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How to Choose the "Healthy" Products Your Customers Crave

What does “healthy” really mean?:Unfortunately, “healthy” can mean a variety of things–it’s in a state of constant flux morphing with the latest diet fad, current medical research and individual perspective. So what’s a conscientious shop owner to do? Is it necessary to accommodate every need or... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Soda Shoppe Sensations with Hollander Chocolate

2021-02-01 // By Multiple Authors
Let's keep this short and sweet, Love is in the air and we LOVE a sweet treat! We took inspirtation from our favorite soda shoppe classics and reimagined them in 2021. Tia's Strawberry Banana Split   This is a fun drink that will remind you of the old days.The simple goodness of a sweet strawberry banana split for all to enjoy. ... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Come Brunch With Us (March 2020)

2020-03-01 // By Multiple Authors
Add a fruity flare to your menu with Dr. Smoothie. This month we are reinventing brunch by taking traditional classics and incorporating your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Dr. Smoothie products are a great way to start your day, but have you thought outside the blender with these products? Download Printable: Recipe Cards ... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - In Love With Giving Back (February 2020)

2020-02-01 // By Multiple Authors
This month we are showcasing brands that are spreading the love & giving back to causes that are close to their hearts. From donating time to their communities to sponsoring endangered animals, you can feel good about promoting these brands that are doing their part to make the world a better place. Download Printable: Recipe Cards ... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Trending with a Twist (January 2020)

2020-01-01 // By Multiple Authors
Specialty drinks are a great way to bring customers into your shop. Here are some recipes that we think will be a great addition to your menu in 2020. From cocktails to cold brew, these are our predictions for the new year. Download Printable: Recipe Cards Kyla’s Blueberry Tea Cocktail This blueberry tea cocktail is both deceptive... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Holiday Cookie Exchange (December 2019)

2019-12-01 // By Multiple Authors
Ready, set bake… stir, steam or blend! This month we are turning your favorite holiday treats into something sippable. These delicious drinks are just the thing to spice up your seasonal holiday menu. Download Printable: Recipe Cards  Elyse’s Chocolate Pizzelle Latte Growing up, my grandma always had a tray of cookies... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Eat, Drink & Be Thankful (November 2019)

2019-11-01 // By Multiple Authors
Drinks and desserts that will leave you dreaming of a harvest gathering. This month's recipes are focused on bringing people together even if you can’t make it home for the holidays! Download Printable: Recipe Cards Kyla’s Harvest Caramel Apple Crumble Milkshake Think apple crumble a la mode! The addition of oats to this... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Pumpkin Flavors & Fall Foliage (October 2019)

2019-10-01 // By Multiple Authors
Fall is upon us and with that comes colorful leaves, crisp air and all things pumpkin! This month, we have crafted up some unique pumpkin cocktails, blenders, desserts and hot drinks to curb all of your fall flavored cravings.  Download Printable: Recipe Cards Elyse’s Frozen Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie  Every Fall I bake... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Simple & Pure (September 2019)

2019-09-01 // By Multiple Authors
 This month we are cutting out the chemicals, dyes and preservatives in favor of simple, pure ingredients. These “clean label” signature drink recipes offer all of the flavor but none of the hard-to-pronounce artificial additives.    Download Printable: Recipe Cards   Lucia’s Moon Hot Cocoa Enjoy... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - The "Skinny" (2019)

2019-08-01 // By Multiple Authors
Sugar-Free, Low-Sugar & No-Sugar-Added Signature Drink Recipes Looking for a sweet without all the sugary treat? Our recipes this month feature sugar-free, low-sugar and no-sugar-added products. Just because you give up sugar doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Download: Printable Recipe Cards Pro Tip: The... 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 ⇒

Latte Art Training

2019-07-04 // By Dana Schlingman
Learn to Pour like a Pro Latte art is the last step to an expertly prepared, beautiful beverage–the value it adds to any brew is undeniable. You eat with your eyes first, right? We know it can be tricky though–so, let us help you master the technique! We have the savvy, training resources and smallwares to help you pour stunning... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Picnic Perfect Iced Tea & Lemonade Recipes (July 2019)

2019-07-01 // By Multiple Authors
Perfect for a picnic, these summertime staples have an added twist to brighten up tradition. Download:Printable Recipe Cards Lucia’s Peach Cobbler Iced Tea When your sweet tooth attacks, whip up this delicious cold beverage. With the perfect combination of peach and cookie dough, this is the next best thing when a homemade peach... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Smooth Sailing (June 2019)

2019-06-01 // By Dana Schlingman
If the beach isn’t within reach, use your blender to bring the beach to you. Sail the Pacific with our summer-inspired blended drinks! No sun or sand required for this staycation.    Download Printable:Recipe Cards      Lucia’s Ipanema Cup Description: Be transported to Ipanema beaches with this tropical... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Shaken, Stirred, Layered & Infused (April 2019)

2019-04-01 // By Multiple Authors
Unconventional Dr. Smoothie Recipes These Doctor [Smoothie] recommended fruits and veggies are sure to brighten up your daily beverage line up.  From your morning smoothies to refreshing pick-me-ups, these recipes have you covered!       Download Printable: Recipe Cards   • • • • • •... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Spring Spirits (March 2019)

2019-03-01 // By Multiple Authors
Festive Cocktails & Mocktails Made with Monin We made you some drinks for spring.Some have a little extra zing.We crafted some cocktailsAnd made some tasty mocktailsthat hopefully remind you of Spring! (Isn’t this bit of blarney from Steven delightful? A playful limerick feels perfect for this month's festive refreshments!)   ... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Blushing Beverages (February 2019)

2019-02-01 // By Multiple Authors
We all know love is in this air this month, so we created some rosy beverages sweetly dressed for the occasion! Whether you’re toasting with a valentine, sharing a sip with a gal-entine or decidedly not celebrating anything (we’ve all been there), we’ve created a rich, salty, fruity or creamy brew for you! Download... Read More ⇒

Recycling, Composting & Common Misconceptions (Part 3: Making The Most Sustainable Choice)

2019-01-18 // By Dana Schlingman
Recently our vendor partners from Eco Products came to present a seminar about the disposables industry, their products and their sustainability efforts. I found the presentation so surprising and informative that I decided to do some more digging through Eco’s online resources. In this blog series, I share what I learned about the... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - White Winter (January 2019)

2019-01-02 // By Dana Schlingman
Although the holidays have come and gone, that doesn’t mean we have to put their flavors away with the decorations. Slow down and savor the season with one of these winter-inspired brews. Download Printable:Recipe Cards • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •... Read More ⇒

Grab-And-Go Available at Barista Pro Shop

2019-01-01 // By Dana Schlingman
No longer satisfied with simple convenience, discerning customers want Grab-&-Go options that reflect their values. In this era of customization, consumers crave nutrition that caters to their unique needs. It’s about more than just the latest fad (though there are many). As we learn more about ingredients and sourcing, we... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Merry & Bright Brews (December 2018)

2018-12-01 // By Multiple Authors
Cozy confections, twinkle lights, and festive flavors were the inspiration behind these holiday recipes. This month, we’ve added a sprinkle of spice, a pinch of green and a dash of spirits to celebrate the season. Let our traditional favorites and sweet new sensations warm you from the inside out as you gather with friends and family this... Read More ⇒


2018-11-08 // By Dana Schlingman
Beverages Available At BPS Sure, it’s 7:00 am, and most bleary-eyed customers are looking for a hot coffee right now, but what will they be thirsty for in a few hours? Don’t just satisfy customers’ cravings when they walk through the door, offer ready-to-drink beverages that they can open and enjoy later–long after... 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 ⇒


2018-11-01 // By Multiple Authors
The versatility of tea is endless. Transformed through the ages, this timeless drink can be steeped to suit any occasion. Follow along with us this month as we put a twist on old favorites, offer our own fresh ideas and introduce new tea products! Download:Printable Recipe Cards    • • • • • • •... 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 ⇒

Caskai Sparkling Cascara

2018-10-11 // By Dana Schlingman
This summer Joel Jelderk, owner and founder of Caskai, stopped by to tell us all about cascara, and the delicious fruity sparkling beverage he and the Caskai team craft with it. What is Cascara?The coffee that drinks like a tea, cascara is the cherry fruit that grows around the outside of the coffee bean. Rather than discarding this fruit, as most... Read More ⇒

The Positive Environmental Impact of Plant-Based Milk

2018-10-09 // By Dana Schlingman
Here is the froth verses the facts from Gimlet Media’s Science Vs. Podcast (Click here to listen to the full podcast episode): Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about alternative milk [or plant-based milk] in the specialty coffee industry. Over the last 10 years, consumers have become more conscientious about what they buy and put in... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Fall-ing for Autumn Flavors (October 2018)

2018-10-01 // By Multiple Authors
Fall is finally here! So grab a sweater and cozy up with one of our autumn inspired drinks. Whether you’re visiting a pumpkin patch, picking apples or reveling under the harvest moon around a bonfire, we have a recipe for the occasion.   Download:Printable Recipe Cards • • • • • • • • •... Read More ⇒

Bhakti Chai

2018-09-28 // By Dana Schlingman
“In Sanskrit, Bhakti means devotion. We are a mission driven company steeped in sustainable practices and devotion through social action.” -- Bhakti Chai Origin of BhaktiIt all began in 2002 when Bhakti Chai founder Brook Eddy traveled to India. Interested in the Bhakti social justice movement, she wanted to learn more. While there,... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Summer Sippable & Fall Flavorful (September 2018)

2018-09-01 // By Multiple Authors
Prepare These Recipes Hot or Cold Chilly mornings and sunny, late-summer afternoons call for versatility. Lately, we’ve been dressing in layers and toggling between iced cold brew and warm autumn flavors to adjust to the changing weather. So this month, we decided to create recipes that can be prepared hot or cold to ease the seasonal... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Recipes Worth Revisiting

2018-08-01 // By Multiple Authors
As we settle into the summer, it feels like the right moment to reflect. It has been two years since we began crafting Lively Libations recipes and in that time our Customer Service Baristas have created so many vibrant signature beverages. What began as a fun activity on a slow afternoon has grown into an opportunity to experiment with new... Read More ⇒

Concentrate on the Summer Must-Have: Cold Brew

2018-07-01 // By Multiple Authors
Summer is officially in full swing, beat the heat with a smooth and refreshing cold brew! Because cold brew is such a versatile beverage, we wanted to use this month to show off some of the delicious creations possible with Toddy cold brew. Broaden your summer menu options or boost your next BBQ with fun, creative, and most importantly delicious... Read More ⇒

New Modern Oats Organic Oatmeal

2018-06-18 // By Dana Schlingman
Need a simple, holistic & delicious on the go meal solution? Made with the finest, juiciest, antioxidant rich superfruits, new Modern Oats organic oatmeal cups are perfect for anytime of day. Whether you prepare this wholesome oatmeal in 3 minutes for a quick-bite or overnight, it’s simply scrumptious! What’s So Modern About... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Ripe for the Occasion (June 2018)

2018-06-01 // By Multiple Authors
Barbecues, picnics, and pool days demand fresh, flavorful beverages—and cold ones! This month, Lively Libations is teaming up with Paul Levin from Dr. Smoothie to create the ultimate hot weather lineup. Read on for recipes to help you blend, freeze, shake, and fizz your way to a delicious, Dr. [Smoothie] approved summer. Cheers! ... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Blockbuster Blends (May 2018)

2018-05-01 // By Multiple Authors
Now Presenting: Lively LibationsSummer and movies go together like, well, air conditioning and movie theaters. The icy recipes below take inspiration from popular films both old and new. Try one of our recipes, or create your own based on your favorite movie. Either way, these drinks are sure to steal the show! Download: Printable Recipe... Read More ⇒

New Toddy Products

2018-04-30 // By Dana Schlingman
The renowned Toddy Cold Brew System has been enhanced! Developed in 1964 to extract true delicious flavor without the acidity, Todd Simpson’s design continues to stand the test of time as consumers ask for Toddy Cold Brew by name. Now with these new features, both  Toddy systems are more convenient and environmentally friendly than... Read More ⇒

Recycling, Composting & Common Misconceptions (Part 1: Recycling 101)

2018-04-25 // By Dana Schlingman
A few weeks ago our vendor partners from Eco Products came to present a seminar about the disposables industry, their products and their sustainability efforts. I found the presentation so surprising and informative that I decided to do some more digging through Eco’s online resources. In this blog series, I share what I learned about the... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - In Bloom (April 2018)

2018-04-01 // By Multiple Authors
Hello spring! It's time to replace those cold-weather recipes with new floral profiles straight from the garden. This month we're focusing on clean labels and flower-inspired beverages designed to refresh the senses and welcome the new season. Download: Printable Recipe Cards • • • • • • • • •... Read More ⇒

Introducing NEW DaVinci Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

2018-03-26 // By Dana Schlingman
Stay current with the craze taking specialty coffee by storm: Cold Brew Coffee! DaVinci Gourmet Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate delivers everything that we love about smooth, rich cold brew without the hassle or potential mess of prolonged, large batch cold brewing. Selective Sourcing For Premium FlavorExtracted from Brazilian and Colombian 100%... Read More ⇒

Interview with Bobo's Founder Beryl Stafford on Colorado Public Radio

2018-03-08 // By Dana Schlingman
From one pan of oat bars with her daughter to 100,000 bars a day out of an industrial bakery, Beryl Stafford and her business Bobo’s Oat Bars have certainly experienced growth and change. In an interview with Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio, Stafford opens up about the trials and struggles that eventually led to her entrepreneurial... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - A Pinch of Green (March 2018)

2018-03-01 // By Multiple Authors
This month we are dreaming of green—not just shamrocks or leprechauns, but also matcha and tea leaves. Go green with the benefits of low caffeine, antioxidants, and refreshing flavors. Since it's both verdant and versatile, you don't have to venture to the end of a rainbow to find the right fit for your menu. This installment of Lively... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Be Sweet, Be Kind (February 2018)

2018-02-01 // By Multiple Authors
Candy hearts, chocolates, flowers, and cards; these are just a few ways we show others that we care. In a month full of sweets for our sweeties, these recipes are inspired by the goodies we love. Let this month’s Lively Libations serve as a reminder to be sweet to one another all month long. Download: Printable Recipe Cards    ... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - New Year, New Brew (January 2018)

2018-01-01 // By Multiple Authors
2018 is bursting with new and trendy healthy recipes. Inevitably the New Year brings the stigma, “New Year, new you.” Instead of trying to dive into the waters of a fad, try implementing these healthier options for your beverage cravings. This month our Lively Libations recipes focus on clean label products and ingredients with a... Read More ⇒

Give The Gift of Less Hassle & Ultimately A Better Tasting Beverage With Urnex

2017-12-21 // By Dana Schlingman
I know that giving your mom a vacuum for Christmas isn’t exactly good form. Cleaning supplies don’t necessarily scream “happy holidays” UNLESS you are the bedraggled barista tired of scrubbing or the cafe owner in a dither about disassembling her grinder to clean it. Urnex literally makes a product for every cleaning... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Fall Trees & Tea Leaves (November 2017)

2017-11-01 // By Multiple Authors
Sure to pique the interest of tea-enthusiasts, and maybe even convert the avid coffee drinker, we crafted these recipes to accentuate the subtle aroma and flavor of tea. With our unconventional “tea-time,” we explored a few unexpected tea applications in order to offer a new spin on familiar favorites and an appealing approach to unique... Read More ⇒

Introducing Oatly

2017-10-25 // By Dana Schlingman
An Unconventional Oat Milk & An Unconventional Interview...with the Oatly website Hello Oatly, Tell Us a Little Bit About Yourself: “We know how it sounds. Tall, blond, beautiful, hard to get, extremely liberal with no sense of attachment or responsibility whatsoever. Sorry to disappoint you, that’s just not us. We are the other... Read More ⇒

Introducing Pacific Barista Series Rice

2017-07-24 // By Dana Schlingman
The Dairy Free DilemmaAs someone with a recently developed dairy intolerance, I was definitely intrigued when I heard that Pacific Natural Foods had formulated a new Barista Series Rice Milk. After growing up the daughter of a milk-man, (literally jokes aside, my dad delivered dairy products for Meadow Gold), I found cutting out dairy very... Read More ⇒

Introducing Smartfruit

2017-07-13 // By Dana Schlingman
Designed to be nutritious, versatile and functional, this innovative line of 100% fruit purees is definitely the smart choice for your home or cafe. Available Flavors: Blooming Berry, Harvest Greens, Harvest Reds, Mellow Mango, Peanut Butter Flaxseed, Perfect Peach, Summer Strawberry, Superfruit All-Stars, Tropical Harmony & Wild... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Sipping Sunshine (July 2017)

2017-06-30 // By Multiple Authors
Inspired by good times and sunshine, we crafted these recipes to be creative and cost-effective - perfect for summer-seasonal drink menus! Even outside of a cafe setting, these drinks can be easily batched to add that special-something to any summer event: barbeque’s, social gatherings, or patriotic celebrations. So pour a glass, sit back,... Read More ⇒

FoamAroma Lids

2017-06-30 // By Dana Schlingman
Make Sure Customers Fully Experience Your BrewThough some of the foibles and particularities of third wave coffee may seem a bit excessive, they evidence an increasing attention to detail, to technique and to quality throughout specialty coffee. As the industry continues to grow, cafes, roasters and servers seek to distinguish themselves by... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Chill Out With Cold Brew (June 2017)

2017-06-01 // By Dana Schlingman
With less acidity, a velvety consistency, and more caffeine. . . what’s not to love about cold brew? Because of its versatility and convenience, we believe cold brewed coffee and tea is more than just a passing trend. Change the way you do iced drinks this summer by offering these innovative recipes:  Download: Printable Recipe Cards ... Read More ⇒

NEW From Torani... Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix

2017-05-31 // By Dana Schlingman
For over 90 years, Torani has sought to provide vibrant, refined flavors crafted with the best possible ingredients. In that tradition, Torani has recently released a new addition to their Real Fruit Smoothie Line: Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix Made With Real Lemons - Not Concentrate No Artificial Flavors or Colors No Added... Read More ⇒

Field Trip Meat Sticks

2017-05-26 // By Dana Schlingman
Introducing... NEW  Field Trip Meat Sticks!  Available in 5 different flavors and packaged for life on the go, these protein packed snacks deliver energy without tying up your hands. And because they contain no added preservatives, MSG, trans fat or corn syrup, this high-octane nosh won't weigh you down later!  Whether... Read More ⇒

David Rio White Shark Chai

2017-05-11 // By Dana Schlingman
Introducing the first white tea blend in David Rio's Endangered Species Line... White Shark Chai contains quality Bai Mudan tea, organic spices and a gentle bite of black pepper balanced by bright citrus notes. Artfully blended into a convenient mix, this versatile chai is easy to prepare hot or iced - simple mix it with water, dairy or... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Mix it Up (May 2017)

2017-05-01 // By Multiple Authors
Break in your blender this season and mix it up! With flavors to suit every desire, these creative concoctions are sure to boost Spring cafe sales (and spirits!).  CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE CARDS  • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •... Read More ⇒


2017-04-19 // By Dana Schlingman
Made from raw macadamia nuts, this innovative dairy alternative is in fact as ingenious as its name. Origin:Milkadamia comes to us all the way from Jindilli Farms nestled off the coast of Australia near Byron Bay. “Jindilli” is one of several indigenous words used for macadamia. Situated in the same region where these rainforest trees... Read More ⇒

Madhava Honey

2017-04-07 // By Dana Schlingman
We recently made this sweet addition to the BPS catalog. See what all of the buzz is about! Who Is Madhava?Founded during the 1970’s in the foothills of Colorado, Madhava’s roots run deep. The company initially began as a one man operation out of a one hundred year old farmhouse in Longmont. Today Madhava partners with... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Fresh for Spring

2017-04-01 // By Multiple Authors
With Earth Day peeking around the corner, there is no better time to revamp your beverage ritual. Our catalog contains a variety of brands that are conscious of what goes into their products. Be inspired by refreshing drinks that are made with clean-label ingredients. Health trends may come and go, but pure ingredients and unadulterated flavor will... Read More ⇒

1883 - Flavor With Refinement

2017-03-10 // By Dana Schlingman
Looking for a distinctive new syrup to enhance your coffee or mixed drinks? With a luxurious French je ne sais quoi, 1883 could be just the touch of class you desire. French HeritageBuilt upon the passion and vision of gifted herbalist Philibert Routin, 1883 began in the French Alps where Routin originally harvested the first ingredients... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - A Little Green [Collab with DaVinci Gourmet and Oregon Chai]

2017-03-01 // By Multiple Authors
Thank you for joining us this month for a special edition of Lively Libations! Join us and Levi Andersen from DaVinci Gourmet in making delicious St. Patrick's Day drinks and drink specials for everyone to enjoy! There isn't a day quite as iconic as St. Patrick’s Day. Between the shamrocks, rainbows, and leprechauns; the festivities are... Read More ⇒

Hollander Chocolate Company

2017-02-22 // By Dana Schlingman
In the wake of Valentine's Day, the holiday devoted to love, greeting cards and especially chocolate, we are pleased to introduce a new and noteworthy chocolatier. With a commitment to giving back, source visibility and quality ingredients, Hollander Chocolate Company has set itself apart in the industry. Here are just a few reasons... Read More ⇒

5 Ways to Improve Your Valentine's Day Game

2017-02-01 // By Elizabeth Baldwin
Whenever a smaller holiday such as Valentine's Day comes around it's hard to discern the best way to leverage this occasion. Sometimes the simplest option is the best. Here are 5 things to do to up your Valentine's Day game: 1. Colored Whipped Cream: Coloring your whipped cream with just a few drops of food coloring is fun, festive, and easy. See... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Life's Like a Box of Chocolates

2017-02-01 // By Multiple Authors
Whether you like to get into the enamoring spirit of Valentine’s Day or you avoid it altogether, we’ve created some indulgent drinks that can be enjoyed all year around. As the classic quote goes: “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Be prepared with your gift this year: give the gift of... Read More ⇒

Buy 1 bag of Frozen Bean Spiced Chai and/or Vanilla Chai and Get 1 FREE

2017-01-09 // By Dana Schlingman
Buy 1 Bag of Frozen Bean and Get 1 FREE: Spiced Chai and/or Vanilla Chai  To Redeem, Use Coupon Code: FBCHAI During Check-out: Must have 1 or more bags of Frozen Bean Spiced Chai or Vanilla Chai in the cart This coupon code is only redeemable once per order and only once per customer (1 free 3lb. Bag of Frozen Bean Spiced Chai... Read More ⇒

15% Off Two Leaves and a Bud's Purpose-Filled Tea

2017-01-01 // By Dana Schlingman
15% off any order of Two Leaves and a Bud’s Purpose-Filled Tea:   Invigorate Energize Hydrate Detox   To Redeem, Use Coupon Code:POW When you check-out Must have at least 1 box of Two Leaves and a Bud's Purpose-Filled Tea (any flavor) in your cart at the time of checkout. Only the Purpose-Filled... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - New Year's Solutions

2016-12-28 // By Multiple Authors
Happy New Year! Are you on the hunt for a healthy, versatile product to serve and enjoy in your cafe? Red Espresso is a Rooibos tea that’s full of antioxidants and flavor. Let’s ring in the New Year with new and exciting recipes that cater to health-minded customers and those in search for delicious drinks. Keep reading to see our New... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Happy Holidays

2016-11-30 // By Multiple Authors
Are you the type of person that will be braving the cold by skiing, sledding or caroling? Or perhaps you prefer staying indoors baking, reading, or snuggling by the fire? Regardless, these drinks are sure to warm you from the inside, out; maybe even as much as your Grandma’s famous chocolate chip cookies awaiting Santa on the mantle. If the... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - [Torani] Chai Season!

2016-10-28 // By Multiple Authors
‘Tis the season of spending time with loved ones, baking indulgent treats, holiday shopping, and sipping chai lattes. Whether you’re trying to invent the perfect drink to entertain house guests, or create a festive brew for your coffee shop, below you will find many decadent chai tea ideas to warm up to. All recipes feature Torani Chai,... Read More ⇒

Almond Milk Steaming Made Easy With Califia Farms

2016-10-21 // By Dana Schlingman
The savvy folks over at Califia Farms have put together a quick tutorial to demystify the sometimes challenging task of steaming Almondmilk. With more and more customers asking for alternative milks, it's a skill that every barista should have in his or her arsenal. The Take Away: 1. Positioning: The steam tip should be placed just... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Pumpkin Reinvented

2016-08-31 // By Multiple Authors
Three words: Pumpkin. Spice. Latte. You’re probably crying right now for one of two reasons: A) you love anything and everything pumpkin spice related and just the thought of a warm, comforting PSL brings a tear of joy to your eye or B) you’re completely over it and could not stand to even look at another pumpkin flavored whatever,... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Floral/Herbal Lemonades

2016-07-18 // By Multiple Authors
This past Thursday Barista Pro Shop decided to take an adventure in drink creation. We all thought up some creative takes on traditional lemonade to help take the edge off these hot summer days. Some lemonades were savory and others were sweet; all of them raised my eyebrow when I was told what the ingredient list would be. However, I have to admit... Read More ⇒

Califia Farms Almond Milk; all you need to know.

2016-06-30 // By Samuel Goldring
Califia farms Almond milk is a great way to get plant based nutrition that nourishes your heart and bone health, whilst satisfying your palate. With 0% cholesterol, as opposed to roughly 35mg of cholesterol in whole milk, Your heart will thank you for making the switch. It boasts 80 cal per 8fl, as opposed to approximately 146 cal per 8 fl oz.... Read More ⇒

Califia Farms Make Almond Milk You Can Trust

2016-06-30 // By Samuel Goldring
“As Maine goes, so goes the nation” was a trusted maxim throughout the 19th and 20th century. Today it illustrates a story about how national attention has pivoted away from Maine as a bellwether state towards California and the west. Especially when we see the same statement appropriated by pundits to describe California as being... Read More ⇒

Rethink Your Drink - How to Expand Drink Options Without Losing Café Space

2016-06-23 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Space in your café is one of the scarcer resources in the coffee industry - you can always buy more syrup, but getting more counter or fridge space requires playing café tetris or even remodeling your space. Like many café owners and managers, there may just not be room in your budget or schedule for a remodel. So, you... Read More ⇒

Moo Is Moot With New Unsweetened Milkadamia

2016-06-22 // By Samuel Goldring
  Alternative milks are so widely used now that we couldn’t imagine a world without them. With growing concern over the impact of dairy farming on greenhouse gas production, Milkadamia is a brand on the cutting edge of sustainability that offers the environmentally conscious consumer an alternative to dairy that’s both... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli - Maximize Sauce with the Maximo Pouch!

2016-06-17 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Running out of sauce can sometimes be the most infuriating moment when you’re about to top off a perfect drink with a delectable drizzle of caramel sauce. As you awkwardly remove the pump to pour out the remaining sauce, you realize how much is going to go to waste because there is no way to get the rest of it out. Reluctantly, you throw out... Read More ⇒

Hip Hip - Purée! - New Monin Purées and Syrups

2016-06-03 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Once again Monin has surpassed expectations, coming out with new, unique flavors that are liable to make waves! With five new flavors of purées and two new flavors of syrups, there is a lot to be excited about! Monin’s new flavors are guaranteed to make your summer go more smoothly by adding fresh new flavors to your menu, without any... Read More ⇒

Chai Me! - Introducing Torani Chai

2016-05-24 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Torani's Traditional Chai is a rich blend of tea and spice that creates a harmony of warm and uplifting flavor. The spices are perfectly balanced with the right amount of sweetness to create a chai that appeals to all audiences; and with real ground spices (Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Allspice, Nutmeg, and Black Pepper), organic black tea,... Read More ⇒

Frozen Bean Frappé Blends- Blended With Love

2016-02-18 // By Tori Stake
About Striving for the finest ingredients and flavor, Frozen Bean Frappé Blends are not lacking in quality and fun. With almost any flavor you can dream of, these powdered bases range from simple blends for complimenting your menu’s signature drinks such as their Pure Base and Vanilla Smoothie Base, to daring stand-alone flavors like... Read More ⇒

Take Charge of Your Chai – The Chai Company

2016-02-11 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Sweet, spiced, and aromatic – today, it seems like every coffee shop in America has a take on a chai beverage; but what will make your drink stand apart from the rest? Whether it’s for a chai latte or a chai-based blended cream, if you are looking for an authentic offering in the world of chai, Barista Pro Shop would like to introduce... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - How to Make Colored Whipped Cream with Your iSi Quart Cream Profi

2016-02-03 // By Matthew Moseley
Valentine’s Day is all about letting those special people in our lives know that we are thinking about them!  Whether it’s a box of candies or a simple card expressing our gratitude for their positive impact on our life,Valentine’s Day encourages us to go the extra mile to say, “You’re special, and you mean so... Read More ⇒

Mountain Cider Company - The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

2015-11-17 // By Matthew Moseley
Cider…It doesn’t have to be hard! Mountain Cider Company started over 25 years ago in Vermont on a family owned apple farm that doubled as a Christmas tree farm for the Holidays. During that time of year, the winter can be harsh, especially in the New England area, which made hunting for that perfect tree a bit miserable.  In... Read More ⇒

#MightyLeafMonday: Free Mighty Leaf Tea? I Might As Well…..

2015-11-17 // By Matthew Moseley
How does a FREE tea sampler from Mighty Leaf sound?  What if we told you, that all you have to do to receive it was snap a photo? If that sounds like a nice way to start your week, keep reading to find out how you can enter for a chance to win. It’s true, Mighty Leaf wants to see how you enjoy your favorite teas.  So, from now... Read More ⇒

New from Mighty Leaf!
Two Fruit Forward Blends

2015-10-20 // By Bic Vu
Mighty Leaf has garnered the reputation as a purveyor of quality tea.  Served at many artisanal coffee shops across the country, each brew provides the full experience of loose leaf tea in a convenient single serving package.  Adding to their broad selection of flavors are two new fruit-focused blends, Cherry Lemon Green Tea and Wild... Read More ⇒

Umpqua Oats Maple Pecan: Slow Cooked Taste in 3 Minutes

2015-10-15 // By Bic Vu
Hello breakfast.  This fall season is a little warmer with the comfort of Maple Pecan from Umpqua Oats.  Quick oats can now taste like a slow cooked treat rather than a last minute resort. Convenience and great taste are combined in Umpqua Oats Maple Pecan Super Premium Oatmeal.  Upon opening the individually packed cup,... Read More ⇒

Be Charmed by David Rio's Red Panda Pumpkin Chai

2015-10-14 // By Bic Vu
You may have pumpkin coming out of your ears by this time of the year, but hear me out.While pumpkin season is in full swing, give David Rio Red Panda Pumpkin Chai a try.  Like its charming namesake creature, Red Panda Chai will change the way you feel about pumpkins. This lighter blend of spices and pumpkin is a great way to savor the... Read More ⇒

New Torie & Howard Organic Chewie Fruities

2015-10-07 // By Bic Vu
We’ve all heard that candies can rot your teeth and ruin your health, but what if candies could be a little better?  Torie & Howard, makers of organic hard candies, have now added “Chewie Fruities” to their line of products. Torie & Howard candies were developed in response to the owner’s personal struggle... Read More ⇒

Pacific Foods New Barista Series Coconut Milk

2015-09-30 // By Bic Vu
Pacific Barista Series Coconut Milk will soon become coffee’s favorite sidekick.  Nut and plant based milks are a growing demand, but can pose a challenge in matching the usability and flavor of dairy milk.  Pacific Foods has addressed these challenges by collaborating with knowledgeable baristas and “some of the best palates... Read More ⇒

Don’t Put Your Toddy Away for Winter: 5 Reasons Your Toddy Should Be On Your Bar Year Around

2015-09-18 // By Matthew Moseley
As the days grow shorter, the impending change of the seasons is upon us and multi-chromatic tree tops begin emerging acting as our signal to pack away all of the summer supplies.  Which means time to box up and store your Toddy, right?  WRONG, although the Toddy is best known for making delicious and simple iced coffee beverages,... Read More ⇒

Munk Pack has Grab-n-Go in the Bag!

2015-09-04 // By Matthew Moseley
Want to Enjoy Oatmeal On-the-Go?  Munk Pack has got it in the bag….literally!  Munk Pack is reimagining a breakfast classic and shattering expectations of how to enjoy oatmeal!  Munk Pack has conveniently produced 3 flavors of whole grain and superfood oatmeal pouches.  That’s right, oatmeal out of a pouch; you... Read More ⇒

Earnest Eats: Sustainable Farming and Long Lasting Nourishment

2015-09-01 // By Bic Vu
Innovation is the ability to turn waste into benefit.  Earnest Eats has taken coffee fruit, a farming bi-product, and added it to their energizing hot cereals for a boost of caffeine. By focusing on food that is both sustainable for the environment and consumers, Earnest Eats Energized Cereal combines a variety of ingredients that benefit... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for NEW Kidz Kreamz!

2015-08-25 // By Matthew Moseley
Big Train’s NEW Kidz Kreamz flavors are a Parent’s Dream Let’s be honest kids can be hard to appease when it comes to food. In addition, there’s always that internal dialogue about whether keeping them happy or feeding them something healthy is more important.  Parents you deal with quite the conundrum; so, when you... Read More ⇒

New Third Street Chai RTD Iced Teas -- Fair Trade, Organic, On-the-Go

2015-07-14 // By Matthew Moseley
Since 1995, Third Street Chai has been on the forefront of the sustainable, all-natural beverage movement that has been so pervasive in Colorado. It all began with their passion for chai tea and the way they emphatically shared this (at the time) unknown, exotic beverage with the marketplace.  Today, their enthusiasm is equally... Read More ⇒

Smith Tea - The Most Uncommon Name in Tea Since 1949

2015-06-19 // By Matthew Moseley
How do you improve upon what many others have done before you?  Attention to detail.  Attention to detail is about leaving nothing to chance, considering every aspect to ensure an optimal outcome, and so meticulous in your analysis that even the slightest nuances are noted. This takes time, discipline, and patience; however, the... 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 ⇒

DaVinci Invigorators: Invigorate Lifeless Water with this Green Coffee Concentrate

2015-05-28 // By Matthew Moseley
Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that mean the most, and DaVinci Invigorators are a simple way to make the most out of a glass of water. Water, it’s something we can’t live without yet we are constantly looking for ways to make it something more than simply a clear, nearly tasteless beverage! DaVinci Invigorators are a... Read More ⇒

NEW Torani Soda Syrups, Classics Reimagined: Spicy Kola Nut & Ginger Lemongrass

2015-05-26 // By Matthew Moseley
Sodas are so hot right now!  Seriously, as the summer heat blazes down, there’s something so exhilarating about sipping on a sweet, carbonated soda.  Recently, we’ve become more reserved about picking up traditional sodas because we are more aware about the detrimental effects of high-fructose corn syrup and other common... Read More ⇒

For a Limited Time Try This Natural Process Ethiopian Yirgacheffe - Gelana Abaya

2015-05-25 // By Matthew Moseley
Ethiopia is considered by many as the birthplace of coffee.  According to legend, Ethiopia was the home of Kaldi the famous goatherder credited with the discovery of the energy boosting property of coffee after his flock of goats began eating the cherries.  To this day, Ethiopia is one of the world’s finest coffee-producing... Read More ⇒

NEW Dr. Smoothie - 100% Crushed Tropical Sunshine and Beetroot & Berries

2015-05-19 // By Matthew Moseley
Dr. Smoothie has introduced two new options to their 100% Crushed smoothie line; escape to an island oasis with Tropical Sunshine or enjoy the garden fresh taste of Beetroot and Berries.  Similar to the rest of the 100% Crushed Smoothie line from Dr. Smoothie, these new additions are a flavorful treat that even your doctor would approve!... Read More ⇒

Jerky Done Right - Field Trip Jerky

2015-05-04 // By Landon Christensen
Jerky is a satisfying snack that can appeal to a wide variety of consumers, from kids to adults and everyone in between. However, this timeless snack is often criticized for its artificial preservatives, fillers and unnecessary sugars. This weighs down the finished product, results in less protein per serving and ultimately more sodium or sugar... Read More ⇒

Move Aside #PSL, It's DaVinci Red Harvest Smoothie Season!

2015-05-04 // By Matthew Moseley
The new DaVinci Gourmet All-Natural smoothie mix is here to prove that pumpkin has a place in your cup or tumbler all year long!  Pumpkin spice lattés are all the rave and pumpkin spice iced lattés can be just dandy, but the All-Natural Red Harvest Smoothie offers a rich flavor, ease of operation and health... Read More ⇒

Are Customers Tasting Your Coffee the Way You Intended?

2015-04-17 // By Matthew Moseley
Do you ever wonder if your customers are experiencing the best cup of coffee your roasts can produce when brewing in their own home?   Although you can host training classes on proper brewing techniques, print recommend dosages on your coffee bags, and stress the importance of buying whole bean then grinding just before brewing,... Read More ⇒

Tea, Meet Frappe - David Rio Tea Frost

2015-04-15 // By Landon Christensen
Tea is a very popular drink that is now offered in coffee shops almost everywhere. Tea is versatile and can be prepared either hot or cold to fit the season or the preference of a customer. When you hear “tea” chances are you either think of it as being prepared hot or cold, but what if there was a third way to offer tea, say, as... Read More ⇒

Better Than Ever: Torani Fruit Puree Blends

2015-04-01 // By Landon Christensen
One of the fastest growing trends right now in cafes and restaurants is fruit flavored beverages. Handcrafted sodas, lemonades, smoothies, and fruit flavored cocktails are among some of the more popular and continue to perform better year over year. One issue that many operators may encounter is how to provide not only an excellent, bold, fruit... Read More ⇒

Milkadamia -- Macadamia Milk for Baristas

2015-03-18 // By Matthew Moseley
Milkadamia is here to tell traditional cow’s milk to “Moo-ve” over!  Milkadamia is the newest addition to our non-dairy, alternative milk line-up. Here at Barista Pro Shop, we have a love hate relationship with milk; without it, there’s no lattes, mochas, or cappuccinos, which is tragic.  However, whole milk... Read More ⇒

Welcome, Modern Oats, To The BPS Catalog!

2015-02-13 // By Landon Christensen
When you hear “oatmeal” do you think of bland, unappealing mush? Prepare to have that changed because the newest addition to our catalog is going to relieve any hard feelings you may have towards oatmeal. Modern Oats is finally here, bringing in 6 delicious flavors: Goji Blueberry, Apple Walnut, Chocolate Cherry, Mango Blackberry, 5... Read More ⇒

Protein Puck - Food is Fuel, March On!

2014-12-29 // By Matthew Moseley
There’s snacks, and then, there’s fuel!   Sometimes a simple snack is not enough to satiate our hunger.  However, some of the best protein packed snacks won’t work for certain dietary needs; either, because they contain  processed, unnatural ingredients or an allergen, such as dairy or gluten.  This is no... Read More ⇒

Honey Bunchies- The Gourmet Candy Bar that's as Good for You as it Tastes!

2014-11-28 // By Matthew Moseley
  When you hear the phrase ‘gourmet candy bar’, do you think of a scrumptious treat that packs an energy boost?  Probably not, but a Colorado company, Honey Bunchies, is here to change that once and for all! Without further ado, let me introduce you to Honey Bunchies, an all-natural, gluten-free, and hand-made gourmet... 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 ⇒

Steamers-A Simple Way to Enjoy Seasonal Sauces

2014-10-29 // By Matthew Moseley
Some of the best flavors in life come from a simple combination of just 2 things; just consider, mac n’ cheese or peanut butter and jelly, even, bacon and eggs.  Did you know you can create a flavorful beverage with just milk and sauce?  Well it’s true, steamers are a great way to create a quick, simple beverage that’s... Read More ⇒

Yerba Maté: The Teas They are a-Changing

2014-09-19 // By Matthew Moseley
Americans have long held a love, hate relationship with tea.  In our formative years, it went from being one of the largest imported goods to being completely boycotted.  Since then, tea has slowly begun to become more popular and prevalently consumed amongst Americans.  Part of the reason that tea has entered back into the... Read More ⇒

Sweeten the Seasons with Sauces

2014-09-12 // By Matthew Moseley
Flavors are not all created equally.  This is because more than just flavor affects how we experience taste.  What if I told you that sight and the sensation of touch can have a strong influence on how we taste flavors.  Well it’s the truth!  Whether it’s the color or the texture; how something is presented plays a... Read More ⇒

Earth Wind and Fire : Experience the Third Street Process of Brewing Chai

2014-08-29 // By Matthew Moseley
Earth, Wind, and Fire.   No, not the pop music group from the ‘70s; and, no we are not even talking about three of the four Aristotelian elements of life.  In this case, these three elements are referring to three of the key attributes of the Third Street process for manufacturing chai. Chai is fairly commonplace these days,... Read More ⇒

Chai- Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice

2014-08-15 // By Matthew Moseley
Chai, something so simple, yet so transcendent.  When you mix the light, refreshing beverage of black tea with the aromatic, invigorating attributes of fresh spices likes cloves, cardamon, and cinnamon; the result becomes a complex, bold drink that satiates your thirst and desire to be invigorated.  These added spices not only produce an... Read More ⇒

Welcome, Island Rose, To The BPS Catalog!

2014-07-18 // By Landon Christensen
Looking for a way to beat the heat this summer while beating the sometimes wasteful process of brewing tea? Look no further than Island Rose Gourmet Iced Tea & Lemonade. Brewed only using the highest quality teas sourced from around the world combined with the sweetness of real cane sugar, these drinks will leave your thirst quenched, your... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-Keep that Coffee in Your Cup: 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Spilling

2014-07-01 // By Matthew Moseley
It happens every morning, you fill up your mug and you begin the treacherous journey to sit down and enjoy it.  Then tragedy strikes, the continuous waves of deliciousness jump over the rim of your mug and crash in various shades of brown and tan upon your floor.  Your coffee has spilled and you’re left thinking, “why does... Read More ⇒

Set Your Fruit Smoothies Apart from the Rest with Jet Non-Fat Yogurt Smoothies

2014-05-23 // By Matthew Moseley
If you’re anything like me, when it’s time to relax after some fun in the sun nothing quite hits the spot like a frozen, fruity beverage.  Yep, I’m talking about fruit smoothies not only are they sweet and delicious; but, they have fruit which makes the justification to indulge in one all the more easy to come by.  These... Read More ⇒

Frappe Fun for Everyone!

2014-05-02 // By Matthew Moseley
Do you frappe?  Frappes are delicious frozen, blended coffee drinks.  These drinks are pretty much the smoothie of coffee drinks!  They are delicious options that are perfectly suited for warm weather.  When you feel the sun scorching down on you, a steaming cup of joe is the last thing you desire.  However, that caffeine... Read More ⇒

Don’t Let Your Tank Run on Empty: Fuel Up and Feel Good

2014-03-28 // By Matthew Moseley
You wouldn’t try to drive to work on an empty tank of gas and you would never expect a delivery driver’s boss to say “your tank is almost empty but it may last the rest of the day.”  We wouldn’t expect good results from a car running on no fuel, so why do we do it to our bodies? It’s all too often in our... Read More ⇒

Trading In Trade-offs for the Best of Both Worlds!

2014-03-07 // By Matthew Moseley
 Whether it’s in a basic economics course or every day life, you’re told that life is full of   tradeoffs.  You can have it now and skimp on quality or you can be patient and get something stellar.  You can either eat healthy or eat cheap and convenient.  You can help others or you can do things solely for... Read More ⇒

Why Not Add an Extra Shot to That?

2014-02-26 // By Matthew Moseley
Don’t you wish you could get more than you pay for?  Well of course, everyone loves free stuff! However, how many times do you feel like you’re getting it free because no one really wants it?   What if you could guarantee it is was high quality, you would take advantage of it every time, right? Liven Up Your Order Well... Read More ⇒

Traveling the World with Two Leaves Tea Company

2014-01-17 // By Matthew Moseley
  Explore a World of Tantalizing Flavor  As the sun breaks the crest of the Himalaya mountains and illuminates a lush forest of sal and oak in Darjeeling, torid rapids rush through the banks of the Brahmaputra river in Assam, while in Sri Lanka water plummets 863 ft creating an explosion of splashing water at the base of the... Read More ⇒

DaVinci Delivers a Delicious, Dynamic Duo That You Can Eat

2014-01-15 // By Matthew Moseley
Not the Artist, and Not just Another Flavor  When you hear Da Vinci, it likely brings one of two things to mind either: The Renaissance Man’s artistic masterpieces or delicious arrays of sauces and syrups.  Since you’re on a specialty coffee website, you’re probably aware that I’m not here to discuss whether... Read More ⇒

DaVinci Gourmet Can Be Your Solution For Just About Any New Year’s Resolution

2014-01-03 // By Matthew Moseley
The start of a new year is an exciting time because it allows people to evaluate where they have been and resolve to create good habits.  This phenomenon of making resolutions for your new year can be a great thing but without an action plan you may just be setting yourself up for failure.  Achieving something is much more viable when you... Read More ⇒

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

2013-10-02 // 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Exploring Single Origin Ingredients with Da Vinci

2013-01-24 // By Kari Guddeck
Organic.  Natural.  Fair Trade.  Single Origin.  These are all buzzwords commonly heard in the specialty coffee industry.  Most of them evoke thoughts of high-quality coffee and products.  It’s not surprising then, that a syrup company decided to bank on a couple of those concepts and create a syrup line that... 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 ⇒

New Year – Greener You

2013-01-04 // By Kari Guddeck
It’s New Year’s resolution time!  Ok, so resolutions are a bit overrated, and we all know that the success rate is un-inspiringly low.  However, if you’re still seeking inspiration for ways to improve upon last year, how about making a resolution to go greener with your business?  We can think of no better way to... Read More ⇒

Staying in for New Years?

2012-12-27 // By Kari Guddeck
I’ve been asking a lot of random people what they’re doing for New Year’s Eve this year (and polled our facebook friends), and the overwhelming response has been ‘staying in’.  That’s right; most people have told me they’ll be enjoying a quiet evening at home.  This article from AOL Daily Finance... 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 ⇒

The Great Pumpkin Returns

2012-10-10 // By Kari Guddeck
We say it every year, and this year is no different.  Pumpkin flavored syrups, sauces, and Cruzin’ Caps are flying like bats off the shelf!  If you need a pumpkin fix, we’ve definitely got you covered.  Right now we’re totally digging on Torani Sauces, and especially the devilishly decadent combo of Pumpkin Pie and... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli Barista Dark Choco Mini Chips – yes please!

2012-10-03 // By Kari Guddeck
Most folks know about our roots in baking, but some might not realize that the first product we sold (after our own baked goods) was Ghirardelli chocolate powder.  We’ll be celebrating our 19th year in business in 2013, and that equates to a lot of mochas, hot chocolates, etc that Ghirardelli has helped our customers create. Over the... Read More ⇒

Nothing says Fall like ....

It’s amazing how time flies.  All of a sudden….school is back in session, Labor Day has passed, and I’m writing about pumpkins!  In Colorado, there’s definitely been that undeniable autumn crispness in the cool morning air the past few weeks.  So, as we bid adieu to summer and its playful ways, let’s... Read More ⇒

The To-Go Lid Showdown: Solo v. FoamAroma

2012-07-20 // By Kari Guddeck
There’s a new to-go lid in town, and we’re pretty excited about it.  I know what you’re thinking, “Um..it’s just a lid, what’s there to be excited about?”.  In all fairness, that was my original reaction when Jay handed me the FoamAroma lid at Coffee Fest Seattle last year and asked what... Read More ⇒

NEW! Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candies (they ship free!)

2012-07-12 // By Kari Guddeck
It all started in New York City.  Jon, Jay, and I were working hard at Coffee Fest and noticed the colorful, and quite lovely, little booth next to ours.  Candies wrapped in green, red, pink, and orange papers were overflowing from baskets and boxes and…well, they seemed to be everywhere.  During a break in the action at our... Read More ⇒

BPS hot new brands!!

We have added some great new product to our catalog that we’re really excited to introduce like Umqua oats! This hot new brand has been flying off the shelf. These little cups are jammed packed with high quality ingredients and are oh-so-easy to prepare (shake, add hot water, cover for 2 minutes, and enjoy!). Umpqua Oats are a great tasting... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Happy Hot Tea Month!

2012-01-12 // By Kari Guddeck
Sipping on my afternoon cup of two leaves and a bud Assam (my current fave), I spy a blurb about January being National Hot Tea Month.I find the plethora of national something or other days/months kind of silly and amusing, but more often than not they’ll inspire a little blog entry, a facebook post, or a tweet.If nothing else, they serve as... Read More ⇒

Happy New Year! (and cocktails con't...)

2011-12-31 // By Kari Guddeck
Yesterday’s post definitely leaned toward the geeky, do-it-yourself end of mixology and cocktails.  I happen to really enjoy making stuff from scratch and experimenting with different recipes.  However, if you’re short on time and the mixing, making, experimenting with your own bitters/syrups isn’t really your thing;... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒


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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Wednesday Inspired Recipes

    We were feeling a bit inspired while coming up with today’s featured recipes.  We decided to include floral flavors and experimented with texture and temperatures.  The Jasmine Cloud Iced Latté is the result.  It has multiple layers of flavor, texture, and temperature.  With the first sip... Read More ⇒

Let them eat oatmeal! Introducing Umpqua Oats!

2011-06-23 // By Kari Guddeck
We’re psyched about our latest catalog addition.  Say hello to Umpqua Oats!!  Ok, so you’re wondering ‘why are you so psyched about oatmeal? Isn’t that kind of boring?’  Well, we’re here to tell you that this oatmeal is far from ordinary.  Umpqua Oats is an all natural oatmeal made with whole... Read More ⇒

End of Days Cocktail Recipe

I wasn’t going to jump on the ‘Rapture’ or ‘End of the World’ bandwagon today.  However, the topic just kept worming its way back into conversations, so I decided to give in.  Most of these conversations ended in “I need a drink!” or “I’ll be toasting the Rapture with ”.  In... Read More ⇒

Happy Valentine's Day!

Our Colorado warehouse just happens to call Loveland its home, so we could hardly let the ‘day of love’ pass without a quick shout out to all of you.  BPS ©’s you!  We invite you to sip one of these concoctions and enjoy your Valentine's Day!    Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini ¼ oz... Read More ⇒

NEW! Jet Non-Fat Yogurt Smoothie

We tried out the New Jet Mixed Berry Non-Fat Yogurt Smoothie made from real fruit puree and creamy yogurt.  With a happy co-mingling of different berry flavors, this drink excited our taste buds and made us eager to try out the other flavors like peach, mango, strawberry and banana strawberry flavors to... Read More ⇒

New: Monin 1 Liter Syrup Flavors

We’ve carried a handful of Monin syrups in the 1 liter size in the past, but our offering just got bigger.  The 1 liter size is packaged in a plastic bottle, making it a great option for bars and restaurants.  Also, some of the flavors are only available in this size (French vanilla, cucumber, honey sweetener, and red passion... Read More ⇒

Hello 2011!

2010 was quite a year.  Daily news stories were filled with stories of doom and gloom about the economy and worldwide unrest.  Here at BPS, we tried to keep our spirits up and focus on the best part of our business:  our customers!  We hope that you all enjoyed the holiday season, and are excited to jump into 2011!   ... Read More ⇒

Whip up some holiday fun with iSi

Who doesn’t like whipped cream…especially if it’s homemade?  Though whipped cream is often an afterthought to drink preparation (‘just spray on some pre-made canned topping’ right?), it’s important to remember that whipped cream is what your holiday guests will see and taste first.  Why not make... Read More ⇒

Holiday Party? Spiked Recipes.

      Add a little zip and zing to your holiday parties with these ‘spiked’ recipes.  Cheers!      ‘Gingerbird’ Martini  1/2 oz Sweetbird Gingerbread Syrup 1 ½ oz Vodka 1/2 oz White Chocolate Liqueur Ice Fill a shaker with ice.  Add all ingredients and shake... Read More ⇒

Let the Season Inspire – Holiday Recipe Ideas

There are so many great holiday inspired recipes out there.  Popular flavors used during the holidays include:  Peppermint, Gingerbread, Maple Spice, Spiced Brown Sugar, Frosted Mint, White Chocolate, Chocolate, Crème de Menthe, Cinnamon, Praline, Egg Nog, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie/Spice.  Here are a few ideas to... Read More ⇒

Welcome Two Leaves and a Bud!

Go there.  This is the simple message from Two Leaves and a Bud; our newest tea line.  Two Leaves and Bud does go there: they visit tea gardens around the world, they taste tea in its purest native form, they interact with farmers, and their mission is “to bring the experience of the gardens back to our customers…to ‘go... Read More ⇒

Baby, It’s Cold Out There!

    As temperatures dip into ‘chilly’; we thought we’d post a reminder about shipping in cold weather.  Not only can shipments be delayed by bad weather and tough travel conditions, but those bottles of sugar free syrup don’t fare so well in freezing temperatures.  Sugar free syrups can freeze and... Read More ⇒

Busy Monday vs. Holiday Recipes

We’ve been busy today with folks preparing for Thanksgiving weekend!  A reminder that our office, warehouse, and bakery will be closed Wed-Fri this week.  However, deliveries on Wed will be made as usual.  Enough talk about biz...let's start imbibing!    Need a fresh idea for a fun holiday drink?  How... Read More ⇒

Tea Time

It’s been a blustery morning in Colorado today, made even more dramatic by the flurry of autumn colored leaves.  Sprinkles of rain have been falling and snow clouds are looming over the foothills.  The change of the season has definitely arrived!  I’m sipping on a piping hot Numi Chocolate Puerh Tea Latté, and... Read More ⇒

What's New

If you’ve spent some time on our website, you probably know that we have a “New Items” link on the left.  We want you to be on top of our latest offerings, so check it out periodically…..you might just find your new ‘latest and greatest’.   On that note, I’d like to share a few of our newest... Read More ⇒

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere

October is upon us, and so are the pumpkins!  Pumpkin syrups and sauces have been flying out of our warehouses since the day after Labor Day.  Did one of them land in your cup?  If not, may we suggest jumping on the big orange bandwagon?  Year after year, the pumpkin craze continues to gain in popularity.  The sweet and... Read More ⇒

Candied Pumpkin Latté Recipe

      Candied Pumpkin Latté   Stir together 2 shots Espresso, ½ oz Monin Caramel Sauce, ½ oz Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup, and ¾ oz Monin Candied Orange Syrup in a 16 oz cup. Add steamed milk. Top w/ whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.... Read More ⇒

Be Green and Clean w/ Full Circle

The movement towards green living is growing by leaps and bounds.  Let us help you take a small step in that direction with our new Full Circle coffee equipment cleaning products.  Made by Urnex, the Full Circle line aims for renewable and sustainable equipment cleaning by:  using ingredients found in food or derived from plants, not... Read More ⇒

A Chill in the Air

It’s amazing how time flies.  All of a sudden….school is back in session, Labor Day has passed, and I’m writing about pumpkins!  In Colorado, there’s definitely been that undeniable autumn crispness in the cool morning air the past few weeks.  So, as we bid adieu to summer and its playful ways, let’s... Read More ⇒

TGIF Pineapple Mojito

It's Friday!  Chill out with this new twist on an old minty fave.... Pineapple Mojito 1 1/2 oz Light Rum1/2 oz Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed Fruit Smooth Lime1/4 oz Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed Fruit Lemon-ADE1/2 oz Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed Fruit Pineapple Paradise2 Lime Wedges, 5-8 Mint Leaves, Soda Water   Combine Lemon-ADE and mint in... Read More ⇒

Summer Flower Recipes

I was feeling inspired by Colorado’s summer flowers and Monin’s unique flavor offerings, so I decided to create a couple of recipes featuring flowers.  That’s right, today you should drink your summer bouquet!   The Sparkling Rose Lemonade 2 oz Boulder Organic Lemonade Concentrate 6 oz Sparkling water ¾... Read More ⇒

A little bit summer, a little bit fall

We've been receiving a lot of autumn inspired promotional material as of late.  Let's look forward a little with a recipe that mixes the flavors of fall while keeping the refreshing coolness of a summer drink.             Pumpkin Pie à la Mode Italian Soda In a 16 oz cup mix 1 oz Monin... Read More ⇒

Toddy® Featured in New York Times

    Our friends at Toddy® got a great plug in the New York Times!  Remember that BPS sells the home (consumer) model for $30 and for $5 more you can get the Toddy®/BPS Coffee package (consumer model + 1lb of BPS Coffee Savvy Blend, a savings of $6.95)!  Find out for yourself what all of the cold brew buzz is about.... Read More ⇒

Summer Drink Haikus

Writer’s block was getting the best of me this afternoon, so I decided to do a little writing exercise.  Hence the Haiku!  I let summer’s heat and BPS beverage offerings inspire the words.  Got a coffee or summer drink haiku you’d like to share?  Send it to BPS@BaristaProShop.com, and put “haiku” in... Read More ⇒

Weather it's hot or cold...

Ok, so check out the current map for today (6pm Mountain time).        That’s a lot of red and orange!  That’s a lot of hot!  No sweat, we’ve got you covered.  For those in search of that coffee fix and a cool down try an iced coffee made with the Toddy cold brew system, an iced... Read More ⇒

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

  Did you know that we carry Da Vinci Gourmet Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans?  They are packaged in a 5lb bag and are available in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Marbled, and Medley (contains all 3 plus white chocolate).  The 5lb bag size might seem like a lot, but you can repackage the beans into small bags, tie them up... Read More ⇒

Happy 4th of July! All American Apple Pie Martini Recipe

  BPS would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday weekend!   Raise a glass of All American Apple Pie Martini and celebrate our nation! ¾ oz Monin Vanilla Syrup ½ oz Monin Apple Syrup 2 oz Apple Flavored or Regular Vodka Ice Combine ingredients in a shaker.  Shake vigorously.  Strain into martini... Read More ⇒

Jet’s got a new look

If you’ve received a carton of Jet lately and thought “hmmmm, there’s something different about this box”, you’re right!  Jet has given their smoothies a face lift, so don’t be surprised if you unpack your order and see a fresh new face.     Amy with new Jet, Pat with old... Read More ⇒

Torani Real Fruit Smoothie Mix is in the house!

Torani’s new Real Fruit Smoothie Mix is now available from BPS!  Flavors released so far are Strawberry, Mango, and Superfruit.  Each 16 oz serving of Real Fruit offers all of the recommended allowance of Vitamin C, contains 4 grams of fiber, and is caffeine free.  Real Fruit is easy to prepare:  pour over ice and... Read More ⇒

Charge into Spring with iSi

Are you buying soda water?  It might be time to invest in a soda siphon and make your own!  BPS carries the iSi line of soda and whipped cream dispensers and chargers.  If you’re making a lot of Italian sodas, sparkling teas, or mixed drinks with sparkling water, it might be more cost effective to make your own. ... Read More ⇒

We’ve Added a New BPS Coffee – Nicaraguan

We just tasted the newest coffee in the BPS Coffee line up: a Fair Trade Organic Nicaraguan from a cooperative in the Segovia region consisting of Caturra, Maragogype, and Bourbon varietals.  Whew!  That’s a mouthful; let’s talk taste!  For this tasting we picked up on subtle maple and caramel aromas with a slight... Read More ⇒

Something Hot, Something Cold

Spring can be a fickle friend…..sunny skies and warm temps one day, only to be followed by clouds and rain showers the next.  Here are a couple of recipe ideas to help match the ‘mood’ of the day.  Cheers!       Chocolate Cheesecake Latté (16... Read More ⇒

Coffee Break

“According to coffee folklore, an Ethiopian goatheard named Kaldi discovered the joys of coffee when his goats ate the berries and became so frisky that they ‘danced’.  Kaldi soon joined them.”  Read more about coffee folklore and fact in Uncommon Grounds, The History of Coffee and How It Transformed Our World by... Read More ⇒

Keepin' It Clean

For coffee enthusiasts, cleaning and maintaining home equipment is the key to enjoying great tasting beverages at home. Use Urnex for cleaning home brewers and espresso machines to ensure that every cup of coffee you serve is as good as the last.   Note: It is not recommended to use vinegar or dishwashing detergent to clean your machine.... Read More ⇒

Recipe - New Year's Sparkler

Raise this festive drink and ring in the New Year right.  Cheers!   New Year’s Sparkler 1 oz Monin Pomegranate Syrup                ½ oz Monin Pear Syrup   Fill 16 oz glass with ice.  Fill glass 2/3 full with soda water.  ... Read More ⇒

Torani's New Flavors Are Here!

The season just got a little sweeter!  Torani’s newest flavored syrups are in the Colorado warehouse now and will arrive in New Hampshire early next week.   Inspire your customers with these unique flavors: Cupcake, Chocolate Chip CookieDough, and Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Mayan Cupcake 1 ¼ oz Torani... Read More ⇒

Recipe of the Week – Spicy Chai Nog

Happy Thanksgiving!  Here at BPS we have many things to be thankful for.  We are about to enter our 16th year of business and we would like to thank all of our customers for making that possible.  We are grateful to be part of an industry that we are passionate about and for the people we’ve met and had the pleasure of working... Read More ⇒

David Rio Chai is in the Warehouse!

You asked for it, and now David Rio Chai is here!  BPS is pleased to announce the arrival of our latest line of chai.  David Rio is a powdered chai and flavors include:  Tiger Spice, Elephant Vanilla, Tortoise Green Tea, Giraffe Decaf, Orca Spice Sugar Free, and Flamingo Vanilla Decaf Sugar Free.  David Rio is available NOW from... Read More ⇒
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