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3 Days - 30% OFF Marlo's Bakeshop Original & Chocolate Chip Brownie Soft-Baked Biscotti

2017-12-04 // By Dana Schlingman
What Is Soft-Baked Biscotti? It's biscotti with the soul of a cookie. Easy to bite with a soft-crunch, see? It sounds like a contradiction. Well, it is a contradiction – and a delicious one, at that. This modern, soft-baked version of the classic biscotti cookie provides the satisfying crispiness you know and love from traditional... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- Do you know about Grab-n-Go?

2012-11-19 // By Tia Peck
Tip: Customers are trending toward healthy and fast options.For many of us, coffee is our first and most of the time, only stop in the morning. So it makes sense that Grab-n-go items like Two Degrees healthy meal replacement bars, Tanka buffalo bars and Olomomo Nuts are becoming so popular. Get your coffee and grab a healthy snack or meal for later... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Umpqua Oats

2013-10-02 // By Jillian Peck
               Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, you’ve heard it said time and time again. It’s not a popular lie. The time you eat, and what you eat first thing in the morning, has a big effect on the way your body runs. Maybe you don’t have the time to work in a perfectly... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Sparkling Soda Water Basics

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

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 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 ⇒

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

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

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

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Blog Bonus – Free Torani Bacon Syrup!!

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

Blog Bonus - Free Torani Bacon Syrup!!!

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

Something Hot, Something Cold

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

Earnest Eats Out of Stock Issues

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

The Tip Jar-Sight Sells

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

The Tip Jar- 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

It's a Candy Cane Forest

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Umpqua Oats

2013-11-25 // By Jillian Peck
What kind of person do you become when you are hungry? It seems hunger always turns us into a person we wouldn’t want to be around, but some times that fact is still not quite enough to make breakfast a priority. Maybe you don’t have the time every morning to make a good breakfast, but no one says a good breakfast has to be a time... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Catch a Buzz…a Magic Buzz

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

Barista Pro Shop, One Stop Shopping!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Lizzy (Elizabeth) Baldwin

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Interview with Bobo's Founder Beryl Stafford on Colorado Public Radio

2018-03-08 // By Dana Schlingman
From one pan of oat bars with her daughter to 100,000 bars a day out of an industrial bakery, Beryl Stafford and her business Bobo’s Oat Bars have certainly experienced growth and change. In an interview with Colorado Matters on Colorado Public Radio, Stafford opens up about the trials and struggles that eventually led to her entrepreneurial... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Catch a Buzz....a Magic Buzz

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

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 ⇒

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: 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest New York 2014 Wrap-up

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Alternative Milks Offered at Barista Pro Shop

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

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

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 - New Year, New Brew (January 2018)

2018-01-01 // By Multiple Authors
2018 is bursting with new and trendy healthy recipes. Inevitably the New Year brings the stigma, “New Year, new you.” Instead of trying to dive into the waters of a fad, try implementing these healthier options for your beverage cravings. This month our Lively Libations recipes focus on clean label products and ingredients with a... Read More ⇒
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