BPS® Blog » Posts by Month: April 2015


Bring Your Kid to Work Day

Yesterday was Bring Your Kid to Work Day, being that about half of our staff is in their early 20’s, it goes without saying that not many kids showed up. However, we did have the privilege of meeting 12 year-old Cecilia, who is the daughter of Joy who works in our bakery. Cecilia spent about half of the day here working with her mom doing... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Iced Espresso Breakdown

2015-04-21 // By Landon Christensen
Cold weather, hot drinks. Hot weather, cold drinks. Customers typically want drinks that compliment the weather they’re experiencing. Don’t get me wrong, I love a cup of hot coffee most any day, but when the sun is beating down an Iced Americano just feels right. There will always be customers who order the usual, regardless of the... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 - You’ll Be Blown Away by the New Additions to This Show

2015-04-20 // By Matthew Moseley
Coffee Fest Chicago 2015: June 5-7, at Navy Pier Oh how time flies, we’ve blown through the first quarter of the year, and do you know what that means?  You guessed it, the second Coffee Fest Show of this year is almost upon us.  That’s right, Coffee Fest Chicago is just 7 weeks away which means it’s time to start... 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 ⇒

Spring into a New Café: Tips for Grand Openings or Opening a New Location

2015-04-09 // By Matthew Moseley
Are you ready to ‘Spring’ into your New Café or Location? Definition of Springtime - an early or flourishing stage of development (Merriam-Webster) Spring is all about rebirth, as the warm weather arrives seedlings begin emerging out of the soil and the array of greens from emerald to chartreuse return to the trees.... Read More ⇒

Loose Leaf Tea Training Event: Are You Ready to Par-TEA?

2015-04-03 // By Matthew Moseley
Tea is one the most consumed beverages across the globe; falling just behind water.  Here in the US, tea has not seen as much focus and attention as it now captures; since arguably the Boston Tea Party.  Which means if you’re still not capitalizing on this growing trend, now’s your time! Tea can come in many forms and... 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 ⇒
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