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Blog Bonus! Be Green and Clean w/ Full Circle

2010-09-14
The movement towards green living is growing by leaps and bounds.  As it does, more and more business owners are incorporating green practices into their daily routines.  Let us help your café take a small step in that direction with our new Full Circle coffee equipment cleaning products.  Made by Urnex, the Full Circle line... Read More ⇒

Keepin' it Clean

2010-01-09
For coffee enthusiasts, cleaning and maintaining equipment is the key to enjoying great tasting beverages. This is true for home brewers as well.  If your customers buy coffee beans from you, why not offer a few cleaning supplies as well.  Educate customers in the importance of cleaning coffee equipment and ensure that your coffee tastes... Read More ⇒

Are Customers Tasting Your Coffee the Way You Intended?

2015-04-17 // By Matthew Moseley
Do you ever wonder if your customers are experiencing the best cup of coffee your roasts can produce when brewing in their own home?   Although you can host training classes on proper brewing techniques, print recommend dosages on your coffee bags, and stress the importance of buying whole bean then grinding just before brewing,... Read More ⇒

Deep Cleaning With Urnex

2019-02-04 // By Dana Schlingman
Deep Cleaning Solutions With warmer weather and summer just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about spring cleaning–that deep cleaning that often gets neglected in the rush of day-to-day operation. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult with professional grade, food-safe products... 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 ⇒

Urnex Cleaning Solutions for Coffee Professionals

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

Give The Gift of Less Hassle & Ultimately A Better Tasting Beverage With Urnex

2017-12-21 // By Dana Schlingman
I know that giving your mom a vacuum for Christmas isn’t exactly good form. Cleaning supplies don’t necessarily scream “happy holidays” UNLESS you are the bedraggled barista tired of scrubbing or the cafe owner in a dither about disassembling her grinder to clean it. Urnex literally makes a product for every cleaning... Read More ⇒

Be Green and Clean w/ Full Circle

2010-09-15
The movement towards green living is growing by leaps and bounds.  Let us help you take a small step in that direction with our new Full Circle coffee equipment cleaning products.  Made by Urnex, the Full Circle line aims for renewable and sustainable equipment cleaning by:  using ingredients found in food or derived from plants, not... Read More ⇒

Keepin' It Clean

2010-01-09
For coffee enthusiasts, cleaning and maintaining home equipment is the key to enjoying great tasting beverages at home. Use Urnex for cleaning home brewers and espresso machines to ensure that every cup of coffee you serve is as good as the last.   Note: It is not recommended to use vinegar or dishwashing detergent to clean your machine.... Read More ⇒

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

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

Ghirardelli - Maximize Sauce with the Maximo Pouch!

2016-06-17 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Running out of sauce can sometimes be the most infuriating moment when you’re about to top off a perfect drink with a delectable drizzle of caramel sauce. As you awkwardly remove the pump to pour out the remaining sauce, you realize how much is going to go to waste because there is no way to get the rest of it out. Reluctantly, you throw out... Read More ⇒

NEW Toddy® Cleaner

2019-01-15 // By Mikenna Curlee
Introducing the NEW Toddy® Cleaner! New Toddy® Cleaner is a one-step cleaning product specially formulated for cold brew equipment. Ensure your system delivers consistent quality cold brew with routine cleaning that will not impart any flavor to your cold brew. Toddy Cleaner works with all cold brew systems, including the Toddy Cold... 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 ⇒

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 something that will help you keep it clean.  Buy any Urnex product and we will give you a bottle of Urnex Tabz (120... Read More ⇒

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

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

Featured Employee - Lucas Harville

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

Blending Basics - Pro Tips From Smartfruit, Urnex & Cappuccine

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

Featured Employee- Todd

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

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 ⇒

BPS Expertise & Training Materials

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

Equipment For Sale in Loveland, CO

2010-02-18
Sadly, our friends at North End Espresso have closed their coffee shop in Loveland.  They have given us a list of their equipment for sale.  Check it out here (note: we have been informed that the Mazzer grinder and the Bunn single pour-over brewer have already been sold.)... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Toddy Cold Brew

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

Barista Pro Shop Thanksgiving Schedule

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

Save 20% on URNEX PRODUCTS

2012-09-20
Head into hot drink season with a clean machine and Urnex! We all know that clean brewing equipment is at the heart of consistently tasty coffee, so get in there and keep it clean with 20% OFF Select Urnex Products from 9/16/12-9/29/12! 20% off applies to the following Urnex products: 20oz. Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner Powder   ... Read More ⇒

It Must Be A Monday….

2010-06-28
…because we are busy!  Did you know that Mondays are typically the busiest day of the week here at BPS?  We don’t do local deliveries on Monday, but we take plenty of orders from shops that have depleted their supplies over the weekend.  We ship UPS and Fedex Mon-Fri.  Speaking of, next Monday (July 5th) BPS will be... Read More ⇒

Share Your Story to Help Us Celebrate 20 Years!

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

Free Shipping is Always Better!

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

Barista Pro Shop® Holiday Schedule

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

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

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

It Must Be A Monday….

2010-06-28
…because we are busy!  Did you know that Mondays are typically the busiest day of the week here at BPS?  We ship UPS and Fedex Mon-Fri, and we receive a lot of orders over the weekend from folks who have depleted their supplies over the weekend.  Speaking of, next Monday (July 5th) BPS will be open regular business hours, but... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

New Ask The Pros: Supply Checklist and Designing Your Café

2010-08-03
Opening a new shop?  Then this month’s featured Ask the Pros articles are for you.  Tom Palm, of Design and Layout Services, discusses the importance of designing your layout in ‘Opening A New Café:  Design It Right - Build It Once’:   Before you can begin your layout, you must first decide what items... 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 ⇒

Breakfast Burritos!

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

The Tip Jar- Better Brewing

2010-01-23
I tried a new technique with my French press this morning.  I skimmed off the grounds resting on top before plunging.  According to James Hoffman (2007 World Barista Champion and an owner of Square Mile Coffee Roasters), this skimming will help cut down on the amount of fine grinds left behind in the coffee and result in less... Read More ⇒

Take Charge of Your Chai – The Chai Company

2016-02-11 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Sweet, spiced, and aromatic – today, it seems like every coffee shop in America has a take on a chai beverage; but what will make your drink stand apart from the rest? Whether it’s for a chai latte or a chai-based blended cream, if you are looking for an authentic offering in the world of chai, Barista Pro Shop would like to introduce... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

Free David Rio Anniversary Tin

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

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 ⇒

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

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

BPS® 2014 Holiday Closures

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

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

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

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

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

Share Your Story: The Human Bean of Northern Colorado

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

What We Learned Today: How the Instructor became the Student

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ⇒

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

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

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

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

The Tip Jar- New to Specialty Coffee?

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

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

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

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 ⇒

Coming Together for H2OPE

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

Time for a Trade Show?

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

N-ice and Cold! - Iced Coffee for Everyone

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

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 ⇒

Happy New Year! (and cocktails con't...)

2011-12-31 // By Kari Guddeck
Yesterday’s post definitely leaned toward the geeky, do-it-yourself end of mixology and cocktails.  I happen to really enjoy making stuff from scratch and experimenting with different recipes.  However, if you’re short on time and the mixing, making, experimenting with your own bitters/syrups isn’t really your thing;... Read More ⇒

Winter Holiday Schedule: 2018 Christmas & New Years Closures

2018-11-26 // By Mikenna Curlee
 It’s hard to believe that 2018 is dwindling down to its final days as Christmas and New Year’s Day fast approach. Please review the dates in this blog and mark them on your calendars. Contact us before these dates to confirm delivery and to ensure that you have enough supplies to get you through the Holidays.  We hope... Read More ⇒

New Year – Greener You

2013-01-04 // By Kari Guddeck
It’s New Year’s resolution time!  Ok, so resolutions are a bit overrated, and we all know that the success rate is un-inspiringly low.  However, if you’re still seeking inspiration for ways to improve upon last year, how about making a resolution to go greener with your business?  We can think of no better way to... 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 ⇒

Warm Weather, Meet Cold Cups!

2013-03-07 // By Liam Bucher
As we approach the oh so missed season of spring, it’s time for coffee drinkers to start lowering the temperatures of their beverages. Yep! Iced and blended beverages are soon to be trending once more as the days start to get warmer and warmer. If official spring time is too far out, then just mix it up and order some cold drinks anyways.With... Read More ⇒

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

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

NEW Ask the Pros – Go Green with Eco-Products

2012-04-13 // By Kari Guddeck
Whether you’ve been using sustainable disposables in your shop for years or have recently decided to make the switch, knowing the facts behind what makes your disposable choice ‘green’ is always a good idea.  You’ve just sold a customer a great drink; now sell them on your sustainable choices as well.  An informed... Read More ⇒

Warm Weather, Meet Cold Cups!

2013-03-07 // By Liam Bucher
As we approach the oh so missed season of spring, it’s time for coffee drinkers to start lowering the temperatures of their beverages. Yep! Iced and blended beverages are soon to be trending once more as the days start to get warmer and warmer. If official spring time is too far out, then just mix it up and order some cold drinks anyways.With... Read More ⇒

Recycling, Composting & Common Misconceptions (Part 1: Recycling 101)

2018-04-25 // By Dana Schlingman
A few weeks ago 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Califia Farms Make Almond Milk You Can Trust

2016-06-30 // By Samuel Goldring
“As Maine goes, so goes the nation” was a trusted maxim throughout the 19th and 20th century. Today it illustrates a story about how national attention has pivoted away from Maine as a bellwether state towards California and the west. Especially when we see the same statement appropriated by pundits to describe California as being... Read More ⇒

Free Shipping and NEW Magic Buzz

2012-07-27 // By Kari Guddeck
    Did you know that we have a number of products that ship for free when you order $75 or more*?  It’s true!  This includes our newest product Magic Buzz.  Need a quick shot of energy?  How about a good night’s sleep? Or, do you need a superfruit boost (and hangover relief if you need... Read More ⇒

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

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

Coffee Fest Nashville 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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 ⇒

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 Put Your Toddy Away for Winter: 5 Reasons Your Toddy Should Be On Your Bar Year Around

2015-09-18 // By Matthew Moseley
As the days grow shorter, the impending change of the seasons is upon us and multi-chromatic tree tops begin emerging acting as our signal to pack away all of the summer supplies.  Which means time to box up and store your Toddy, right?  WRONG, although the Toddy is best known for making delicious and simple iced coffee beverages,... Read More ⇒

Don’t Put Your Toddy Away for Winter: 5 Reasons Toddy Should Be On Your Bar Year Around

2015-09-18 // By Matthew Moseley
As the days grow shorter, the impending change of the seasons is upon us and multi-chromatic tree tops begin emerging acting as our signal to pack away all of the summer supplies.  Which means time to box up and store your Toddy, right?  WRONG, although the Toddy is best known for making delicious and simple iced coffee beverages,... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

Extra Shots: They are a-Changing!

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

Monin | Customer Event

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Sign Up!

2010-09-23
Are you on top of our latest products and promos?  If not, why not head on over to “Your Account” and check the box to join our mailing list and receive promotional emailings then click "update information".  We know; you’re hesitating because your inbox is already overflowing, right?  Well, let us assure... 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 ⇒

Recycling, Composting & Common Misconceptions (Part 3: Making The Most Sustainable Choice)

2019-01-18 // By Dana Schlingman
Recently our vendor partners from Eco Products came to present a seminar about the disposables industry, their products and their sustainability efforts. I found the presentation so surprising and informative that I decided to do some more digging through Eco’s online resources. In this blog series, I share what I learned about the... Read More ⇒

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

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

Dr. Smoothie | Customer Event

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

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

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

The Tip Jar-Sight Sells

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

Share Your Story: John Galt Coffee Company

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

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 ⇒

Sign Up!

2010-09-23
Are you on top of our latest products and promos?  If not, why not head on over to “Your Account” and click “Yes” to “Receive Promotional Emails” then click "update information".  We know; you’re hesitating because your inbox is already overflowing, right?  Well, let us assure you that we do... Read More ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

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

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

Hollander Chocolate Company

2017-02-22 // By Dana Schlingman
In the wake of Valentine's Day, the holiday devoted to love, greeting cards and especially chocolate, we are pleased to introduce a new and noteworthy chocolatier. With a commitment to giving back, source visibility and quality ingredients, Hollander Chocolate Company has set itself apart in the industry. Here are just a few reasons... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Meet The Producers is Two Weeks Away!

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

Stay Up to Speed with BPS Resources

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

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

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

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 ⇒

Barista Pro Shop, One Stop Shopping!

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

Beat the Buzzer: Get your Extra Shot in Before It’s too Late!

2014-03-26 // By Matthew Moseley
There aren’t many times you can find a crowd of people that will fluctuate from earth-trembling roars of excitement to complete silence in just moments.  Although, come March, stadiums across the US welcome mass influxes of zealous fans and host the pinnacle of collegiate basketball competition which will be commanding the front stage of... 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 ⇒

Share Your Story

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

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 ⇒

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

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

The 25th SCAA Event

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

5 Reasons You Need to go to Coffee Fest

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

Stand Out With BPS Products & Expertise

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

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 ⇒

Fit Frappe, Energize Your Day!

2013-03-29 // By Liam Bucher
It’s not often you find a protein drink mix loaded with the flavor of coffee, enter Big Train Fit Frappe. It’s a perfect, tasty blend of protein and coffee ready for the blender. I find it to be a great supplement to drink before or after a workout and with Spring coming into full effect, it’s the perfect time to start, or... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Baltimore 2018

2018-01-11 // By Dana Schlingman
Care to join us for an unconventional coffee date? Connect with coffee professionals, sample the newest products and learn about everything from roasting to cupping March 16-18th at Coffee Fest Baltimore. With Latte Art, Espresso and Cold Brew Competitions and exhibitors from across the nation, CoffeeFest offers plenty to see - don't miss this... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Megan Ehrlick

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

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Amy Phillips

2017-07-21 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Amy Phillips Assistant Bakery Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?In November I will have worked in the Bakery at BPS for 3 years - first as a Baker and now as an Assistant Bakery Manager. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?I was born in Loveland and I have lived here all of my life. I graduated... Read More ⇒

Catch a Buzz…a Magic Buzz

2012-11-09 // By Kari Guddeck
 You may have noticed that our catalog has expanded as of late to include a variety of grab-n-go type items (Umpqua Oats, Earnest Eats bars, Tanka Bars buffalo jerky/sticks, Olomomo Nuts, Two Degrees bars, etc).  The Magic Buzz falls into this category too.  We dig the cool and friendly marketing (how can you go wrong with a tricked... Read More ⇒

Big Train OnTrack Rewards – Join Now, Earn Free Stuff!

2011-08-11 // By Kari Guddeck
Are you a loyal Big Train customer?  Well if you are, your perks just got better!  Not only will BPS ship Big Train orders of $75 or more for free, but Big Train would also like to say thank you for being a loyal customer by offering OnTrack Rewards.   Join the exclusive program and you can: - Redeem Points for FREE Product -... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Kristen Stewart

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

BPS is Blogging!

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

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar-Shopping with Sight

2013-09-25 // By Jillian Peck
                                       It’s not unusual for customers to be indecisive about what they want. In fact, its very common that most customers don’t even know what half the items are on a typical coffee shop menu board. I, and... 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 ⇒

Introducing: KidsLuv - Juice Infused Water

2019-04-24 // By Mikenna Curlee
The sugar-free juice alternative with 12 essential vitamins + minerals! KidsLuv produces a sugar-free juice alternative that delivers 12 essential vitamins and minerals. Since its founding, the company has grown from two to five employees, launched in a number of different stores and begun working with an overseas distribution company. KidsLuv... Read More ⇒

Earnest Eats Out of Stock Issues

2012-05-30 // By Kari Guddeck
  One of our hot new brands, Earnest Eats, is flying off of the shelf!  Earnest Eats has seen quite an increase in popularity due to a lot of hard work and awesome showings at Coffee Fest New York (March) and the Specialty Coffee Association of America’s The Event in Portland (April).  Demand is high and increasing, so Earnest... Read More ⇒

Protein Puck - Food is Fuel, March On!

2014-12-29 // By Matthew Moseley
There’s snacks, and then, there’s fuel!   Sometimes a simple snack is not enough to satiate our hunger.  However, some of the best protein packed snacks won’t work for certain dietary needs; either, because they contain  processed, unnatural ingredients or an allergen, such as dairy or gluten.  This is no... Read More ⇒

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

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

Bhakti Chai

2018-09-28 // By Dana Schlingman
“In Sanskrit, Bhakti means devotion. We are a mission driven company steeped in sustainable practices and devotion through social action.” -- Bhakti Chai Origin of BhaktiIt all began in 2002 when Bhakti Chai founder Brook Eddy traveled to India. Interested in the Bhakti social justice movement, she wanted to learn more. While there,... Read More ⇒

NEW from David Rio - Turmeric Latte

2018-08-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
Crafted with organic spices for their soothing health benefits, David Rio Turmeric Latte contains turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. David Rio is continually experimenting and developing new and unique products in their Chai Lab. Their Turmeric Golden Latte was developed as a “latte” or to be mixed... Read More ⇒

Monin Smoothies, Beers, and Brats!!

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

Featured Employee - Steven McCoy

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

Lively Libations - Fall-ing for Autumn Flavors (October 2018)

2018-10-01 // By Multiple Authors
Fall is finally here! So grab a sweater and cozy up with one of our autumn inspired drinks. Whether you’re visiting a pumpkin patch, picking apples or reveling under the harvest moon around a bonfire, we have a recipe for the occasion.   Download:Printable Recipe Cards • • • • • • • • •... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest New York 2014 Wrap-up

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

Rethink Your Drink - How to Expand Drink Options Without Losing Café Space

2016-06-23 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Space in your café is one of the scarcer resources in the coffee industry - you can always buy more syrup, but getting more counter or fridge space requires playing café tetris or even remodeling your space. Like many café owners and managers, there may just not be room in your budget or schedule for a remodel. So, you... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest St. Louis Write Up

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

4 Effective Ways to Sell Your Sauces

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

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Danielle Nordby

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

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 ⇒

Big Train is on Track With Cold Beverages

2013-03-01 // By Liam Bucher
Out here in Colorado, the past few weeks have been gloomy, snowy, and frigid for the most part. I dream of Spring, nice 60 degree days and some warm rain and cannot wait for it to arrive. So I’ve been trying really hard to do the “I think, therefore, I am” thing with the weather. It’s not really working that well, but maybe... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Tia Peck

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

The Positive Environmental Impact of Plant-Based Milk

2018-10-09 // By Dana Schlingman
Here is the froth verses the facts from Gimlet Media’s Science Vs. Podcast (Click here to listen to the full podcast episode): Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about alternative milk [or plant-based milk] in the specialty coffee industry. Over the last 10 years, consumers have become more conscientious about what they buy and put in... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Denver 2018

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

CoffeeFest Nashville Recap

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

Introducing Oatly

2017-10-25 // By Dana Schlingman
An Unconventional Oat Milk & An Unconventional Interview...with the Oatly website Hello Oatly, Tell Us a Little Bit About Yourself: “We know how it sounds. Tall, blond, beautiful, hard to get, extremely liberal with no sense of attachment or responsibility whatsoever. Sorry to disappoint you, that’s just not us. We are the other... Read More ⇒

Earth Wind and Fire : Experience the Third Street Process of Brewing Chai

2014-08-29 // By Matthew Moseley
Earth, Wind, and Fire.   No, not the pop music group from the ‘70s; and, no we are not even talking about three of the four Aristotelian elements of life.  In this case, these three elements are referring to three of the key attributes of the Third Street process for manufacturing chai. Chai is fairly commonplace these days,... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Don’t Let Your Tank Run on Empty: Fuel Up and Feel Good

2014-03-28 // By Matthew Moseley
You wouldn’t try to drive to work on an empty tank of gas and you would never expect a delivery driver’s boss to say “your tank is almost empty but it may last the rest of the day.”  We wouldn’t expect good results from a car running on no fuel, so why do we do it to our bodies? It’s all too often in our... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Cappuccine Blending Class at Coffee Fest Chicago

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

Featured Employee - Amy Phillips

2015-03-27 // By Landon Christensen
Please meet Amy Phillips, our incredible Assistant Manager here in the renown BPS Bakery. Amy grew up in right here in Loveland, CO and attended Loveland High School as well as Ferguson High School. Amy has been a part of our bakery team for a little over 4 months now and we are so glad she came onboard - she is an awesome addition to our staff!... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Denver: Rocky Mountain Highlights

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

Tea, Meet Frappe - David Rio Tea Frost

2015-04-15 // By Landon Christensen
Tea is a very popular drink that is now offered in coffee shops almost everywhere. Tea is versatile and can be prepared either hot or cold to fit the season or the preference of a customer. When you hear “tea” chances are you either think of it as being prepared hot or cold, but what if there was a third way to offer tea, say, as... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago Wrap-Up

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

Featured Employee - Lizzy (Elizabeth) Baldwin

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

Coffee Fest New York

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

You're Invited to Meet the Producers 4.0!

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

We're excited....

2011-01-14
We’re living up to the new in New Year here at BPS.  To begin with, we are very excited about our three new brands: Eco-Products, Sweetbird, and Two Leaves and a Bud.  We strive to offer high quality and innovative brands, and we think we’ve succeeded with these three.   The new doesn’t stop there.  Here in... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2017

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

You Won’t Get Jittery by Adding Our Extra Shots

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

Featured Employee - Matthew Moseley

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

The Tip Jar - Sparkling Soda Water Basics

2015-05-12 // By Landon Christensen
What better way to cool down than with a refreshing italian soda? Just grab the... Oh, we've run out of sparkling water. Nevermind. Avoid this issue with the quick and easy Soda Siphon from iSi by turning regular water into its sparkling counterpart in just a few moments. Not only is it easy, but you can make it as you need it! Let's quickly go... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Hey Sweetbird!

2010-06-16
    We’re thinking about bringing on the Sweetbird line of products and would love your feedback!  If you’re not familiar with the bird, here’s a little info:      The syrups and smoothies are vegan/vegetarian certified and are gluten free.  They contain no artificial flavors or colors and... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Hello 2011!

2011-01-02
2010 was quite a year.  Daily news stories were filled with stories of doom and gloom about the economy and worldwide unrest.  Here at BPS, we tried to keep our spirits up and focus on the best part of our business:  our customers!  We hope that you all enjoyed the holiday season, and are excited to jump into 2011!   ... Read More ⇒

Introducing Pacific Barista Series Rice

2017-07-24 // By Dana Schlingman
The Dairy Free DilemmaAs someone with a recently developed dairy intolerance, I was definitely intrigued when I heard that Pacific Natural Foods had formulated a new Barista Series Rice Milk. After growing up the daughter of a milk-man, (literally jokes aside, my dad delivered dairy products for Meadow Gold), I found cutting out dairy very... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest NYC - Wrap Up!

2013-03-14 // By Kari Guddeck
Amidst weather reports of snow, wind, rain, and cold we landed in NYC ready to be warmed by another Coffee Fest New York City show.  Thursday night’s weather didn’t disappoint.  A blustery wind blew wet snow around us as we walked around Times Square, but it actually lent a surprisingly cozy and beautiful ambiance to the... Read More ⇒

Meet the Producers this Thursday!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Ask The Pros Articles -- Tea for the Seasons

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

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

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

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 ⇒

Moo Is Moot With New Unsweetened Milkadamia

2016-06-22 // By Samuel Goldring
  Alternative milks are so widely used now that we couldn’t imagine a world without them. With growing concern over the impact of dairy farming on greenhouse gas production, Milkadamia is a brand on the cutting edge of sustainability that offers the environmentally conscious consumer an alternative to dairy that’s both... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Jamie Ross

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

Catch a Buzz....a Magic Buzz

2012-11-09 // By Kari Guddeck
 You may have noticed that our catalog has expanded as of late to include a variety of grab-n-go type items (Umpqua Oats, Earnest Eats bars, Tanka Bars buffalo jerky/sticks, Olomomo Nuts, Two Degrees bars, etc).  The Magic Buzz falls into this category too.  We dig the cool and friendly... Read More ⇒

Just How Good is Monin Sauce?... It's Great!

2013-08-07 // By Jillian Peck
I want you to use your imagination and picture a bowl, you’re going to want it to be a pretty good sized bowl, so if you grabbed a small one, put it back and find one fit for a King. Next, I want you to pick up your imaginary scoop and scoop a good amount of ice cream into your bowl. Before you get ahead of yourself... yes I see you, lay down... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

A Shapeshifting Beverage: Tea

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

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 ⇒

Hello 2011!

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

Come to BPS/Torani Open House!

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

The Tip Jar- Inspiration From a New Café Owner

2011-03-04 // By Kari Guddeck
I’ve given quite a few warehouse tours of our Colorado warehouse lately.  It’s always a treat to take folks through who are in the beginning stages of opening a new café, kiosk, cart, etc.  As we walk through the door separating the offices from the warehouse, I usually turn around to find a look of overwhelmed awe with... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Matthew Van Horn

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

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 ⇒

Fit Frappe, Energize Your Day!

2013-03-29 // By Liam Bucher
It’s not often you find a protein drink mix loaded with the flavor of coffee, enter Big Train Fit Frappe. It’s a perfect, tasty blend of protein and coffee ready for the blender. I find it to be a great supplement to drink before or after a workout and with Spring coming into full effect, it’s the perfect time to start, or... Read More ⇒

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

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

Featured Employee - Sandy Phillips

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

Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 - Winners and Wrap Up

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

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 ⇒

Who's going to Coffee Fest?

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

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 ⇒

Time and Milk – New Ask the Pros Articles

2010-07-02
The lastest Ask The Pros articles are up!  BPS owner, Jay Weller, challenges you to assess where your time is being spent and gives suggestions for the best utilization of that precious commodity in "Should you be doing that? -Understanding the value of your time”:   “For many of us, the longer term projects easily... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee -- John Hoban, Warehouse Manager

2009-12-15
John has been managing the Colorado BPS warehouse for almost 2 years…and he’s been doing a mighty fine job of it.  John touches just about everything coming into and leaving the warehouse.  He also played a key role in planning the warehouse layout in our new Loveland location earlier this year and is continually tweaking the... Read More ⇒

Holiday Hours 2015

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

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 ⇒

Part Deux: Coffee Fest Seattle Wrap Up

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

Meet the Producers: Where Brands and Baristas Collide!

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

Featured Employee - Deveny Livingston

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

Featured Employee - Nicole McEvoy

2019-03-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Nicole McEvoy | Bakery Assistant and Product Specialist How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I started working for BPS in September 2018 and I work in the J Street Bakery! Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I was born and raised in Northeastern Ohio and I graduated from Le Cordon Bleu in... 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 ⇒

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

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

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

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

Bring in Big Tastes With Big Train!

2013-05-01 // By Liam Bucher
I look back on a Big Train blog I posted in March and how I described Colorado, the weather was dreary, gloomy and cold. Well, here we are two months later, in May, and I find myself glaring out the window only to see that Colorado has brought another massive snow storm. Although there is snow today, those of you who have experienced the... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Lucy Oldham

2018-10-19 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Lucy Oldham | Customer Service Manager  How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I started working for BPS on May of 2018 as the Customer Service Manager. I have been working in the hospitality industry for about 15 years now. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I’m originally from... Read More ⇒

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

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

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

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

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 ⇒

Ghirardelli New Frappé Flavors!

2013-07-05 // By Liam Bucher
Ghirardelli, a name familiar in every household, mostly due to their gourmet chocolate. Yes, they are delicious, but they are not the only products Ghirardelli has been pumping out. We would like to invite you to try three new, premium frappé flavors. Introducing: Mocha: The perfect balance of rich chocolate flavor combined with Colombian... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Big Train is on Track With Cold Beverages

2013-03-01 // By Liam Bucher
Out here in Colorado, the past few weeks have been gloomy, snowy, and frigid for the most part. I dream of Spring, nice 60 degree days and some warm rain and cannot wait for it to arrive. So I’ve been trying really hard to do the “I think, therefore, I am” thing with the weather. It’s not really working that well, but maybe... 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- Tia

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

Come Visit Barista Pro Shop at Coffee Fest Chicago

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

Introducing Kate's Real Food Bars!

2015-08-28 // By Liam Bucher
What makes a food bar adventurous? Is it the brand? The clever product names? The ingredients? How about all of the above! BPS is proud to welcome the newest addition to our catalog, Kate’s Real Food Bars, a hearty nutrition bar forged on the slopes of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Kate, the founder and original bar maker, used to struggle... Read More ⇒

Whip up some holiday fun with iSi

2010-12-20
Who doesn’t like whipped cream…especially if it’s homemade?  Though whipped cream is often an afterthought to drink preparation (‘just spray on some pre-made canned topping’ right?), it’s important to remember that whipped cream is what a customer will see and taste first.  Why not make it something... Read More ⇒

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

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

Whip up some holiday fun with iSi

2010-12-20
Who doesn’t like whipped cream…especially if it’s homemade?  Though whipped cream is often an afterthought to drink preparation (‘just spray on some pre-made canned topping’ right?), it’s important to remember that whipped cream is what your holiday guests will see and taste first.  Why not make... Read More ⇒

Save Milk (& Money) With Cafe Essentials

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

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Katie Mingo

2017-11-17 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Katie Mingo Marketing Representative How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I started at BPS late this summer, so it’s been close to three months (time flies!). I’m a marketing representative specializing in promotions. I love presenting information in new ways and creating compelling designs, whether... 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 ⇒

Coffee Fest New York is Almost Here

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

Two Degrees Reaching Out to Those in Need

2013-04-08 // By Liam Bucher
It’s not often you come across a company that is focused on social responsibility, committing to an effort that can truly help change the lives of those who do not have the necessary means. The simple definition of social responsibility is to act to benefit society at large. Although there are many organizations that view social... Read More ⇒

Rainy Morning = Autumn Reminders

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

Introducing HumanKind!

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

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 ⇒

Milkadamia

2017-04-19 // By Dana Schlingman
Made from raw macadamia nuts, this innovative dairy alternative is in fact as ingenious as its name. Origin:Milkadamia comes to us all the way from Jindilli Farms nestled off the coast of Australia near Byron Bay. “Jindilli” is one of several indigenous words used for macadamia. Situated in the same region where these rainforest trees... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Jessica Brown

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

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Mikenna Curlee

2018-12-21 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Mikenna Curlee | Marketing Representative, Content Specialist How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I started working at BPS around the end of July, so I have been here for a little over 5 months now. I am working as a Marketing Representative, Content Specialist!  Where did you grow up?  Where did... Read More ⇒

Caffeine Crawl Colorado - Coffee, Camaraderie, and Competition

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

The Doctor Is In

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

Coffee Fest New York

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

Jet

2013-07-26 // By Jillian Peck
Come with your blenders and ice! The fond ideas of summer only get better with Jet Smoothies. Maybe your life is too hectic to go to the pool or the lake, but who says you can’t enjoy summer. You don’t need to put aside hours of free time or mark up your schedule in order to take this delicious route. In about 5 minutes you can cool off... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - 5 Ways to Sell More Cider

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

Featured Employee - David Pfister | Business Development Specialist

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

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 ⇒

Introducing NEW DaVinci Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

2018-03-26 // By Dana Schlingman
Stay current with the craze taking specialty coffee by storm: Cold Brew Coffee! DaVinci Gourmet Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate delivers everything that we love about smooth, rich cold brew without the hassle or potential mess of prolonged, large batch cold brewing. Selective Sourcing For Premium FlavorExtracted from Brazilian and Colombian 100%... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Dennis Starbuck

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

David Rio White Shark Chai

2017-05-11 // By Dana Schlingman
Introducing the first white tea blend in David Rio's Endangered Species Line... White Shark Chai contains quality Bai Mudan tea, organic spices and a gentle bite of black pepper balanced by bright citrus notes. Artfully blended into a convenient mix, this versatile chai is easy to prepare hot or iced - simple mix it with water, dairy or... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Seattle Recap

2013-10-07 // By Liam Bucher
Seattle, WA… commonly pictured as a gloomy, rainy city, nestled in between Puget Sound and Lake Washington (both stunning to look at). This past weekend, a few BPS® peeps ventured to this city for the always entertaining Coffee Fest. Together on this trip was Jay, Jon Weller, Dottie (and her husband, Mike), and me. The flight to Seattle... 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 ⇒

Earnest Eats: Sustainable Farming and Long Lasting Nourishment

2015-09-01 // By Bic Vu
Innovation is the ability to turn waste into benefit.  Earnest Eats has taken coffee fruit, a farming bi-product, and added it to their energizing hot cereals for a boost of caffeine. By focusing on food that is both sustainable for the environment and consumers, Earnest Eats Energized Cereal combines a variety of ingredients that benefit... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Malorie Winberg

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

Featured Employee - Dana Schlingman

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

New Toddy Products

2018-04-30 // By Dana Schlingman
The renowned Toddy Cold Brew System has been enhanced! Developed in 1964 to extract true delicious flavor without the acidity, Todd Simpson’s design continues to stand the test of time as consumers ask for Toddy Cold Brew by name. Now with these new features, both  Toddy systems are more convenient and environmentally friendly than... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Fresh for Spring

2017-04-01 // By Multiple Authors
With Earth Day peeking around the corner, there is no better time to revamp your beverage ritual. Our catalog contains a variety of brands that are conscious of what goes into their products. Be inspired by refreshing drinks that are made with clean-label ingredients. Health trends may come and go, but pure ingredients and unadulterated flavor will... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 - Shaken, Stirred, Layered & Infused (April 2019)

2019-04-01 // By Multiple Authors
Unconventional Dr. Smoothie Recipes These Doctor [Smoothie] recommended fruits and veggies are sure to brighten up your daily beverage line up.  From your morning smoothies to refreshing pick-me-ups, these recipes have you covered!       Download Printable: Recipe Cards   • • • • • •... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Recipes Worth Revisiting

2018-08-01 // By Multiple Authors
As we settle into the summer, it feels like the right moment to reflect. It has been two years since we began crafting Lively Libations recipes and in that time our Customer Service Baristas have created so many vibrant signature beverages. What began as a fun activity on a slow afternoon has grown into an opportunity to experiment with new... Read More ⇒
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