with Monin spiced brown sugar whipped cream and enjoy!!       For more, great tasting... Read More ⇒

It’s Pumpkin Mania!!

2011-09-06 // By Tia Peck
 Yup, it’s that time again.  Labor Day is over and fall is in the air...it is the perfect time for pumpkins.  So jump into the season with these fall favorites:    Da Vinci kick started the season with high demand of their always popular: ·         Da Vinci Pumpkin Pie... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Brewing Guayaki Yerba Maté

2011-08-31 // By Tia Peck
After having a discussion about possible brew methods for Guayaki Traditional Yerba Maté with Alex (our new warehouse guy), Kari and I decided to do some experimenting in the BPS training café.  We taste tested four different brew methods side by side using Guayaki Traditional Loose Yerba Maté.  Each method changed... Read More ⇒

Kaldi the Goat Herder

2011-08-17 // By Tia Peck
  As I was surfing the net trying to find inspiration for my next blog I noticed that “Kaldi the Goat Herder” was mention quite often throughout the world wide web as of late. Many of us in the coffee industry have heard the story about Khaldi, a goat herder from Ethiopia that discovered the coffee plaint in the sixth century, but... Read More ⇒

Its school time again!!

2011-08-10 // By Tia Peck
        Its school time again and for many of us that means morning rushes, coffee run afternoons, and study group evenings.   With all this running around there is definitely a need for speed so here are some great drink recipes that are fast, easy and delicious to start this school year right!!  ... Read More ⇒

Little Umbrella Drinks

2011-08-04 // By Tia Peck
      Not everyone can take a summer island vacation but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the little umbrella drinks.  With the help of Da Vinci innovations syrup here are some refreshing drink recipes that will make you feel like you are on your own island oasis.   Strawberry Lemonade with a... Read More ⇒

New Warehouse Racking!

2011-08-03 // By Tia Peck
New Hampshire is building up!! It looks like the weather out East is going to cooperate with a high of seventy-eight degrees today, as our New Hampshire crew works on putting up new racks in their warehouse. With these new racks our New Hampshire warehouse will be able to store even more product and be able to fulfill the needs of our... Read More ⇒

Orange You Happy?

2011-07-27 // By Tia Peck
“Complacencies of the peignoir, and late, Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair,” wrote Wallace Stevens. Every time I read this quote it reminds me of summers when I was young, sitting on the front porch with my grandfather drinking  chocolate milk with a slice of orange and watching the day pass by.  Today I still sit on the... Read More ⇒

First Latte Art Class

2011-07-20 // By Tia Peck
Our First Latte Art Class was a complete success!! In the beginning I think we were all a little nervous but after a few jokes and a lot of spilt milk the night really took off.  With a small group of about seven (the staff of a local coffee shop) it made it easy for everyone to participate in every aspect of the lesson and really get... Read More ⇒
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