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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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Warm Weather, Meet Cold Cups!

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

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

2018-04-25 // By Dana Schlingman
A few weeks ago our vendor partners from Eco Products came to present a seminar about the disposables industry, their products and their sustainability efforts. I found the presentation so surprising and informative that I decided to do some more digging through Eco’s online resources. In this blog series, I share what I learned about the... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Introducing Kate's Real Food Bars!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

New Protein Puck: Certified Paleo, Certified Yum!

2015-06-02 // By Liam Bucher
Protein Puck is back with its newest addition to nutrition packed pucks. If you are a current Protein Puck fan, then you will love the latest addition, if you haven’t tried Protein Puck before, then you will still love the latest addition. The Paleo Puck: Sun Butter-Coconut-Almond. The first paleo certified product from Protein Puck. Agave,... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Pacific Foods New Barista Series Coconut Milk

2015-09-30 // By Bic Vu
Pacific Barista Series Coconut Milk will soon become coffee’s favorite sidekick.  Nut and plant based milks are a growing demand, but can pose a challenge in matching the usability and flavor of dairy milk.  Pacific Foods has addressed these challenges by collaborating with knowledgeable baristas and “some of the best palates... Read More ⇒

Pacific Foods New Barista Series Coconut Milk

2015-09-30 // By Bic Vu
Pacific Barista Series Coconut Milk will soon become a barista’s best friend.  Nut and plant based milks are a growing demand, but can pose a challenge in matching the usability and flavor of dairy milk.  Pacific Foods has addressed these challenges by collaborating with knowledgeable baristas and “some of the best palates in... Read More ⇒

Welcome to the Tip Jar!

2012-08-09 // By Tia Peck
Every week we’ll pass along a quick tip. Tips could be: an industry tidbit, something cool we saw at a local shop, our favorite tip jars, a trick we learned while working as baristas, etc.  Stay tuned!  Tip: Grab and go and food items in general are a growing trend in specialty coffee!  According to the SCAA’s... 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 ⇒

Introducing: Bubba's Fine Foods

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

New Toddy Products

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

Toddy Training Presentation Recap

2017-01-20 // By Dana Schlingman
A couple of weeks ago, it was our privilege to host a Toddy Presentation in our Barista Pro Shop Training Cafe. As a cold brew novice, I found the demonstration fascinating and informative. The day before the event, the folks from Toddy brought over several Commercial and Home Models to show us how to properly set-up and fill the brewers. Though... 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 ⇒

Protein Puck - Food is Fuel, March On!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Introducing Oatly

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

Coffee Fest Chicago Wrap Up

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

The Tip Jar- 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 ⇒

Protein Puck - Food is Fuel, March On!

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

Two Degrees Reaching Out to Those in Need

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Monin | Customer Event

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

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 ⇒

Thanksgiving Schedule (November 19th-25th)

2017-11-03 // By Dana Schlingman
It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends so we will have a slightly modified schedule.  We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of November 19th-25th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/23 Bakery Closed: Wednesday 11/22 &... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

$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 ⇒

2016 Thanksgiving Schedule

2016-11-04 // By Dana Schlingman
2016 Thanksgiving Schedule   It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends so we will have a slightly modified schedule. We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of November 20th-26th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/24  ... Read More ⇒

Thanksgiving Schedule (November 18th - 24th)

2018-11-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends, so we will have a slightly modified schedule. We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of November 18th-24th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/22 Bakery Closed: Wednesday 11/21 &... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Meet The Producers is Two Weeks Away!

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

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

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

NEW Califia Farms Barista Blend Oat Milk

2019-03-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
 Califia Farms uses passion, insight and intuition to whip natural ingredients into foods and drinks that actually love you back. They believe the world needs a healthier, plant-based food system, so they have brought you a new natural, GMO-free and sustainably-sourced alternative milk option. By popular demand, we are now... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest NYC - Wrap Up!

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

Meet the Producers this Thursday!

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

Earnest Eats!!

2012-05-02 // By Tia Peck
Exceptional nutrition and extraordinary flavor! That’s what you get when you take a bite out of an Earnest eats bar.  100% natural, wheat free and tasty, these delicious bars and planks are a new addition BPS is proud to offer.   Earnest eats bars are packed with whole organic oats, almond butter, nuts, seeds and dried fruits for... 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 ⇒

Countdown to the MRBC – Local Thanks

2010-02-10
Some great local businesses have stepped up to host parties, donate food and drink, provide private tours, and donate door prizes.  We’d like to extend our gratitude – THANK YOU!!   We encourage you to visit their websites and shops and support these awesome folks!       ... 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 ⇒

Sipping iced coffee in our new space….

2011-04-13
That’s right….in our new space!  I’m happy to report that we had a very successful first event in our brand spanking new training café (Colorado warehouse).  Many thanks to our friends at Torani and Blendtec for providing great door prizes, tasty drinks and food, timely information about spring/summer trends, and... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Josh Dosh

2017-02-03 // By Josh Dosh
Meet: Josh Dosh Warehouse Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I have been at BPS for three months as the new Warehouse Manager. Tell us a little about yourself:I grew up in Northern California in a small town and spent most of my time either at the Russian River or in the Sierra Nevadas with my family camping. My... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar: Milk Should Be The Only Thing Getting Steamed Up In Your Cafe

2014-01-07 // By Matthew Moseley
In the world of customer service, dealing with disgruntled individuals is not an uncommon occurrence.  Though no one wants to be berated; especially, for something that’s not their fault, it is important to understand how to deal with volatile customers.  Understanding is actually the key to defusing the situation.  Try to... 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 ⇒

2019 Thanksgiving Schedule (November 24th - 29th)

2019-11-19
It's that time of year again to reconnect with family and friends, so we will have a slightly modified schedule. We hope you have a restful holiday enjoying delicious food with the ones you love!   Thanksgiving Schedule (Week of Monday, November 25th-29th): Customer Service Closed: Thursday 11/28 J Street Biscuit Co.... Read More ⇒

Come to BPS/Torani Open House!

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

The Tip Jar - 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 ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

5 Reasons You Need to go to Coffee Fest

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Hooray for Cupcakes!!

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

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Tori Stake

2015-12-04 // By Tori Stake
This week’s featured employee is one of our Customer Service Representatives here in Colorado, Tori Stake. She works full time for Barista Pro Shop, and has been with the company for nine months. Although originally from Iowa, she has now lived in Colorado for over 8 years. Her favorite part about working for BPS is getting to try new... Read More ⇒

Meet the Producers: Where Brands and Baristas Collide!

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

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 ⇒

5 Ways to Improve Your Valentine's Day Game

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

Coffee Shops Have Always Supplied More Than Just a Drink

2013-12-04 // By Matthew Moseley
Since the origin of coffee houses, shops, and cafes; they have been supplying more than just coffee.  “A Penny for your thoughts”  a common phrase that most of us are familiar with actually spawned from the original culture of coffee shops.  Many of these shops charged merely a penny for an unlimited coffee supply.... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

Featured Employee - Tobi Kropp

2020-02-28 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Tobi Kropp | Customer Service Barista Tobi started at Barista Pro Shop in the hopes of bringing all of her knowledge from experiments, and multiple coffee shop jobs, to help other people find exactly what they are looking for—and maybe some things they didn't realize they wanted! How long have you worked for BPS... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Umpqua Melt Down

2013-10-25 // By Jillian Peck
Know who makes awesome oatmeal and just came out with and new carrot cake flavor? Umpqua Oats. Do you know who wants to eat all of theUmpqua Oats in the Barista Pro Shop® warehouse? The Barista Pro Shop staff; and most likely everyone else that has gotten their tasters on these premium meals. I can still remember the first time I was introduced... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Tasting Notes: Umpqua Oats

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

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

Tasting Notes: Umpqua Oats

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

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 ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

DaVinci Invigorators: Invigorate Lifeless Water with this Green Coffee Concentrate

2015-05-28 // By Matthew Moseley
Sometimes it’s the simple things in life that mean the most, and DaVinci Invigorators are a simple way to make the most out of a glass of water. Water, it’s something we can’t live without yet we are constantly looking for ways to make it something more than simply a clear, nearly tasteless beverage! DaVinci Invigorators are a... Read More ⇒

Chocolate & Wine with Ghirardelli

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

New Torie & Howard Organic Chewie Fruities

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

NEW from Califia Farms - Barista Blend Unsweetened Almond Milk

2018-09-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
All of the latte art. None of the sugar. Califia Farms uses passion, insight and intuition to whip natural ingredients into foods and drinks that actually love you back. They believe the world needs a healthier, plant-based food system, so they brought you natural, GMO-free and sustainably-sourced almond milk options. Dairy Free | Soy Free |... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Skout Backcountry

2018-08-06 // By Mikenna Curlee
Feeling inspired by a connection to the land and his own passion for adventure, Jason Pastega put his favorite organic ingredients into a kitchen mixer and spread his first bars with a rolling pin in 2008. Six months later, Skout Backcountry was born. “In 2008, while on Mt. Hood, I stopped to refuel and pulled out a so called... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - 5 Ways to Sell More Cider

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

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 ⇒

You're Invited to Meet the Producers 4.0!

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

Colorado Springs Caffeine Crawl | Ticket Giveaway

2019-10-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
We will be giving away two pairs of tickets to this year's Caffeine Crawl in Colorado Springs, CO! These giveaways will take place on our social media platforms, so head over to our Facebook & Instagram pages and enter to win!! Rules To Enter - Facebook: • Like & Follow our Facebook Page (@BaristaProShop)• Like... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Seattle Recap

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

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 ⇒

Q & A with a BPS Owner: Jay Weller

2010-07-23
Q: When did you start BPS?  What's been your role in the company? A:  We started BPS in January of 1994—and I’ve been here since the beginning.  I’ve baked, delivered, sold, cold called, done trade shows, and everything in between.    Q: Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? ... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Smith Tea - The Most Uncommon Name in Tea Since 1949

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

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 ⇒

The Positive Environmental Impact of Plant-Based Milk

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

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 ⇒

Alternative Milks Offered at Barista Pro Shop

2018-10-04 // By Dana Schlingman
Consumers Are Seeking Dairy Alternatives Due To: • Taste Preference• A Desire to Reduce Calories• Food Allergies or Lactose Intolerance• Aversion to Animal Products• Concern for the Environment Fortunately, the specialty coffee industry has responded with an array of delicious products that... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Plant-Based Milk: Find The Alternative That's Right For You

2019-05-01 // By Dana Schlingman
Find The Alternative That's Right For You These days, who really is satisfied with just the status quo? As we culturally learn to embrace diversity and individuality, we have become more outspoken when it comes to asserting our personalities and preferences. Empowered with information, consumers today expect products that meet their... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Meet The Producers 4.0 roundup

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

Share Your Story: John Galt Coffee Company

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

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

Introducing Pacific Barista Series Rice

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Share Your Story: Barista Pro Shop & J Street Biscuit Company

2017-01-27 // By Dana Schlingman
Like many great origin stories, this one begins with our superhero knowing exactly what he wanted and how to achieve it. I say that not because it’s true (honestly, I can’t think of any stories like that) but rather because above my desk there is a giant map of the United States with a tiny cartoon Jay exclaiming, “world... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Denver: Rocky Mountain Highlights

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

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 - 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 ⇒

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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