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It’s Easy Being Green!!

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

NEW Ask the Pros – Go Green with Eco-Products

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

New Year – Greener You

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

Warm Weather, Meet Cold Cups!

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

Warm Weather, Meet Cold Cups!

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

Recycling, Composting & Common Misconceptions (Part 2: Composting 101)

2018-11-02 // By Dana Schlingman
Earlier this year our vendor partners from Eco Products came to present a seminar about the disposables industry, their products and their sustainability efforts. I found the presentation so surprising and informative that I decided to do some more digging through Eco’s online resources. In this blog series, I share what I learned about the... Read More ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

Get Your Green On!

2013-01-23 // By Liam Bucher
Consumer demand is up, and your business needs to be able to satisfy the wants. The ‘Green-Movement’ is sticking around and for good reasons. There are many benefits for those who decide to invest in more sustainable measures. The transition into eco-friendly products helps promote a positive social responsibility and can motivate... Read More ⇒

Get Your Green On!

2013-01-23 // By Liam Bucher
Consumer demand is up, and your business needs to be able to satisfy the wants. The ‘Green-Movement’ is sticking around and for good reasons. There are many benefits for those who decide to invest in more sustainable measures. The transition into eco-friendly products helps promote a positive social responsibility and can motivate... Read More ⇒

Earnest Eats: Sustainable Farming and Long Lasting Nourishment

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

The To-Go Lid Showdown: Solo v. FoamAroma

2012-07-20 // By Kari Guddeck
There’s a new to-go lid in town, and we’re pretty excited about it. I know what you’re thinking, “Um..it’s just a lid, what’s there to be excited about?”. In all fairness, that was my original reaction when Jay handed me the FoamAroma lid at Coffee Fest Seattle last year and asked what I thought. Then I met... Read More ⇒

The To-Go Lid Showdown: Solo v. FoamAroma

2012-07-20 // By Kari Guddeck
There’s a new to-go lid in town, and we’re pretty excited about it.  I know what you’re thinking, “Um..it’s just a lid, what’s there to be excited about?”.  In all fairness, that was my original reaction when Jay handed me the FoamAroma lid at Coffee Fest Seattle last year and asked what... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Mikenna Curlee

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

Charge into Spring with iSi

2010-05-17
Are you buying soda water?  It might be time to invest in a soda siphon and make your own!  BPS carries the iSi line of soda and whipped cream dispensers and chargers.  If you’re making a lot of Italian sodas, sparkling teas, or mixed drinks with sparkling water, it might be more cost effective to make your own. ... Read More ⇒

Charge into Spring with iSi

2010-05-17
Are you buying soda water?  It might be time to invest in a soda siphon and make your own!  BPS carries the iSi line of soda and whipped cream dispensers and chargers.  If you’re selling a lot of Italian sodas or sparkling teas, it might be more cost effective to make your own sparkling water.  Beyond saving you a little... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: Toddy Cold Brew Basics

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

Big Train Update: Naturals to Replace Lites

2010-04-30
The latest news from Big Train is that the Lite Blended Ice Coffees are being replaced by the Naturals line.  Our stock of LITE Mocha, LITE Vanilla Latté, and LITE Caramel Latté is limited and we will not be able to place another order for them.  The Naturals line includes Vanilla Café, Mocha, Caramel Café, and... Read More ⇒

Big Train Update: Naturals to Replace Lites

2010-04-30
The latest news from Big Train is that the Lite Blended Ice Coffees are being replaced by the Naturals line.  Our stock of LITE Mocha, LITE Vanilla Latté, and LITE Caramel Latté is limited and we will not be able to place another order for them.  The Naturals line includes Vanilla Café, Mocha, Caramel Café, and... Read More ⇒

NEW Urnex Roaster Sprayz

2019-07-17 // By Mikenna Curlee
Coffee roasters utilize extreme heat to transform green coffee beans into expertly roasted coffee. Over time, this heat turns the residue and debris from coffee beans and bakes it onto various roaster parts, which can restrict airflow in the cooling bin and impeller compartment, disturb the overall quality and consistency of a batch, and pose a... Read More ⇒

NERBC kicks off along with the Cup Tasters Competition

2010-03-18
Northeast Regional Barista Competition judges and competitors arrive at The Arts at the Armory events center in Somerville, MA today.  Judges have to pass a day long certification class which involves a test over the USBC rules and regulations and a few hours of tasting and evaluating espressos/capps/mock performances.  Competitors get... Read More ⇒

Welcome, Modern Oats, To The BPS Catalog!

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

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 ⇒

New Umpqua Oats Display and Merchandising Kit!

2012-10-25 // By Kari Guddeck
We think Umpqua Oats are a perfect meal or snack all year round, but there’s just something about the crisp autumn air and the thought of winter right around the corner that makes us crave them even more this time of year.  Be prepared for your customers to think the same.  If you haven’t tried Umpqua Oats, now is the perfect... 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 ⇒

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for NEW Kidz Kreamz!

2015-08-25 // By Matthew Moseley
Big Train’s NEW Kidz Kreamz flavors are a Parent’s Dream Let’s be honest kids can be hard to appease when it comes to food. In addition, there’s always that internal dialogue about whether keeping them happy or feeding them something healthy is more important.  Parents you deal with quite the conundrum; so, when you... Read More ⇒

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® 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 ⇒

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for NEW Kidz Kreamz!

2015-08-25 // By Matthew Moseley
Big Train’s NEW Kidz Kreamz flavors are a Parent’s Dream Let’s be honest kids can be hard to appease when it comes to food. In addition, there’s always that internal dialogue about whether keeping them happy or feeding them something healthy is more important.  Parents deal with quite the conundrum; so, when you offer... Read More ⇒

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

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

Drink Coffee -- Be Healthy

2009-12-21
Coffee will probably not be the next health food fad, but your morning cup of joe might just offer some health benefits.  Coffee was featured in a couple of news stories last week in relation to type 2 diabetes.  According to some studies, 4 cups a day may lower your risk of developing the disease.  Read more... 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 ⇒

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

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

Introducing NEW DaVinci Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

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

Happy National Coffee Day Give Away!

2011-09-29 // By Kari Guddeck
  All hail the mighty little bean on National Coffee Day!  We know you feel it too….that love, and perhaps slight addiction, for one of the world’s most complex beverages (to call it a mere beverage seems almost sacrilege!).   To honor the day, we’re giving away a coffee inspired gift pack on our facebook... 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 ⇒

The Lid for a better coffee experience!!

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

Bottoms up - Coffee fights Alzheimer’s and mouth/throat cancer

2010-07-06
Last week, Barista Magazine’s blog (Pasteboard) reported on two new studies dealing with the health benefits of coffee.  According to researchers at the University of Utah “those who enjoy a regular coffee fix are over a third less likely to develop cancer of the mouth or throat than those who do not drink coffee.” ... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar

2013-10-17 // By Jillian Peck
It’s not terribly common but every once in awhile I’ll discover a place I just can’t get enough of. When I find a unique coffee shop, restaurant, etc., it becomes unusually easy to visit on a regular basis. The effort required to leave the house a little earlier than necessary, or when I don’t even need to, can be so... Read More ⇒

$2 OFF Modern Oats - Ends December, 31 2016

2016-12-05
$2 OFF PER CASE When You Buy 1 or more cases of Modern Oats: Vermont Maple  and Coconut Almond Premium Oatmeal Flavors  To Redeem, Use Coupon Code: OATS Must have at least one-12 count case of the following Modern Oats flavors: Coconut Almond or Vermont Maple in cart at time of checkout - coupon only eligible on case items; not... 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 ⇒

FoamAroma in the News

2013-02-25 // By Liam Bucher
FoamAroma, a dynamic lid amongst the coffee to-go, brings us closer to our coffee. This one of a kind lid was designed as the ultimate complement to your favorite coffee and tea beverages, enhancing the aroma of your drink, comfortable sipping, and near spill proof when traveling. At the recent Crunchies Awards in Silicon Valley, FoamAroma captured... Read More ⇒

BPS Hot New Brands!!

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

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: Espresso Basics

2014-05-13 // By Landon Christensen
Portafilter? Grouphead? Tamper? Knock box? What on earth do these terms mean? If you’re like me when I first started, you may be feeling a little confused and possibly even overwhelmed at this point. If so, take a deep breath and relax, I'm here to give you confidence in your abilities as a barista by teaching you the basics and 101 on... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Win Free Coffee for National Coffee Day!

2010-09-29
                                          That’s right; coffee has its own day…..Happy National Coffee Day!  In honor of the almighty... Read More ⇒

Umpqua Oats Maple Pecan: Slow Cooked Taste in 3 Minutes

2015-10-15 // By Bic Vu
Hello breakfast.  This fall season is a little warmer with the comfort of Maple Pecan from Umpqua Oats.  Quick oats can now taste like a slow cooked treat rather than a last minute resort. Convenience and great taste are combined in Umpqua Oats Maple Pecan Super Premium Oatmeal.  Upon opening the individually packed cup,... 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 ⇒

FoamAroma Lids

2017-06-30 // By Dana Schlingman
Make Sure Customers Fully Experience Your BrewThough some of the foibles and particularities of third wave coffee may seem a bit excessive, they evidence an increasing attention to detail, to technique and to quality throughout specialty coffee. As the industry continues to grow, cafes, roasters and servers seek to distinguish themselves by... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: French Press Basics

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

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

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

Don't Get Scared by Shipping Costs: Tricks to Save on Shipping

2014-10-31 // By Matthew Moseley
What’s worst than ghastly ghouls and spooky spiders?  Dreadful shipping costs; that unwanted trick at the end of ordering your treats.  There’s not a soul, dead or alive, who enjoys shipping charges.  So how can you avoid getting caught in a web of shipping charges? Do you live near one of our warehouses?  Did you... Read More ⇒

Smoothie State of Mind

2011-03-02
As we enter the month of March, we are reminded that the official start of spring is just around the corner with the promise of sunny days and warm weather.   The change of seasons from winter to spring also signals changes in customer’s preferences from hot coffee and cocoa to cold fruit smoothies.  Be prepared by stocking up... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

New Modern Oats Organic Oatmeal

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

Chai Me! - Introducing Torani Chai

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

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

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 - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar-Keep that Coffee in Your Cup: 4 Easy Ways to Avoid Spilling

2014-07-01 // By Matthew Moseley
It happens every morning, you fill up your mug and you begin the treacherous journey to sit down and enjoy it.  Then tragedy strikes, the continuous waves of deliciousness jump over the rim of your mug and crash in various shades of brown and tan upon your floor.  Your coffee has spilled and you’re left thinking, “why does... Read More ⇒

Introducing Ceremonial Matcha From Two Leaves And A Bud Tea Company

2018-01-22 // By Dana Schlingman
Matcha production is an art: shading at the right time, plucking, steaming, drying, destemming, sorting, grinding…you get the picture. Good matcha comes from the highest quality tea leaves. The richest most flavorful matchas are the greenest and have the finest consistency. This new 100% organic ceremonial grade matcha is just that -... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Ask the Pros – Café Resolution and Puerh Tea

2010-01-07
Our newest ATP articles have been posted to the site.  This month, BPS owner Jay Weller shares 12 ideas for building a better business in “Café Resolution: Sound Business Strategies for 2010”.  Here’s a taste:   “3. Look at your brand - Are you recognized around town? Do people say “Let’s... 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 - Summer Sippable & Fall Flavorful (September 2018)

2018-09-01 // By Multiple Authors
Prepare These Recipes Hot or Cold Chilly mornings and sunny, late-summer afternoons call for versatility. Lately, we’ve been dressing in layers and toggling between iced cold brew and warm autumn flavors to adjust to the changing weather. So this month, we decided to create recipes that can be prepared hot or cold to ease the seasonal... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 - 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 ⇒

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 - Make the Most of Your Space, Leveraging Your Location

2015-05-05 // By Matthew Moseley
One morning as I’m making my way to work, I see a discouraging sight in the distance.  The railroad crossing gates begin flashing and realize I will inevitably be waiting for a train to pass.  At first this seems like the absolute worst thing that could be happening; then like an angel descending from the clouds to rescue me, I see... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Don’t throw those away!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Part Deux: Coffee Fest Seattle Wrap Up

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

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 ⇒

It's a Wrap! Barista Nation Denver That Is

2014-08-06 // By Matthew Moseley
Almost two weeks ago now, the Colorado specialty coffee community joined together for Barista Nation in a very unique space in Denver known as Galvanize.  Galvanize, meaning to “shock or excite (someone), typically into taking action” was a perfect indicator of what to expect.The focus of this event was “The... Read More ⇒

Introducing Smartfruit

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

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 - Winners and Wrap Up

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

Caffeine Crawl Colorado - Coffee, Camaraderie, and Competition

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

Coffee Fest Chicago Wrap Up

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

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Beautiful Brews (October 2017)

2017-10-02 // By Multiple Authors
October is a month known for frights; but what would really be terrifying in a cafe? An out of service espresso machine! Now that really is scary. It can be easy to let our coffee practices revolve around an espresso machine, but what if, knock on wood, it is not available? This month we decided to use manual brewing devices to create all of our... Read More ⇒

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

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