BPS® Blog » Posts by Month: January 2010


MRBC Update -- Schedule of Events/Travel

The Mountain Regional Barista Competition site has been updated with the schedule of events and hotel info.  Check it out here!  We still need volunteers, so if you’re interested in participating please contact us or register to volunteer on the MRBC site.  See you soon!... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Better Brewing

I tried a new technique with my French press this morning.  I skimmed off the grounds resting on top before plunging.  According to James Hoffman (2007 World Barista Champion and an owner of Square Mile Coffee Roasters), this skimming will help cut down on the amount of fine grinds left behind in the coffee and result in less... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Make Your Own Chocolate Sauce

Did you know that you can make your own chocolate sauce with Da Vinci Gourmet Premium Powdered Chocolate Sauce or Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa?  Just add water and voila!   Da Vinci Gourmet Liquid Sauce Recipe 1. Fill mixing bucket/container with 32 oz. hot water 2. Add 32 oz of Da Vinci Gourmet Premium Powdered... Read More ⇒

MRBC -- We have a venue!

The Mountain Regional Barista Competition will be held Feb 12-14 at The Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO.  We need competitors, volunteers, and spectators!  Woo your Valentine in the land of love with free coffee and feats of barista greatness.  Have questions?  Check out the MRBC website or contact Kari@BaristaProShop.com... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee -- Ouida Kincaid, Baker/Bookkeeper

Ouida (pronounced weeda) started working at BPS five years ago.  She is baker and bookkeeper all rolled up in one!  If she’s not whipping up scones, rolling burritos, or making muffins she’s hard at work tackling accounts payable.  Ouida is like a mother to us – she takes care of us, brings in fabulous snacks, and... Read More ⇒

Did you know? – BPS Facts

BPS has two warehouses: one located in Loveland, Colorado and the other in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  We ship out of both warehouses.  When you call the toll free number (866-776-5288), you will be speaking to someone in our main office in Colorado.    ... Read More ⇒

Trade Shows

If you’re already involved in a coffee related business, are thinking about opening your own café, or if you’re a coffee enthusiast you should think about attending a specialty coffee trade show.  Trade shows are a great way to sample different product options and explore everything new and trendy in... 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 ⇒
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