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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 ⇒

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 ⇒

David Rio Chai is in the Warehouse!

2009-11-20
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 ⇒

Paisley Brand Tea

2013-11-08 // By Jillian Peck
Two Leaves Tea Company® carries some of our most delicious teas. Packaged in pyramid sachets that can hold their own in comparison to loose leaf, these teas have an honest and well balanced taste and can last through more than one cup. Though, there are those who prefer to dive into a dark rich brew; in which case, might steer away from... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Chai Me! - Introducing Torani Chai

2016-05-24 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Did you know 41% of Millennials want more chai offerings? Of all the things Millennials want, why should this matter? Well, Millennials are steadily becoming a large portion of consumers, and are projected to continue growing in the coffee consumer base. With consumers becoming more and more interested in specialty tea - particularly chai, Torani... 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 ⇒

Recipe of the Week – Spicy Chai Nog

2009-11-26
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 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 ⇒

Mark your Calendars, Make the Trek to Loveland, and Meet these Producers

2014-09-05 // By Matthew Moseley
Still haven’t RSVP’d for Meet the Producers?  After you see who is exhibiting and all the products they’ll be showcasing, you’re sure to rethink that choice.  With over 35 brands either attending or exhibiting products, you’re sure to find something new and exciting! Meet the Producers is not only a fun way... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Give Back with David Rio | Customer Workshop

2020-01-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night to remember with David Rio! Learn how one company is changing the world & how you can too with the products that you carry in your shop.  Who? David Rio What? Learn about an epic and intriguing tale of compassion, determination, and how good people and great chai can make a difference. When? 4:30 - 6:30 pm... Read More ⇒

Meet the Producers this Thursday!

2013-09-10 // By Jillian Peck
I hope all of you are ready for a good time! This Thursday, September 12, from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm, Meet the producers takes place right here at Barista Pro Shop, located at 5888 Wright Dr. Loveland, CO 80538. We are setting up for raffles, scavenger hunts, food and beverages, goodie bags, and best of all, booths for the products you, your... 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 ⇒

Traveling Recipes

2020-11-11 // By Multiple Authors
Traveling Recipes with Oregon Chai  This month we are showcasing the new Oregon Chai Tea Latte's from Oregon Chai. We will be pouring, stirring, shaking, and sipping our way through the seasons.    Tropical takes on this green tea favorite has us ready for the beach. Even when the sun and sand are missing you can still... Read More ⇒

Free David Rio Anniversary Tin

2009-12-09
Display your David Rio Chai with style!  We have a limited supply of David Rio Chai anniversary tins available.  Tins are FREE to customers placing a new David Rio Chai order.  Call 866-776-5288 to order chai and say “I want my free David Rio anniversary tin.  I saw it on the BPS Blog” or place an online order and... Read More ⇒

Hollander Chocolate Training | Customer Event

2019-01-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Hollander Chocolate! Come enjoy delicious Hollander chocolate while learning more about their chocolate processing and leave with recipe ideas perfect for Valentine's Day! This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about this brand whose main two focuses are giving back and the use of quality ingredients.... Read More ⇒

Chai!!

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Ready-To-Drink

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Monin | Customer Event

2019-03-04 // By Mikenna Curlee
                Join us for a night with Monin! Come enjoy delicious food & beverages made with Monin products while learning more about their company. Leave with recipe ideas and applications for a variety of Monin products! Plus, IT IS FREE! Who? Monin What? Learn more... 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 ⇒

What's New

2010-10-12
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 ⇒

What's New

2010-10-12
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 ⇒

Meet our Warehouse Managers!-CO: John / NH: Ann / KY: Chris

2013-07-10 // By Liam Bucher
How is it that you receive your products in an extremely, timely manner from Barista Pro Shop? Well it’s all thanks to the well-oiled machines running our warehouses in Loveland, CO; Londonderry, NH; and Louisville, KY. The three warehouse managers run a tight ship and always make sure your purchases are out the door as fast and efficient as... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - 5 Ways to Sell More Cider

2011-09-21 // By Kari Guddeck
Our friends at the Mountain Cider Company have some great tips for selling more apple cider this season, so we decided to share! 5 Tips for a Successful Cider Season As the days grow shorter, the nights grow longer, and that first cold snap hits the air, two things are certain. Fall is coming and apple cider season is upon us. Cider has long been... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Back to School

2016-08-08 // By Multiple Authors
For some cafes, back-to-school season means a high volume of caffeine-hungry students and parents that power their fall business. Highly caffeinated drinks cater to an older crowd, whereas blended drinks appeal more to the younger generations. Keep it simple by offering Americanos, lattes, and dirty chais that offer a higher caffeine content.... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Tori Stake

2015-12-04 // By Tori Stake
This week’s featured employee is one of our Customer Service Representatives here in Colorado, Tori Stake. She works full time for Barista Pro Shop, and has been with the company for nine months. Although originally from Iowa, she has now lived in Colorado for over 8 years. Her favorite part about working for BPS is getting to try new... Read More ⇒

A Chill in the Air

2010-09-07
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 ⇒

Nothing says Fall like ....

2012-09-19
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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Kristen Stewart

2018-08-03 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Kristen Stewart Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I've worked for Barista Pro Shop as a customer service barista for about five months now! Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?I grew up in a small town in the Ozark Mountains of North Arkansas. WOO PIG SOOIE! What do you like most... Read More ⇒

Did you know? BPS Facts

2010-02-01
BPS turned 16 the first week of 2010!      In 1994, Jay Weller opened J Street Biscuit Company with a fistful of scone recipes.  Jay was baker, sales person, delivery driver, customer service, etc. until 1998 when partner Jennifer Weller joined in full time.  Jay and Jennifer were using Ghirardelli chocolate in their... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Malorie Winberg

2017-10-20 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Malorie Winberg Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I have been here about 3 months as a Customer Service Barista and I am loving the team I work with! What type of experience do you have in the coffee industry?I started making coffee at age 15 when I got a job in a restaurant. Then I really fell... Read More ⇒

See Who is Exhibiting at Coffee Fest NY!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

New Additions from Two Leaves and a Bud

2018-09-21 // By Mikenna Curlee
Two Leaves and a Bud is an independent tea company based in the mountains of Colorado. Their passion is connecting tea lovers with the teas they love and introducing new tea drinkers to truly great tea. Two Leaves roams the globe, finding the best tasting premium tea, interacting with farmers and experiencing whole leaf organic tea in its... Read More ⇒

Let the Season Inspire – Holiday Recipe Ideas

2010-12-08
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 ⇒

Let the Season Inspire – Holiday Recipe Ideas

2010-12-08
There are so many great holiday inspired recipes out there.  Adding drink specials to your menu keeps your customers engaged and excited about ‘what’s next?’.  Popular flavors used during the holidays include:  Peppermint, Gingerbread, Maple Spice, Spiced Brown Sugar, Frosted Mint, White Chocolate, Chocolate,... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest PDX - A Coffee Show for a Coffee City

2014-10-23 // By Matthew Moseley
A week ago today Portland, Oregon was completely overrun and further immersed in the specialty coffee scene. The festivities began Thursday with the first of two days for the Portland edition of Caffeine Crawl which was sure to excite with numerous notable roasters, coffee shops, tea purveyors, and even a chocolaterie or two!  Friday, would... 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 ⇒

SCAA Exposition and USBC Musings

2010-04-20
  If you’ve noticed a break in the blog action, it’s because we’ve been in Anaheim attending the SCAA Exposition and the United States Barista Competition.  What an event!  We saw many friends and made a lot of new ones, perused new products and gadgets, attended lectures, tasted a lot of great coffee, and crowned... Read More ⇒

Who's going to Coffee Fest?

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

NEW! Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candies

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 own booth, we snuck... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Save Milk (& Money) With Cafe Essentials

2018-09-20 // By Dana Schlingman
Recently Paul Levin, our representative for Dr. Smoothie & Cafe Essentials, came and let us in on a little secret: Cafe Essentials blends don’t require milk because they already have a dairy component! Simply steam Cafe Essentials powder with water to create a creamy latte. Save money and time with these premium powders. We were... 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 ⇒

Trip Report: Day 2, Jay and Jon in San Fran

2012-02-10 // By Jay Weller
  We started today off bright and early in Orange County.  First, we headed over to Mocafe.  We had a terrific meeting with Tom, Richard and Peter.  We've carried Mocafe products for a long time and we continue to be impressed with the quality of their offerings.  We talked a lot about some of the cool stuff we've been... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest St. Louis Write Up

2014-06-06 // By Liam Bucher
Well, another show down, another successful and fun filled weekend! One week after Coffee Fest St. Louis began we are still talking about all of the wonderful people we met at the show. Thank you to everyone who was able to make it out to Coffee Fest and stop by our booth to chat! Thursday morning was an early one, heading to the airport at 4:30... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Pour Your Heart Out! Tips to Help You Master a Free Pour Latte Art Heart

2016-02-12 // By Matthew Moseley
‘Pour your heart into it!’ A motivating reminder that our best work in life occurs when we are committed and determined to accomplish something.  In the case of latte art, we can literally pour a heart into a latte, tea latte or hot chocolate.  However, the point remains, that as a barista pouring latte art proves that... 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 ⇒

CoffeeFest Nashville Recap

2017-03-31 // By Dana Schlingman
While no one returned with a velvet, rhinestone encrusted Elvis suit, it is safe to say that Barista Pro Shop's trip to Music City was a success! Personally I think it’s a cryin’ shame that Matthew didn’t pick up some blue suede to accent his eyes - but that’s just me. (Alright, I think I shook all of the Elvis puns out of... 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 ⇒

Trip Report: Jay and Jon in San Fran

2012-02-09 // By Jay Weller
  We're at the end of day one of 2 ambitious days of vendor visits.  Jon and I took a late flight last night from Boston to San Francisco.  We arrived at our hotel around 11:00 pm and got a good night's sleep.  At 9:00 am Tessa from David Rio was gracious enough to pick us up at our airport hotel and bring us to downtown San... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Jared Jensen

2015-05-29 // By Landon Christensen
Please meet this week’s Featured Employee, Jared Jensen, from our Londonderry, New Hampshire warehouse. Jared grew up in North Andover, Massachusetts, before moving to Merrimack, NH at the age of 12, during which time he attended Merrimack High School. Jared has been with Barista Pro Shop for about a year and a half now as an Assistant... Read More ⇒

Share Your Story: John Galt Coffee Company

2017-02-10 // By Dana Schlingman
A page slowly turns, across the room a college student cocooned in ear-buds slouches into her nest of notes and textbooks. The pace is intentionally unhurried - like a meandering stream in contrast with the swift current that characterizes so many larger more commercial operations. Shop Owner TJ WilsonIn part, I think it is the John Galt’s... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Our bakery has a new name and logo!

2010-05-21
As many of you know, BPS first opened shop as J Street Biscuit Company (a wholesale bakery) 16 years ago.  We’ve come a long way since then, and in keeping with the spirit of change we have decided to rename our bakery.  We’d like to introduce the new BPS Bakery and logo!  Look for the new name and logo on our... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Andrew Candia

2015-04-10 // By Landon Christensen
This week we would like you to meet Andrew Candia! He is the Assistant Warehouse Manager here in Colorado (or Assistant TO THE Warehouse Manager if you prefer) here at Barista Pro Shop! Andrew grew up right here in Loveland, CO and attended Thompson Valley High School.  He’s been with us for a little over a year now. He was first hired... Read More ⇒

Versatili-Tea

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- This is How You Find-a-Mug

2014-04-08 // By Matthew Moseley
Do you ever find yourself wanting to try out a new coffee shop or cafe?  Do you find yourself traveling for work or a vacation and uncertain about where to get your caffeine fix?  Worst of all have you ever settled for Starbucks simply because it’s the fourth one you have seen on this block?   Don’t worry we forgive you.... Read More ⇒

Countdown to the MRBC -- Thanks where thanks are due!

2010-02-08
Snow has been falling in Loveland on and off all day today, but we’re happy to report that the weather for this weekend’s competition is looking grand (mid 40’s and mostly sunny)!  The Mountain Regional Barista Competition is only a few days away, and as we signed for the delivery of the Mahlkoenig grinders today, the reality... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York

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

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 ⇒

Will We be Seeing You in 2 Weeks for Meet the Producers?

2014-09-18 // By Matthew Moseley
Can you hear that hustling and bustling?  No not all the leaves changing and blowing about; and, no not that huge crowd eagerly lining up to order their morning jolt from your shop.  That’s the sound of the BPS® crew hastily preparing to host Meet the Producers 2014, from re-organizing our café to receiving a plethora of... Read More ⇒

Meet The Producers is Two Weeks Away!

2013-08-28 // By Liam Bucher
We are two weeks away from Meet The Producers! Right now, we are in the final prep stages making sure you are all going to have a spectacular time, meeting new people, seeing and trying products that you haven't before, and of course playing some games and winning an awesome prize! Come meet reps from Brands like Big Train, DaVinci, Torani, Monin,... Read More ⇒

Hello 2011!

2011-01-02
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 ⇒

Breakfast Burritos!

2012-07-04 // By Kari Guddeck
Syrups, sauces, chai, smoothies, frappés, oatmeal, and other coffee shop supplies are typically what come to mind when most of our customers think of BPS.  But, tucked inside of our Colorado warehouse resides a grand space that holds the very heart of Barista Pro Shop.  Aromas of cinnamon, chocolate, and other tempting smells waft... Read More ⇒

Share Your Story: Barista Pro Shop & J Street Biscuit Company

2017-01-27 // By Dana Schlingman
Like many great origin stories, this one begins with our superhero knowing exactly what he wanted and how to achieve it. I say that not because it’s true (honestly, I can’t think of any stories like that) but rather because above my desk there is a giant map of the United States with a tiny cartoon Jay exclaiming, “world... Read More ⇒

Ask The Pros Articles -- Tea for the Seasons

2009-12-01
BPS features different articles every month on our website in the Ask The Pros section.  We work closely with industry professionals to build a library of articles aimed at keeping you informed about current trends, new products, and ideas to help build your business.  If you have questions or ideas for topics not covered please contact... Read More ⇒

Part Deux: Coffee Fest Seattle Wrap Up

2011-10-13 // By Kari Guddeck
Saturday * This was a BPS meeting heavy day.  Jay, Jon, and I met for most of the day.  We walked over to the convention center to watch the sneak peak of CNBC’s new movie “The Coffee Addiction”.  I was astounded by the figure of 400 million cups of coffee are drank per day in the U.S.  I was also a little... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Jamie Ross

2015-05-22 // By Landon Christensen
I would like to introduce you to Jamie Ross, he has been with the company for a year and a half now! Jamie first started at our New Hampshire warehouse as a warehouse representative, but worked feverishly to progress and is now manager of that very same warehouse! He grew up in New Hampshire and says he will “continue to grow here... I do a... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee -- Ouida Kincaid, Baker/Bookkeeper

2010-01-15
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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Josh Dosh

2017-02-03 // By Josh Dosh
Meet: Josh Dosh Warehouse Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I have been at BPS for three months as the new Warehouse Manager. Tell us a little about yourself:I grew up in Northern California in a small town and spent most of my time either at the Russian River or in the Sierra Nevadas with my family camping. My... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Nicole Mcafee Montgomery

2019-07-05 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Nicole Mcafee Montgomery | KY Warehouse Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I am the Warehouse Manager in Kentucky and have been here for about 4 years—I was hired in February of 2015. Where did you grow up? I was born here in Louisville, KY. My father was military, so that moved us to... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Dana Schlingman

2017-12-15 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Dana Schlingman Marketing Representative How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I joined the BPS Marketing Department about a year ago. What do you like most about your job or about BPS?I love learning about and connecting with our vendors and customers. Scrolling through our instagram feed every morning and seeing... Read More ⇒

Hello 2011!

2011-01-02
2010 was quite a year.  The daily news was filled with doom and gloom stories of a fragile economy and worldwide unrest.  Though we were sorry to see a few of our customers close their doors in 2010, we also talked to others who saw promising growth.  Even more inspiring was the renewed vigor and creativity these small business... Read More ⇒

Win a Trip to Seattle for Coffee Fest at Meet the Producers!

2012-08-20 // By Kari Guddeck
We’re in the final stages of preparing for our mini-tradeshow Meet the Producers.  Come join us this Thursday from 10-5 (any time, open house hours). Representatives from 28 of your favorite brands will be on hand to discuss new products, share samples, and answer your questions in a fun and casual atmosphere. If you're in the business,... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Sandy Phillips

2019-02-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Sandy Phillips | Part-Time Kitchen Assistant   How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I started working for BPS in September of 2018. I work in the J Street Bakery as a Part-Time Kitchen Assistant. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I grew up in Iowa on a farm that was in my family for 5... 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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 - Winners and Wrap Up

2015-06-16 // By Matthew Moseley
A week and a half ago as we were rolling out of bed, the fog was rolling into downtown Chicago engulfing its iconic skyline.  This gloomy weather was in stark contrast to all the bright and shining faces eager to participate in workshops, compete for their title in the Central Region of Coffee Fest, and see the latest and greatest products for... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Put Your Name on the Map

2014-04-08 // By Matthew Moseley
Many people who aspire to stardom are focused on that breakout moment.  Even the most successful and affluent celebrities of our time were performing long before entering the limelight.  This is due to the fact that lacking widespread recognition makes it very hard to capture the attention of the masses.  The key is discovery.... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York 2014 Wrap-up

2014-03-13 // By Liam Bucher
Where to begin, where to begin? This being my first trip to the Big Apple, I had plenty to look forward to on top of what we were hoping to be another great show from the folks over at Coffee Fest, they did not disappoint. With Jon and Jay arriving early on Thursday to complete set-up on the booth, Tia and I arrived into the city right around 5:30... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Autumn Skies & Apple Pies (September 2017)

2017-09-01 // By Multiple Authors
Hello Harvest! Fall weather has been sneaking up on us in the Northern Colorado area. As the season begins to shift, changing leaves, football and fall flavors have been making appearances all around. Our early Autumn inspired this month’s Lively Libations segment. Download: Printable Recipe Cards • • • • •... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Meet The Producers 4.0 roundup

2016-05-23 // By Samuel Goldring
  The booths are shutterd and peace has descended. A broom is wearily sweeping up the remnants of yesterday’s excitement. Meet the producers has closed out once again. Time to say goodbye to old friends and new, whilst taking stock of all that we’ve accomplished. This year has been particularly noteworthy in that we’ve... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Coco Occasion (December 2017)

2017-12-01 // By Multiple Authors
Quiet wintry mornings coated in delicate hoarfrost, ice skating rinks, twinkling lights and most especially hot chocolate; these are a few of our favorite things. This month’s Lively Libations really ring in the seasonal cheer! These decadent hot chocolates are all dressed up and ready to dazzle at your holiday festivities.  Download:... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Deveny Livingston

2017-03-03 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet:Deveny Livingston Bakery Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I have worked for BPS for 9 years. I started in the bakery and helped out in the warehouse. About two years ago I became the manager. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?I grew up in Loveland, CO and I went to Loveland High School. What do... 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 ⇒

Pacific Foods New Barista Series Coconut Milk

2015-09-30 // By Bic Vu
Pacific Barista Series Coconut Milk will soon become a barista’s best friend.  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 in... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Bright, Light & Cold Brewed (May 2019)

2019-05-03 // By Multiple Authors
Toddy Cold Brew Coffee & Tea  This month we had the opportunity to brew abroad at the beautiful Toddy Cafe just a few miles from our Loveland location. Thinking outside of the box, or rather inside the decanter, we collaborated with Toddy to create a few new cold brew recipes for the warmer months ahead. Versatile, cost-efficient and... Read More ⇒

Monday Update: Seasonal Bakery Items, Turkey Day Wrap Up, and a New Tea Line

2010-11-29
We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday weekend.  Many thanks to all of our customers for choosing BPS as one of your partners, we truly appreciate your business!     We hit the ground running today, after being closed since last Wed – the coffee must continue to flow!  Speaking of running, a... 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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Denver: Rocky Mountain Highlights

2018-06-18 // By Katie Mingo
               Last week, Coffee Fest convened in Denver, Colorado for the sunshine, mountain air, and even a big blue bear! Since Colorado is the site of Barista Pro Shop’s main warehouse, we have eagerly awaited this home state event and sharing the experience of Colorado specialty... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-Retail Gift Items Can Help Boost Your Winter Sales

2009-11-27
It’s time to shop!  Adding retail merchandise to your store’s line up can help maximize your profits this holiday season.  Get the most of your gift item options by creating attractive displays, building your own gift baskets, and telling your customers what’s available.  The following is a short list of gift... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee- Tia

2013-11-06 // By Liam Bucher and Jillian Peck
Gather 'round, gather 'round... I'm here to inform you of another Barista Pro Shop® featured employee. This month our stellar Customer Service Rep, Cristina -AKA Tia- has been selected to tell you about herself, and her world at BPS! Tia hails from the town of Newhall, CA, and has been living in Colorado for nine years now. Barista Pro... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- How To Be The Solution To Any New Year’s Resolution

2014-01-14 // By Matthew Moseley
It’s a new year, and you are excited to set record-breaking sales figures and dominate business.  The problem is those pesky New Year’s Resolutions seem to be keeping everyone out of your shop and ruining your resolution to increase sales.  Everyone wants to save money and cut back on coffee, and there’s nothing you can... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Don't Get Left Out In The Cold This Season

2018-10-10 // By Matthew Moseley
Sugar free syrups are great for customers that yearn for an indulgent treat but need to limit or avoid sugar in their daily diet. However, sugar free syrups lack more than just the sugar; they lack the ability to resist freezing!  Yes, it’s true the sugar in syrups actually increases the specific heat causing the syrup to withstand... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Rainy Morning = Autumn Reminders

2010-08-09
It’s been an overcast morning in Colorado.  As the rain comes down and jazz plays on my Pandora station, I can’t help but think of autumn.  It’s only the beginning of August, but before you know it you’ll start seeing the shift towards chai, hot chocolate, mochas, hot tea, and all things warming.  Are you... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Do What You Do Just Make It Cold

2014-03-20 // By Matthew Moseley
Today marks the official start of spring!  That’s right it is time to get excited for longer days, brilliant rays of sunshine, and, in the case of cafes and coffee shops, a completely changing demographic with a completely different set wants and needs.  During the blustery, cold winter months a steaming hot mocha or latte is... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Megan Ehrlick

2017-09-08 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet:Megan Ehrlick Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I came to BPS as an intern fresh out of college, at the end of April. Once my internship ended, I took a full time customer service job by the end of July - so I guess about 5 months now! Where did you grow up?I grew up in a little town called... Read More ⇒

Introducing Ceremonial Matcha From Two Leaves And A Bud Tea Company

2018-01-22 // By Dana Schlingman
Matcha production is an art: shading at the right time, plucking, steaming, drying, destemming, sorting, grinding…you get the picture. Good matcha comes from the highest quality tea leaves. The richest most flavorful matchas are the greenest and have the finest consistency. This new 100% organic ceremonial grade matcha is just that -... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-Two Words That are Well Worth the 10 Cents They Cost Us

2014-02-18 // By Matthew Moseley
Could you imagine starting a business in which you’re losing money on every sale?  No, probably not.  It just doesn’t make sense to work all day to produce something that actually costs you money instead of making money. Right? Well, this is the predicament of many coffee farmers worldwide.  Between the falling price for... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Trick or Treat!

2016-09-29 // By Multiple Authors
If you’re too old to be trick-or-treating, trick-or-treat-yourself to one of these indulgent Halloween drinks. Ranging from hot to cold, coffee and non-coffee alike, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re creating these drinks at home, or need some seasonal menu inspiration in your cafe, let us know how you... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Kyla

2020-02-07 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Kyla Beavers | Customer Service Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I have worked for BPS since September 2019 as the Customer Service Manager. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I grew up in Boise, Idaho. Though I love to learn, I was never one for traditional college education. I... Read More ⇒

Monday Update: New Seasonal Bakery Items, Turkey Day Wrap Up and a New Tea Line

2010-11-29
We hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and holiday weekend.  Many thanks to all of our customers for choosing BPS as one of your partners, we truly appreciate your business!     We hit the ground running today, after being closed since last Wed – the coffee must continue to flow!  Speaking of running, a... Read More ⇒

Q & A with a BPS Owner: Jay Weller

2010-07-23
Q: When did you start BPS?  What's been your role in the company? A:  We started BPS in January of 1994—and I’ve been here since the beginning.  I’ve baked, delivered, sold, cold called, done trade shows, and everything in between.    Q: Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? ... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-Sight Sells

2014-05-27 // By Matthew Moseley
“It was love at first sight.”  Something that many, if not all, of us aspire to experience during our lifetimes.  However, it also says something about our human psyche.  We are quick to make judgements and form opinions based on our very first glimpse of something or someone new.  Think about how much effort and... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- New Year's Resolution

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

Happy National Iced Tea Month!

2011-06-16 // By Kari Guddeck
  Ok, so every day and every month seems to have a festivity (or many festivities!) associated with it nowadays (National Apple Pie Day, National Hot Dog Eating Day, National Beef Steak Month, etc), but seeing the headline for National Iced Tea Month inspired me to write and officially welcome summer and one of its most popular beverages. ... Read More ⇒

Recipe Contest and New Stuff!

2010-11-08
Hello.  It’s been a little over a week since our last parlay, but a small vacation has me feeling refreshed and ready to go.  So, let’s jump right in and get you up to speed on what’s new and exciting at BPS:   - Recipe Contest!  Let’s start with something fun.  How would you like to win a BPS... Read More ⇒

2010-11-08
Hello.  It’s been a little over a week since our last parlay, but a small vacation has me feeling refreshed and ready to go.  So, let’s jump right in and get you up to speed on what’s new and exciting at BPS:     - Recipe Contest!  Let’s start with something fun.  How would you like to win... Read More ⇒

Recipe Contest and New Stuff!

2010-11-08
Hello.  It’s been a little over a week since our last parlay, but a small vacation has me feeling refreshed and ready to go.  So, let’s jump right in and get you up to speed on what’s new and exciting at BPS:   - Recipe Contest!  Let’s start with something fun.  How would you like to win a $50 or... Read More ⇒

Happy National Iced Tea Month!

2011-06-01 // By Kari Guddeck
Ok, so every day and every month seems to have a festivity (or many festivities!) associated with it nowadays (National Apple Pie Day, National Hot Dog Eating Day, National Beef Steak Month, etc), but seeing the headline for National Iced Tea Month inspired me to write and officially welcome summer and one of its most popular beverages.   ... 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 ⇒

Share Your Story: The Human Bean of Northern Colorado

2017-05-05 // By Dana Schlingman
Within coffee culture, I’d say the Human Bean of Northern Colorado is a proverbial social butterfly. My interview with the chain’s Director of Operations, Jenae, was permeated with stories about her staff and the broader community that they serve. Vibrant and vivacious, Jenae wore an infectious smile and communicated with energy that... 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 ⇒

Making Cold Brew Coffee On The Road

2016-06-09 // By Samuel Goldring
Warning! Some links are for entertainment purposes only.  Things I learned this week include, 1). Nevada is a huge state, and 2). it’s almost impossible to find good coffee on the road from Fort Collins, Colorado to San Francisco, California. Upon returning from this epic road trip, I felt my digestion may never be the same again. If... Read More ⇒

Texas Round-Up! SCAA/USBC/Travel Highlights and Musings: Part 1

2011-05-05 // By Kari Guddeck
Day 1, Tuesday.  Grapevine to Houston Last Tuesday, I began my ‘Lone Star State Trek’ in Grapevine at the Monin Studio Café.  Talk about a great introduction to Texas!  Jeff, Travis, and Alex were on hand to talk trends and whip some great drink creations in Monin’s jazzy little café (complete with... 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 ⇒

Alternative Milks Offered at Barista Pro Shop

2018-10-04 // By Dana Schlingman
Consumers Are Seeking Dairy Alternatives Due To: • Taste Preference• A Desire to Reduce Calories• Food Allergies or Lactose Intolerance• Aversion to Animal Products• Concern for the Environment Fortunately, the specialty coffee industry has responded with an array of delicious products that... 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 ⇒

Plant-Based Milk: Find The Alternative That's Right For You

2019-05-01 // By Dana Schlingman
Find The Alternative That's Right For You These days, who really is satisfied with just the status quo? As we culturally learn to embrace diversity and individuality, we have become more outspoken when it comes to asserting our personalities and preferences. Empowered with information, consumers today expect products that meet their... Read More ⇒
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