BPS® Blog » Posts by Month: June 2010


It Must Be A Monday….

…because we are busy!  Did you know that Mondays are typically the busiest day of the week here at BPS?  We ship UPS and Fedex Mon-Fri, and we receive a lot of orders over the weekend from folks who have depleted their supplies over the weekend.  Speaking of, next Monday (July 5th) BPS will be open regular business hours, but... Read More ⇒

And the winner of the 2010 WBC is….

MICHAEL PHILLIPS (USA)!  CONGRATULATIONS, MIKE! Building a performance on coffee processing (washed, natural, honey process), Mike (from Intelligentsia) impressed judges with his knowledge and barista skill.  Way to juggle those 3 hoppers!  Intelligentsia announced earlier this year that they would not have any baristas... Read More ⇒

Watch the WBC semis and finals tomorrow!

    We’re psyched about the 2010 World Barista Competition semis and finals tomorrow, so we’re blogging about it again!  Make sure to watch the action streaming here.  The US’s Mike Phillips advanced to the semis today along with 12 other competitors – GO MIKE!!! ... Read More ⇒

New Regional Barista Competition Map is Out!

Hold the phone, folks!  The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has posted the changes for next year’s regional barista competition, and they are significant.  The regions have been reduced to 6 (down from 10).  Looks like Colorado will join CA, AZ, UT, HI, NV, NM to make up the South West region.  Competition... Read More ⇒

World Barista Championship – UK style

Coffee folks across the globe will descend on London this week for the 11th World Barista Championship (WBC).  The U.S. will be represented by Mike Phillips from Intelligentsia.  Mike is the back to back winner of the United States Barista Championship and he placed 3rd in last year’s WBC.  Good luck Mike!   If... Read More ⇒

A little caffeine for Monday doldrums

It’s been one of those Mondays.  You know the kind: you hit every stop light on the way to work,everybody else seems to be running late too because traffic is terrible, you clock in 5 minutes late, your office light fizzles out when you flip the switch, one of your photos has fallen off the wall…..did I mention I’m on my... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- Don’t throw those away!

I wonder how many pounds of used coffee grounds are thrown away each day…  Did you know that coffee grounds have many uses after they’ve provided you with a cup of coffee?  Here are 10 ideas to get you started:   1.   Let’s start with the most widely known use of grounds:  gardening and... 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 ⇒
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