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Ghirardelli Barista Dark Choco Mini Chips – yes please!

2012-10-03 // By Kari Guddeck
Most folks know about our roots in baking, but some might not realize that the first product we sold (after our own baked goods) was Ghirardelli chocolate powder.  We’ll be celebrating our 19th year in business in 2013, and that equates to a lot of mochas, hot chocolates, etc that Ghirardelli has helped our customers create. Over the... Read More ⇒

5 Ways to Improve Your Valentine's Day Game

2017-02-01 // By Elizabeth Baldwin
Whenever a smaller holiday such as Valentine's Day comes around it's hard to discern the best way to leverage this occasion. Sometimes the simplest option is the best. Here are 5 things to do to up your Valentine's Day game: 1. Colored Whipped Cream: Coloring your whipped cream with just a few drops of food coloring is fun, festive, and easy. See... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Life's Like a Box of Chocolates

2017-02-01 // By Multiple Authors
Whether you like to get into the enamoring spirit of Valentine’s Day or you avoid it altogether, we’ve created some indulgent drinks that can be enjoyed all year around. As the classic quote goes: “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Be prepared with your gift this year: give the gift of... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Hot Drink Presentation

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

A Chocolaty Throwback Thursday

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

The Tip Jar: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie

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

DaVinci Delivers a Delicious, Dynamic Duo That You Can Eat

2014-01-15 // By Matthew Moseley
Not the Artist, and Not just Another Flavor  When you hear Da Vinci, it likely brings one of two things to mind either: The Renaissance Man’s artistic masterpieces or delicious arrays of sauces and syrups.  Since you’re on a specialty coffee website, you’re probably aware that I’m not here to discuss whether... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli Frappe

2013-08-23 // By Jillian Peck
                                                     I'm not done with frappes! Not yet, not ever! I love them... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Happy Holidays

2016-11-30 // By Multiple Authors
Are you the type of person that will be braving the cold by skiing, sledding or caroling? Or perhaps you prefer staying indoors baking, reading, or snuggling by the fire? Regardless, these drinks are sure to warm you from the inside, out; maybe even as much as your Grandma’s famous chocolate chip cookies awaiting Santa on the mantle. If the... Read More ⇒

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

2010-07-09
  Did you know that we carry Da Vinci Gourmet Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans?  They are packaged in a 5lb bag and are available in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Marbled, and Medley (contains all 3 plus white chocolate).  The 5lb bag size might seem like a lot, but you can repackage the beans into small bags, tie them up... Read More ⇒

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

2010-07-09
  Did you know that we carry Da Vinci Gourmet Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans?  They are packaged in a 5lb bag and are available in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Marbled, and Medley (contains all 3 plus white chocolate).  The 5lb bag size might seem like a lot, but many of our customers repackage the beans into small bags for... Read More ⇒

National Chocolate day

2011-12-28 // By Tia Peck
    You have three days left until you have to commit to your New Year’s resolution so why not indulge yourself in the meantime and celebrate National Chocolate day with your favorite mocha.   If you need a little help discovering a favorite or just want to try something new then I have a few National Chocolate day recipes... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Make Your Own Chocolate Sauce

2010-01-21
Did you know that you can make your own chocolate sauce with Da Vinci Gourmet Premium Powdered Chocolate Sauce or Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa?  Just add water and voila!   Da Vinci Gourmet Liquid Sauce Recipe 1. Fill mixing bucket/container with 32 oz. hot water 2. Add 32 oz of Da Vinci Gourmet Premium Powdered... Read More ⇒

A Dreamy Frappe from Ghirardelli

2013-09-18 // By Jillian Peck
                                        Ghirardelli took on and mastered the frappe with impeccable grace. Offering the Mocha Frappe and the White Mocha Frappe as a premix including real Colombian Coffee and the famous, rich Ghirardelli®... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Make Your Own Chocolate Sauce

2010-01-21
Did you know that you can make your own chocolate sauce with Da Vinci Gourmet Premium Powdered Chocolate Sauce or Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Chocolate and Cocoa?  Just add water and voila!  There are pros and cons of course, read Michael Szyliowicz’s (Mont Blanc Gourmet) Ask The Pros article to learn more.    Da Vinci... Read More ⇒

Hooray for Cupcakes!!

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

Torani Sauce Goes Good with You

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Ghirardelli Chocolate and Conundrum Coffee Latte Art Class

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

Tis the Season to get Torani

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

Recipe – Da Vinci’s Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry Latté

2010-02-06
Enjoy something sweet this Valentine’s Day!   1/2 oz Da Vinci Gourmet Black Cherry Syrup 3 tbsp Da Vinci Gourmet Powdered Chocolate Sauce 2 shots Espresso 11 oz Steamed Milk Da Vinci Gourmet Chocolate Sauce for garnish   Place syrup and powder in 16 oz cup or mug.  Stir in espresso.  Add steamed milk.  Top... Read More ⇒

Meet The Producers 4.0 roundup

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

Lively Libations - Back to School

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

Chocolate & Wine with Ghirardelli

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

Ghirardelli Snow Day!!

2011-11-02 // By Tia Peck
It’s Wednesday...you know what that means!  That’s right, it’s snowing in CO again (2 Wednesdays in a row!).  When the cold weather sets in and the snow is falling, I find it’s the perfect time to mix up a little holiday drink fun!!  Although we all can’t have chestnuts roasting on an open fire... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

See Your Cup Full of Monin

2013-10-18 // By Jillian Peck
Snow? Already? I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. I feel like it was just yesterday I was getting brain freeze on a hot summer day. This morning comes and I’m brushing the season's first snow off my car. My shivers are trying to shake the cold as much as the excitement for it. And as soon as it all starts, so does my... 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 ⇒

Warm Your Bones by the Cup with DaVinci Sauce

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

Something Hot, Something Cold

2010-04-26
Spring can be a fickle friend…..sunny skies and warm temps one day, only to be followed by clouds and rain showers the next.  Here are a couple of recipe ideas to help match the ‘mood’ of the day.  Cheers!       Chocolate Cheesecake Latté (16... Read More ⇒

Orange You Happy?

2011-07-27 // By Tia Peck
“Complacencies of the peignoir, and late, Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair,” wrote Wallace Stevens. Every time I read this quote it reminds me of summers when I was young, sitting on the front porch with my grandfather drinking  chocolate milk with a slice of orange and watching the day pass by.  Today I still sit on the... Read More ⇒

Valentine’s Day

2012-02-08 // By Tia Peck
February 14th is Saint Valentine’s Day, a day to show someone special how much you love and appreciate them. What better way to show you care then with a delicious drink they are sure to enjoy like a Spicy Red Hot Mocha.   To make a Spicy Red Hot Mocha: In a 16oz glass add ¾ oz. Monin Spicy Red Cinnamon syrup 1oz Monin White... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar

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

Let the Season Inspire – Holiday Recipe Ideas

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

The Bosses are on Vacation Blog Bonus!!

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

Welcome, Modern Oats, To The BPS Catalog!

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

DaVinci Love

2013-11-01 // By Jillian Peck
                                    Getting caught up in the motions of daily life can really make it hard to be creative. The holidays are a great time of year. We get to show our loved ones just how much we love and care for them. It’s like a big... Read More ⇒

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow - how to make coffee filter snowflakes

2016-12-27 // By Dana Schlingman
So now that you’ve upgraded your home brewing operation, what should you do with all of those extra coffee filters for that old automatic coffee maker? Use them to make snowflakes, plus it’s a great diversion for kids when end-of-break cabin fever kicks in! To get started you just need a coffee filter and a pair of scissors: Step... Read More ⇒

BPS Thanksgiving Schedule 2015

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

Happy Valentine's Day!

2011-02-14
Our Colorado warehouse just happens to call Loveland its home, so we could hardly let the ‘day of love’ pass without a quick shout out to all of you.  BPS ©’s you!  We invite you to sip one of these concoctions and enjoy your Valentine's Day!    Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini ¼ oz... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - How to Make Colored Whipped Cream with Your iSi Quart Cream Profi

2016-02-03 // By Matthew Moseley
Valentine’s Day is all about letting those special people in our lives know that we are thinking about them!  Whether it’s a box of candies or a simple card expressing our gratitude for their positive impact on our life,Valentine’s Day encourages us to go the extra mile to say, “You’re special, and you mean so... Read More ⇒

Torani Holiday Favorites

2011-12-14 // By Tia Peck
The Holidays are a time for family, friends, and a great cup of coffee. Serve your friends and family something special this year like Torani’s Frosted Gingerbread... Read More ⇒

Let the Season Inspire – Holiday Recipe Ideas

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

What's New

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

Steamers-A Simple Way to Enjoy Seasonal Sauces

2014-10-29 // By Matthew Moseley
Some of the best flavors in life come from a simple combination of just 2 things; just consider, mac n’ cheese or peanut butter and jelly, even, bacon and eggs.  Did you know you can create a flavorful beverage with just milk and sauce?  Well it’s true, steamers are a great way to create a quick, simple beverage that’s... Read More ⇒

What's New

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

The Tip Jar - Hot Drink Breakdown

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

Happy Holidays!

2012-12-19 // By Tia Peck
Spread the Holiday cheer with holiday drinks this year!Snow stormFor a 16oz glass add 1oz of Da Vinci Cinnamon Syrup1oz. of Da Vinci Single Origin Natural Madagascar Vanilla Syrup1oz. of Da Vinci White Chocolate Sauce2 shots of espresso10oz. of streamed milk and stir well Add a touch of ground cinnamon to top it off.Cookies for SantaFor a 16oz... Read More ⇒

Great Chistmas Gift Ideas!

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

St. Patrick's Day Drink Specials

2012-03-14 // By Tia Peck
St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and I have received many requests for some great holiday drink recipes. So, after putting my brain (and a few other BPS staff members) to work we came up with a few drinks we think you will enjoy.           Leap’n LeprechaunIn a 16 oz. glass add 1 oz of Monin... Read More ⇒

FREE SHIPPING on Torani Sauce

2012-10-30 // By Kari Guddeck
Get FREE SHIPPING on all Torani Sauce flavors (64oz size only) and Torani Sauce Pumps when purchased between 10/28 – 11/3!  Use coupon code freeshippingontoranisauce at check out.  Celebrate Halloween and Free Shipping on Torani Sauce with the: Ghostly Pumpkin Pie Mocha                  ... 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 ⇒

Wednesday Inspired Recipes

2011-07-13
    We were feeling a bit inspired while coming up with today’s featured recipes.  We decided to include floral flavors and experimented with texture and temperatures.  The Jasmine Cloud Iced Latté is the result.  It has multiple layers of flavor, texture, and temperature.  With the first sip... Read More ⇒

Protein Puck - Food is Fuel, March On!

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

Holiday Party? Spiked Recipes.

2010-12-09
      Add a little zip and zing to your holiday parties with these ‘spiked’ recipes.  Cheers!      ‘Gingerbird’ Martini  1/2 oz Sweetbird Gingerbread Syrup 1 ½ oz Vodka 1/2 oz White Chocolate Liqueur Ice Fill a shaker with ice.  Add all ingredients and shake... Read More ⇒

Wednesday Inspired Recipes

2011-07-13
  We were feeling a bit inspired while coming up with today’s featured recipes.  We decided to include floral flavors and experimented with texture and temperatures.  The Jasmine Cloud Iced Latté is the result.  It has multiple layers of flavor, texture, and temperature.  With the first sip you’ll... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Da Vinci Sauces Get a New Look

2013-02-20 // By Liam Bucher
A new look for Da Vinci Sauces, gone is the old packaging, but the same great taste is what you will find when you pump the delicious sauces into your specialty drinks. The new gourmet sauces come in a sleek ½ gallon bottle with a new ½ oz. pump.The change follows Da Vinci’s goal for simple, flavorful syrups and sauces which... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Steamers-A Simple Way to Enjoy Seasonal Sauces

2014-10-29 // By Matthew Moseley
Some of the best flavors in life come from a simple combination of just 2 things; just consider, mac n’ cheese or peanut butter and jelly, even, bacon and eggs.  Did you know you can create a flavorful beverage with just milk and sauce?  Well it’s true, steamers are a great way to create a quick, simple beverage that’s... Read More ⇒

Exotic Mochas

2011-09-30 // By Tia Peck
  Mexican Cocoa was once a ceremonial drink the Aztecs of Mexico first served to Spaniards in 1519, they called it Xocolatl.  Chocolate laced with fragrant spices such as cocoa liquor, real vanilla, almond, and cinnamon. Today this mixture of flavors can be used to create a unique mocha, make delicious hot cocoas, or blend it up to... Read More ⇒

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

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

Its school time again!!

2011-08-10 // By Tia Peck
        Its school time again and for many of us that means morning rushes, coffee run afternoons, and study group evenings.   With all this running around there is definitely a need for speed so here are some great drink recipes that are fast, easy and delicious to start this school year right!!  ... Read More ⇒

Tea Time

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

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Trick or Treat!

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

Baby, It’s Cold Out There!

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

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 ⇒

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 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 ⇒

Changing Lives One Bar at a Time

2013-05-13 // By Jillian Peck
Finding a way to help others can be easier than you think. There is rarely a more beautiful feeling than knowing that you are helping or have helped someone in desperate need. Especially when it comes to children, as precious and dependent as they are. Heart breaking enough, there are roughly 20 million helpless children around the world that are... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Tia Peck

2017-06-09 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Tia Peck Hospitality and Brand Specialist 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 was sad to see our cafe... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago Wrap Up

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

The Tip Jar: Valentine’s Day Floral Inspired Recipes

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

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 ⇒

Chai Me! - Introducing Torani Chai

2016-05-24 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Torani's Traditional Chai is a rich blend of tea and spice that creates a harmony of warm and uplifting flavor. The spices are perfectly balanced with the right amount of sweetness to create a chai that appeals to all audiences; and with real ground spices (Cardamom, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Allspice, Nutmeg, and Black Pepper), organic black tea,... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - [Torani] Chai Season!

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

Lively Libations - A Little Green [Collab with DaVinci Gourmet and Oregon Chai]

2017-03-01 // By Multiple Authors
Thank you for joining us this month for a special edition of Lively Libations! Join us and Levi Andersen from DaVinci Gourmet in making delicious St. Patrick's Day drinks and drink specials for everyone to enjoy! There isn't a day quite as iconic as St. Patrick’s Day. Between the shamrocks, rainbows, and leprechauns; the festivities are... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Chai Me! - Introducing Torani Chai

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

Lively Libations - Pumpkin Reinvented

2016-08-31 // By Multiple Authors
Three words: Pumpkin. Spice. Latte. You’re probably crying right now for one of two reasons: A) you love anything and everything pumpkin spice related and just the thought of a warm, comforting PSL brings a tear of joy to your eye or B) you’re completely over it and could not stand to even look at another pumpkin flavored whatever,... Read More ⇒

Embrace the Cold... Brew!

2013-01-30 // By Liam Bucher
This past weekend I came across a situation which would frustrate any coffee drinker, I forgot about the coffee I brewed in the morning and a few hours later, after only drinking two cups, I had to toss it. It’s such a waste and so annoying! That’s why we love the Toddy Coffee Maker. The Toddy is a cold brew system, easy to use and... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Floral/Herbal Lemonades

2016-07-18 // By Multiple Authors
This past Thursday Barista Pro Shop decided to take an adventure in drink creation. We all thought up some creative takes on traditional lemonade to help take the edge off these hot summer days. Some lemonades were savory and others were sweet; all of them raised my eyebrow when I was told what the ingredient list would be. However, I have to admit... Read More ⇒

The Twelve Days of Coffee: Give The Gift of Great Coffee

2016-12-08 // By Elizabeth Baldwin
12 of Our Favorite Gift Ideas For Coffee and Tea Enthusiasts stay tuned, we'll be adding a new item daily Day 1: Brewista Gooseneck Kettle The 1.2L Temperature Gauge Switch Kettle from Brewista combines all the best features for maximum control and efficiency. With an analog temperature gauge in the lid that displays current water... Read More ⇒

Lets Take a Moment to Celebrate Mom

2013-05-10 // By Jillian Peck
A toast to her kind, but firm loving heart. To all the times we’ve let her down and all the times she’s taken us back. For the grief we’ve given her, and her ability to brush it off without a second thought. To the strength it must take in how easily she has put us first, without claim for the credit: Mother, nothing can quite... 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 ⇒

It's a Candy Cane Forest

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

May The 4th Be With You

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

Did you know? BPS Facts

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

Have You Tried Torani Signature Syrups?

2013-03-19 // By Liam Bucher
If the answer to the title of this blog is no, then you are missing out, BIG TIME! Here at Barista Pro Shop, the Signature Syrups have been finding their way into just about any drink suitable. Torani’s Signature Syrups are delicious and when mixed into any of your favorite drinks, it’s a match made in heaven. This past week, in the... Read More ⇒

Cappuccine Frappe Mix

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

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 ⇒

Let them eat oatmeal! Introducing Umpqua Oats!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Let them eat oatmeal! Introducing Umpqua Oats!

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

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 ⇒

Torani Fall Madness

2011-10-18 // By Tia Peck
  The autumn cold is here and so are the hot new autumn drinks from Torani !!  A new favorite of mine is the Peanut Brittle Mocha. For a 16oz glass add 1oz. of Torani Caramel Sauce 1oz. of Torani Chocolate Sauce ½ oz.  Torani Peanut Butter Syrup 2 shots of espresso 8oz. of steamed milk and top with whipped cream. ... Read More ⇒

Tasting Notes: Umpqua Oats

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

BPS Coffee Tasting Notes

2010-02-24
We did a BPS Coffee tasting with one of our customers on Monday, and thought we’d share our notes:   Savvy Blend – This fair trade organic blend is smooth and buttery.  The acidity is low and it displayed a heavy body.  The finish was long with some interesting woody notes.  Woody and earthy notes were also... 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 ⇒

Blog Bonus - Free Numi Puerh Tea!

2010-01-05
Start the New Year off right with this ancient healing tea.  In studies, Puerh is shown to aid in digestion, reduce risk of heart disease and stroke by lowering cholesterol and triglycerides, and aid in cancer prevention because of its high levels of antioxidants.  Numi makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of this tea with their new Puerh... Read More ⇒

See Who is Exhibiting at Coffee Fest NY!

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

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 ⇒

Tasting Notes: Umpqua Oats

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

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 ⇒

New Torani Real Cream Frappé Base

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

NWRBC: Round 1 Day 1

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

Torani Signature Syrups Set the Mood

2013-02-01 // By Liam Bucher
Well, well, it looks as though cupid and his arrows are right around the corner. As we inch closer to Valentine’s Day and celebrate with our loved ones (or not, for those of you who protest the occasion), we scramble to think of a fun and exciting way to spend the day. Do we make a weekend trip, go out for a nice dinner, or stay home and cook... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Smith Tea - The Most Uncommon Name in Tea Since 1949

2015-06-19 // By Matthew Moseley
How do you improve upon what many others have done before you?  Attention to detail.  Attention to detail is about leaving nothing to chance, considering every aspect to ensure an optimal outcome, and so meticulous in your analysis that even the slightest nuances are noted. This takes time, discipline, and patience; however, the... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Brewing Guayaki Yerba Maté

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒
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