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Frozen Drink Fiesta! Not too late to RSVP!

2012-03-29 // By Kari Guddeck
We’ve still got a few spots left for our Frozen Drink Fiesta event next Wed April 4 from 3-5pm.  Come on out to our training café in CO and meet representatives from Jet, Da Vinci, and Caffe D’Amore.  We’ll be having a blast and: - Introducing Jet’s new flavors (Black Cherry Yogurt, Margarita, Lite... Read More ⇒

Frozen Bean BOGO - Ends September 30, 2016

2016-08-12
Frozen Bean BOGO FREE Buy 1 Get 1 Free any 3.5 lb. bags of Frozen Bean Powders when you use coupon code: FBBOGO Must have at least 2 bags in cart at time of purchase, and the price of 1 bag will be deducted at checkout. This offer is redeemable once per order. Limit 1 free 3.5 lb. bag per customer. Expires 9/30/16... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Jet & Caffe D’Amore Frozen Drink Fiesta Wrap Up

2012-04-06 // By Kari Guddeck
It was great seeing so many people at our frozen drink fiesta on Wed!  Jared and Lani from Kerry (Jet/Caffe D’Amore/Da Vinci) were on hand to blend up the latest flavors from Jet and Caffe D’Amore.  We enjoyed Margaritas and Frozen Lemon Drops made from Jet’s new Margarita, Lite Margarita, and Arctic Lemonade... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie

2016-02-02 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a popular Valentine’s Day treat that got started in the 1960s, and are still just as popular today. During the Valentin’s Day season you see them everywhere – in grocery stores, chocolate shops, as well as other specialty shops. If you want to bring in the taste of the chocolate-covered... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Fancy Ice - Tea and Coffee Iced Cubes

2016-07-22 // By Multiple Authors
Love iced coffee but hate it when the ice melts and dilutes your delicious beverage or just don’t know what to do with that leftover coffee from this morning? Here is a fun, easy, and artful way to solve both those issues. Hot or Cold Brew your favorite coffee Fill ice trays with cool or room temperature coffee Freeze overnight or... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar-Introduction to Signature Drinks

2013-03-22 // By Tia Peck
Tip: Signature drinks can help boost profits A signature drink is a beverage unique to your shop, unlike a specialty drink that can be recreated by others. Pros for having signature drinks on your menu: A signature drink can create customer loyalty A signature drink can set your shop apart from others. A signature drink can help sale flavors... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar

2013-10-30 // By Jillian Peck
                                  You carry an awesome combination of delicious flavors for the beverages we know your customers love. Undoubtedly you’ve done some experimenting and have come up with some pretty awesome drink specials. Some of which I... Read More ⇒

May The 4th Be With You

2016-06-27 // By Lizzy Baldwin
As we near Independence Day, we often find ourselves in search of special ways to show our patriotism. 4th of July themed drinks are always fun, but if you don't have the time there are still great ways to show your colors! Why not show off your red, white, and blue by dressing up the drinks you already sell in your café? Cruzin' Caps are... Read More ⇒

Buy Jet Blended Ice Coffee, Get Money Back!

2010-03-12
  Spring is only a few days away, and you know what that means…..it’s time to start your blenders!  What better way to kick off the frozen drink season then with a money back offer?  We just received rebate coupons for Jet Blended Ice Coffee.  March 1 through May 31, 2010 receive $5 off each bag of Jet Blended... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Be the John Hancock of Drink Recipes

2014-01-28 // By Matthew Moseley
Your Signature Says a Lot About You He was a merchant, a statesman, a prominent player in the American Revolution, and a flavor mixologist.  Ok, so that last one is a lie, but what John Hancock is most famous for, his signature, is what I’m here to talk to you about.  As the common phrase, “Can I get your John Hancock?”... 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 ⇒

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 - 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 - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Ghirardelli Presents: All-NEW Premium Vanilla Powder Base

2015-07-10 // By Matthew Moseley
For over 160 years, Ghirardelli has been a purveyor and pioneer in the premium chocolate industry dedicated to the strictest standards to ensure their manufacturing process results in premium, rich products.  These standards are upheld through scrutinous oversight of the chocolate making process and has made their name synonymous... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli Presents: All-NEW Premium Vanilla Powder Base

2015-07-10 // By Matthew Moseley
For over 160 years, Ghirardelli has been a purveyor and pioneer in the premium chocolate industry dedicated to the strictest standards to ensure their manufacturing process results in premium, rich products.  These standards are upheld through scrutinous oversight of the chocolate making process and has made their name synonymous with decadent... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Ask the Pros – What’s hot and something to cool you off

2010-03-01
The newest ATP articles are up!  It’s March, and that means smoothie and frappé season is just around the corner!  In How Fit is your Frappé, Lani Peterson of Kerry Food and Beverage offers some tips on blending up tasty frozen beverages for more health conscious customers:   “…If you are using a... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Torani Training | Customer Event

2019-07-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Torani! Come learn about Torani in a hands-on training featuring a wide range of Torani products. Leave with recipe ideas for italian sodas, flavored energy drinks, cold brew & more!  Who? Torani What? Learn more about Torani through this hands-on training featuring a wide range of Torani... Read More ⇒

Meet The Producers is Back! Are You Ready to Have a Blast?

2013-08-01 // By Liam Bucher
Step right up folks! You heard right... Meet The Producers is back for another action packed day with BPS and the Representatives behind your favorite brands and products! Meet The Producers will take place at Barista Pro Shop, 5888 Wright Dr., Loveland, CO 80538, on Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Join us for this fun and... Read More ⇒

Ask The Pros – Flavored Syrups and Barista Competitions

2010-02-02
Our February ATP articles have been posted to the site.  This month, read about two topics on different sides of the specialty coffee spectrum.  Let’s start with an article for those in search of the perfect spro or capp: Barista Competitions – Advice for New Competitors.  Greg Lefcourt, 2009 winner of the MRBC, shares... Read More ⇒

Experiencing Seasonal Flavors Like Never Before

2013-11-13 // By Matthew Moseley and Liam Bucher
With the holiday season in full swing, we are inundated with promotions about seasonal drinks and flavors.  Everyone knows the traditional flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie, peppermint, and hazelnut; which, we all so commonly associate with the holidays.  However, stocking these flavors in your cafe and crafting delicious recipes... Read More ⇒

Cappuccine Frappe Mix

2013-07-17 // By Jillian Peck
I’m not much of a baker. I can say I’ve dipped my toes into the water once or twice and it doesn’t take long to understand, baking requires patience, precision, and more time than a lot of people are willing to spend. Who would ever say that fresh baked cinnamon rolls, or red velvet cake, with their mouth watering aroma and taste... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Hot Drink Breakdown

2014-10-28 // By Landon Christensen
Sauce…then espresso? Espresso… before milk? Building drinks can be a daunting task at times, especially when trying to decide what order to add the necessary elements of a specific beverage. Not to mention that everyone seems to have a method that fits them best. Don’t be overwhelmed with all of the “you... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Whipped Cream Basics

2015-02-24 // By Landon Christensen
We’ve received several customer questions lately about how to make whipped cream with the iSi whipped cream dispenser. With the help of Tia Peck we’ve put together a quick instructional video which can be found here. The process is fairly simple, a quick rundown of the steps is listed below. There are a few things I would like to point... Read More ⇒

1 Stop-Shop, 2 Ways to Save: Getting Organized and Replacing Parts

2015-02-27 // By Matthew Moseley
Diamonds may be forever, but let’s face it, things in life typically don’t last forever. When it comes to glass and plastic equipment, this can be too common of an occurrence, and nothing is worse than replacing a whole brewer or whipped cream profi when you really just need a replacement part. When every dollar counts, there’s no... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Toddy Training Presentation Recap

2017-01-20 // By Dana Schlingman
A couple of weeks ago, it was our privilege to host a Toddy Presentation in our Barista Pro Shop Training Cafe. As a cold brew novice, I found the demonstration fascinating and informative. The day before the event, the folks from Toddy brought over several Commercial and Home Models to show us how to properly set-up and fill the brewers. Though... 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 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

4 Effective Ways to Sell Your Sauces

2014-09-26 // By Matthew Moseley
Sometimes the best laid plans can fail if they are not managed properly.  This holds true for adding products to your shop’s menu. So when fall rolls around and you begin introducing seasonal sauces into your offerings, are you making sure that they are as effective as possible for boosting your bottom line?  We have a few simple... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Lucas Harville

2015-02-27 // By Landon Christensen
Attention, one and all! We would like you to meet, Lucas Harville, one of our incredible Customer Service Representatives here at Barista Pro Shop!  Lucas grew up in Virginia Beach and later began his journey as a pre-med student at Lees McRae College in North Carolina. He recently moved to Colorado where has been working with us for 8 months... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- New to Specialty Coffee?

2013-08-26 // By Liam Bucher
Specialty Coffee is called just that for a reason, there is an expertise in preparing these beverages the right way, the first time. There are subtle differences between these drinks and it can take time to learn the steps and ingredients. Many of these beverages are espresso based, there are different ingredients used to turn one source of coffee... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

We want your thoughts on milk!

2010-05-31
 We are gathering feedback from our customers on the topic of milk.  In July, we’ll be featuring an Ask The Pro’s article about milk and would love to have your input!  What brand of milk do you use?  Do you have it delivered by a local dairy, and if not where do you buy it?  What kind of milk do you offer:... Read More ⇒

Extra Shots: The Gifts You Can Expect All Year Long!

2014-12-24 // By Matthew Moseley
As the snow swirls and the air fills with sound of joyous carols, we are reminded that it’s the season of giving and cherished time with loved ones.  This season also brings to mind that phrase we all know so well: ‘it’s better to give than receive.’  However, we want you to get the best of both worlds!  When... Read More ⇒

Meet the Producers: Where Brands and Baristas Collide!

2014-08-08 // By Liam Bucher
WOOOOO!!! We are getting excited over here at BPS. We are two months away from the next Meet The Producers Event! You know what that means!... Wait, you don’t? Well, each year we invite our manufacturing partners out to Colorado to exhibit at our Loveland location, then we invite all of our wonderful customers (you!) to join us in the fun.... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar

2012-08-16 // By Tia Peck
Tip:  Place the opening of the lid on the opposite side of the seam of the cup.  This is a great habit to have when giving out hot to go drinks. The reason for this is that the seam of the cup has a bulkier edge so when tilting the cup to take a drink liquid tends to leak out from under the lid on that side. By putting the opening of the... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Colorado Springs Caffeine Crawl | Ticket Giveaway

2019-10-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
We will be giving away two pairs of tickets to this year's Caffeine Crawl in Colorado Springs, CO! These giveaways will take place on our social media platforms, so head over to our Facebook & Instagram pages and enter to win!! Rules To Enter - Facebook: • Like & Follow our Facebook Page (@BaristaProShop)• Like... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Tobi Kropp

2020-02-28 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Tobi Kropp | Customer Service Barista Tobi started at Barista Pro Shop in the hopes of bringing all of her knowledge from experiments, and multiple coffee shop jobs, to help other people find exactly what they are looking for—and maybe some things they didn't realize they wanted! How long have you worked for BPS... Read More ⇒

The Perfect Cup of Coffee

2011-01-10
As I sit here trying to glean inspiration from a few of the books in the BPS library (‘The Perfect Cup’ by Timothy James Castle, ‘The Professional Barista’s Handbook’ by Scott Rao, and ‘Uncommon Grounds’ by Mark Pendergrast), I begin to ponder ‘just what is the perfect cup of coffee?’.  I... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Dr. Smoothie | Customer Event

2019-03-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Dr. Smoothie! Come participate in a hands on training featuring the NEW Dr. Smoothie Refreshers. Leave with recipe ideas for a variety of shaker drinks and cocktails made with Dr. Smoothie products! Plus, it is completely FREE! Who? Dr. Smoothie  What? A hands-on training to learn more about the... 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 ⇒

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 - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 - 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Make the Most of Your Space, Leveraging Your Location

2015-05-05 // By Matthew Moseley
One morning as I’m making my way to work, I see a discouraging sight in the distance.  The railroad crossing gates begin flashing and realize I will inevitably be waiting for a train to pass.  At first this seems like the absolute worst thing that could be happening; then like an angel descending from the clouds to rescue me, I see... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-How to Make Finals' Week Work for You

2014-04-30 // By Matthew Moseley
Summer is probably the most loved season of the year.  It’s exciting for many different reasons. First, the weather is changing which allows for unlimited options for outdoor activities and fun ways to fritter away your time! Second, this time of year is a common time for families to take some time off and enjoy a vacation.  Third,... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- Custom Printing and Branding: Unlock the Promotion Potential of your Cups

2014-12-16 // By Matthew Moseley
As a cafe owner what’s the product you use the most during the day?   The first thing that comes to mind might be coffee; or maybe, after some more thought you decide it’s milk.  However, what if I told you that you’re overlooking one of the most common products used in your shop?  Do you know what it is? If you... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar

2012-10-19 // By Tia Peck
 Tip: Let’s get sauced!!  No I am not talking about alcohol, I am talking about Chocolate, Caramel, and White Chocolate sauce topping. The fact is visually attractive food and drinks sell better then plain or unattractive ones do.  So adding a drizzle of sauce on the top of sweet beverage has become pretty customary in most... Read More ⇒

NEW Minor Figures Oat M*lk

2018-10-16 // By Mikenna Curlee
Barista Oat M*lk. Formulated by Baristas, for Baristas.   Minor Figures is an independently owned business, homegrown in the UK. We are now introducing their foamable oat milk! Designed by baristas with many years of experience working in London’s coffee scene, this Minor Figures Oat M*lk was formulated for other coffee experts who... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- How In-Store Advertising Can Be A Valuable Tool.

2013-04-17 // By Liam Bucher
Barista Pro Shop is a big fan of advertising and promotional materials used in shops, and if you don't currently display advertising/promotional materials in your store, it is something you should seriously reconsider. There are many things that run through a customer's head entering your location. "What do I want to order? Do they have any new... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

It's a Candy Cane Forest

2013-10-11 // By Liam Bucher and Jillian Peck
I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel… That’s pretty much the sensation when sipping on a hot drink made with Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce, but as soon as you are finished, it’s back to reality. Then you count the... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 - It's Going Down in Chi-Town

2015-05-22 // By Matthew Moseley
Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 is officially two weeks from today!  Which means all of the competitors are finalized and you can start mapping out where to find your favorite brands on the show floor.  Also, if you haven’t reserved your spot on one of the Caffeine Crawl routes yet now is the time before they all fill up!  Caffeine... Read More ⇒

Sipping iced coffee in our new space….

2011-04-13
That’s right….in our new space!  I’m happy to report that we had a very successful first event in our brand spanking new training café (Colorado warehouse).  Many thanks to our friends at Torani and Blendtec for providing great door prizes, tasty drinks and food, timely information about spring/summer trends, and... 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 ⇒

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

2010-07-09
  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 ⇒

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

2010-07-09
  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 many of our customers repackage the beans into small bags for... Read More ⇒

Kaldi the Goat Herder

2011-08-17 // By Tia Peck
  As I was surfing the net trying to find inspiration for my next blog I noticed that “Kaldi the Goat Herder” was mention quite often throughout the world wide web as of late. Many of us in the coffee industry have heard the story about Khaldi, a goat herder from Ethiopia that discovered the coffee plaint in the sixth century, but... Read More ⇒

A Shapeshifting Beverage: Tea

2015-06-05 // By Landon Christensen
Tea is a shapeshifter of beverages, seriously, what CAN’T tea do? It can be served hot or cold, with caffeine or without, at virtually anytime of day. Let’s not forget about the readily-available range of flavors, varieties, and blends of tea that you can find. Moving into the summer months, iced tea is starting to become more and more... Read More ⇒

Celebrate Independence Day with Barista Pro Shop

2013-06-28 // By Jillian Peck
Hey Colorado locals, are you looking for more ways to contribute to Independence Day celebrations? At Barista Pro Shop, we’re taking our celebrations to the bakery. Sweet frosted sugar cookies sprinkled with patriotic red, white, and blue stars, fresh out of the oven and available to you local Colorado wholesalers. May you and your family... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar: Milk Should Be The Only Thing Getting Steamed Up In Your Cafe

2014-01-07 // By Matthew Moseley
In the world of customer service, dealing with disgruntled individuals is not an uncommon occurrence.  Though no one wants to be berated; especially, for something that’s not their fault, it is important to understand how to deal with volatile customers.  Understanding is actually the key to defusing the situation.  Try to... Read More ⇒

Come to BPS/Torani Open House!

2011-04-01
We have been working hard on our Training Café.  We are super excited to add the finishing touches just in time for the Torani Refreshment Beverage Open House!   Please come join BPS (Colorado) and Torani Thurs, April 7th from 1:00-4:00pm.  Come check out our new space, take a warehouse tour, and more: - Learn about... 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 ⇒

Denver Caffeine Crawl

2011-10-26 // By Tia Peck
The Crawl is designed to give individuals an opportunity to learn, share and experience what the passionate baristas, tea soms, specialty coffee roasters and other local, artisan producers in their communities bring to the table. The Denver Crawl visited 6 shops on a chartered bus. Each ticket provided attendees with a guided tour of the shops,... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar: Valentine’s Day Floral Inspired Recipes

2016-02-02 // By Tori Stake
Whether you’re spending this Valentine’s Day with a significant other, friends, or your cat, we all can’t help but to think of the classic hallmarks of this day: chocolate, candy hearts, over-sized stuffed bears, and of course, flowers. Looking to step outside the Valentine’s Day box? Woo your customers, or significant... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Bill Tuttle

2020-02-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Bill Tuttle | Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?  Since August 2019, I’ve worked in warehouse, performed delivery routes, and am now working in Customer Service! Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school? I grew up in Bennett Colorado. I went to school at Bennett... Read More ⇒

Charge into Spring with iSi

2010-05-17
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 ⇒

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 ⇒

NWRBC Winner and Wrap Up

2011-01-30 // By Kari Guddeck
The North West Regional Barista Competition has come to a close with Samuel Purvis of Coava Coffee taking top honors, besting Ryan Wilbur of Stumptown Coffee Roasters by only .5 of a point!  Third place went to Laila Ghambari also of Stumptown .  Samuel took an interesting route with his presentation; he focused less on specific tasting... Read More ⇒

Coffee Shops Have Always Supplied More Than Just a Drink

2013-12-04 // By Matthew Moseley
Since the origin of coffee houses, shops, and cafes; they have been supplying more than just coffee.  “A Penny for your thoughts”  a common phrase that most of us are familiar with actually spawned from the original culture of coffee shops.  Many of these shops charged merely a penny for an unlimited coffee supply.... Read More ⇒

Tis the Season to get Torani

2013-11-15 // By Jillian Peck
You can run but you can’t hide. Not from your cravings and this one is indefensible. Torani Sauces are coming at you from all directions and with all flavors! Put up your cups and get ready. Flavors like these aren’t easy to pass by and too easy to pass around, making them a great asset for the season! Torani Sauce goes great with just... 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 ⇒

Share Your Story: The Big Bean in Severna Park, MD

2014-01-31 // By Matthew Moseley
Meet The Big Bean “The Big Bean is a cozy, friendly store where people can take a break from their busy day to pick up a delicious cup of brewed coffee or espresso drink.” The Big Bean is an independent coffee shop in Severna Park, Maryland.  They opened shop January 1, 2000 and it was such an important grand opening Juan... 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 ⇒

Ask The Pros – Cold Brewing with Toddy and Café Resolution Part 2

2010-04-02
April’s ATP articles are now available!  This month, Julia Leach of Toddy discusses the cold brew method for coffee and tea and why the result is superior for use in cold drinks in Do You Cold Brew?:      “Cold brewing coffee produces a pure coffee extract that can be refrigerated for up to three weeks without... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Whip up some holiday fun with iSi

2010-12-20
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 a customer will see and taste first.  Why not make it something... Read More ⇒

Whip up some holiday fun with iSi

2010-12-20
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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Let's Go Exploring (August 2017)

2017-08-01 // By Multiple Authors
Cheers, Santé, gān bēi, Şerefe!, L’chaim, Bsaha – بالصحة, Salud This month we have found ourselves inspired by ingredients and recipes from around the world. Coffee culture can look different wherever one may wander, but it always brings many of the same joys you can find close... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 HumanKind!

2018-08-06 // By Mikenna Curlee
HumanKind is a for-profit beverage-selling business that exists specifically to send funds to its foundation, which then works with partners to provide clean drinking water around the world. They use a simple sales model: “You get something awesome, and you give something amazing”. By purchasing a refreshing, delicious beverage, you're... Read More ⇒

AeroPress Brewing with Todd!

2013-06-21 // By Liam Bucher
Welcome to the very first installation of Barista Pro Shop Instructional Videos with our Customer Service Rep (and barista) Todd! We are very excited to bring this new feature to all of our readers here at BaristaProShop.com and we hope you will continue to follow these videos, as well as learn about new and exciting techniques that you can use... Read More ⇒

Barista Pro Shop® Holiday Schedule

2013-11-18 // By Liam Bucher
Dear Valued Customer: This letter is a notification of the Barista Pro Shop® holiday schedule, please review the dates in this letter and mark them on your calendars. Please contact us before those dates to confirm delivery and to ensure that you have enough supplies to get you through the Holidays. The week of Christmas, Barista Pro Shop... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Don’t Put Your Toddy Away for Winter: 5 Reasons 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 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 ⇒

Holiday Party? Spiked Recipes.

2010-12-09
      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 ⇒

Make Your Drinks Stand Out

2019-04-15 // By Dana Schlingman
Favorite Flavors & Top Brands from BPS Barista Pro Shop carries all the syrups, sauces, and flavors you're looking for. Take a tour of the brands below to find out what each has to offer. 1883  Unique flavors created in the pursuit of aromatic excellence. All 1883 products are made exclusively with water from the Evian Spring... Read More ⇒

NWRBC Judge Certification Workshop

2011-01-27 // By Kari Guddeck
It’s been a long, coffee filled day.  The NWRBC’s judge certification workshop began at 9am this morning, and there’s no time to ease yourself into the day.  After initial introductions, you’re given a long written exam covering the USBC rules and regulations.  Today’s test consisted of multiple choice,... 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 ⇒

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 Tip Jar- Graduation Celebrations

2011-04-20 // By LaNita McDonald
Spring is the season of change and transition as evidenced by the return of green grass, cherry tree blossoms, and longer, warmer days.   For students about to graduate this is particularly true as they prepare to leave behind everything that is familiar and venture into the next chapter of their life.  This is definitely the time... 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 ⇒

The Doctor Is In

2016-05-26 // By Samuel Goldring
It’s my distinct pleasure to introduce you to a new line of products from Dr smoothie. The Doctor is in and your prescription is ready. No it's not more cowbell, it's a heaping serving of nutrition in the form of Dr Smoothie’s ADDins. Available in two varieties, leafy greens and Veggie blend. At Dr Smoothie’s... 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 ⇒

Caffeine Crawl Colorado - Coffee, Camaraderie, and Competition

2015-07-16 // By Matthew Moseley
*Throwdown details updated 7/31/2015. Do you love quality coffee, tea, or chocolate?  Would you like to spend a day visiting multiple cafés or coffee shops to enjoy samples and learn more about their products?  If you answered yes to either of these questions, then you need to come crawl with us!  Caffeine Crawl is making... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Hot Drink Presentation

2014-11-11 // By Landon Christensen
It’s been said that we “eat with our eyes first” - I don’t know about you, but that saying brings an amusing visual to mind… However, I believe that statement is completely accurate. Have you ever been to a high-end restaurant where they bring your $35 steak on a paper plate with a red Solo cup and plastic cutlery? Of... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

N-ice and Cold! - Iced Coffee for Everyone

2016-07-01 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Coffee is a beverage enjoyed all year around; however, when summer comes around, we step back from hot applications to cool down. Moving on to cold applications, we realize how many ways these drinks can be created; furthermore, we wonder what it will take to create them. No matter what kind of business you own, there is a method for preparing iced... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Ask The Pros – Of Tea and Vegans

2011-02-04
As you’ve probably read by now, we’ve got some great new brands in our lineup (Sweetbird, Two Leaves and a Bud, and Eco Products).  This month, the folks from Sweetbird and Two Leaves and a Bud were kind enough to share their expertise in our Ask The Pros articles.    Are you ready to introduce a tea line in your... Read More ⇒

Free Shipping is Always Better!

2014-11-28 // By Matthew Moseley
Do you order Big Train or Umpqua Oats? What about FoamAroma or Eco-Products? Did you know that these and many other brands ship for free?   At Barista Pro Shop, we not only offer one of the largest selection of specialty coffee supplies, but we also offer free shipping on many of the products you order.  You heard right, we offer free... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Texas Round-Up! SCAA/USBC/Travel Highlights and Musings: Part 2

2011-05-13 // By Kari Guddeck
Day 3. Thursday. Judging USBC, Pre Show Stroll, and Grasshopper Tacos My judging load was lighter on Thursday, so I was able to get on to the trade show floor before opening day on Friday.  I usually find that I have quality and less rushed conversations with friends, sales reps, etc. if I catch them the day before the show starts; before... Read More ⇒

Barista Pro Shop Thanksgiving Schedule

2013-11-07 // By Liam Bucher
Dear Customers, Deliveries will be made as usual on Tuesday, November 26th, and Wednesday, November 27th.Barista Pro Shop will be closed on Wednesday, November 27th, thru Sunday, December 1st, during the week of Thanksgiving, but we will be back, bright and early, at our normal opening time on Monday, December 2nd. Please contact us before those... Read More ⇒

The Price of Coffee

2011-04-18 // By Kari Guddeck
There’s a lot of talk lately about ‘the state of the coffee market’.  Have you seen the cost of your beans go up?  Chances are pretty good that you have or will.  It’s a very interesting time in the specialty coffee industry.  Change is in the air.    Let’s start with a little... 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 ⇒

North East Regional Barista Competition is next week!

2010-03-10
Baristas from NY, CT, RI, MA, ME, VT, and NH will be showing off their skills at the NERBC next week.  The competition is being held at The Center for the Arts at the Armory in Somerville, MA and is set to kick off at 12pm on Fri 3/19.  Barista Pro Shop is a proud regional sponsor and a few members of our crew will be judging and... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Drink Queuing

2014-05-20 // By Landon Christensen
“That’s not what I ordered…” is probably one of the most disheartening phrases you can hear as a barista and can seriously slow you down, especially if you are working busy hours. In order to maintain accurate and timely drink preparation, you want to make sure there is clear communication between the cashier and barista -... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee!-Holly Thoren

2013-05-17 // By Liam Bucher
Hello Barista Pro Shop Blog Readers! We would like to introduce you to Holly Thoren, Barista Pro Shop’s Bakery Manager. Holly has been working at Barista Pro Shop for seven years and helps keep the bakery running smooth and punching out delicious confections like burritos, scones, and muffins, mmmm... Holly was born in Greeley, CO and lived... Read More ⇒

Barista Pro Shop is host partner for the Mountain Regional Barista Competition in February!

2009-11-30
Calling all baristas in Colorado, Idaho, Utah, Montana, and Wyoming:  come test your skills at the 2010 Mountain Regional Barista Competition (MRBC).  BPS is proud host partner of the competition which will be held February 12-14 in Fort Collins, CO.  Check out the SCAA and the United States Barista Competition sites... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

How to Choose the "Healthy" Products Your Customers Crave

2019-09-02 // By Dana Schlingman
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 ⇒

On the regional barista competition trail….NWRBC

2011-01-25 // By Kari Guddeck
I will be heading to the Seattle tomorrow to attend and judge (assuming that I pass the judge certification test on Thurs) the North West Regional Barista Competition (NWRBC).  The competition is the first of the 2011 season, and I for one, am psyched to get this thing started!  Dillano’s is hosting this year’s NWRBC at the... Read More ⇒

Follow us on Facebook!

2010-04-27
  We’ve got a brand new way for you to follow BPS happenings; a shiny new facebook page up and running as of today!  Check us out (Barista Pro Shop) and ‘like’ us if you’re so inclined, we'd love to hear from you!... Read More ⇒

2011 Regional Barista Competition Update

2010-12-02
It’s hard to believe that the 2011 Barista Competition season kicks off in just a few weeks!  The North West Regional Barista Competition (NWRBC) will be held in Tacoma, WA on Jan 27-30.  The NWRBC will showcase baristas from WA, OR, AK, ID, MT, and WY.  We wish our WY friends (formerly Mountain Region competitors) best of... Read More ⇒

Whether Your List is Big or Small; Barista Pro Shop Ships it All!

2014-12-22 // By Matthew Moseley
It may be the season of giving, but let’s be honest, we all like receiving even more. However, when you’re the one paying for shipping then left waiting to receive what you want, it’s not near as enjoyable. Although we can’t instantaneously deliver your order or ship all your products to you for free all the time; Barista... Read More ⇒

Are you a Master of the Free Pour? Prove it after Meet the Producers

2016-04-22 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Stick around after Meet the Producers on Thursday, May 5, 2016 for a special event presented by Barista Pro Shop. This year, Barista Pro Shop is hosting Master the Pour, a Thursday Night Throwdown sponsored by UNIC and Morning Fresh Dairy! Come to watch or come to compete, but no matter what - come enjoy free beer from a local brewery and a... 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 ⇒

World Barista Championship – UK style

2010-06-21
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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Did you know that Barista Pro Shop is a Member of the Specialty Coffee Association of America?

2011-11-09 // By Tia Peck
The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) is a network of thousands of organizations and industry professionals who share a common goal: To make great coffee.  The SCAA is a resource on important issues and information relevant to the specialty coffee industry. With the SCAA, we have access to years of research on quality standards,... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-Resolution 2010: Read, Discover, and Learn

2009-12-29
We are fortunate to work in an industry that’s full of savvy folks who are constantly innovating, tweaking, and pushing boundaries in order to perfect (or challenge) anything coffee.  It’s easy to get caught up in the routines of day to day business and even harder to find moments of free time, but why not resolve to devote just a... Read More ⇒

Forget the Holidays, We’re Giving Out Free Gifts all Year

2015-01-19 // By Matthew Moseley
Christmas may be over, but the gifts keep coming from Barista Pro Shop.  Did you know that with every order you place with us you can receive a free gift? That’s right, every order you place qualifies for at least one of our Extra Shots!  Place an order of just $50 and it will qualify for the maximum amount of 4 Extra... Read More ⇒

BPS is Blogging!

2009-11-16
Greetings and welcome to the BPS Blog!  Here at Barista Pro Shop we are committed to staying connected with you; our customers.  The BPS Blog is our newest avenue in achieving that.  We’ll be blogging about BPS news, trends in the industry, tips and tricks, featured products and recipes, barista competitions, and more.  We... Read More ⇒

Monin Smoothies, Beers, and Brats!!

2012-05-08 // By Tia Peck
  Join Barista Pro Shop and Monin as we roll out Monin’s new smoothie line and hang out for Hump Day Happy Hour.  We’ll be grilling and chilling. Please come and join us Wednesday, May 16th from 3pm to 5pm at the Barista Pro Shop Training Café in Loveland, CO. Try Monin’s new award winning smoothies! ... 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 deal with quite the conundrum; so, when you offer... Read More ⇒

Extra Shots: They are a-Changing!

2015-01-30 // By Matthew Moseley
It’s inevitable to become jaded when you see the exact same sight over and over again.  That’s why seeing a new city or attending a new festival can be so invigorating and liberating.  As much as we may fear change, the chance to immerse yourself in uncharted territory is just so enticing.  Whether it is due to the... Read More ⇒

Training Cafe Update - Latte Art Classes and More

2011-06-16
You’ve probably seen the pictures or heard the news, but we’ll tell you once more….we’re psyched to have our training café up and running!  So far we’ve hosted events with Torani, Sweetbird, and Toddy.  Monin will be here the afternoon of Wed, June 29th for our next manufacturer event (this one should... 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 ⇒

Personalize Each Latte Art Pour with this Simple Trick

2019-07-04 // By Matthew Moseley
Serve your latte art to the customer right-side up! In order to achieve this with every pour, the position of the cup’s handle when pouring into a ceramic is key so you’ll need to know a couple details before you begin. 1. You’ll want to know your customer’s preferred drinking hand. Here, we would assume that most... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar

2013-10-09 // By Jillian Peck
Here’s a little tip that can affect your business as well as your tip jar. One of the greatest qualities in a local coffee shop is the potential for a personable environment. Knowing your regulars can create and increase business. Spending time with new customers can also be very effective. One of the many things I favored about being behind... Read More ⇒

Barista Nation Denver-Proclaim Your Independence from Start-Up Uncertainty

2014-07-07 // By Matthew Moseley
“Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines” The one phrase that exhilarates a crowd like no other, yet is so simple.  It marks the beginning, a fresh start and the promise of exciting things to come.  So, why is starting up a business so much more nerve-racking and less enjoyable?  Uncertainty, there are numerous... 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 ⇒

Barista Competition Advice from the 2009 MRBC Winner

2010-01-26
Baristas in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Utah, and Idaho are preparing for the Mountain Regional Barista Competition.  The event is hosted by BPS and the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), and will take place Feb 12-14 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO.    Have you harbored thoughts of competing? ... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

A story of a community supported barista

2011-02-28 // By Kari Guddeck
If you’re a follower of the United States Barista Competition (or of this blog), then you’re probably aware of the restructuring that took place for the 2011 season.  Ten regions were combined down to 6 and entry fees for competitors were increased (from $50 to $150 BGA member, $195 SCAA member, or $300 non-member).  Although... 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 ⇒

A story of a community supported barista

2011-02-28 // By Kari Guddeck
If you’re a follower of the United States Barista Competition (or of this blog), then you’re probably aware of the restructuring that took place for the 2011 season.  Ten regions were combined down to 6 and entry fees for competitors were increased (from $50 to $150 BGA member, $195 SCAA member, or $300 non-member).  Although... Read More ⇒

NWRBC: Round 1 Day 2

2011-01-29 // By Kari Guddeck
I’m judging the second half of today’s competition, so I’m taking some time to sit in the audience and experience the competition from the audience perspective.  As usual, day two is better attended than day one.  There are quite a few folks here!  Emcee Josh Boyt and former competitor Nick Cho are spending some... Read More ⇒

New Regional Barista Competition Map is Out!

2010-06-24
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 ⇒

The 2010 NERBC Champion is……

2010-03-22
Danielle Glasky of Stumptown Coffee Roasters (NY) took home the title of top barista in the Northeast Regional Barista Competition finals held Sunday.  Danielle used a single origin Sumatran (Indonesia Gajah Aceh) stating that it’s a coffee that many people start off drinking but then falls to the wayside as coffee drinkers’... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Industry Snippets

2010-08-25
Seems like I’ve run into quite a few coffee industry news snippets and happenings the past week, so I thought I’d share a few:   -  The Mid Atlantic Northeast Artisan Coffee Conference (MANE) – Let’s start with one that BPS is sponsoring!  The MANE event takes place Oct 8-10 in Pawtucket, RI. ... Read More ⇒

It's a Wrap! Barista Nation Denver That Is

2014-08-06 // By Matthew Moseley
Almost two weeks ago now, the Colorado specialty coffee community joined together for Barista Nation in a very unique space in Denver known as Galvanize.  Galvanize, meaning to “shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action” was a perfect indicator of what to expect.The focus of this event was “The... Read More ⇒

BPS® the One-Stop Shop: The Food, The Bean, and the Utility

2014-11-07 // By Matthew Moseley
Do you ever wish you could spend less time ordering and receiving shipments?   I’m going to assume everyone answered with a resounding ‘Yes!’  Placing orders is one of those necessary evils that no one enjoys doing, but if it’s not done properly and timely it can be devastating to your business, costing you sales... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Here's How to Stop Losing Your Toddy Stoppers for Good!

2015-10-06 // By Matthew Moseley
It’s the little things in life that matter.  How true is this statement?  Sometimes even minute events or items can have drastic implications.  Consider how an assembly line with just one inoperable station will come screeching to a halt or how a car with a faulty ignition switch becomes immobile and obsolete.  It just... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Milk Steaming Basics & 101

2014-09-23 // By Landon Christensen
Steaming milk is one of, if not, THE most crucial aspect of hot beverage preparation as a barista. If done properly, it has the ability to add the perfect level of sweetness and texture to any given drink. If done improperly, you can just as easily ruin a drink. Not to mention the time it takes to ruin your milk is just a mere matter of seconds.... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Here's How to Stop Losing Your Toddy Stoppers for Good!

2015-10-06 // By Matthew Moseley
It’s the little things in life that matter.  How true is this statement?  Sometimes even minute events or items can have drastic implications.  Consider how an assembly line with just one inoperable station will come screeching to a halt or how a car with a faulty ignition switch becomes immobile and obsolete.  It just... Read More ⇒

Barista Pro Shop, One Stop Shopping!

2013-03-27 // By Dottie Foley
Barista Pro Shop is a one stop shop for all things Specialty Coffee. We offer products to businesses, but also to individuals for home use. Besides our fast 1 to 3 day shipping time we also deliver to our local business customers from our warehouses in Loveland, Colorado and Londonderry, New Hampshire.   We pride ourselves on quality and... Read More ⇒

First Latte Art Class

2011-07-20 // By Tia Peck
Our First Latte Art Class was a complete success!! In the beginning I think we were all a little nervous but after a few jokes and a lot of spilt milk the night really took off.  With a small group of about seven (the staff of a local coffee shop) it made it easy for everyone to participate in every aspect of the lesson and really get... 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 Ask the Pros Articles

2011-01-06
If you’re reading this, you’ve probably seen the titles for our new Ask the Pros articles.   Did you have a chance to check them out?    One of the articles we are featuring in January is “Mochas and More: Welcome the New Year” by Ilaria Merizalde of Monin.  Ilaria gives you a little history,... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Don't Get Scared by Shipping Costs: Tricks to Save on Shipping

2014-10-31 // By Matthew Moseley
What’s worst than ghastly ghouls and spooky spiders?  Dreadful shipping costs; that unwanted trick at the end of ordering your treats.  There’s not a soul, dead or alive, who enjoys shipping charges.  So how can you avoid getting caught in a web of shipping charges? Do you live near one of our warehouses?  Did you... Read More ⇒

Latte Art Class Sponsored by Pacific Natural Foods | Customer Event

2019-06-07 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for our Latte Art Class sponsored by Pacific Natural Foods. Elevate your drink presentation in this hands on latte art training. We will be going over the basics of steaming as well as pouring with milk and Pacific Natural Foods Barista Series Alternative Milks! Plus, it's FREE! Who? This event is sponsored by... 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 ⇒

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 is the... Read More ⇒

BPS Delivery

2019-07-19 // By Dana Schlingman
You wouldn't keep a customer waiting on a latte,so we won't keep you waiting on the ingredients to make it! We know that product shortages can be disastrous in this rapidly-moving industry–so we keep pace to get you what you need when you need it. With three locations across the country, Barista Pro Shop has you covered. Place an... 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 ⇒

MRBC -- We have a venue!

2010-01-18
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 ⇒

20% Off Umpqua Oats!!

2011-10-01
Barista Pro Shop's hot new product is on sale!  Save 20% on cases and individual cartons of Umpqua Oats.  Sale starts Sat 10/1 and ends on Fri 10/7.....get 'em while they're hot! * Order online or call 866-776-5288 and use code Umpqua20 to receive discount.  20% off regular wholesale prices only.... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Atlanta 2015 - Coffee, Conversations, and Competition

2015-02-03 // By Matthew Moseley
If you’re not already headed to Coffee Fest Atlanta, you better hop in your car, on a bus, or in the luggage compartment of the next plane headed to Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.  Believe me, you will not want to miss the inaugural Coffee Fest tradeshow in Atlanta which kicks off this Friday, February 6th. Coffee Fest is essentially a... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Danielle Nordby

2017-05-26 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Danielle Nordby Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I’ve worked at BPS for just over 6 months as a customer service barista. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?My dad was in the Navy so I grew up all over the world. I’ve lived in Alabama, Rhode Island, California,... Read More ⇒

Milkadamia

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - David Pfister | Business Development Specialist

2016-02-26 // By Matthew Moseley
Top off your mug, sit back and kick up your feet, as we introduce you to David Pfister.  You may know David as the enthusiastic voice over the phone contacting you about the latest and the greatest options available from Barista Pro Shop. Around here, we know David as the laid back musician looking to chat about Pittsburgh sports, music,... Read More ⇒

BPS Winter Holiday Schedule

2016-12-19 // By Dana Schlingman
It's really only apropos (aproHo-Ho, if you will) for one person to give gifts at the last minute. Make sure you don't wait until it's too late - order now! Winter Holiday Schedule: Customer Service: No Closures - Please reach out to us Monday - Friday 7am-5pm (Mountain Standard) BPS Bakery: Regular Hours (no... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Jessica Brown

2018-02-02 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Jessica Brown Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I’ve worked as a Customer Service Barista for about 3 months. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. I received my associate’s degree in accounting from the University of Alaska in... Read More ⇒

MRBC Registration Update

2009-12-10
Mountain Regional Barista Competition registration for competitors, judges, and volunteers is now available online.  The competition is set for Feb 11-14 in Fort Collins, CO.  We will continue to update event details as they are confirmed.  Your participation is greatly appreciated!  Please feel free to contact us with any... Read More ⇒

Umpqua Melt Down

2013-10-25 // By Jillian Peck
Know who makes awesome oatmeal and just came out with and new carrot cake flavor? Umpqua Oats. Do you know who wants to eat all of theUmpqua Oats in the Barista Pro Shop® warehouse? The Barista Pro Shop staff; and most likely everyone else that has gotten their tasters on these premium meals. I can still remember the first time I was introduced... Read More ⇒

MRBC is Underway!

2010-02-11
Today was Mountain Regional Barista Competition judge certification day.  Judges started the day taking a written test about the USBC Rules and Regulations.  They then focused their attention on taste, as they evaluated French press coffee.  The second half of the day was calibration.  Heidi from The Coffee Tree (Loveland) and... 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 ⇒

Get Your Pour On! - Monin Sponsored Latté Art Classes

2012-04-27 // By Kari Guddeck
We hosted two free latté art classes on Wednesday; the first of a series of free classes we will be offering.  We would like to send out a great big ‘THANK YOU’ to our sponsor Monin, to all of the attendees, and to our instructor Josh Taves of Northern Colorado Barista Training.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! Ever... Read More ⇒

MANE Artisan Coffee Conference

2011-07-29 // By Kari Guddeck
I’m psyched.  That probably deserved an exclamation point!  The Mid Atlantic North East (MANE) Artisan Coffee Conference, hosted by New Harvest Coffee Roasters, will be held Fri, Oct 7 – Sun, Oct 9.  If you saw me in the weeks following last year’s MANE event, you no doubt heard me talking about it.  I should... Read More ⇒

Come Visit Barista Pro Shop at Coffee Fest Chicago

2013-05-07 // By Jillian Peck
Hear ye, hear ye! All coffee lovers, mark your calendars for the 7th-10th of June! This is when you want to be at the Chicago Navy Pier to celebrate the world of coffee with Barista Pro Shop at Coffee Fest Chicago, where anything and everything related is found in one place.   There’s a reason Coffee Fest is such a magical event; like... Read More ⇒

New Function on Brand Pages

2013-03-08 // By Liam Bucher
Barista Pro Shop has seen a lot of growth over the past few years. With the addition of new brands to our product line, there are even more products being added and it may be a difficult decision to choose exactly which product to put into your shopping cart. Perhaps you would like to gain some information on products, or learn how to use others.... Read More ⇒

You're Invited to Meet the Producers 4.0!

2016-04-08 // By Matthew Moseley
On May 5th, better known as Cinco de Mayo, Barista Pro Shop will be celebrating much more than just the heroic military victory of Mexican forces; we will be celebrating specialty coffee with Meet the Producers! Yes, you read that correctly; Meet the Producers is back!  Not only is this our 4th time hosting this event; this time around we are... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

MRBC Update -- Schedule of Events/Travel

2010-01-28
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 ⇒

Featured Employee- Todd

2013-08-15 // By Liam Bucher
Welcome back, welcome back! Today, we are featuring Todd DeWitt, one of Barista Pro Shop’s fine Customer Service Representatives. You may also recognize Todd from a few of the instructional videos we have made the past few months. Now it’s time to the man behind the phone, and the camera! Todd grew up in a small town in South Dakota... 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 ⇒

Time for a Trade Show?

2011-03-11
If you’re feeling out of touch with the coffee industry, need some new ideas, have skills you’d like to brush up on, or just need a break from the daily grind (no pun intended); might we suggest attending one of the many trade shows that are scheduled throughout the year?  Trade shows are a great place to immerse yourself in... Read More ⇒

MRBC in Pictures

2010-02-19
We can’t say ‘thank you’ enough to all of the fine folks who made last weekend’s Mountain Regional Barista Competition a success.  We had a great time, met some awesome people, tasted spectacular coffee, and watched some amazing baristas give it their all!  Thank you once again for supporting the barista craft and... 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 ⇒

Stay Up to Speed with BPS Resources

2018-09-08 // By Dana Schlingman
We know that the right products and the right training can make all the difference during crunch time, so we provide what you need to keep the line moving when it counts! Product Information: BPS brand pages and many product pages in our catalog contain links to nutritional information, sell sheets, tutorial videos and more. Use the search field... Read More ⇒

NWRBC Finals!

2011-01-30 // By Kari Guddeck
Well, we’ve made it to another regional barista competition final!  Congratulations and good luck to finalists:  Laila Ghambari, Robbie Britt, Ryan Wilbur, Sarah Dooley, Samuel Purvis, and Tyler Stevens.  I’m feeling especially excited today as well, because I was asked to judge the final (woot! woot!).  I’m... Read More ⇒

BPS® Training Materials- Your Access to the Pros, After Hours

2014-06-05 // By Matthew Moseley
Better Tools Better Baristas Better Business This is not only the tagline that accompanies our logo, but it is also the guiding principle behind what we do here at Barista Pro Shop.  When you think of BPS, you might think of an extensive line of syrup flavors or maybe you think of our personable and knowledgeable customer service staff; but,... 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 ⇒

Watch the WBC semis and finals tomorrow!

2010-06-24
    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 ⇒

NERBC kicks off along with the Cup Tasters Competition

2010-03-18
Northeast Regional Barista Competition judges and competitors arrive at The Arts at the Armory events center in Somerville, MA today.  Judges have to pass a day long certification class which involves a test over the USBC rules and regulations and a few hours of tasting and evaluating espressos/capps/mock performances.  Competitors get... 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 ⇒

Ghirardelli Chocolate and Conundrum Coffee Latte Art Class

2013-12-19 // By Liam Bucher
Hello friends, Have you always wanted to learn how to pour a steamed pitcher of milk into a latte masterpiece? Well this is Latte Art 101 to help you get there! On January 9th, at 4pm, Barista Pro Shop will be hosting a Latte Art Class sponsored by Ghirardelli Chocolate and Conundrum Coffee. The event will take place at our Colorado location,... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

BPS Thanksgiving Schedule 2015

2015-11-12 // By Bic Vu
Important Notice about BPS Holiday Hours - UPDATED 11/19/2015 Here at Barista Pro Shop, we are strong proponents of offering a continuous and infinite supply of caffeine.  However, the holidays are meant for spending time with friends and family; so, our owners have deemed that the BPS® Staff needs to take some time off to rejuvenate our... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

BPS® Training Materials- Your Access to the Pros, After Hours

2014-06-05 // By Matthew Moseley
When you think of Barista Pro Shop, you might think of an extensive line of syrup flavors or maybe you think of our personable and knowledgeable customer service staff; but, do think of a resource library? It’s true baristaproshop.com has a whole lot more to offer than just one of largest selections of specialty coffee supplies for your home... Read More ⇒

BPS Expertise & Training Materials

2019-05-13 // By Dana Schlingman
As you can see, Tiny-Tia has some mad skills!... Jokes aside, real-life Tia, and all of our Customer Service Baristas for that matter, really do have the expertise and the resources to help you avert catastrophe and optimize your operation. With real-world cafe experience and on-going training with product manufactures and coffee... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago, Double Time!

2013-05-31 // By Jillian Peck
Get ready, get set, go... to Coffee Fest Chicago! It’s coming up fast, so we hope you are ready with tickets in hand! Come join Barista Pro Shop in discovering out all that’s new in the world of coffee: It’s the perfect time of year, the latest and greatest product are here. So while you contemplate the transition of your own... 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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Meadowlands this Weekend

2010-03-04
Coffee Fest Meadowlands is the place to be this weekend!  If you’re attending, make sure to check out these must see events:  Mid Atlantic Regional Barista Competition, the Millrock Free Pour Latté Art Contest, the Pacific Natural Foods Soy Top Cup Challenge, and the Aroma Challenge .  Check out the Coffee Fest website... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Better Brewing

2010-01-23
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 ⇒

5 Reasons You Need to go to Coffee Fest

2014-01-08 // By Liam Bucher
Since it's inception and first show in Seattle, WA in 1992, Coffee Fest has become a staple in the specialty coffee industry, connecting coffee fanatics from every corner of the country to their favorite products and brands. The goal, to bring "retailers, distributors and manufacturers together... to help attendees build and refine their... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Atlanta - Don't Rest this Weekend Until You've Registered

2015-01-16 // By Matthew Moseley
As the holiday season fades into a distant memory and every passing moment seems as good of a time as any other to break your year’s resolutions, we realize that January is quickly passing us by.  The end of January not only means, 1 month down and 11 more to go; it also means, Coffee Fest Atlanta has arrived.  That’s right... Read More ⇒

MRBC Update - 30 Competitors!

2010-02-05
With one week to go until the Mountain Regional Barista Competition kicks off, we’re excited to report that there are 30 confirmed baristas competing for the top spot so far!  All 5 states in the region (CO, MT, ID, UT, WY) are represented and local support has been awesome.  We could still use a few volunteers, so if you have some... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Stand Out With BPS Products & Expertise

2019-02-04 // By Dana Schlingman
With so many coffee shops to choose from in the ever expanding specialty coffee industry, we know it’s important to stand out. Customers are looking for that “something special.” Whether that’s premium products, great customer service or expert technique we have the resources to help you and your team not only meet but... Read More ⇒

Get Found for FREE! Increasing Sales using Google Business Listings

2019-08-30 // By Mikenna Curlee
Want to get your business name out there, but don’t know where to start? Join us to learn how to increase sales using Google Business Listing! You'll receive basic, actionable tips about creating/claiming and managing your listing plus ideas for leveraging the newest features!  Who? Barista Pro Shop [Presenter - Matthew Moseley] ... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Cappuccine Blending Class at Coffee Fest Chicago

2013-05-14 // By Liam Bucher
Coffee Fest Chicago is set to begin on June 7th, ending on June 10th at the Chicago Navy Pier. There is so much to experience at a trade show like Coffee Fest; new products, professional competitions, and chatting with all of your favorite companies. While these are the highlights of the show, throughtout the weekend there are a number of classes... Read More ⇒

SneakPreview-BPS Training Cafe

2011-03-16
The Barista Pro Shop Training Café is rapidly becoming a reality.  After months of discussion and planning, the process of creating a venue for exploring and learning about topics related to the coffee industry has begun.  The walls are painted a warm honey color and the new tile floor is blue and white checkered.  Soon we... Read More ⇒

Share Your Story to Help Us Celebrate 20 Years!

2014-01-23 // By Matthew Moseley
Better Tools-Better Baristas-Better Business Supplying delicious baked goods two decades ago was just the start of the journey for our owners Jay and Jennifer Weller.  After working hard to supply cafe and shops with scrumptious scones,  they saw a need to get other supplies to their customers more easily and efficiently.  This... Read More ⇒

MANE Artisan Coffee Conference

2010-09-09
We are proud sponsors of the Mid Atlantic North East (MANE) Artisan Coffee Conference hosted by New Harvest Coffee and Troy Reynard. The conference will be held Friday 10/8 through Sunday 10/10 at the Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket, RI.  The conference is geared towards baristas and owners/managers and will include several educational... Read More ⇒

2016 Thanksgiving Schedule

2016-11-04 // By Dana Schlingman
2016 Thanksgiving Schedule   It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends so we will have a slightly modified schedule. We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of November 20th-26th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/24  ... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago Wrap-Up

2013-06-14 // By Liam Bucher
With a smooth flight in and a nice ride into the city, Coffee Fest Chicago was underway. Arriving Thursday, the Barista Pro Shop crew worked furiously to set up the booth and get organized for an early Friday morning. Following set up, we were able to explore a little of Chicago and the Navy Pier, taking in the sites, especially me as this was my... Read More ⇒

BPS® 2014 Holiday Closures

2014-11-14 // By Liam Bucher
To our wonderful customers, This is a notification of the Barista Pro Shop® holiday schedule, please review the dates in this blog and mark them on your calendars. Please contact us before those dates to confirm delivery and to ensure that you have enough supplies to get you through the Holidays. Thanksgiving: Customer Service Closed:... Read More ⇒

Thanksgiving Schedule (November 18th - 24th)

2018-11-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends, so we will have a slightly modified schedule. We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of November 18th-24th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/22 Bakery Closed: Wednesday 11/21 &... Read More ⇒

Is Your Holiday Spirit Worth $50?

2013-12-11 // By Matthew Moseley
The holiday season is in full-swing and BPS couldn’t be more excited.  Nothing gets that holiday spirit invigorated like some festive decorations.   // // Post by Barista Pro Shop. Photo submissions should be fun and show your holiday spirit within your shop, home, or office.  As long as you tag us... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Dennis Starbuck

2019-01-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Dennis Starbuck | Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I have been with BPS for the last four months now as a Customer Service Barista. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I grew up all over Southern California's LA and surrounding areas. I received my AA degree... Read More ⇒

You Won’t Get Jittery by Adding Our Extra Shots

2014-04-25 // By Matthew Moseley
More is better! How many times have you heard this phrase?   Though we do often want more than what we have; there comes a time when more is not actually better.  At some point, we tend to realize reduced enjoyment, as well as, start to incur a unfortunate side-effects.  Think about a time that eating that extra piece of cake gave... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Matthew Moseley

2016-11-11 // By Dana Schlingman
Over the past few weeks, I have been enjoying getting to know Barista Pro Shop as a business as well as all of the eclectic people who define it. Learning about each individual’s personal/professional story gives me clarity about how we operate as an organization and where we are headed as we continue to grow - everyone brings such a... Read More ⇒

You Won’t Get Jittery by Adding Our Extra Shots

2014-04-25 // By Matthew Moseley
More is better! How many times have you heard this phrase?   Though we do often want more than what we have; there comes a time when more is not actually better.  At some point, we tend to realize reduced enjoyment, as well as, start to incur a unfortunate side-effects.  Think about a time that eating that extra piece of cake gave... Read More ⇒

Do You Know Where to Find What You Want and What You Need to Know?

2014-02-14 // By Matthew Moseley
Barista Pro Shop is passionate about our industry.  The specialty coffee industry is so dynamic that the production of every cup spans not only various professional disciplines but also many different continents.  This diversity is what incites the enthusiasm behind a commodity that has transformed into a full on obsession.   Since,... 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 ⇒

SCAA's 22nd Annual Exposition - The Event

2010-04-07
  The Specialty Coffee Association of America's (SCAA) Exposition, The Event, is right around the corner!  Online registration closes this Friday with the expo set to start Thurs April 15 and run through Sun 18th.  Don’t worry though, if you miss Friday’s deadline you can still register on site.  The... Read More ⇒

What We Learned Today: Why more High Schools Should Be Doing this...

2015-01-14 // By Matthew Moseley
On a day-to-day basis, the training café at our Loveland location is typically a thoroughfare of BPS employees searching for a spot to lounge a lunch break away or brewing up something to keep them energized and working hard to get you the coffee supplies you need.  However, today our café served an even greater purpose.  We... Read More ⇒

Red Espresso: A caffeine free alternative with a full bodied flavor

2016-11-01 // By Dana Schlingman
Occasionally I’ve noticed my love of coffee drifting into an almost addict like devotion. Usually during that brief glimmer of self-awareness, I try to reign in my caffeine consumption. To avoid jitters, 2pm lethargy and restless nights, I do sometimes resort to decaf but frankly it just isn’t the same. And while I do like tea, I really... 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 ⇒

What We Learned Today: How the Instructor became the Student

2015-01-14 // By Matthew Moseley
On a day-to-day basis, the training café at our Loveland location is typically a thoroughfare of BPS employees searching for a spot to lounge a lunch break away or brewing up something to keep them energized and working hard to get you the coffee supplies you need.  However, today our café served an even greater purpose.  We... Read More ⇒

Bottoms up - Coffee fights Alzheimer’s and mouth/throat cancer

2010-07-06
Last week, Barista Magazine’s blog (Pasteboard) reported on two new studies dealing with the health benefits of coffee.  According to researchers at the University of Utah “those who enjoy a regular coffee fix are over a third less likely to develop cancer of the mouth or throat than those who do not drink coffee.” ... 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 ⇒

#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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Meadowlands this Weekend – Meet BPS Peeps!

2010-03-04
Coffee Fest Meadowlands is the place to be this weekend! If you’re attending, make sure to check out these must see events:  Mid Atlantic Regional Barista Competition, the Millrock Free Pour Latté Art Contest, the Pacific Natural Foods Soy Top Cup Challenge, and the Aroma Challenge.  Find out more about all Coffee Fest... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar

2012-08-30 // By Tia Peck
 Tip:  Thermometers need to be calibrated. Thermometers can be a very useful tool for a barista especially when steaming milk, but if a thermometer is not calibrated correctly it could cause over or under steamed milk. Thermometers should be calibrated at least once a week for accuracy.How to Calibrate Thermometers: Fill glass with... Read More ⇒

Hunting Is Meant For Easter Eggs; Everything Else Should Be EZ

2014-04-23 // By Matthew Moseley
Let’s face it, Easter egg hunts are awesome! They are all about the thrill of rummaging around to fill up your basket as fast as possible.  However, the holiday is over, we are back to our hectic schedules and we no longer like searching for the things we want.  It’s not fun knowing exactly what you want, but having to drudge... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Atlanta - The Trade Show that is Peachy Keen!

2014-12-19 // By Matthew Moseley
“If it looks like coffee, smells like coffee, goes well with coffee or is coffee, you are guaranteed to find it at Coffee Fest.” Do you like coffee? Do you like trying new things?  Find all this and a cup of tea or two at Coffee Fest Atlanta!  This year the nation’s favorite specialty coffee and gourmet tea trade show... Read More ⇒

Down the Rabbit Hole - My Adventure into Specialty Coffee

2015-12-11 // By Bic Vu
    I like coffee.  I tolerate it black around the witching hour when there’s an all-nighter ahead, but recently I’ve learned to love coffee.  Beyond the bitterness of Ike’s Place and the tooth-aching saccharine of a caramel latte, there is a world of floral and earthy tones that are ripe for exploration.... Read More ⇒

NEW iSi Nitro Whip

2019-02-15 // By Mikenna Curlee
The NEW no hassle way to create perfect Nitro beverages! iSi Nitro Whip and iSi Nitro Chargers are used together to prepare barista quality Nitro Cold Brew Coffee. Nitro coffee is created by infusing cold brew coffee with pure nitrogen gas. The nitrogen infusion results in a rich, flavorful brew with a naturally... 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 ⇒

Share Your Story

2017-01-09 // By Dana Schlingman
As a newbie to specialty coffee and Barista Pro Shop, these past few months have been full of discovery - learning about products, brewing methods and the legacy behind the unique shops and the colorful individuals who make up this rapidly expanding industry. So far I’ve been surprised and delighted by the unexpected commonality I’ve... Read More ⇒

2019 Thanksgiving Schedule (November 24th - 29th)

2019-11-19
It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends, so we will have a slightly modified schedule. We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of Monday, November 25th-29th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/28 J Street Biscuit Co.... Read More ⇒

Raise Your Shot Glasses We Turned 21! #CHEERSBPS

2015-03-23 // By Matthew Moseley
How much fun is a birthday party if the only person attending is you? Absolutely none!  No one wants to celebrate a birthday or any milestone by themselves, and here at Barista Pro Shop we are no different.  This January, marked our 21st year supplying the specialty coffee industry and we wanted to do something special to celebrate the... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Matthew Van Horn

2015-05-01 // By Landon Christensen
Ladies and gentlemen, please meet Matthew Van Horn, one of our delivery drivers here at Barista Pro Shop, who has been with us for a little over 6 months now. Matt grew up in Murphy, North Carolina which is a small town in the Smoky Mountains on the western tip of the state. After high school he went to Lees McRae College in Banner Elk, NC which is... 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 ⇒

Latté Art with Turtle Rock

2011-08-25 // By Kari Guddeck
We’re fresh off of the second latté art class held in our Colorado Training Cafe, and we're excited!  The awesome crew from Turtle Rock in Laramie, WY joined us on Saturday to learn the basics of pouring latté art and strategize methods for implementing their newly honed skills in the café.  These... Read More ⇒

The 25th SCAA Event

2013-04-11 // By Liam Bucher
Today marks the beginning of the 25th annual Specialty Coffee Association of America Exposition, yes, 25 years! With hundreds of exhibitors in the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the specialty coffee industry reveals new products, new innovations, and gives attendees the chance to catch up with one another. There is also a number of... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- Are you in hot water?

2010-07-16
I was perusing through Scott Rao’s book “The Professional Barista’s Handbook” today and found the section on water temperature and its affect on brewing particularly interesting.  Water temperature can impact flavor by changing flow rate and brew strength.  I think that water temperature might be something... 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 longer... Read More ⇒

Holiday Hours 2015

2015-12-10 // By Bic Vu
Important Notice about BPS Holiday Hours As the year come to a close, we would like to thank our loyal customers for being a part of BPS.  2015 has been a wonderful year with new products and new faces.  It is time for us to take a break and spend some time with friends and family.   In addition to being closed for Christmas and... 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 ⇒

Visit BPS at Coffee Fest NY and Win an Espresso Machine!

2012-02-21 // By Kari Guddeck
If you follow us on facebook or twitter or if you read this blog, then you’re probably aware that we are uber excited to be exhibiting at Coffee Fest New York this March.  BPS peeps attend Coffee Fest shows and SCAA events regularly, but it’s been six years since we’ve had a booth at a trade show (hence the excitement). ... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: Espresso Basics

2014-05-13 // By Landon Christensen
Portafilter? Grouphead? Tamper? Knock box? What on earth do these terms mean? If you’re like me when I first started, you may be feeling a little confused and possibly even overwhelmed at this point. If so, take a deep breath and relax, I'm here to give you confidence in your abilities as a barista by teaching you the basics and 101 on... Read More ⇒

And the winner of the 2010 WBC is….

2010-06-25
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 ⇒

Halloween in Seattle, Coffee Fest Style

2010-08-13
Coffee Fest Seattle is only a couple of months away….are you attending?  The show kicks off on Friday, October 29 and will wrap up on Halloween (Sunday 31).  There’s been a bit of controversy surrounding Coffee Fest and the SCAA’s annual The Event as of late.  The SCAA is in negotiations with the city of Seattle in... 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 ⇒

Trade Shows

2010-01-13
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 ⇒

Torani® Signature Syrups- Reinventing Your Beverages with a Sweet Signature

2014-07-09 // By Matthew Moseley
During the summer, cafes and coffee shops alike must prepare to adjust their menu offerings in order to meet changing customer preferences.  Which often leads to increasing the products you serve in your cafe.  This not only makes remembering to order all the necessary flavors for each beverage category you serve more difficult,... 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 ⇒

Urnex Cleaning Solutions for Coffee Professionals

2018-12-03 // By Dana Schlingman
Urnex Cleaning Solutions for Coffee Professionals Unfortunately, coffee equipment doesn’t “season” like an unwashed cast iron skillet. The residual coffee oil left on brewing equipment can taint a fresh batch of coffee and drastically affect the flavor. Coffee and tea made in dirty equipment, tastes like it’s... 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 ⇒

Something Hot, Something Cold

2010-04-26
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 ⇒

Coming Together for H2OPE

2014-11-13 // By Liam Bucher, Matthew Moseley, and Michelle DeBruyn
Did you know that more people die from lack of water and sanitation each year than are killed by all forms of violence, including war? Well it’s true: one in nine people on this earth lack access to clean, safe drinking water. This should be a startling fact; we typically take water’s role in our day-to-day activities for granted.... Read More ⇒

Free Shipping! Order $75 of these products....

2011-05-18 // By LaNita McDonald
At Barista Pro Shop, we understand how important it is to save money.  As the price at the pump and in the grocery store continue to rise, we'd like to help you keep a little green in your wallet by covering your shipping costs when you order $75.00 (mix or match) from these manufacturers (or see the complete list of products by clicking... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Elyse Coffing

2017-04-14 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Elyse Coffing Customer Service Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? 2 years: 1.5 years as a Customer Service Barista and 6 months as a Customer Service Manager. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school? I spent most of my childhood in Austin, Texas but moved to Loveland, Colorado my sophomore year of... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Steven McCoy

2018-11-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Steven McCoy | Customer Service Barista  How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? Just over three months in the customer service department. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I grew up in Binghamton, NY. I went to a public high school in a nearby town called Vestal. What do you like most... 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 ⇒

New Torani Real Cream Frappé Base

2013-04-19 // By Liam Bucher
Making creamy and velvety frappés just became a whole lot easier with Torani Real Cream Frappé Base. With the popularity of frappés still growing, the demand for better taste and simple ingredients is also on the rise. Torani Real Cream Frappé Base delivers natural ingredients like dairy cream, pure cane sugar, and... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York is Almost Here

2013-02-22 // By Liam Bucher
It’s so close I can taste it... or smell it? I’m not sure which one, but Coffee Fest New York is two weeks away from today, on March 8th. Hopefully everyone is as excited about the event as us. This new year, although young right now, has brought with it a lot of exciting happenings around the specialty coffee industry. It’s... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Chocolate & Wine with Ghirardelli

2011-11-16
Join BPS and Ghirardelli for an afternoon of chocolate education. We’ll wrap up this event with a chocolate and wine pairing. Cheers! Space is limited! RSVP Today!                                             ... Read More ⇒

NWRBC: Round 1 Day 1

2011-01-28 // By Kari Guddeck
The first day of regional competitions is always fun.  New competitors and judges can barely contain their excitement and nervousness.  Being a ‘seasoned’ judge, it’s always good to remember those intense feelings and exactly how it felt being the newbie on the scene.  I still get a little adrenaline rush and a... Read More ⇒

Wednesday Inspired Recipes

2011-07-13
    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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Tia Peck

2017-06-09 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Tia Peck Cafe Consultant Contact Tia to set up a consultation. Do You Have a Background in Specialty Coffee?I started in the coffee industry when I was 18 as an aspiring barista just trying to make it through school. After 8 years of managing a coffee shop in Fort Collins, CO, my love for the coffee industry grew tremendously. At 26 I... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Atlanta -- Is Now Gone with the Winners...

2015-02-16 // By Matthew Moseley
Just over a week ago, Coffee Fest had Atlanta buzzing with café owners and baristas alike looking to show off their skills or find the next breakthrough product to implement on or behind their bar.  Coffee fanatics flew in from all over the US as well as some international competitors representing Japan in the latte art competition. The... 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 ⇒

Wednesday Inspired Recipes

2011-07-13
  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 you’ll... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Beautiful Brews (October 2017)

2017-10-02 // By Multiple Authors
October is a month known for frights; but what would really be terrifying in a cafe? An out of service espresso machine! Now that really is scary. It can be easy to let our coffee practices revolve around an espresso machine, but what if, knock on wood, it is not available? This month we decided to use manual brewing devices to create all of our... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest New York

2013-02-06 // By Liam Bucher
It’s that time of the year everyone! Coffee Fest is back so pack up your bags and head out the door to the Big Apple. Coffee Fest New York will take place from March 8th-10th. The best trade show for specialty coffee and tea industries is hosting the annual meeting starting next month with two more following at later dates; Chicago on June... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-Do You Know the Secret to Unleashing Every Bean’s Full Potential?

2014-02-11 // By Matthew Moseley
Would you expect a master chef to prepare dish in a microwave? Or a famous musician to perform a song on Rock Band instruments? No, probably not because no matter how talented the individual; they are limited by the capabilities of their equipment.  This holds true when it comes to coffee as well.  A barista or an at-home enthusiast... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Toddy Cold Brew

2019-03-27 // By Dana Schlingman
With less acidity, velvety consistency and more caffeine, what’s not to love about cold brew? Consumers crave its smooth taste while baristas appreciate its versatility and convenience. Especially, during the warmer months when iced beverages are in high demand, cold brew draws customers in, expediates drink preparation and conserves... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago Wrap Up

2011-02-22 // By Kari Guddeck
  My head and stomach are still reeling from Coffee Fest Chicago.  I judged the North Central Regional Barista Competition that started on Fri and wrapped up Sun afternoon.  I’m proud to say that I was chosen to judge the finals again – hooray!  I know I’ve said it before, but I have to say again that I find... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Lizzy (Elizabeth) Baldwin

2016-11-18 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet:   Elizabeth Baldwin Marketing Assistant How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I signed on with Barista Pro Shop December 22, 2015. I started with point of sale/sample distribution, social media oversight and website maintenance. However now, I manage in-house graphic design and email marketing while coordinating... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2017

2017-05-18 // By Dana Schlingman
Who’s excited for Coffee Fest Chicago?  I can’t believe it’s already time to start gearing up for another show! At BPS we’ve been designing print materials, shipping displays and planning for our trip to the windy city. This time around Matthew, Elyse, Tia and Danielle will be manning, or rather wo-manning, our booth... 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 ⇒

Mixin' with Monin

2013-06-14 // By Jillian Peck
It’s time to get those blenders rolling. If you haven’t ordered your Monin Fruit Smoothie Mix, it’s never too late: If you have, and you’re having as much fun with them as we are, we welcome you to take another step in possibly discovering your new summer special! Open up a few doors so you, your employees, and even your... Read More ⇒

Recycling, Composting & Common Misconceptions (Part 2: Composting 101)

2018-11-02 // By Dana Schlingman
Earlier this year 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

A Sweet Event - Ghirardelli Chocolate and Wine

2011-12-02 // By Kari Guddeck
It’s hard to go wrong hosting an event that focuses on chocolate.  Throw some wine/spirit and chocolate pairings in the mix and you’re pretty much golden.  Our presenters, Grant from Gourmet Source and Rick from Ghirardelli, were a wealth of chocolaty knowledge.  That’s right; we didn’t just eat chocolate and... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Denver 2018

2018-04-20 // By Dana Schlingman
Join Us at Coffee Fest Denver to Get in the Loop  Ready to Register? Save 50% on General Admission when you REGISTER with BPS Coupon Code: 83112   Profit from the products & knowledge that we provide with our full-circle service. Coffee Fest is coming to the Mile High City and we couldn’t be... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Nashville 2017

2017-02-12 // By Dana Schlingman
Mark your calendars and make your travel accommodations, Coffee Fest Nashville is quickly approaching and you don’t want to miss it! Whether you are a new barista eager to learn more or a seasoned shop owner who has worked up through the ranks, Coffee Fest is an excellent place to grow and network. With hundreds of attendees and exhibitors... Read More ⇒

Blending Basics - Pro Tips From Smartfruit, Urnex & Cappuccine

2017-09-22 // By Dana Schlingman
Amidst the hubbub of new product launches and our busy summer season, it’s taken me a little longer than expected to synthesize all of the great information disseminated during our vendor training seminars these last few months. Though we are transitioning out of warm weather menus, these Blending Basics distilled from our time with Urnex,... 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 ⇒

Kid-Friendly Products Available At Barista Pro Shop

2019-03-01 // By Dana Schlingman
When I was a kid, my parents never let me drink coffee–I always got that line about caffeine stunting growth. So, I can see why coffee shops might not necessarily think about catering to children. Kids certainly aren’t huge specialty coffee consumers... However, many of their caretakers are. Often parents, grandparents, aunts,... Read More ⇒
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