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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 ⇒

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 - 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 ⇒

What's New

2010-10-12
If you’ve spent some time on our website, you probably know that we have a “New Items” link on the left.  We want you to be on top of our latest offerings, so check it out periodically…..you might just find your new ‘latest and greatest’.   On that note, I’d like to share a few of our newest... Read More ⇒

What's New

2010-10-12
If you’ve spent some time on our website, you probably know that we have a “New Items” link on the left.  We want you to be on top of our latest offerings, so check it out periodically…..you might just find your new ‘latest and greatest’.   On that note, I’d like to share a few of our newest... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar-The Sugar Free Syrup Freeze

2009-12-18
Sugar free syrups and below freezing temperatures are a bad combination!  BPS will not ship sugar free syrups if the temperature is too low because of the risk of freezing and breakage.  Be aware that orders containing sugar free syrup may be delayed if the temperature is too cold.  We suggest stocking up on sugar free syrups so... Read More ⇒

Let them eat oatmeal! Introducing Umpqua Oats!

2011-06-23 // By Kari Guddeck
We’re psyched about our latest catalog addition.  Say hello to Umpqua Oats!!  Ok, so you’re wondering ‘why are you so psyched about oatmeal? Isn’t that kind of boring?’  Well, we’re here to tell you that this oatmeal is far from ordinary.  Umpqua Oats is an all natural oatmeal made with whole... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

BPS hot new brands!!

2012-06-15
We have added some great new product to our catalog that we’re really excited to introduce like Umqua oats! This hot new brand has been flying off the shelf. These little cups are jammed packed with high quality ingredients and are oh-so-easy to prepare (shake, add hot water, cover for 2 minutes, and enjoy!). Umpqua Oats are a great tasting... 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 ⇒

BPS Hot New Brands!!

2012-06-15
We have added some great new product to our catalog that we’re really excited to introduce like Umqua oats! This hot new brand has been flying off the shelf. These little cups are jammed packed with high quality ingredients and are oh-so-easy to prepare (shake, add hot water, cover for 2 minutes, and enjoy!). Umpqua Oats are a great tasting... 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 ⇒

New Modern Oats Organic Oatmeal

2018-06-18 // By Dana Schlingman
Need a simple, holistic & delicious on the go meal solution? Made with the finest, juiciest, antioxidant rich superfruits, new Modern Oats organic oatmeal cups are perfect for anytime of day. Whether you prepare this wholesome oatmeal in 3 minutes for a quick-bite or overnight, it’s simply scrumptious! What’s So Modern About... Read More ⇒

Let them eat oatmeal! Introducing Umpqua Oats!

2011-06-23 // By Kari Guddeck
We’re psyched about our latest catalog addition.  Say hello to Umpqua Oats!!  Ok, so you’re wondering ‘why are you so psyched about oatmeal? Isn’t that kind of boring?’  Well, we’re here to tell you that this oatmeal is far from ordinary.  Umpqua Oats is an all natural oatmeal made with whole... Read More ⇒

Umpqua Oats

2013-11-25 // By Jillian Peck
What kind of person do you become when you are hungry? It seems hunger always turns us into a person we wouldn’t want to be around, but some times that fact is still not quite enough to make breakfast a priority. Maybe you don’t have the time every morning to make a good breakfast, but no one says a good breakfast has to be a time... Read More ⇒

It’s Pumpkin Mania!!

2011-09-06 // By Tia Peck
 Yup, it’s that time again.  Labor Day is over and fall is in the air...it is the perfect time for pumpkins.  So jump into the season with these fall favorites:    Da Vinci kick started the season with high demand of their always popular: ·         Da Vinci Pumpkin Pie... Read More ⇒

Jerky Done Right - Field Trip Jerky

2015-05-04 // By Landon Christensen
Jerky is a satisfying snack that can appeal to a wide variety of consumers, from kids to adults and everyone in between. However, this timeless snack is often criticized for its artificial preservatives, fillers and unnecessary sugars. This weighs down the finished product, results in less protein per serving and ultimately more sodium or sugar... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- New Year's Resolution

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Today is National Irish Coffee Day

2012-01-25 // By Tia Peck
You don’t need an excuse to drink coffee but sometimes it helps especially if you want to add a little whiskey.   Happy National Irish Coffee Day!! What better way to shake off the January chill than a hot cup of Joe with a shot of whiskey and a layer of cream on top? Irish coffee (Irish: Caifé Gaelach) is a cocktail... Read More ⇒

NEW Smartfruit Aloha Pineapple +Prebiotic

2019-03-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Smartfruit offers 100% Real Fruit products, mixed with highly functional superfoods that deliver all the essential nutrition that nature intended. We are excited to be adding another delicious option to the BPS catalog; Smartfruit Aloha Pineapple +Prebiotic is now available at BPS! A delicious tropical combination of real pineapples,... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

New Products from 1883!

2020-06-15 // By Mikenna Curlee
Fruit Smoothies: Introducing the excellence and expertise of 1883 in a complete range of fresh and delicious smoothies. Experience the deep fruit flavor developed with precision for unequaled authenticity and freshness. Made with real fruit, no added sugar, no artificial flavor or color, and no preservatives, 1883 Smoothie Mix perfectly captures... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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

Recipe Contest and New Stuff!

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

FREE Monin Holiday 6-Pack

2010-12-02
For a limited time only, we're offering a FREE Monin Holiday 6-Pack of select Monin syrups (50 ml sizes). Simply click here and the 6-Pack and coupon code THANKS2010 will be added to your cart.  Next, spend $50 at BaristaProShop.com, and the cost of the 6-Pack will be deducted from your total.   This Monin Holiday 6-Pack... 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 ⇒

Field Trip Meat Sticks

2017-05-26 // By Dana Schlingman
Introducing... NEW  Field Trip Meat Sticks!  Available in 5 different flavors and packaged for life on the go, these protein packed snacks deliver energy without tying up your hands. And because they contain no added preservatives, MSG, trans fat or corn syrup, this high-octane nosh won't weigh you down later!  Whether... Read More ⇒

David Rio Chai is in the Warehouse!

2009-11-20
You asked for it, and now David Rio Chai is here!  BPS is pleased to announce the arrival of our latest line of chai.  David Rio is a powdered chai and flavors include:  Tiger Spice, Elephant Vanilla, Tortoise Green Tea, Giraffe Decaf, Orca Spice Sugar Free, and Flamingo Vanilla Decaf Sugar Free.  David Rio is available NOW from... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- Fresh to Death, How Do You Prefer Your Espresso?

2014-07-15 // By Landon Christensen
Fresh. A word that appears in a countless number of ways when it comes to food & beverage ingredients as well as preparation. Should coffee be an exception? Perhaps. Perhaps not. The debate on coffee freshness, namely, surrounding how quickly shots of espresso are consumed or added to a beverage, goes back and forth. Since coffee is subjective,... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar: Iced Pour Over Coffee

2015-08-14 // By Liam Bucher
Let’s take some time to talk about one of the fastest growing trends in the summer beverage arena, iced coffee. Seriously, the iced coffee game is on point right now and individuals and shops are taking it to all new levels! There are many methods to achieve ice cold, delicious coffee, like the Toddy Cold Brew System (one of our personal... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

School’s Out! Blend up some Kidz Kreamz!

2010-06-01
  Celebrate summer and the end of another school year with Big Train’s Kidz Kreamz.  These no-coffee-added powders are available in 3 kid inspired flavors:  Bubble Gum, Cotton Candy, and Orange Creamsicle.  Make your kid happy!... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Umpqua Oats

2013-10-02 // By Jillian Peck
               Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you’ve heard it said time and time again. It’s not a popular lie. The time you eat, and what you eat first thing in the morning, has a big effect on the way your body runs. Maybe you don’t have the time to work in a perfectly... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

NEW Monin Zero Calorie Natural Flavoring

2017-05-29 // By Dana Schlingman
The first of its kind, new Monin Zero Calorie Natural Flavoring contains bold aroma, balanced sweetness and truly authentic taste but zero calories, sugar or artificial ingredients. A pioneer in the clean label movement, Monin demonstrates its commitment to crafting the purest products with this innovative line: • Zero Sugar• Zero... 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 ⇒

Torani Sauce Goes Good with You

2013-09-27 // By Jillian Peck
A flavored latte can be quite a treat. For those of you whose “usual” is a flavored latte, you might find that a latte flavored with sauce can be fairly different from a latte flavored with syrup. While syrups may add a satisfying sweetness and flavor to the usual latte, sauces provide flavor, creamy in taste and in texture, offering... 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 ⇒

NEW from Two Leaves and a Bud: Two Roots Turmeric Ginger Latte & Just Right Chai

2020-01-31 // By Mikenna Curlee
Two Roots & Just Right Chai are now joining Nice Matcha in Two Leaves and a Bud's "Less-Sweet Suite" of powdered beverages. A line of less sweet blends, with only 4 grams of sugar, that allows for guilt-free customization. • • • • • Two Roots Turmeric Ginger Latte MixA less sweet, spiced... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Off Topic: The Cocktail Trend

2011-12-29 // By Kari Guddeck
Martinis and Manhattans and Old Fashioneds….oh my!  With New Year’s celebrations right around the corner, I decided to digress a bit from the usual coffee talk and slip in a little cocktail musing.  My travels (locally and nationally) this year have led me (and my hubby) into a new hobby…mixology.    It... 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 ⇒

Hooray for Cupcakes!!

2010-07-08
Do we have a treat for those of you in our local Colorado delivery area!  The BPS Bakery has just added cupcakes, and boy are they cute!    Cupcakes are available in 4 popular flavors: Chocolate:  Devil's Food Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Buttercream, topped with a Chocolate Covered Espresso Bean.  Chocolate,... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Baby, It’s Cold Out There!

2010-12-03
    As temperatures dip into ‘chilly’; we thought we’d post a reminder about shipping in cold weather.  Not only can shipments be delayed by bad weather and tough travel conditions, but those bottles of sugar free syrup don’t fare so well in freezing temperatures.  Sugar free syrups can freeze and... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Purpose Filled Beverages (Spring 2020)

2020-05-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
During these uncertain times, good health is important and always on our minds. We are here to provide you with some of our past recipes that are not only delicious, but will also give you the extra boost that you need to keep you going strong! Hydrate Tea Infusion Hydrate and energize your body with this fruity drink! With green coffee extract... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: V60 Basics

2014-08-19 // By Landon Christensen
Manual brewing methods are becoming more and more popular in our world today. People are moving away from convenient coffee and taking a step towards craft coffee. Pour over brewers have become a mainstay of the coffee industry, typically only making one cup at a time. These versatile tools allow the user to control every aspect of the brew... Read More ⇒

The Beauty of Urnex

2017-03-06 // By Tia Peck
Let me start by saying that cleaning is important and the right product can make all the difference. I love to clean and I love to have things clean but I don’t always have the time or energy to clean thoroughly so a good cleaning product is very important to me not just in the café but at home also. During my early coffee years, I... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Frappé Bases: Liquid vs. Powder

2015-03-25 // By Landon Christensen
What better way to cool down during the hot months of the year than with a frappé? These versatile beverages can appeal to a wide demographic of your customers. Fun, coffee-free flavors that kids can enjoy can easily be made into an afternoon pick-me-up for adults simply by adding espresso or Toddy concentrate. There are many variables when... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

NEW Munk Pack Protein Cookies

2019-03-06 // By Mikenna Curlee
From their professional lives to their hiking adventures, the owners of Munk Pack were looking for products that were minimally processed, with real, wholesome ingredients. This business started out in the kitchen, funneling homemade oatmeal and fruit smoothies into bottles, and then into convenient, BPA-free pouches with their Oatmeal Fruit... Read More ⇒

How Do You Like Your Sauce?

2013-09-03 // By Jillian Peck
For over 100 years Monin has been providing quality products with the finest ingredients. Having a line that exceeds 200 different delicious products, Monin provides some of the best sauces in the coffee business. Chocolate and caramel are some of the most famous flavors in the world of coffee. Each well known with very distinct flavors. The... Read More ⇒

Apple Harvest Tea Recipe – Iced and Hot

2010-10-13
Enjoy the flavors of fall iced or hot!   Apple Harvest Iced TeaFill 16 oz cup with ice. Add and then stir: 1 oz Third Street Black Iced Tea Concentrate7 oz Cold Water1/2 oz Monin Spiced Brown Sugar Syrup1/4 oz Monin Apple Syrup       Apple Harvest Hot Tea In a 16 oz mug: Steep 1 bag Mighty Leaf Organic... 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 ⇒

Umpqua Oats are Flying Off of Our Shelves!

2012-02-07 // By Kari Guddeck
People are crazy for Umpqua Oats!  We added Umpqua to our catalog last summer, and have been amazed at its popularity.  This oatmeal is selling fast, so fast in fact, that our shelves are looking a bit bare at the moment.  Never fear Umpqua loving folks!  We’ve got oats on the way and we’ll get them shipped out to... 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 ⇒

Let the Season Inspire – Holiday Recipe Ideas

2010-12-08
There are so many great holiday inspired recipes out there.  Popular flavors used during the holidays include:  Peppermint, Gingerbread, Maple Spice, Spiced Brown Sugar, Frosted Mint, White Chocolate, Chocolate, Crème de Menthe, Cinnamon, Praline, Egg Nog, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie/Spice.  Here are a few ideas to... Read More ⇒

Let the Season Inspire – Holiday Recipe Ideas

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

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 ⇒

Syrups, Specials, and Sales: Making the Most of Summertime Flavor-ites

2014-08-22 // By Matthew Moseley
In about a week from now, we will be 2/3’s of the way through this year.  This realization not only reminds us how quickly 2014 has passed by; but, also, the fact that Summer will soon be ending with Fall and Winter in tow.  Whether or not you prefer fun in the sun over winter wonderlands, the end of summer presents an unfortunate... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Tasting Notes: Umpqua Oats

2011-07-06
As you know, we were excited to announce the arrival of our newest product Umpqua Oats.  We think they’re a great healthy food option for cafés (not to mention they only require hot water to prepare – easy peasy!).  So, we grabbed a few samples and had an impromptu BPS oatmeal sampling this morning.  Yum!   ... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Tasting Notes: Umpqua Oats

2011-07-06
As you know, we were excited to announce the arrival of our newest product Umpqua Oats.  We think they’re a great healthy food option for cafés (not to mention they only require hot water to prepare – easy peasy!).  So, we grabbed a few samples and had an impromptu BPS oatmeal sampling this morning.  Yum!   ... Read More ⇒

Trading In Trade-offs for the Best of Both Worlds!

2014-03-07 // By Matthew Moseley
 Whether it’s in a basic economics course or every day life, you’re told that life is full of   tradeoffs.  You can have it now and skimp on quality or you can be patient and get something stellar.  You can either eat healthy or eat cheap and convenient.  You can help others or you can do things solely for... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Why Not Add an Extra Shot to That?

2014-02-26 // By Matthew Moseley
Don’t you wish you could get more than you pay for?  Well of course, everyone loves free stuff! However, how many times do you feel like you’re getting it free because no one really wants it?   What if you could guarantee it is was high quality, you would take advantage of it every time, right? Liven Up Your Order Well... Read More ⇒

Warm Your Bones by the Cup with DaVinci Sauce

2013-12-13 // By Jillian Peck
When the sun is lazy and the sky hazy, The wind is cold and the flakes are bold, When your clothes are thicker than your body alone. The car won’t start without a protestant groan. You can escape it all with a cup in hand, DaVinci is the trick to making all things grand. Taking a dose of optimism is done in the form of something... Read More ⇒

Torani's New Flavors Are Here!

2009-12-08
The season just got a little sweeter!  Torani’s newest flavored syrups are in the Colorado warehouse now and will arrive in New Hampshire early next week.   Inspire your customers with these unique flavors: Cupcake, Chocolate Chip CookieDough, and Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Mayan Cupcake 1 ¼ oz Torani... Read More ⇒

mypressi TWIST is now available! Espresso without electricity?

2010-06-10
That’s right, we’ve added the mypressi TWIST to the BPS catalog!  This ingenious handheld espresso maker has been receiving great buzz from skeptical critics and was awarded one of the best new products by the SCAA.  mypressi requires no electricity to make great shots; all you need is hot water, coffee, and a standard N2O... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

We’ve Added a New BPS Coffee – Nicaraguan

2010-05-04
We just tasted the newest coffee in the BPS Coffee line up: a Fair Trade Organic Nicaraguan from a cooperative in the Segovia region consisting of Caturra, Maragogype, and Bourbon varietals.  Whew!  That’s a mouthful; let’s talk taste!  For this tasting we picked up on subtle maple and caramel aromas with a slight... 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 Lid for a better coffee experience!!

2012-05-09 // By Tia Peck
BPS would like to introduce FoamAroma®! A great new product recently added to our catalog. This new hot cup lid is specifically designed to enhance your coffee experience. The FoamAroma® lid has an angled surface drink hole that gives access to the foam at all tilt angles of the cup. The drink hole is tall enough to allow the consumer to... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: Inverted Aeropress Basics

2014-08-12 // By Landon Christensen
The Aeropress is possibly one of the most distinct brewers around, not only in looks but in it’s function. The press resembles a large syringe, featuring a chamber where the coffee steeps and a large plunger. This is unique in the sense that gravity doesn’t do the work here, it’s the plunger that forces the water through the... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

A little caffeine for Monday doldrums

2010-06-14
It’s been one of those Mondays.  You know the kind: you hit every stop light on the way to work,everybody else seems to be running late too because traffic is terrible, you clock in 5 minutes late, your office light fizzles out when you flip the switch, one of your photos has fallen off the wall…..did I mention I’m on my... Read More ⇒

A Chocolaty Throwback Thursday

2016-07-28 // By Tia Peck
Happy Throwback Thursday!! Today in honor of Throwback Thursday, I decided to offer chocolate soda to our visitors at the BPS Colorado location. My voluminous crimped hair gave people flashbacks of the 80’s; my drink however, came from a much older time. Although this may sound strange today, chocolate soda  (also known as chocolate... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - [Torani] Chai Season!

2016-10-28 // By Multiple Authors
‘Tis the season of spending time with loved ones, baking indulgent treats, holiday shopping, and sipping chai lattes. Whether you’re trying to invent the perfect drink to entertain house guests, or create a festive brew for your coffee shop, below you will find many decadent chai tea ideas to warm up to. All recipes feature Torani Chai,... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Fall in Love with Free Stuff

2014-02-13 // By Matthew Moseley
Don’t you wish you could get more than you pay for?  Well of course, everyone loves free stuff! However, how many times do you feel like you’re getting it free because no one really wants it?   What if you could guarantee it is was high quality, you would take advantage of it every time, right? Liven Up Your Order Well... 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 ⇒

Introducing Smartfruit

2017-07-13 // By Dana Schlingman
Designed to be nutritious, versatile and functional, this innovative line of 100% fruit purees is definitely the smart choice for your home or cafe. Available Flavors: Blooming Berry, Harvest Greens, Harvest Reds, Mellow Mango, Peanut Butter Flaxseed, Perfect Peach, Summer Strawberry, Superfruit All-Stars, Tropical Harmony & Wild... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Happy 4th of July! All American Apple Pie Martini Recipe

2010-07-02
  BPS would like to wish you all a safe and happy holiday weekend!   Raise a glass of All American Apple Pie Martini and celebrate our nation! ¾ oz Monin Vanilla Syrup ½ oz Monin Apple Syrup 2 oz Apple Flavored or Regular Vodka Ice Combine ingredients in a shaker.  Shake vigorously.  Strain into martini... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

BPS Bakery

2012-02-02 // By Tia Peck
The BPS bakery is getting creative with new Valentine's day cookies and conversational heart cupcakes!! For over 17 years the BPS bakery has been providing local Colorado Delivery customers with quality, hand-made baked goods and breakfast burritos. The BPS bakery is where it started and just keeps getting better with fresh, made to order Scones,... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

MRBC Winner – Greg Lefcourt

2010-02-14
Last year’s MRBC champ, Greg Lefcourt, wasn’t quite ready to relinquish his title as he impressed judges with a polished performance and top notch espresso!  Greg, of Ozo Coffee Co. in Boulder, served judges espressos, cappuccinos, and his signature beverage the “Stargazer”.  The Stargazer showed off Greg's... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Hot Cocoa Is Home For The Holidays

2020-12-01 // By Kristen Stewart
 If you are missing traveling home for the holiday's these cocoa recipes will leave you with the feeling of being wrapped in a hug from a mug.  Tobi's "The King's Hot Chocolate"                                             ... 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 ⇒

Exploring Single Origin Ingredients with Da Vinci

2013-01-24 // By Kari Guddeck
Organic.  Natural.  Fair Trade.  Single Origin.  These are all buzzwords commonly heard in the specialty coffee industry.  Most of them evoke thoughts of high-quality coffee and products.  It’s not surprising then, that a syrup company decided to bank on a couple of those concepts and create a syrup line that... Read More ⇒

Torani Foodservice Family | Facebook Community

2020-05-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
For 95 years, Torani has been a community-driven business. From the very beginning, independent coffee has always been near and dear to Torani and this value stands true now more than ever. During this unprecedented time in our history, Torani wanted to create a place for cafe owners to share, inspire, and encourage one another. Together we... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: French Press Basics

2014-06-27 // By Landon Christensen
Ahh, the french press... No, I’m not referring to the news in Paris, I’m talking about the well-known coffee maker. It is such a simple, elegant way to make a good cup of coffee and it’s virtually impossible to mess up. The french press is a full immersion brew method, meaning the grounds are fully submerged in the water for 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: Toddy Cold Brew Basics

2014-07-22 // By Landon Christensen
Cold coffee…? Really? I thought you were supposed to dump out cold coffee? Well, typically, yes, but when intended to be served cold it is a sweet & refreshing drink. The Toddy Consumer model features a brew container, where grounds steep with room temperature water for extended periods of time (typically 12-18 hours) to bring out a... Read More ⇒

Did you know? BPS Facts

2010-05-28
    In 2009 BPS sold 24,232 bottles of Vanilla Flavored Syrup and 5,999 bottles of Sugar Free Vanilla Flavored Syrup.... Read More ⇒

3 Days - 30% OFF Marlo's Bakeshop Original & Chocolate Chip Brownie Soft-Baked Biscotti

2017-12-04 // By Dana Schlingman
What Is Soft-Baked Biscotti? It's biscotti with the soul of a cookie. Easy to bite with a soft-crunch, see? It sounds like a contradiction. Well, it is a contradiction – and a delicious one, at that. This modern, soft-baked version of the classic biscotti cookie provides the satisfying crispiness you know and love from traditional... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Numi Turmeric Latte Powders

2018-10-16 // By Mikenna Curlee
Numi Latte Powders | Turmeric Chai & Turmeric Cocoa!  Introducing NEW Numi Golden Latte™ mixes in two delicious blends--Turmeric Chai and Turmeric Cocoa. You may be familiar with Turmeric, an ancient root in the ginger family that has moved into the modern mainstream as wellness experts tout its flavor and potential health... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Oregon Chai | NEW Tea Lattes

2020-07-31 // By Mikenna Curlee
Oregon Chai introduced chai to America, and now they’re introducing three new functional tea latte concentrates to your menu. On trend and in demand, each flavor combines quality ingredients and wholesome benefits that fuel more feel-good moments. Matcha Latte Bright and refreshing blend of matcha (green tea) and sugar ... Read More ⇒

Be Charmed by David Rio's Red Panda Pumpkin Chai

2015-10-14 // By Bic Vu
You may have pumpkin coming out of your ears by this time of the year, but hear me out.While pumpkin season is in full swing, give David Rio Red Panda Pumpkin Chai a try.  Like its charming namesake creature, Red Panda Chai will change the way you feel about pumpkins. This lighter blend of spices and pumpkin is a great way to savor the... Read More ⇒

Make the perfect refreshing iced tea during these scorching summer months with two leaves and a bud!

2012-05-24 // By Tia Peck
Two leaves and a bud’s organic iced teas will help you get the most 'bang for your buck' without losing quality and taste.   Two leaves and a bud offers a 1oz. filter bag provides an easy, fast, and more cost effective way to brew 1 gallon of great iced tea. With their perfectly measured 1oz filter bag there is no guesswork involved.... Read More ⇒

It’s Easy Being Green!!

2012-02-15 // By Tia Peck
Now with more Eco-Products added to our catalog, BPS is making it even easier to be environmentally friendly.  Eco-Products Green Stripe line are made from renewable and compostable resources.  This means all GreenStripe® products are made from renewable plant materials and can be returned to the soil to help plants grow. Green... 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 ⇒

NEW From Torani... Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix

2017-05-31 // By Dana Schlingman
For over 90 years, Torani has sought to provide vibrant, refined flavors crafted with the best possible ingredients. In that tradition, Torani has recently released a new addition to their Real Fruit Smoothie Line: Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix Made With Real Lemons - Not Concentrate No Artificial Flavors or Colors No Added... 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 ⇒

Got to try Sweetbird !!

2012-01-10 // By Tia Peck
In the winter of 2010 BPS added a great new product to our catalog. It not only has trendy-cool lil’ bird inspired marketing materials, but Sweetbird products are: all natural, GMO free, Vegetarian Society Approved, Viva Vegan certified, fair traded, and gluten free.       Sweetbird is not only a healthy choice to... Read More ⇒

Peppermint Recipes at the Ready!

2014-11-14 // By Liam Bucher
Pumpkin Season is soon to fade to the background and open the doors for your favorite winter-themed beverages. To start the season right, get your hands on Torani’s Peppermint Bark Sauce and start crafting unforgettable holiday themed recipes! Here are a few that will get you going in the right direction! CANDY CANE COCOA 1 oz. Torani... Read More ⇒

New Torie & Howard Organic Chewie Fruities

2015-10-07 // By Bic Vu
We’ve all heard that candies can rot your teeth and ruin your health, but what if candies could be a little better?  Torie & Howard, makers of organic hard candies, have now added “Chewie Fruities” to their line of products. Torie & Howard candies were developed in response to the owner’s personal struggle... Read More ⇒

NEW Bobo's Toast'r Pastries

2018-11-07 // By Mikenna Curlee
On a rainy afternoon in 2003, Beryl Stafford and her daughter "Bobo" baked oat bars that soon became a Boulder, CO cafe favorite. Bobo's Oat Bars has since captivated loyal fans nationwide, with no compromise to the original recipe, small-batch baking process, or mother-daughter tradition. Now, they have expanded their product offerings and added... 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 ⇒

The Bosses are on Vacation Blog Bonus!!

2010-01-25
That's right; while the bosses are away, the BPS peeps will play!  We've been busy cleaning up the warehouses and have found some items that we need to clear out of here!                  Let’s start with Monin Sauce pumps.  Buy a 64 oz bottle of... Read More ⇒

Welcome, Modern Oats, To The BPS Catalog!

2015-02-13 // By Landon Christensen
When you hear “oatmeal” do you think of bland, unappealing mush? Prepare to have that changed because the newest addition to our catalog is going to relieve any hard feelings you may have towards oatmeal. Modern Oats is finally here, bringing in 6 delicious flavors: Goji Blueberry, Apple Walnut, Chocolate Cherry, Mango Blackberry, 5... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

New Autumn Flavors From Monin

2017-10-10 // By Dana Schlingman
Looking for something to spice up your seasonal beverages? Delicious, versatile and batched with premium ingredients, these new flavors from Monin are sure to impress. Caramel Apple Butter • Made with pure cane sugar & natural flavors• Contains no artificial ingredients• Kosher, GMO free, Dairy free, Gluten free &... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee – Amy LoGatto, Colorado Operations Manager

2010-10-18
    Let’s talk about the nuts and bolts of BPS.  Delivery van acting up?  Talk to Amy.  Questions about billing or customer accounts?  Talk to Amy.  Need office supplies?  Water heater break down?  Need to know what, where, when, and how?  You know what to do….talk to Amy.  Amy... Read More ⇒

Thanksgiving, Birthdays, and Other Goings on at BPS

2011-11-22 // By Kari Guddeck
I find it hard to believe that I’m writing about the start of ‘that time of year again’…but, I’m determined to shake the denial and embrace the season!  Let’s begin by expressing our deep gratitude for all of you.  We’re heading into our 18th year of business, and we’ve considered it a... Read More ⇒

Your Haikus!

2010-07-28
Thanks to those who submitted their summer/coffee inspired haikus!    Waiting forgottenCup of espresso and meNow cold and bitter LaNita Mcdonald, CO   Summer Sun Goes... Read More ⇒

Hip Hip - Purée! - New Monin Purées and Syrups

2016-06-03 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Once again Monin has surpassed expectations, coming out with new, unique flavors that are liable to make waves! With five new flavors of purées and two new flavors of syrups, there is a lot to be excited about! Monin’s new flavors are guaranteed to make your summer go more smoothly by adding fresh new flavors to your menu, without any... Read More ⇒

Jet Fruit Smoothies

2013-07-03 // By Jillian Peck
Ladies and Gentlemen, start your blenders! It’s a hot one, but aside from that, you’re never too late or out of season with Jet Fruit Smoothies. If you haven’t tried these simple-to-make, thirst quenching smoothies, you are surely missing out.   Not only does Jet enable you to perform a quick easy service, but these... 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 ⇒

NEW Monin Brown Butter, Brown Butter Toffee & Maple Pancake Syrups

2018-03-22 // By Dana Schlingman
Warm and rich Monin Brown Butter, Brown Butter Toffee and Maple Pancake Syrups are the stuff of weekend bliss… but bottled so that it can be conveniently poured out at anytime! Made with pure cane sugar and containing no artificial ingredients, these new flavors hold all of the magic of the home baked recipes that inspired them. Use them to... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Urnex Basics & 101

2014-12-09 // By Landon Christensen
Is your brewing equipment starting to get bogged down with residue and build-up? Fortunately, Urnex has a line of cleaning products specifically formulated to be tough on gunk and grime, but easy on your equipment. There are four specific products I will be talking through, all of which we carry. Those products are: Cafiza, Rinza, Grindz and Tabz.... 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 ⇒

The Origin of Flavor

2013-06-07 // By Jillian Peck
Serving a delicious, quality drink is something worth having pride in. I think we could all agree that it feels good to know we are serving our customers the best. DaVinci is now taking us a delicious step forward.   Coming your way with four exclusive flavors, DaVinci’s Single Origin Syrups will offer your beverages a special touch... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Chai!!

2011-09-07 // By Tia Peck
The fall chill is in the air and nothing warms you up like a Pumpkin Pie Chai!! In a 16oz Cup put 1oz. Monin Natural Pumpkin Spice syrup 2oz. Third Street Chai Authentic Liquid Concentrate Pour in 13oz of steamed milk and stir well. Top with Monin spiced brown sugar whipped cream and enjoy!!       For more, great tasting... Read More ⇒

Busy Monday vs. Holiday Recipes

2010-11-22
We’ve been busy today with folks preparing for Thanksgiving weekend!  A reminder that our office, warehouse, and bakery will be closed Wed-Fri this week.  However, deliveries on Wed will be made as usual.  Enough talk about biz...let's start imbibing!    Need a fresh idea for a fun holiday drink?  How... 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 ⇒

Happy National Iced Tea Month!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- Brewing Guayaki Yerba Maté

2011-08-31 // By Tia Peck
After having a discussion about possible brew methods for Guayaki Traditional Yerba Maté with Alex (our new warehouse guy), Kari and I decided to do some experimenting in the BPS training café.  We taste tested four different brew methods side by side using Guayaki Traditional Loose Yerba Maté.  Each method changed... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Introducing: Bubba's Fine Foods

2018-08-10 // By Mikenna Curlee
Bubba's Fine Foods originated in 2014 by Jared Menzel, Head Chef, and his brother-in-law, Jeff Schmidgall, Head Peddler. Every bag of this gourmet grain-free snack is artisan hand-crafted in small batches on the front range of the Colorado Rockies. Jared, nicknamed Bubba as a child, is a self-taught gourmet cook. He had recently started changing... 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 ⇒

Great Chistmas Gift Ideas!

2011-12-07 // By Tia Peck
There are only two weeks until Christmas, and if you are at all like me you may be stressing out with some last minute shopping. Well, BPS is here to help with some great stocking stuffers and gift ideas.Need stocking stuffers? Big Train has a great selection of Single Serve Blended coffee and cream packets like  Egg Nog or Southern... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Happy National Iced Tea Month!

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

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 ⇒

Tea Time

2010-10-25
It’s been a blustery morning in Colorado today, made even more dramatic by the flurry of autumn colored leaves.  Sprinkles of rain have been falling and snow clouds are looming over the foothills.  The change of the season has definitely arrived!  I’m sipping on a piping hot Numi Chocolate Puerh Tea Latté, and... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Don’t throw those away!

2010-06-05
I wonder how many pounds of used coffee grounds are thrown away each day…  Did you know that coffee grounds have many uses after they’ve provided you with a cup of coffee?  Here are 10 ideas to get you started:   1.   Let’s start with the most widely known use of grounds:  gardening and... Read More ⇒

Ready-To-Drink

2018-11-08 // By Dana Schlingman
Beverages Available At BPS Sure, it’s 7:00 am, and most bleary-eyed customers are looking for a hot coffee right now, but what will they be thirsty for in a few hours? Don’t just satisfy customers’ cravings when they walk through the door, offer ready-to-drink beverages that they can open and enjoy later–long after... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒
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Caffe D'Amore DaVinci No Sugar Added Vanilla Latte Blended Ice Coffee (Formerly CDA)
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No Sugar Added Vanilla Latte Blended Ice Coffee is a creamy combination of sweet vanilla and rich coffee. Made with sunflower oil for 0g trans fat, no...

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3 lb. Bag(s) - $21.95

Discontinued

DISCONTINUED: This item has been discontinued, and limited quantities are available. We will make every attempt to completely fill your order, but occasionally we may need to adjust your order, as we take orders via phone, fax and the internet. If you are interested in buying all available stock, please call us toll free at (866) 776-5288.

Cappuccine No Sugar Added Vanilla
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Enjoy the rich indulgent flavor of real Madagascar vanilla on its own or as a base for any creation.  No Hydrogenated Oils & Gluten-Free. &n...

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3 lb. Bag(s) - $24.95

DaVinci Gourmet SUGAR FREE Caramel Sauce with Splenda®
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A rich chocolatey mocha, a towering sundae topped with luscious chocolate or caramel, a heavenly white forest cake made with creamy white chocolate ~ ...

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1/2 Gallon Bottle - $19.50

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OUT OF STOCK: This item is temporarily out of stock at the manufacturer. If you would like to know when we expect to get more in, please call us toll free at (866) 776-5288.

DaVinci Gourmet SUGAR FREE Chocolate Sauce with Splenda®
DaVinci Gourmet
SUGAR FREE Chocolate Sauce with Splenda® - 1/2 Gallon Bottle
$17.95
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A rich chocolatey mocha, a towering sundae topped with luscious chocolate or caramel, a heavenly white forest cake made with creamy white chocolate ~ ...

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1/2 Gallon Bottle - $17.95

Mocafe No Sugar Added Mocha Barista Pro Frappes
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A delicious low carb, no sugar added mocha frappe made with Splenda. Contains coffee. MOCAFE™ gourmet frappe mixes are considered by many of th...

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3 lb. Bag(s) - $24.80

Mocafe No Sugar Added Vanilla Barista Pro Frappes
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A delicious low carb, no sugar added vanilla frappe made with Splenda. Contains Coffee. MOCAFE™ gourmet frappe mixes are considered by many of ...

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3 lb. Bag(s) - $24.80

Monin Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Sauce
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Chocolate is made with the pods of the cacao tree, native to Central America, and used by Mayans and Aztecs in a bitter ceremonial drink. After the di...

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12 fl oz. SQUEEZE Bottle(s) - $7.11

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64 oz. Bottle(s) - $20.11

Torani SUGAR FREE Caramel Sauce
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Caramel, without all the sugar. We like the sound of that, and you'll like the taste. This sauce is still buttery and still rich. Be still my heart. ...

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1/2 Gallon Bottle(s) - $23.77

Torani SUGAR FREE Dark Chocolate Sauce
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Can something be decadent and sugar free? You bet. Made from dark chocolate, this rich sauce brings you a noticeably strong chocolate taste, and it's ...

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1/2 Gallon Bottle(s) - $21.70

Torani SUGAR FREE White Chocolate Sauce
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Shall we pencil you in for buttery vanilla richness without all the calories? This sugar free sauce is the perfect addition to any coffee, mocha or co...

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1/2 Gallon Bottle(s) - $23.77


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