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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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

New Warehouse Racking!

2011-08-03 // By Tia Peck
New Hampshire is building up!! It looks like the weather out East is going to cooperate with a high of seventy-eight degrees today, as our New Hampshire crew works on putting up new racks in their warehouse. With these new racks our New Hampshire warehouse will be able to store even more product and be able to fulfill the needs of our... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

FREE SHIPPING on Torani Sauce - OFFER EXTENDED

2012-11-02
OOPS!  We had a technical glitch with the Free Shipping on Torani Sauce offer earlier this week.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.  Good news - It's fixed!  Good news #2 - We've decided to extend the offer until 11/10/12 in case you missed out!   Get FREE SHIPPING on all Torani Sauce... Read More ⇒

New Autumn Flavors From Monin

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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-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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Iced Espresso Breakdown

2015-04-21 // By Landon Christensen
Cold weather, hot drinks. Hot weather, cold drinks. Customers typically want drinks that compliment the weather they’re experiencing. Don’t get me wrong, I love a cup of hot coffee most any day, but when the sun is beating down an Iced Americano just feels right. There will always be customers who order the usual, regardless of the... Read More ⇒

Falling for Torani - Seasonal Drink Recipes

2018-09-17 // By Mikenna Curlee
Fall Drink Recipes with Torani! The fall season is among us and with that comes an opportunity to break out some new seasonal drink recipes! We have teamed up with Torani to bring you some creative, fall recipes that will allow you to stray from the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte. With over 100 flavors, Torani offers a variety of flavor options... Read More ⇒

Candied Pumpkin Latté Recipe

2010-09-16
      Candied Pumpkin Latté   Stir together 2 shots Espresso, ½ oz Monin Caramel Sauce, ½ oz Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup, and ¾ oz Monin Candied Orange Syrup in a 16 oz cup. Add steamed milk. Top w/ whipped cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.... Read More ⇒

Peppermint Recipes at the Ready!

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

It’s Pumpkin Mania!!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Bill Tuttle

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Happy Holidays!

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

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Great Pumpkin Returns

2012-10-10 // By Kari Guddeck
We say it every year, and this year is no different.  Pumpkin flavored syrups, sauces, and Cruzin’ Caps are flying like bats off the shelf!  If you need a pumpkin fix, we’ve definitely got you covered.  Right now we’re totally digging on Torani Sauces, and especially the devilishly decadent combo of Pumpkin Pie and... Read More ⇒

Happy Holidays everyone!!

2011-12-20 // By Tia Peck
I hope we were able to help you find the perfect gift or stocking stuffer this year, but if you still need to place an order don’t worry you still have time. Our Colorado warehouse will be open normal hours this week and next Monday- Friday, 8am- 4pm. Our New Hampshire warehouse will only be closed Monday 12/26. UPS and Fedex will not be... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Holiday Cookie Exchange (December 2019)

2019-12-01 // By Multiple Authors
Ready, set bake… stir, steam or blend! This month we are turning your favorite holiday treats into something sippable. These delicious drinks are just the thing to spice up your seasonal holiday menu. Download Printable: Recipe Cards  Elyse’s Chocolate Pizzelle Latte Growing up, my grandma always had a tray of cookies... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

A Chill in the Air

2010-09-07
It’s amazing how time flies.  All of a sudden….school is back in session, Labor Day has passed, and I’m writing about pumpkins!  In Colorado, there’s definitely been that undeniable autumn crispness in the cool morning air the past few weeks.  So, as we bid adieu to summer and its playful ways, let’s... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Trick or Treat!

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

NEW Monin Candy Corn Syrup

2018-10-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
New Monin Candy Corn Syrup is Scary Good!  When nostalgia meets gourmet, the result is something of a delicacy. Imagine smooth, butterscotch notes with a melt-in-your-mouth creaminess capable of curbing just about any sweet tooth. Monin Candy Corn Syrup is a perfect addition to your syrup collection for the fall season!  No Tricks, Just... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Lucas Harville

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

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - White Winter (January 2019)

2019-01-02 // By Dana Schlingman
Although the holidays have come and gone, that doesn’t mean we have to put their flavors away with the decorations. Slow down and savor the season with one of these winter-inspired brews. Download Printable:Recipe Cards • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Autumn Skies & Apple Pies (September 2017)

2017-09-01 // By Multiple Authors
Hello Harvest! Fall weather has been sneaking up on us in the Northern Colorado area. As the season begins to shift, changing leaves, football and fall flavors have been making appearances all around. Our early Autumn inspired this month’s Lively Libations segment. Download: Printable Recipe Cards • • • • •... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Welcome Two Leaves and a Bud!

2010-12-06
Go there.  This is the simple message from Two Leaves and a Bud; our newest tea line.  Two Leaves and Bud does go there: they visit tea gardens around the world, they taste tea in its purest native form, they interact with farmers, and their mission is “to bring the experience of the gardens back to our customers…to ‘go... 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 ⇒

Pumpkins, Pumpkins Everywhere

2010-10-07
October is upon us, and so are the pumpkins!  Pumpkin syrups and sauces have been flying out of our warehouses since the day after Labor Day.  Did one of them land in your cup?  If not, may we suggest jumping on the big orange bandwagon?  Year after year, the pumpkin craze continues to gain in popularity.  The sweet and... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

A Clean Start with Urnex | Customer Workshop

2020-01-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Better Coffee starts with clean + maintained equipment. Join us for a night with special guests Urnex & Last Man to participate in a limited opportunity training. Who? Urnex & Last Man What? Join us for a limited opportunity training on: Preventative maintenance of your machines The true cost savings of keeping your system... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 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 ⇒

A Heart For Monin

2013-09-20 // By Jillian Peck
Once upon a time there was a 16 ounce cup named Cafe Latte. Cafe Latte was very well known, and so kindly served her purpose in the local coffee house, but what she always wanted was to stand out. Much like the other lattes, who kindly served a good purpose, Cafe Latte had two shots pulled to perfection and a lovely body of steamed milk, topped... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 Flavors & Fall Foliage (October 2019)

2019-10-01 // By Multiple Authors
Fall is upon us and with that comes colorful leaves, crisp air and all things pumpkin! This month, we have crafted up some unique pumpkin cocktails, blenders, desserts and hot drinks to curb all of your fall flavored cravings.  Download Printable: Recipe Cards Elyse’s Frozen Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookie  Every Fall I bake... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Wednesday Inspired Recipes

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

Lively Libations - In Bloom (April 2018)

2018-04-01 // By Multiple Authors
Hello spring! It's time to replace those cold-weather recipes with new floral profiles straight from the garden. This month we're focusing on clean labels and flower-inspired beverages designed to refresh the senses and welcome the new season. Download: Printable Recipe Cards • • • • • • • • •... Read More ⇒

Trip Report: Jay and Jon in San Fran

2012-02-09 // By Jay Weller
  We're at the end of day one of 2 ambitious days of vendor visits.  Jon and I took a late flight last night from Boston to San Francisco.  We arrived at our hotel around 11:00 pm and got a good night's sleep.  At 9:00 am Tessa from David Rio was gracious enough to pick us up at our airport hotel and bring us to downtown San... Read More ⇒

New Products from 1883!

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

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Be Sweet, Be Kind (February 2018)

2018-02-01 // By Multiple Authors
Candy hearts, chocolates, flowers, and cards; these are just a few ways we show others that we care. In a month full of sweets for our sweeties, these recipes are inspired by the goodies we love. Let this month’s Lively Libations serve as a reminder to be sweet to one another all month long. Download: Printable Recipe Cards    ... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Fall Trees & Tea Leaves (November 2017)

2017-11-01 // By Multiple Authors
Sure to pique the interest of tea-enthusiasts, and maybe even convert the avid coffee drinker, we crafted these recipes to accentuate the subtle aroma and flavor of tea. With our unconventional “tea-time,” we explored a few unexpected tea applications in order to offer a new spin on familiar favorites and an appealing approach to unique... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Blog Bonus - Free Syrup Pumps!

2009-12-22
Stock up on syrup pumps with this great offer.  Receive a FREE 750ml syrup pump (Da Vinci Gourmet, Torani, or Monin) when you purchase a 750ml syrup pump.  Just say “I want a free syrup pump, I saw it on the BPS Blog” when you call 866-776-5288 to place your order or type the same in the customer comment section when placing... Read More ⇒

COVID Resources for Coffee Shops & Restaurants

2020-04-07 // By Matthew Moseley
KEY COVID PREVENTION & RESPONSE RESOURCES CDC Guide for Businesses WHO COVID Prevention and Cleaning Guidance   US Chamber of Commerce Response Toolkit   BUSINESS RESOURCES SBA Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist Facebook... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Merry & Bright Brews (December 2018)

2018-12-01 // By Multiple Authors
Cozy confections, twinkle lights, and festive flavors were the inspiration behind these holiday recipes. This month, we’ve added a sprinkle of spice, a pinch of green and a dash of spirits to celebrate the season. Let our traditional favorites and sweet new sensations warm you from the inside out as you gather with friends and family this... Read More ⇒

New Ask the Pros Articles

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- Be the John Hancock of Drink Recipes

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

Lively Libations - Eat, Drink & Be Thankful (November 2019)

2019-11-01 // By Multiple Authors
Drinks and desserts that will leave you dreaming of a harvest gathering. This month's recipes are focused on bringing people together even if you can’t make it home for the holidays! Download Printable: Recipe Cards Kyla’s Harvest Caramel Apple Crumble Milkshake Think apple crumble a la mode! The addition of oats to this... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Nothing says Fall like ....

2012-09-19
It’s amazing how time flies.  All of a sudden….school is back in session, Labor Day has passed, and I’m writing about pumpkins!  In Colorado, there’s definitely been that undeniable autumn crispness in the cool morning air the past few weeks.  So, as we bid adieu to summer and its playful ways, let’s... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Spring Spirits (March 2019)

2019-03-01 // By Multiple Authors
Festive Cocktails & Mocktails Made with Monin We made you some drinks for spring.Some have a little extra zing.We crafted some cocktailsAnd made some tasty mocktailsthat hopefully remind you of Spring! (Isn’t this bit of blarney from Steven delightful? A playful limerick feels perfect for this month's festive refreshments!)   ... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Blog Bonus – Free Torani Bacon Syrup!!

2010-04-08
We just happen to have a few bottles of Torani’s limited edition Bacon Syrup, and here’s your chance to snag one!  Buy one pound of BPS Tamper Tentrum Espresso and one bottle of Torani Maple Syrup (750 ml) and we’ll throw in a bottle of Torani Bacon Syrup (375 ml) for free!  Call 866-776-5288 to place your order and say... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Bright, Light & Cold Brewed (May 2019)

2019-05-03 // By Multiple Authors
Toddy Cold Brew Coffee & Tea  This month we had the opportunity to brew abroad at the beautiful Toddy Cafe just a few miles from our Loveland location. Thinking outside of the box, or rather inside the decanter, we collaborated with Toddy to create a few new cold brew recipes for the warmer months ahead. Versatile, cost-efficient and... Read More ⇒

NEW Torani Soda Syrups, Classics Reimagined: Spicy Kola Nut & Ginger Lemongrass

2015-05-26 // By Matthew Moseley
Sodas are so hot right now!  Seriously, as the summer heat blazes down, there’s something so exhilarating about sipping on a sweet, carbonated soda.  Recently, we’ve become more reserved about picking up traditional sodas because we are more aware about the detrimental effects of high-fructose corn syrup and other common... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Blog Bonus - Free Torani Bacon Syrup!!!

2010-04-08
We just happen to have a few bottles of Torani’s limited edition Bacon Syrup, and here’s your chance to snag one!  Buy one pound of BPS Tamper Tentrum Espresso, one bottle of Torani Maple Syrup (750 ml), and any Bodum French Press, and we’ll throw in a bottle of Torani Bacon Syrup (375 ml) for free!  Call... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Blushing Beverages (February 2019)

2019-02-01 // By Multiple Authors
We all know love is in this air this month, so we created some rosy beverages sweetly dressed for the occasion! Whether you’re toasting with a valentine, sharing a sip with a gal-entine or decidedly not celebrating anything (we’ve all been there), we’ve created a rich, salty, fruity or creamy brew for you! Download... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 - Recipes Worth Revisiting

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

Lively Libations - The "Skinny" (2019)

2019-08-01 // By Multiple Authors
Sugar-Free, Low-Sugar & No-Sugar-Added Signature Drink Recipes Looking for a sweet without all the sugary treat? Our recipes this month feature sugar-free, low-sugar and no-sugar-added products. Just because you give up sugar doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice flavor. Download: Printable Recipe Cards Pro Tip: The... Read More ⇒

Little Umbrella Drinks

2011-08-04 // By Tia Peck
      Not everyone can take a summer island vacation but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the little umbrella drinks.  With the help of Da Vinci innovations syrup here are some refreshing drink recipes that will make you feel like you are on your own island oasis.   Strawberry Lemonade with a... Read More ⇒

Staying in for New Years?

2012-12-27 // By Kari Guddeck
I’ve been asking a lot of random people what they’re doing for New Year’s Eve this year (and polled our facebook friends), and the overwhelming response has been ‘staying in’.  That’s right; most people have told me they’ll be enjoying a quiet evening at home.  This article from AOL Daily Finance... 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 ⇒

Wickedly Delicious Halloween Recipes with Tsunami Energy

2018-10-15 // By Mikenna Curlee
                        One of the reasons why Halloween is such a fun holiday is because it gives us some exciting opportunities to get creative. Whether it’s designing the perfect costume, busting out the spooky decorations, or creating fun and festive drinks for your... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Trending with a Twist (January 2020)

2020-01-01 // By Multiple Authors
Specialty drinks are a great way to bring customers into your shop. Here are some recipes that we think will be a great addition to your menu in 2020. From cocktails to cold brew, these are our predictions for the new year. Download Printable: Recipe Cards Kyla’s Blueberry Tea Cocktail This blueberry tea cocktail is both deceptive... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Come Brunch With Us (March 2020)

2020-03-01 // By Multiple Authors
Add a fruity flare to your menu with Dr. Smoothie. This month we are reinventing brunch by taking traditional classics and incorporating your daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Dr. Smoothie products are a great way to start your day, but have you thought outside the blender with these products? Download Printable: Recipe Cards ... Read More ⇒

Apple Harvest Tea Recipe – Iced and Hot

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

Whip it up !!

2013-04-24 // By Jillian Peck
A first impression is something we tend to stress over every now and then. There’s no doubt we care, to some extent, what others are thinking; especially when it comes to our customer service. A good drink and good customer service is always the key to bringing those customers back into your shop, but what other ways could you give your shop... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest St. Louis Write Up

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

NEW: 1883 Pumpkin Spice & Lavender

2017-10-11 // By Dana Schlingman
With an authentic French je ne sais quoi, 1883's distinctive flavor profiles continue to impress - these two new additions to our catalog are no exception. Crafted with pure water sourced from the Alps and premium ingredients, these artisan flavors contain a touch of audacity, a dash of perfection and the invitation to indulge. Lavender ... Read More ⇒

Summer of Fun with DaVinci Fruit Innovations Lemonade!

2013-07-12 // By Jillian Peck
I have a love/hate relationship with hot summers: I love the feeling of being under a tree, shaded from the blazing sun; I love the reward of cool cloudy days when the temperature is normally 150 degrees; there is nothing like being able to walk around barefoot in shorts, or drying off in the warm air after swimming in cool water; above all, when... Read More ⇒

Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Powder ON SALE!

2012-07-13 // By Kari Guddeck
One of Mocafe’s most popular powders is on sale through August!  Save 15% on Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Powder when you order now through Aug 31.  This powder is a delicious blend of real shade grown Japanese Matcha.  It’s perfect for blended and shaken lattés with an antioxidant punch.  Mocafe Matcha Green Tea... Read More ⇒

Winter Bloom - Integrate Orchid into Your Cold Weather Recipes!

2019-01-04 // By Mikenna Curlee
Unique Flavor Combinations May Surprise You! Often overlooked, orchid is actually a quite versatile flavor if you are willing to think a little outside the box! We have come up with 5 unique and delicious recipes using 1883 Orchid Syrup for you to spice up your menu. Download: Printable Recipe Cards Apples and Orchids Yield 1, 8... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- Graduation Celebrations

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

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 ⇒

Hip Hip - Purée! - New Monin Purées and Syrups

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

Summer Flower Recipes

2010-08-17
I was feeling inspired by Colorado’s summer flowers and Monin’s unique flavor offerings, so I decided to create a couple of recipes featuring flowers.  That’s right, today you should drink your summer bouquet!   The Sparkling Rose Lemonade 2 oz Boulder Organic Lemonade Concentrate 6 oz Sparkling water ¾... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Winter Holiday Schedule: 2019 Christmas & New Years Closures

2019-12-09
It’s hard to believe that 2019 is dwindling down to its final days as Christmas and New Year’s Day quickly approach. To avoid any unexpected disruptions with your orders, please review the dates in this blog and mark them on your calendars. If you have any questions, please contact us before these dates to confirm delivery... 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 ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Recipe of the Week -- Oh, bring me some Figgy Pudding!

2009-12-03
Figgy Pudding Latté -- Enjoy the unique flavor of this drink, inspired by traditional European-style holiday puddings. Place 1/2 oz. Monin Almond Syrup, 1/2 oz. Monin Candied Orange Syrup, and 1/2 oz. Monin Honey Sweetener in 16 oz. cup.  Add 2 Shots of Espresso and stir.  Fill with Steamed Milk.  Top... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Mix it Up (May 2017)

2017-05-01 // By Multiple Authors
Break in your blender this season and mix it up! With flavors to suit every desire, these creative concoctions are sure to boost Spring cafe sales (and spirits!).  CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE CARDS  • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

A little bit summer, a little bit fall

2010-08-11
Following the autumn inspired theme started on Monday, here’s a recipe that mixes the flavors of fall with the refreshing coolness of a summer drink.             Pumpkin Pie à la Mode Italian Soda In a 16 oz cup mix 1 oz Monin Pumpkin Spice Syrup, 1 oz Monin Vanilla Syrup, and 6 oz Sparkling... Read More ⇒

A little bit summer, a little bit fall

2010-08-11
We've been receiving a lot of autumn inspired promotional material as of late.  Let's look forward a little with a recipe that mixes the flavors of fall while keeping the refreshing coolness of a summer drink.             Pumpkin Pie à la Mode Italian Soda In a 16 oz cup mix 1 oz Monin... Read More ⇒

Busy Monday vs. Holiday Recipes

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

Lively Libations - New Year's Solutions

2016-12-28 // By Multiple Authors
Happy New Year! Are you on the hunt for a healthy, versatile product to serve and enjoy in your cafe? Red Espresso is a Rooibos tea that’s full of antioxidants and flavor. Let’s ring in the New Year with new and exciting recipes that cater to health-minded customers and those in search for delicious drinks. Keep reading to see our New... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

BPS hot new brands!!

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

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 ⇒

New: Monin 1 Liter Syrup Flavors

2011-01-21
We’ve carried a handful of Monin syrups in the 1 liter size in the past, but our offering just got bigger.  The 1 liter size is packaged in a plastic bottle, making it a great option for bars and restaurants.  Also, some of the flavors are only available in this size (French vanilla, cucumber, honey sweetener, and red passion... Read More ⇒

Did you know? BPS Facts

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

BPS Hot New Brands!!

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

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 ⇒

Recipe - New Year's Sparkler

2009-12-30
Raise this festive drink and ring in the New Year right.  Cheers!   New Year’s Sparkler 1 oz Monin Pomegranate Syrup                ½ oz Monin Pear Syrup   Fill 16 oz glass with ice.  Fill glass 2/3 full with soda water.  ... 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 ⇒

The Origin of Flavor

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

Fancy Ice - Tea and Coffee Iced Cubes

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

Thanksgiving, Birthdays, and Other Goings on at BPS

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

Lively Libations - Sipping Sunshine (July 2017)

2017-06-30 // By Multiple Authors
Inspired by good times and sunshine, we crafted these recipes to be creative and cost-effective - perfect for summer-seasonal drink menus! Even outside of a cafe setting, these drinks can be easily batched to add that special-something to any summer event: barbeque’s, social gatherings, or patriotic celebrations. So pour a glass, sit back,... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Coco Occasion (December 2017)

2017-12-01 // By Multiple Authors
Quiet wintry mornings coated in delicate hoarfrost, ice skating rinks, twinkling lights and most especially hot chocolate; these are a few of our favorite things. This month’s Lively Libations really ring in the seasonal cheer! These decadent hot chocolates are all dressed up and ready to dazzle at your holiday festivities.  Download:... Read More ⇒

Concentrate on the Summer Must-Have: Cold Brew

2018-07-01 // By Multiple Authors
Summer is officially in full swing, beat the heat with a smooth and refreshing cold brew! Because cold brew is such a versatile beverage, we wanted to use this month to show off some of the delicious creations possible with Toddy cold brew. Broaden your summer menu options or boost your next BBQ with fun, creative, and most importantly delicious... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - In Love With Giving Back (February 2020)

2020-02-01 // By Multiple Authors
This month we are showcasing brands that are spreading the love & giving back to causes that are close to their hearts. From donating time to their communities to sponsoring endangered animals, you can feel good about promoting these brands that are doing their part to make the world a better place. Download Printable: Recipe Cards ... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Picnic Perfect Iced Tea & Lemonade Recipes (July 2019)

2019-07-01 // By Multiple Authors
Perfect for a picnic, these summertime staples have an added twist to brighten up tradition. Download:Printable Recipe Cards Lucia’s Peach Cobbler Iced Tea When your sweet tooth attacks, whip up this delicious cold beverage. With the perfect combination of peach and cookie dough, this is the next best thing when a homemade peach... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Cheers to the New Year - Festive Recipe Ideas

2018-12-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Bubbly makes everything better! New Year's Eve is definitely a cause for celebration and it is just around the corner. To help you find the right drink for your midnight toast, we've come up with four bubbly drinks that are sure to impress any crowd. Whether it is in your shop, or in the comfort of your own home, these drinks are the... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Frappé Bases: Liquid vs. Powder

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Whip up some holiday fun with iSi

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

Whip up some holiday fun with iSi

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Smooth Sailing (June 2019)

2019-06-01 // By Dana Schlingman
If the beach isn’t within reach, use your blender to bring the beach to you. Sail the Pacific with our summer-inspired blended drinks! No sun or sand required for this staycation.    Download Printable:Recipe Cards      Lucia’s Ipanema Cup Description: Be transported to Ipanema beaches with this tropical... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Chai!!

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

New Ghirardelli Frappe

2013-07-31 // By Jillian Peck
When I think Ghirardelli, I think of decadent, premium, quality chocolate: The ideal sauces, rich and creamy. Chocolate is a very universal and desirable product. With years of providing coffee houses with top of the line chocolates, Ghirardelli branches out to offer something new.   Touching a large portion of the coffee house clientele,... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Weather it's hot or cold...

2010-07-13
Ok, so check out the current map for today (6pm Mountain time).        That’s a lot of red and orange!  That’s a lot of hot!  No sweat, we’ve got you covered.  For those in search of that coffee fix and a cool down try an iced coffee made with the Toddy cold brew system, an iced... 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 ⇒

Weather it's hot or cold....

2010-07-13
Ok, so check out the current map for today (6pm Mountain time).        That’s a lot of red and orange!  That’s a lot of hot!  No sweat, we’ve got you covered.  For those in search of that coffee fix and a cool down try an iced coffee made with the Toddy cold brew system, an iced... Read More ⇒

What's New DaVinci?

2013-06-19 // By Jillian Peck
Great news for you dessert lovers! Barista Pro Shop is introducing a new delicious addition to DaVinci Gourmet Syrups. One of the most effective ways to reach someone's heart is by treating their taste buds with that mysterious, mouth watering, aroma that seeps through the oven doors and fills the home. To capture that and put it in your mug is not... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - A Pinch of Green (March 2018)

2018-03-01 // By Multiple Authors
This month we are dreaming of green—not just shamrocks or leprechauns, but also matcha and tea leaves. Go green with the benefits of low caffeine, antioxidants, and refreshing flavors. Since it's both verdant and versatile, you don't have to venture to the end of a rainbow to find the right fit for your menu. This installment of Lively... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Purpose Filled Beverages (Spring 2020)

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Happy National Iced Tea Month!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Simple & Pure (September 2019)

2019-09-01 // By Multiple Authors
 This month we are cutting out the chemicals, dyes and preservatives in favor of simple, pure ingredients. These “clean label” signature drink recipes offer all of the flavor but none of the hard-to-pronounce artificial additives.    Download Printable: Recipe Cards   Lucia’s Moon Hot Cocoa Enjoy... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Seattle Wrap Up: Part 1

2011-10-11 // By Kari Guddeck
  Yet another Coffee Fest Seattle has come and gone.  Seattle’s infamous fall weather kept us under umbrellas and fighting frizzy hair last year, but sunny skies and 80+ degree weather greeted attendees this year.  It was great weather to bum around the city, but maybe not so great for attendance numbers.  The show floor... Read More ⇒

End of Days Cocktail Recipe

2011-05-20
I wasn’t going to jump on the ‘Rapture’ or ‘End of the World’ bandwagon today.  However, the topic just kept worming its way back into conversations, so I decided to give in.  Most of these conversations ended in “I need a drink!” or “I’ll be toasting the Rapture with ”.  In... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

Happy National Iced Tea Month!

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

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 ⇒

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

Recipe Contest and New Stuff!

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

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 ⇒

Better Than Ever: Torani Fruit Puree Blends

2015-04-01 // By Landon Christensen
One of the fastest growing trends right now in cafes and restaurants is fruit flavored beverages. Handcrafted sodas, lemonades, smoothies, and fruit flavored cocktails are among some of the more popular and continue to perform better year over year. One issue that many operators may encounter is how to provide not only an excellent, bold, fruit... Read More ⇒

Ask The Pros – Flavored Syrups and Barista Competitions

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

Jet & Caffe D’Amore Frozen Drink Fiesta Wrap Up

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

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 ⇒

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

2017-12-12 // By Elizabeth Baldwin
12 of Our Favorite Gift Ideas For Coffee and Tea Enthusiasts   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 temperature (in Celsius and Fahrenheit); an... Read More ⇒

Mountain Cider Company - The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From the Tree

2015-11-17 // By Matthew Moseley
Cider…It doesn’t have to be hard! Mountain Cider Company started over 25 years ago in Vermont on a family owned apple farm that doubled as a Christmas tree farm for the Holidays. During that time of year, the winter can be harsh, especially in the New England area, which made hunting for that perfect tree a bit miserable.  In... Read More ⇒

Madhava Honey

2017-04-07 // By Dana Schlingman
We recently made this sweet addition to the BPS catalog. See what all of the buzz is about! Who Is Madhava?Founded during the 1970’s in the foothills of Colorado, Madhava’s roots run deep. The company initially began as a one man operation out of a one hundred year old farmhouse in Longmont. Today Madhava partners with... Read More ⇒

Fruit Smoothie Time with Monin!

2013-04-26 // By Liam Bucher
It’s such a wonderful day, blue skies, light breezes and an uplifting spirit lingering around. It’s amazing how influential the weather can be towards your attitude, outlook and behavior. Open up the blinds and let in the sunshine, take a few minutes every now and then to gaze out the window and ease your thoughts. Normally at this time... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Ghirardelli Presents: All-NEW Premium Vanilla Powder Base

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

Ghirardelli Presents: All-NEW Premium Vanilla Powder Base

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

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 ⇒

Celebrate Independence Day with Barista Pro Shop

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

Tea Time

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

The Tip Jar- New Year's Resolution

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

How to Choose the "Healthy" Products Your Customers Crave

2019-09-02 // By Dana Schlingman
What does “healthy” really mean?:Unfortunately, “healthy” can mean a variety of things–it’s in a state of constant flux morphing with the latest diet fad, current medical research and individual perspective. So what’s a conscientious shop owner to do? Is it necessary to accommodate every need or... Read More ⇒

Field Trip Meat Sticks

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

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Ripe for the Occasion (June 2018)

2018-06-01 // By Multiple Authors
Barbecues, picnics, and pool days demand fresh, flavorful beverages—and cold ones! This month, Lively Libations is teaming up with Paul Levin from Dr. Smoothie to create the ultimate hot weather lineup. Read on for recipes to help you blend, freeze, shake, and fizz your way to a delicious, Dr. [Smoothie] approved summer. Cheers! ... Read More ⇒

Denver Caffeine Crawl

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 - 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 ⇒
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