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What's Big in Smallwares?

Kari Guddeck @ Barista Pro Shop
Have you taken a close look around your shop lately? Are things looking a cluttered, outdated, or even a little damaged? You can give your space an affordable face lift by investing in an often overlooked category--smallwares. Smallwares encompasses everything from condiment bar organizers and mugs to tampers and steaming pitchers. They are the... Read More ⇒

A Clean Machine - The Secret to Coffee Excellence

Amy Gross @ Urnex Brands, Inc.
Don't forget to check out our Drink Profit Calculator. The essence of the coffee that we enjoy comes from natural oils that are largely responsible for coffee's aroma and flavor. Just as we enjoy the elegant sophistication of this natural oil, if it is left to accumulate on coffee or espresso equipment, coffee oil will have a negative impact on... Read More ⇒

Caffeinated Ideas for a Sluggish Economy

Kari Guddeck and Jay Weller @ Barista Pro Shop
Getting through these tough times is on everyone's mind right now. We've been talking with a lot of our customers to come up with a list of ideas that might help you get ahead this year. Create your own stimulus package--sell prepaid drink coupons (buy 10 get 1 free) Be careful! You are creating a future liability by doing this (you owe the... Read More ⇒

"Should you be doing that?" - Understanding the value of your time

Jay Weller, Owner @ Barista Pro Shop
Don't forget to check out our Drink Profit Calculator. As an owner or manager of a specialty coffee business, you are faced daily with almost unlimited choices of what to do with your time. There are a lot of chores involved with running any business - run to the bank, take out the trash, wait on a customer. All these things are important to a... Read More ⇒

Should You Serve Smoothies? What Are Your Options?

Ilaria Merizalde Chiaruzzi, Marketing Manager @ Monin Gourmet Flavorings
Don't forget to check out our Drink Profit Calculator. It’s clear… Americans love smoothies. Lately, these sweet blended beverages have been especially popular, with an 80% increase over the past five years. With our population’s ongoing quest for great tasting, drinkable snacks plus a general interest in health, experts say... Read More ⇒

Opening A New Café: Design It Right, Build It Once

Tom Palm, President @ Design & Layout Services
Opening a new café can be a real challenge, especially if you have never done it before. Many of the problems that a new café owner encounters occur during the two months between signing a lease and getting a building permit. See article “Opening your dream café – don’t let it become a nightmare!” In... Read More ⇒

Water's Role in Great Beverages

Greg Fisher, Senior Vice President Commercial Sales @ Bunn-O-Matic Corporation
Don't forget to check out our Drink Profit Calculator. Water - it's everywhere: in the oceans, in the puddles, coming out of the skies as rain and snow. It comes out of our taps and plays a very important role in our beverages. But what is water? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines water as follows: wa•ter (wôtr, wtr) The... Read More ⇒

Want to Make Your Own Chocolate Syrup?

Michael Szyliowicz @ Mont Blanc Gourmet
Don't forget to check out our Drink Profit Calculator. A unique mocha is a wonderful drink and, as the most popular flavored beverage served in a cafe, becomes something of a signature beverage. For those do-it-yourself mocha makers, I would say that it's good to consider the following: Consistency is the hallmark of any successful cafe, so... Read More ⇒

Iced Coffee & Iced Tea

Jay Weller, Owner @ Barista Pro Shop
Iced Tea We're always surprised at Barista Pro Shop that our customers don't sell more Iced Tea than they do. Why? We're not sure, but we're going to take some of the blame for this one. We haven't provided as much information and support in the past to help our customers sell more Iced Tea, but this article is a first step to changing that. Most... Read More ⇒

Opening your dream café - don’t let it become a nightmare!

Tom Palm, President @ Design & Layout Services
Don't forget to check out our Drink Profit Calculator. Opening a café or coffee shop can be a very challenging process. Every week, I talk to people who have just signed the lease and are very excited to get their café open as soon as possible. Over the last ten years in the café design business, I have heard the good, the bad... Read More ⇒

Serving Food in your Café

Jay Weller, Owner @ Barista Pro Shop
Should you serve food in your coffee house? Most coffee house owners recognize that serving some food in their coffee house is beneficial to their bottom line. The question for most is "To what extent should we serve food?" We hope to help you answer that question with some observations we've made over the past 14 years of working with... Read More ⇒

Building Your Iced Tea Program

2014-06-11 // Jen Okeson @ Two Leaves and a Bud
Fast, profitable and delicious: those are my first thoughts about iced tea programs for cafes. At a cost of about $.10/serving, iced teas produce some of the highest profit margins for a café. So why do I find many cafes aren’t implementing a consistent iced tea program? The most common barrier I’ve heard described by cafes is... Read More ⇒

Raising the Bar - The Soda Bar: The Art of Handcrafted Sodas

2016-06-09 // Andrea Ramirez @ Torani
Soda has been a staple of Western culture for three centuries, and a significant part of American life since the late 1800s.  A huge portion of wholesome pop culture in the 1950s literally sits in the middle of soda fountains. However, over the last fifteen years, soda sales have trended downwards for several reasons, health being the most... Read More ⇒

Five Months in Fifteen Minutes: a Ton of Preparation for an Ounce of Performance Part 2

Josh Taves, Competitor @ 2010 Mountain Region Barista Competition & 2011 South West Region Barista Competition
This is it. Eleven days before I leave on the final leg of my six month journey to Siren Studios, Hollywood, CA. I'm not going to lie, I'm a little nervous. The other competitors aren't so scary. Although there are some big names to compete alongside, I'm competing against myself. I want to compete to the best of my ability. As the old adage goes,... Read More ⇒

What Do You Need? - Tips for Stocking a New Café

2015-03-04 // Matthew Moseley, Marketing Representative @ Barista Pro Shop
Opening a new coffee shop or café can be a daunting venture, you must first find an ideal location that’s within your budget, remodel the space to meet your needs, and then you’re faced with the overwhelming task of creating a checklist for stocking that new store.  From the vast number of brands available to the breadth of... Read More ⇒

Fruit Smoothies

Jay Weller, Owner @ Barista Pro Shop
Fruit Smoothies are: Fruit based or fruit flavored blended frozen drinks. Fruit Smoothies may or may not contain dairy products such as milk or ice cream. Fruit Smoothies may be made from scratch (and might include fruit juice, frozen fruit, frozen yogurt or ice cream and nutritional supplements). Fruit smoothies may also be made from powdered... Read More ⇒

Fun With Frappes

Kari Guddeck and Jay Weller @ Barista Pro Shop
Don't forget to check out our Drink Profit Calculator. Blended iced coffees, frappes, frozen coffee, or whatever name you choose for those popular blended drinks are a natural product for the premium independent coffeehouse. Any drink on the menu that can be served hot, can also be served frozen and blended. If your customers love a certain hot... Read More ⇒
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Aerobie AeroPress Filters
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Microfilter means no grit in your cup (unlike a French press) Made in the U.S.A. ...

Package(s) of 350 Filters - $4.75

Bonavita 1.0L Gooseneck Kettle(s)
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The stovetop kettle is a design that's centuries old, but the Bonavita stovetop kettle is the perfect evolution of a classic design. Bonavita's k...

1.0L Gooseneck Kettle(s) - $39.99

BPS® Schwag 1.5 oz. Clear Shot Glass with white logo imprint
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Barista Pro Shop shot glasses are made to last. Marked with a 1 oz. fill line, these are the perfect shot glasses for home coffee and bar use....

1.5 oz. Clear Shot Glass with white logo imprint - $4.95

Hario (1000 ml) Range Server(s)
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In Japanese, HARIO means "The King of Glass". Since its founding in 1921, this Japanese company has been manufacturing glassware of the highest qualit...

(1000 ml) Range Server(s) - $15.95

Rattleware 2
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Fill with your favorite loose leaf tea, and steep in a hot cup of water. Perfect for single cup preparation. The Mesh Tea Ball features stainless stee...

2" Diameter Mesh Tea Ball(s) - $3.00

Rattleware 3 oz. Glass Shot Pitcher(s)
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This pitcher has everything you need with a handle and two pour spouts. Great for pulling double shots. Hold the handle of the shot pitcher to avoid g...

3 oz. Glass Shot Pitcher(s) - $8.95

Rattleware 4.5
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No more coffee puddles on the counter, use this tray to catch airpot drips Dimensions: 4.5in. / 11.4cm...

4.5" Drip Tray(s) - $7.45

Rattleware Aluminum Tamper(s)
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A great basic tamper; generously proportioned to be easy on your hands Total Height: 3.5in. Height from base to handle: 2.75in. Handle Diameter: ...

53 mm - $29.95

55 mm - $29.95

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57 mm - $29.95

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58 mm - $29.95

Rattleware Angular Handle Stainless Steel Tamper(s)
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Features a highly durable, impact resistant ABS handle with a flat top. Diameter of handle at widest point: 1.75in. Height from top of base to top ...

53 mm - $49.55

57 mm - $49.55

58 mm - $49.55

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Rattleware Bean Scale Scoop(s)
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This Bean Scale Scoop makes weighing and pouring coffee beans easy. The flat base sits evenly on the scale and the funnel dispenses beans into a grind...

Black - $41.95

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Rattleware Brew Pitcher(s)
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A shatterproof alternative to shot glasses.The handle provides protection for your fingers from the heat and makes for easy pouring. Height: 2.13in...

3 oz. - $3.75

Rattleware Coffee Cup Saucers
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Saucers for Latte Bowls Made by Vertex ...

Saucer(s) for 16 oz. Cup - $4.50

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Rattleware Decaf Drip Tray(s)
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Decaf Drip Tray(s) - $7.45

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Rattleware Easy Steam™ Thermometer(s)
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Easy Steam™ Thermometer(s)
$16.45 - 22.45
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Simplify steaming with this innovative thermometer.  The Original Easy Steam Thermometer features markings at each degree and is excellent for tr...

5" - $16.45

7" - $22.45

Rattleware Flat Bottom Whisk(s), 10.5
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Flat bottomed whisk works great for stirring powders and thick syrups away from the bottom of your glass, making for a smoother drink. Stainless stee...

10.5" Triangle Whisk - $7.95

Rattleware Foam Knive(s)
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The curved blade is fabulous for holding back foam. And yes, you can use it for cream cheeses. Total Length:8.75in. / 22.2cm Handle Length:4.25in....

Foam Knive(s) - $7.45

Rattleware Forged Chrome Tamper(s)
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57mm diameter  Overall Height (from bottom base to top): 9.00cm weight 1.6lbs ...

57 mm - $125.95

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58 mm - $125.95

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Rattleware Graduated Bell Pitcher(s)
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This Graduated bell pitcher has been designed to create a perfect microfoam in a 40 oz. quantity...

25 oz. - $27.50

Rattleware Graduated Latte Art Pitcher(s)
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This spouted Graduated bell pitcher has been designed to create a perfect microfoam in a 56 oz. quantity...

56 oz - $38.95

Rattleware Graduated Pitcher(s)
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This Graduated bell pitcher has been designed to create a perfect microfoamand also eliminates the guess work of how much milk to use....

32 oz. - $32.95

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48 oz. - $38.95

64 oz. - $44.95

Rattleware Grinder Tray with Mat
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This tray sits under your grinder to catch loose grounds; it easily slips out for quick cleaning. The mat provides a cushioned, protective area for pa...

Grinder Tray with Mat - $25.45

Rattleware Handle Free Pitcher(s)
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This design combines the classic bell pitcher shape with a latte art spout. The handle free style allows baristas more flexibility when steaming and p...

20 oz. - $20.85

16 oz. - $32.65

Rattleware Knock Box(s)
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All knock boxes are made from heavy duty stainless steel featuring a welded metal bar for strong sides. Each knock box has a replaceable rubber bar co...

6" X 5.5" X 4" (Rectangular) - $52.95

6" X 5.5" X 6" (Rectangular) - $74.95

9.25" X 5.5" X 4" (Rectangular) - $74.95

6" X 7.25" (Round) - $84.95

Rattleware Large Round Handle Stainless Steel Tamper(s)
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Our Rattleware Tamper features a highly durable, impact resistant ABS handle with a round shape. ...

53 mm - $49.55

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57 mm - $49.55

58 mm - $49.55

Rattleware Latte Art Pitcher with clip
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The integrated clip is designed to keep your thermometer intact while preparing your favorite drinks.The spout makes these pitchers ideal for performi...

20 oz. - $32.10

Rattleware Latte Art Pitcher(s)
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The tapered spout on this straight sided pitcher makes it ideal for performing latte art. ...

12 oz. 'Macchiato' - $13.95

20 oz. - $19.30

32 oz. - $24.35

48 oz. - $28.80

Rattleware Mesh Tea Strainer with Bowl(s)
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The Tea strainer sits in the mug for steeping, while the wings steady it on top. Brush Stainless steel Total length: 5in. / 13cm Length between ind...

Mesh Tea Strainer with Bowl(s) - $8.75

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Rattleware Milk to Perfection Pitchers
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These durable, high quality steaming pitchers contain a central tube designed to help baristas swirl milk correctly. By guiding the steam wand pl...

20 oz. - $31.95

Rattleware Packing Mat(s)
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This packing mat provides a cushioned surface for packing portafilters as well as protecting counter tops from portafilter spouts....

8" X 6" - $8.95

8.75" X 3" - $8.95

18" X 6" - $14.95

Rattleware Round Whisk(s), 10.5
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The long whisk is an excellent tool for tall drink preparation. The extra long handle makes mixing powders and syrups a cinch. Total Length:10.5in....

10.5" Round Whisk - $6.75

Rattleware Small Round Handle Stainless Steel Tamper(s)
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Small Round Handle Stainless Steel Tamper(s)
$49.55
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Our Rattleware Tamper features a highly durable, impact resistant ABS handle. The round handle is perfect for a smaller hand. Tamper fits 53mm, 57 and...

53 mm - $49.55

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57 mm - $49.55

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58 mm - $49.55

Rattleware Spouted Bell Pitcher(s)
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New design combines the classic bell pitcher with a latte art spout. Height: 5.5 inches Volume:  48 ounces  ...

16 oz. - $25.45

25 oz. - $28.45

48 oz. - $52.45

Rattleware Steam Wand Clips
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Protect your fingers from a hot steaming wand. The clip snaps easily on to your wand improving safety. ...

1.25" X .5" - $3.00

1.25" X 1" - $3.75

Rattleware Steam Wand Insulator(s)
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Protect your fingers from a hot steaming wand. 2" x 5" ...

Steam Wand Insulator(s) - $4.90

Rattleware Thermometer Calibration Tool(s)
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Use this handy tool to make sure your thermometers stay accurate. Thermometers should be calibrated at least once a week. To ensure the accuracy...

Thermometer Calibration Tool(s) - $1.95

Rattleware Thermometer Clip(s)
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This NSF certified thermometer clip secures your thermometer to the side of your steaming pitcher for ease of use....

NSF - $3.50

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Triangle - $3.50

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Red Espresso 14 g Scoop(s)
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This 14g dosage scoop helps with consistent dosing of Res Espresso. This scoop is intended for use with Red Espresso only. PRODUCT SUMMARY 100% fo...

14 g Scoop(s) - $0.75

Red Espresso Red Crema Filter Basket(s) FOR UNIC machines only - 56mm
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The red crema plus™ (RPC) basket is a custom-made, patented portafilter basket that we designed specifically for red espresso®. It delivers ...

Red Crema Filter Basket(s) FOR UNIC machines only - 56mm - $17.99

Red Espresso Red Crema Plus Filter Basket(s) 57mm - 58mm
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The red crema plus™ (RPC) basket is a custom-made, patented portafilter basket that we designed specifically for red espresso®. It delivers ...

Red Crema Plus Filter Basket(s) 57mm - 58mm - $17.99

Rhino Coffee Gear [Rhinowares] 3 oz. Dual-spouted Shot Glasses(s) with Handle
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Rhinowares has answered the call for a double-spouted shot glass that combines durability and functionality. This 80ml (3 ounce) handled shot glass is...

3 oz. Dual-spouted Shot Glasses(s) with Handle - $7.95

Rhino Coffee Gear [Rhinowares] Black Pitcher(s)
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What's special about Rhinowares Teflon Professional Milk Pitchers? These non-stick milk pitchers answer the coffee industry's plea for a pitcher which...

12 oz. - $20.95

20 oz. - $24.95

32 oz. - $31.95

Rhino Coffee Gear [Rhinowares] Blue Pitcher(s)
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Rhinowares Stealth Milk Pitchers stand apart from other models. Developed by people who understand the needs of the specialty coffee industry, Rhinowa...

12 oz. - $20.95

20 oz. - $24.95

32 oz. - $31.95

Rhino Coffee Gear [Rhinowares] Blue Silicone Grip(s)
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Rhinowares Silicone Pitcher Grips - Blue. Rhinowares Silicone Pitcher Grips are available in various colors including red, green, yellow and blue...

12 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

20 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

32 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

Rhino Coffee Gear [Rhinowares] Green Silicone Grip(s)
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Rhinowares Silicone Pitcher Grips - Green. Rhinowares Silicone Pitcher Grips are available in various colors including red, green, yellow and blu...

12 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

20 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

32 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

Rhino Coffee Gear [Rhinowares] Professional Milk Pitcher(s)
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What's special about Rhinowares Milk Pitchers? The Rhinowares Professional Milk Pitcher speaks to those in the coffee industry: people who have a need...

12 oz. - $15.95

20 oz. - $17.95

32 oz. - $24.95

Rhino Coffee Gear [Rhinowares] Red Silicone Grip(s)
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Rhinowares Silicone Pitcher Grips - Red. Rhinowares Silicone Pitcher Grips are available in various colors including red, green, yellow and blue....

12 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

20 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

32 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

Rhino Coffee Gear [Rhinowares] Yellow Silicone Grip(s)
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Rhinowares Silicone Pitcher Grips - Yellow. Rhinowares Silicone Pitcher Grips are available in various colors including red, green, yellow and bl...

12 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

20 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95

32 oz. Pitcher Grip - $3.95


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