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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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Party | Customer Event

2019-08-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a tea party hosted by Two Leaves and a Bud. This tasting features local Grab 'n Go items that pair perfectly with the wide range of teas offered by Two Leaves.  Who? Two Leaves and a Bud What? Learn more about Two Leaves and a Bud at this tea party tasting. Also gain knowledge about the different local grab 'n go items... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Field Trip Meat Sticks

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

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- 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 ⇒

Califia Farms Almond Milk; all you need to know.

2016-06-30 // By Samuel Goldring
Califia farms Almond milk is a great way to get plant based nutrition that nourishes your heart and bone health, whilst satisfying your palate. With 0% cholesterol, as opposed to roughly 35mg of cholesterol in whole milk, Your heart will thank you for making the switch. It boasts 80 cal per 8fl, as opposed to approximately 146 cal per 8 fl oz.... Read More ⇒

NEW Munk Pack Protein Cookies

2019-03-06 // By Mikenna Curlee
From their professional lives to their hiking adventures, the owners of Munk Pack were looking for products that were minimally processed, with real, wholesome ingredients. This business started out in the kitchen, funneling homemade oatmeal and fruit smoothies into bottles, and then into convenient, BPA-free pouches with their Oatmeal Fruit... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Jerky Done Right - Field Trip Jerky

2015-05-04 // By Landon Christensen
Jerky is a satisfying snack that can appeal to a wide variety of consumers, from kids to adults and everyone in between. However, this timeless snack is often criticized for its artificial preservatives, fillers and unnecessary sugars. This weighs down the finished product, results in less protein per serving and ultimately more sodium or sugar... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Tea, Meet Frappe - David Rio Tea Frost

2015-04-15 // By Landon Christensen
Tea is a very popular drink that is now offered in coffee shops almost everywhere. Tea is versatile and can be prepared either hot or cold to fit the season or the preference of a customer. When you hear “tea” chances are you either think of it as being prepared hot or cold, but what if there was a third way to offer tea, say, as... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Introducing: KidsLuv - Juice Infused Water

2019-04-24 // By Mikenna Curlee
The sugar-free juice alternative with 12 essential vitamins + minerals! KidsLuv produces a sugar-free juice alternative that delivers 12 essential vitamins and minerals. Since its founding, the company has grown from two to five employees, launched in a number of different stores and begun working with an overseas distribution company. KidsLuv... 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 ⇒

NEW Smartfruit Aloha Pineapple +Prebiotic

2019-03-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Smartfruit offers 100% Real Fruit products, mixed with highly functional superfoods that deliver all the essential nutrition that nature intended. We are excited to be adding another delicious option to the BPS catalog; Smartfruit Aloha Pineapple +Prebiotic is now available at BPS! A delicious tropical combination of real pineapples,... Read More ⇒

Hey Sweetbird!

2010-06-16
    We’re thinking about bringing on the Sweetbird line of products and would love your feedback!  If you’re not familiar with the bird, here’s a little info:      The syrups and smoothies are vegan/vegetarian certified and are gluten free.  They contain no artificial flavors or colors and... 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 Monin Candy Corn Syrup

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

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 ⇒

New Monin Fruit Smoothies

2012-04-18 // By Tia Peck
Monin's new blender ready fruit smoothie mixes are a great addition to any spring and summer menu!     Made with only Natural ingredients     No artificial flavors, color or preservatives     Gluten Free     Aseptically packaged for fresh taste     Just pour over ice... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar- New Year's Resolution

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

David Rio White Shark Chai

2017-05-11 // By Dana Schlingman
Introducing the first white tea blend in David Rio's Endangered Species Line... White Shark Chai contains quality Bai Mudan tea, organic spices and a gentle bite of black pepper balanced by bright citrus notes. Artfully blended into a convenient mix, this versatile chai is easy to prepare hot or iced - simple mix it with water, dairy or... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Moo Is Moot With New Unsweetened Milkadamia

2016-06-22 // By Samuel Goldring
  Alternative milks are so widely used now that we couldn’t imagine a world without them. With growing concern over the impact of dairy farming on greenhouse gas production, Milkadamia is a brand on the cutting edge of sustainability that offers the environmentally conscious consumer an alternative to dairy that’s both... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

NEW David Rio Black Rhino Cocoa Chai

2019-05-28 // By Mikenna Curlee
Introducing another chai blend in the David Rio Endangered Species Line... In order to commemorate Sudan's life and help save the lives of Black Rhino's, David Rio has named their latest chai creation: Black Rhino Cocoa Chai. This limited edition item is available in 14 oz. Retail Canisters. It is a Blend of chai spices, black tea,... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Move Aside #PSL, It's DaVinci Red Harvest Smoothie Season!

2015-05-04 // By Matthew Moseley
The new DaVinci Gourmet All-Natural smoothie mix is here to prove that pumpkin has a place in your cup or tumbler all year long!  Pumpkin spice lattés are all the rave and pumpkin spice iced lattés can be just dandy, but the All-Natural Red Harvest Smoothie offers a rich flavor, ease of operation and health... Read More ⇒

New Autumn Flavors From Monin

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

NEW Monin Zero Calorie Natural Flavoring

2017-05-29 // By Dana Schlingman
The first of its kind, new Monin Zero Calorie Natural Flavoring contains bold aroma, balanced sweetness and truly authentic taste but zero calories, sugar or artificial ingredients. A pioneer in the clean label movement, Monin demonstrates its commitment to crafting the purest products with this innovative line: • Zero Sugar• Zero... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Changing Lives One Bar at a Time

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Honey Bunchies- The Gourmet Candy Bar that's as Good for You as it Tastes!

2014-11-28 // By Matthew Moseley
  When you hear the phrase ‘gourmet candy bar’, do you think of a scrumptious treat that packs an energy boost?  Probably not, but a Colorado company, Honey Bunchies, is here to change that once and for all! Without further ado, let me introduce you to Honey Bunchies, an all-natural, gluten-free, and hand-made gourmet... Read More ⇒

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

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

NEW Monin Brown Butter, Brown Butter Toffee & Maple Pancake Syrups

2018-03-22 // By Dana Schlingman
Warm and rich Monin Brown Butter, Brown Butter Toffee and Maple Pancake Syrups are the stuff of weekend bliss… but bottled so that it can be conveniently poured out at anytime! Made with pure cane sugar and containing no artificial ingredients, these new flavors hold all of the magic of the home baked recipes that inspired them. Use them to... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Take Charge of Your Chai – The Chai Company

2016-02-11 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Sweet, spiced, and aromatic – today, it seems like every coffee shop in America has a take on a chai beverage; but what will make your drink stand apart from the rest? Whether it’s for a chai latte or a chai-based blended cream, if you are looking for an authentic offering in the world of chai, Barista Pro Shop would like to introduce... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

NEW Dr. Smoothie - 100% Crushed Tropical Sunshine and Beetroot & Berries

2015-05-19 // By Matthew Moseley
Dr. Smoothie has introduced two new options to their 100% Crushed smoothie line; escape to an island oasis with Tropical Sunshine or enjoy the garden fresh taste of Beetroot and Berries.  Similar to the rest of the 100% Crushed Smoothie line from Dr. Smoothie, these new additions are a flavorful treat that even your doctor would approve!... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 Third Street Chai RTD Iced Teas -- Fair Trade, Organic, On-the-Go

2015-07-14 // By Matthew Moseley
Since 1995, Third Street Chai has been on the forefront of the sustainable, all-natural beverage movement that has been so pervasive in Colorado. It all began with their passion for chai tea and the way they emphatically shared this (at the time) unknown, exotic beverage with the marketplace.  Today, their enthusiasm is equally... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Make Your Drinks Stand Out

2019-04-15 // By Dana Schlingman
Favorite Flavors & Top Brands from BPS Barista Pro Shop carries all the syrups, sauces, and flavors you're looking for. Take a tour of the brands below to find out what each has to offer. 1883  Unique flavors created in the pursuit of aromatic excellence. All 1883 products are made exclusively with water from the Evian Spring... Read More ⇒

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Be Nutty With Olomomo Nut Co.

2013-05-03 // By Jillian Peck
From Boulder Colorado comes an adventurous little monkey named “Momo.” Momo is very good in the choices he makes, for there is something very good he is nuts about. Momo has discovered a very unusual, and very delicious on the go treat for his fun adventures. Eager to share, Momo would like to welcome you to his world, Olomomo:   ... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Recipe Contest and New Stuff!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Recipe Contest and New Stuff!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Bhakti Chai

2018-09-28 // By Dana Schlingman
“In Sanskrit, Bhakti means devotion. We are a mission driven company steeped in sustainable practices and devotion through social action.” -- Bhakti Chai Origin of BhaktiIt all began in 2002 when Bhakti Chai founder Brook Eddy traveled to India. Interested in the Bhakti social justice movement, she wanted to learn more. While there,... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Part Deux: Coffee Fest Seattle Wrap Up

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

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

FREE SHIPPING on Torani Sauce - OFFER EXTENDED

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Free Shipping is Always Better!

2014-11-28 // By Matthew Moseley
Do you order Big Train or Umpqua Oats? What about FoamAroma or Eco-Products? Did you know that these and many other brands ship for free?   At Barista Pro Shop, we not only offer one of the largest selection of specialty coffee supplies, but we also offer free shipping on many of the products you order.  You heard right, we offer free... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

FREE SHIPPING on Torani Sauce

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

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-The Sugar Free Syrup Freeze

2009-12-18
Sugar free syrups and below freezing temperatures are a bad combination!  BPS will not ship sugar free syrups if the temperature is too low because of the risk of freezing and breakage.  Be aware that orders containing sugar free syrup may be delayed if the temperature is too cold.  We suggest stocking up on sugar free syrups so... Read More ⇒

Why Not Add an Extra Shot to That?

2014-02-26 // 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Frozen Bean BOGO - Ends September 30, 2016

2016-08-12
Frozen Bean BOGO FREE Buy 1 Get 1 Free any 3.5 lb. bags of Frozen Bean Powders when you use coupon code: FBBOGO Must have at least 2 bags in cart at time of purchase, and the price of 1 bag will be deducted at checkout. This offer is redeemable once per order. Limit 1 free 3.5 lb. bag per customer. Expires 9/30/16... 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 ⇒

The Tip Jar - Don't Get Left Out In The Cold This Season

2018-10-10 // By Matthew Moseley
Sugar free syrups are great for customers that yearn for an indulgent treat but need to limit or avoid sugar in their daily diet. However, sugar free syrups lack more than just the sugar; they lack the ability to resist freezing!  Yes, it’s true the sugar in syrups actually increases the specific heat causing the syrup to withstand... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Free Shipping and NEW Magic Buzz

2012-07-27 // By Kari Guddeck
    Did you know that we have a number of products that ship for free when you order $75 or more*?  It’s true!  This includes our newest product Magic Buzz.  Need a quick shot of energy?  How about a good night’s sleep? Or, do you need a superfruit boost (and hangover relief if you need... 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 ⇒

Blog Bonus - Free Syrup Pumps!

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

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

2017-12-12 // By Elizabeth Baldwin
12 of Our Favorite Gift Ideas For Coffee and Tea Enthusiasts   Day 1: Brewista Gooseneck Kettle The 1.2L Temperature Gauge Switch Kettle from Brewista combines all the best features for maximum control and efficiency. With an analog temperature gauge in the lid that displays current water temperature (in Celsius and Fahrenheit); an... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Get Found for FREE! Increasing Sales using Google Business Listings

2019-08-30 // By Mikenna Curlee
Want to get your business name out there, but don’t know where to start? Join us to learn how to increase sales using Google Business Listing! You'll receive basic, actionable tips about creating/claiming and managing your listing plus ideas for leveraging the newest features!  Who? Barista Pro Shop [Presenter - Matthew Moseley] ... Read More ⇒

Free David Rio Anniversary Tin

2009-12-09
Display your David Rio Chai with style!  We have a limited supply of David Rio Chai anniversary tins available.  Tins are FREE to customers placing a new David Rio Chai order.  Call 866-776-5288 to order chai and say “I want my free David Rio anniversary tin.  I saw it on the BPS Blog” or place an online order and... Read More ⇒

Blog Bonus – Free Big Train!

2010-03-10
Start your blenders Big Train fans!  Get two single serve packets with each 3.5 lb bag of Big Train you purchase.  Single serves make great gifts and are perfect for trying out a new flavor.  When placing your order for Big Train 3.5 lb bags online:  add a note in the gift message section telling us you want your free single... Read More ⇒

AeroPress Brewing with Todd!

2013-06-21 // By Liam Bucher
Welcome to the very first installation of Barista Pro Shop Instructional Videos with our Customer Service Rep (and barista) Todd! We are very excited to bring this new feature to all of our readers here at BaristaProShop.com and we hope you will continue to follow these videos, as well as learn about new and exciting techniques that you can use... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Ripe for the Occasion (June 2018)

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

Buy 1 bag of Frozen Bean Spiced Chai and/or Vanilla Chai and Get 1 FREE

2017-01-09 // By Dana Schlingman
Buy 1 Bag of Frozen Bean and Get 1 FREE: Spiced Chai and/or Vanilla Chai  To Redeem, Use Coupon Code: FBCHAI During Check-out: Must have 1 or more bags of Frozen Bean Spiced Chai or Vanilla Chai in the cart This coupon code is only redeemable once per order and only once per customer (1 free 3lb. Bag of Frozen Bean Spiced Chai... Read More ⇒

Blog Bonus - Free Numi Puerh Tea!

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

Are you a Master of the Free Pour? Prove it after Meet the Producers

2016-04-22 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Stick around after Meet the Producers on Thursday, May 5, 2016 for a special event presented by Barista Pro Shop. This year, Barista Pro Shop is hosting Master the Pour, a Thursday Night Throwdown sponsored by UNIC and Morning Fresh Dairy! Come to watch or come to compete, but no matter what - come enjoy free beer from a local brewery and a... Read More ⇒

Instagrammable Workshop | Customer Event

2019-09-20 // By Mikenna Curlee
Sharing captivating drink images on social media is a free & easy way to get customers interested in what you have to offer. Join us to learn how to easily create and capture picture perfect beverages!  Who? Levi Anderson from DaVinci Syrups What? Join us to learn how to easily create and capture picture perfect beverages! From... Read More ⇒

NEW! Torie & Howard Organic Hard Candies (they ship free!)

2012-07-12 // By Kari Guddeck
It all started in New York City.  Jon, Jay, and I were working hard at Coffee Fest and noticed the colorful, and quite lovely, little booth next to ours.  Candies wrapped in green, red, pink, and orange papers were overflowing from baskets and boxes and…well, they seemed to be everywhere.  During a break in the action at our... 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 ⇒

#MightyLeafMonday: Free Mighty Leaf Tea? I Might As Well…..

2015-11-17 // By Matthew Moseley
How does a FREE tea sampler from Mighty Leaf sound?  What if we told you, that all you have to do to receive it was snap a photo? If that sounds like a nice way to start your week, keep reading to find out how you can enter for a chance to win. It’s true, Mighty Leaf wants to see how you enjoy your favorite teas.  So, from now... Read More ⇒

Dr. Smoothie | Customer Event

2019-03-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Dr. Smoothie! Come participate in a hands on training featuring the NEW Dr. Smoothie Refreshers. Leave with recipe ideas for a variety of shaker drinks and cocktails made with Dr. Smoothie products! Plus, it is completely FREE! Who? Dr. Smoothie  What? A hands-on training to learn more about the... Read More ⇒

David Rio Chai is in the Warehouse!

2009-11-20
You asked for it, and now David Rio Chai is here!  BPS is pleased to announce the arrival of our latest line of chai.  David Rio is a powdered chai and flavors include:  Tiger Spice, Elephant Vanilla, Tortoise Green Tea, Giraffe Decaf, Orca Spice Sugar Free, and Flamingo Vanilla Decaf Sugar Free.  David Rio is available NOW from... Read More ⇒

Whether Your List is Big or Small; Barista Pro Shop Ships it All!

2014-12-22 // By Matthew Moseley
It may be the season of giving, but let’s be honest, we all like receiving even more. However, when you’re the one paying for shipping then left waiting to receive what you want, it’s not near as enjoyable. Although we can’t instantaneously deliver your order or ship all your products to you for free all the time; Barista... Read More ⇒

BPS Delivery

2019-07-19 // By Dana Schlingman
You wouldn't keep a customer waiting on a latte,so we won't keep you waiting on the ingredients to make it! We know that product shortages can be disastrous in this rapidly-moving industry–so we keep pace to get you what you need when you need it. With three locations across the country, Barista Pro Shop has you covered. Place an... Read More ⇒

The Bosses are on Vacation Blog Bonus!!

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

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 ⇒

Hollander Chocolate Company

2017-02-22 // By Dana Schlingman
In the wake of Valentine's Day, the holiday devoted to love, greeting cards and especially chocolate, we are pleased to introduce a new and noteworthy chocolatier. With a commitment to giving back, source visibility and quality ingredients, Hollander Chocolate Company has set itself apart in the industry. Here are just a few reasons... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Steamers-A Simple Way to Enjoy Seasonal Sauces

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

Baby, It’s Cold Out There!

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

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 ⇒

Hollander Chocolate Training | Customer Event

2019-01-11 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Hollander Chocolate! Come enjoy delicious Hollander chocolate while learning more about their chocolate processing and leave with recipe ideas perfect for Valentine's Day! This is a great opportunity for you to learn more about this brand whose main two focuses are giving back and the use of quality ingredients.... Read More ⇒

Is Your Holiday Spirit Worth $50?

2013-12-11 // By Matthew Moseley
The holiday season is in full-swing and BPS couldn’t be more excited.  Nothing gets that holiday spirit invigorated like some festive decorations.   // // Post by Barista Pro Shop. Photo submissions should be fun and show your holiday spirit within your shop, home, or office.  As long as you tag us... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Lucas Harville

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

Torani Sauce Goes Good with You

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

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 ⇒

Latte Art Class Sponsored by Pacific Natural Foods | Customer Event

2019-06-07 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for our Latte Art Class sponsored by Pacific Natural Foods. Elevate your drink presentation in this hands on latte art training. We will be going over the basics of steaming as well as pouring with milk and Pacific Natural Foods Barista Series Alternative Milks! Plus, it's FREE! Who? This event is sponsored by... Read More ⇒

Toddy | Customer Event

2019-05-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Toddy! Come learn about the history & basics of cold brew with an overview of different brewing methods. Get advanced expertise from professionals that are ready to help you with your cold brew program! Plus, it is completely FREE! Who? Toddy What? An informative training that will teach you the history... Read More ⇒

You Won’t Get Jittery by Adding Our Extra Shots

2014-04-25 // By Matthew Moseley
More is better! How many times have you heard this phrase?   Though we do often want more than what we have; there comes a time when more is not actually better.  At some point, we tend to realize reduced enjoyment, as well as, start to incur a unfortunate side-effects.  Think about a time that eating that extra piece of cake gave... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Dr. Smoothie Preparation

2015-05-05 // By Landon Christensen
We just wanted to take the time to quickly go over how Dr. Smoothie smoothie concentrates are prepared. Dr. Smoothie offers different lines of smoothie concentrate, we carry their 100% Crushed Fruit, Organics, and Fit Lyte lines. The 100% Crushed Fruit and Organics line are prepared in the same way, whereas the Fit Lyte follows a different method... Read More ⇒

Extra Shots: They are a-Changing!

2015-01-30 // By Matthew Moseley
It’s inevitable to become jaded when you see the exact same sight over and over again.  That’s why seeing a new city or attending a new festival can be so invigorating and liberating.  As much as we may fear change, the chance to immerse yourself in uncharted territory is just so enticing.  Whether it is due to the... Read More ⇒

1 Stop-Shop, 2 Ways to Save: Getting Organized and Replacing Parts

2015-02-27 // By Matthew Moseley
Diamonds may be forever, but let’s face it, things in life typically don’t last forever. When it comes to glass and plastic equipment, this can be too common of an occurrence, and nothing is worse than replacing a whole brewer or whipped cream profi when you really just need a replacement part. When every dollar counts, there’s no... Read More ⇒

Frozen Bean Frappé Blends- “Blended With Love”

2016-02-18 // By Tori Stake
About Striving for the finest ingredients and flavor, Frozen Bean Frappé Blends are not lacking in quality and fun. With almost any flavor you can dream of, these powdered bases range from simple blends for complimenting your menu’s signature drinks such as their Pure Base and Vanilla Smoothie Base, to daring stand-alone flavors like... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: V60 Basics

2014-08-19 // By Landon Christensen
Manual brewing methods are becoming more and more popular in our world today. People are moving away from convenient coffee and taking a step towards craft coffee. Pour over brewers have become a mainstay of the coffee industry, typically only making one cup at a time. These versatile tools allow the user to control every aspect of the brew... Read More ⇒

Steamers-A Simple Way to Enjoy Seasonal Sauces

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

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: Inverted Aeropress Basics

2014-08-12 // By Landon Christensen
The Aeropress is possibly one of the most distinct brewers around, not only in looks but in it’s function. The press resembles a large syringe, featuring a chamber where the coffee steeps and a large plunger. This is unique in the sense that gravity doesn’t do the work here, it’s the plunger that forces the water through 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 ⇒

MRBC Registration Update

2009-12-10
Mountain Regional Barista Competition registration for competitors, judges, and volunteers is now available online.  The competition is set for Feb 11-14 in Fort Collins, CO.  We will continue to update event details as they are confirmed.  Your participation is greatly appreciated!  Please feel free to contact us with any... Read More ⇒

DaVinci Gourmet Can Be Your Solution For Just About Any New Year’s Resolution

2014-01-03 // By Matthew Moseley
The start of a new year is an exciting time because it allows people to evaluate where they have been and resolve to create good habits.  This phenomenon of making resolutions for your new year can be a great thing but without an action plan you may just be setting yourself up for failure.  Achieving something is much more viable when you... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Frappé Bases: Liquid vs. Powder

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

Get Your Pour On! - Monin Sponsored Latté Art Classes

2012-04-27 // By Kari Guddeck
We hosted two free latté art classes on Wednesday; the first of a series of free classes we will be offering.  We would like to send out a great big ‘THANK YOU’ to our sponsor Monin, to all of the attendees, and to our instructor Josh Taves of Northern Colorado Barista Training.  Thank you, thank you, thank you! Ever... 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 ⇒

FREE Monin Holiday 6-Pack

2010-12-02
For a limited time only, we're offering a FREE Monin Holiday 6-Pack of select Monin syrups (50 ml sizes). Simply click here and the 6-Pack and coupon code THANKS2010 will be added to your cart.  Next, spend $50 at BaristaProShop.com, and the cost of the 6-Pack will be deducted from your total.   This Monin Holiday 6-Pack... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Happy Holidays everyone!!

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

Forget the Holidays, We’re Giving Out Free Gifts all Year

2015-01-19 // By Matthew Moseley
Christmas may be over, but the gifts keep coming from Barista Pro Shop.  Did you know that with every order you place with us you can receive a free gift? That’s right, every order you place qualifies for at least one of our Extra Shots!  Place an order of just $50 and it will qualify for the maximum amount of 4 Extra... Read More ⇒

Make the perfect refreshing iced tea during these scorching summer months with two leaves and a bud!

2012-05-24 // By Tia Peck
Two leaves and a bud’s organic iced teas will help you get the most 'bang for your buck' without losing quality and taste.  Although brewing individual tea bags is not out of the question two leaves and a bud offers a 1oz. filter bag which provides an easy, fast, and more cost effective way to brew 1 gallon of great iced tea. Why two... Read More ⇒

Raise Your Shot Glasses We Turned 21! #CHEERSBPS

2015-03-23 // By Matthew Moseley
How much fun is a birthday party if the only person attending is you? Absolutely none!  No one wants to celebrate a birthday or any milestone by themselves, and here at Barista Pro Shop we are no different.  This January, marked our 21st year supplying the specialty coffee industry and we wanted to do something special to celebrate the... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

The Bosses are on Vacation Blog Bonus!!

2010-01-25
That’s right; while the bosses are away the BPS peeps will play!  We’ve been busy cleaning up the warehouses and have found some items that we need to clear out of here!   Let’s start with something that will help you keep it clean.  Buy any Urnex product and we will give you a bottle of Urnex Tabz (120... Read More ⇒

Be Charmed by David Rio's Red Panda Pumpkin Chai

2015-10-14 // By Bic Vu
You may have pumpkin coming out of your ears by this time of the year, but hear me out.While pumpkin season is in full swing, give David Rio Red Panda Pumpkin Chai a try.  Like its charming namesake creature, Red Panda Chai will change the way you feel about pumpkins. This lighter blend of spices and pumpkin is a great way to savor the... 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 ⇒

How Do You Like Your Sauce?

2013-09-03 // By Jillian Peck
For over 100 years Monin has been providing quality products with the finest ingredients. Having a line that exceeds 200 different delicious products, Monin provides some of the best sauces in the coffee business. Chocolate and caramel are some of the most famous flavors in the world of coffee. Each well known with very distinct flavors. The... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli Chocolate and Conundrum Coffee Latte Art Class

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

Latte Art Training

2019-07-04 // By Dana Schlingman
Learn to Pour like a Pro Latte art is the last step to an expertly prepared, beautiful beverage–the value it adds to any brew is undeniable. You eat with your eyes first, right? We know it can be tricky though–so, let us help you master the technique! We have the savvy, training resources and smallwares to help you pour stunning... 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 ⇒

Did you know? – BPS Facts

2010-01-14
BPS has two warehouses: one located in Loveland, Colorado and the other in Londonderry, New Hampshire.  We ship out of both warehouses.  When you call the toll free number (866-776-5288), you will be speaking to someone in our main office in Colorado.    ... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Winter Holiday Schedule - 2017 Christmas & New Years Day Closures

2017-11-30 // By Multiple Authors
Christmas Closures (Week of Monday December 25th - 29th): Customer Service Closed: Monday 12/25 Bakery Closed: Monday 12/25 Roaster Closed: Monday 12/25 - Monday 1/1  ***If you have an urgent need for a coffee order, please contact us and we will work on providing you with a timely solution. BPS Delivery Routes Will Not Be... Read More ⇒

NEW! Jet Non-Fat Yogurt Smoothie

2011-02-09
We tried out the New Jet Mixed Berry Non-Fat Yogurt Smoothie made from real fruit puree and creamy yogurt.  With a happy co-mingling of different berry flavors, this drink excited our taste buds and made us eager to try out the other flavors like peach, mango, strawberry and banana strawberry flavors to... Read More ⇒

NEW! Jet Non-Fat Yogurt Smoothie

2011-02-09
We tried out the New Jet Mixed Berry Non-Fat Yogurt Smoothie made from real fruit puree and creamy yogurt.  With a happy co-mingling of different berry flavors, this drink excited our taste buds and made us eager to try out the other flavors like peach, mango, strawberry and banana strawberry flavors to choose from.  These new... 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 ⇒

BPS is Blogging!

2009-11-16
Greetings and welcome to the BPS Blog!  Here at Barista Pro Shop we are committed to staying connected with you; our customers.  The BPS Blog is our newest avenue in achieving that.  We’ll be blogging about BPS news, trends in the industry, tips and tricks, featured products and recipes, barista competitions, and more.  We... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Hot Drink Breakdown

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

Coffee Fest Meadowlands this Weekend

2010-03-04
Coffee Fest Meadowlands is the place to be this weekend!  If you’re attending, make sure to check out these must see events:  Mid Atlantic Regional Barista Competition, the Millrock Free Pour Latté Art Contest, the Pacific Natural Foods Soy Top Cup Challenge, and the Aroma Challenge .  Check out the Coffee Fest website... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Monin Smoothies, Beers, and Brats!!

2012-05-08 // By Tia Peck
  Join Barista Pro Shop and Monin as we roll out Monin’s new smoothie line and hang out for Hump Day Happy Hour.  We’ll be grilling and chilling. Please come and join us Wednesday, May 16th from 3pm to 5pm at the Barista Pro Shop Training Café in Loveland, CO. Try Monin’s new award winning smoothies! ... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-How to Make Finals' Week Work for You

2014-04-30 // By Matthew Moseley
Summer is probably the most loved season of the year.  It’s exciting for many different reasons. First, the weather is changing which allows for unlimited options for outdoor activities and fun ways to fritter away your time! Second, this time of year is a common time for families to take some time off and enjoy a vacation.  Third,... 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 ⇒

Warm Your Bones by the Cup with DaVinci Sauce

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

NEW Bobo's Toast'r Pastries

2018-11-07 // By Mikenna Curlee
On a rainy afternoon in 2003, Beryl Stafford and her daughter "Bobo" baked oat bars that soon became a Boulder, CO cafe favorite. Bobo's Oat Bars has since captivated loyal fans nationwide, with no compromise to the original recipe, small-batch baking process, or mother-daughter tradition. Now, they have expanded their product offerings and added... Read More ⇒

Torani's New Flavors Are Here!

2009-12-08
The season just got a little sweeter!  Torani’s newest flavored syrups are in the Colorado warehouse now and will arrive in New Hampshire early next week.   Inspire your customers with these unique flavors: Cupcake, Chocolate Chip CookieDough, and Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. Mayan Cupcake 1 ¼ oz Torani... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli Workshop | Customer Event

2019-10-18 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Ghirardelli Chocolate. Come enjoy delicious Ghirardelli Chocolate while learning more about their products and leave with recipe ideas perfect for the upcoming holiday season! Who? Ghirardelli Chocolate  What? Chocolate for the Holidays! When? 4:30 - 6:00 pm on... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar

2013-10-30 // By Jillian Peck
                                  You carry an awesome combination of delicious flavors for the beverages we know your customers love. Undoubtedly you’ve done some experimenting and have come up with some pretty awesome drink specials. Some of which I... Read More ⇒

Big Train Iced Chai

2013-05-22 // By Jillian Peck
As spring starts to warm up and winter descends; or for us in Colorado, since yesterday was cold and today it’s hot, it’s time for us to whip up those yummy cold drinks to hit the spot. The magic of the blooming earth and the warm air welcomes us to the outdoors. All winter long we feel nostalgic for those warm weather activities;... Read More ⇒

MRBC Update - 30 Competitors!

2010-02-05
With one week to go until the Mountain Regional Barista Competition kicks off, we’re excited to report that there are 30 confirmed baristas competing for the top spot so far!  All 5 states in the region (CO, MT, ID, UT, WY) are represented and local support has been awesome.  We could still use a few volunteers, so if you have some... Read More ⇒

Meet our Warehouse Managers!-CO: John / NH: Ann / KY: Chris

2013-07-10 // By Liam Bucher
How is it that you receive your products in an extremely, timely manner from Barista Pro Shop? Well it’s all thanks to the well-oiled machines running our warehouses in Loveland, CO; Londonderry, NH; and Louisville, KY. The three warehouse managers run a tight ship and always make sure your purchases are out the door as fast and efficient as... Read More ⇒

Winter Holiday Schedule: 2018 Christmas & New Years Closures

2018-11-26 // By Mikenna Curlee
 It’s hard to believe that 2018 is dwindling down to its final days as Christmas and New Year’s Day fast approach. Please review the dates in this blog and mark them on your calendars. Contact us before these dates to confirm delivery and to ensure that you have enough supplies to get you through the Holidays.  We hope... Read More ⇒

New Regional Barista Competition Map is Out!

2010-06-24
Hold the phone, folks!  The Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA) has posted the changes for next year’s regional barista competition, and they are significant.  The regions have been reduced to 6 (down from 10).  Looks like Colorado will join CA, AZ, UT, HI, NV, NM to make up the South West region.  Competition... Read More ⇒

What's New

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

What's New

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

It’s Pumpkin Mania!!

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

The Tip Jar - Pour Your Heart Out! Tips to Help You Master a Free Pour Latte Art Heart

2016-02-12 // By Matthew Moseley
‘Pour your heart into it!’ A motivating reminder that our best work in life occurs when we are committed and determined to accomplish something.  In the case of latte art, we can literally pour a heart into a latte, tea latte or hot chocolate.  However, the point remains, that as a barista pouring latte art proves that... Read More ⇒

Frappe Fun for Everyone!

2014-05-02 // By Matthew Moseley
Do you frappe?  Frappes are delicious frozen, blended coffee drinks.  These drinks are pretty much the smoothie of coffee drinks!  They are delicious options that are perfectly suited for warm weather.  When you feel the sun scorching down on you, a steaming cup of joe is the last thing you desire.  However, that caffeine... Read More ⇒

Torani Training | Customer Event

2019-07-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night with Torani! Come learn about Torani in a hands-on training featuring a wide range of Torani products. Leave with recipe ideas for italian sodas, flavored energy drinks, cold brew & more!  Who? Torani What? Learn more about Torani through this hands-on training featuring a wide range of Torani... Read More ⇒

Humankind Training | Customer Event

2019-01-31 // By Mikenna Curlee
Humankind is a premium beverage brand that exists to save lives by raising funds and awareness for clean water projects all over the world. Join us for a night with Humankind to learn more about how you are able to help end the world's water crisis just by purchasing a refreshing, delicious beverage. Who? Humankind What? Learn... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- This is How You Find-a-Mug

2014-04-08 // By Matthew Moseley
Do you ever find yourself wanting to try out a new coffee shop or cafe?  Do you find yourself traveling for work or a vacation and uncertain about where to get your caffeine fix?  Worst of all have you ever settled for Starbucks simply because it’s the fourth one you have seen on this block?   Don’t worry we forgive you.... Read More ⇒

MRBC -- We have a venue!

2010-01-18
The Mountain Regional Barista Competition will be held Feb 12-14 at The Embassy Suites in Loveland, CO.  We need competitors, volunteers, and spectators!  Woo your Valentine in the land of love with free coffee and feats of barista greatness.  Have questions?  Check out the MRBC website or contact Kari@BaristaProShop.com... Read More ⇒

You Won’t Get Jittery by Adding Our Extra Shots

2014-04-25 // By Matthew Moseley
More is better! How many times have you heard this phrase?   Though we do often want more than what we have; there comes a time when more is not actually better.  At some point, we tend to realize reduced enjoyment, as well as, start to incur a unfortunate side-effects.  Think about a time that eating that extra piece of cake gave... Read More ⇒

Blender Deals

2010-05-10
Opening a new shop and need a blender for smoothies and frappés, or are you just looking to replace the beat up machine you’ve had for a few years?  Now is the time to do it!  Smoothie and frappé season is just revving up and we’ve got some great blender deals to save you some money.  Depending on what brand... Read More ⇒

Do You Know Where to Find What You Want and What You Need to Know?

2014-02-14 // By Matthew Moseley
Barista Pro Shop is passionate about our industry.  The specialty coffee industry is so dynamic that the production of every cup spans not only various professional disciplines but also many different continents.  This diversity is what incites the enthusiasm behind a commodity that has transformed into a full on obsession.   Since,... 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 ⇒

It’s National Coffee Break Day!

2011-01-20
We're not really sure who comes up with these holidays, but we won’t complain about another day celebrating coffee.  So, what coffee are you sipping while dishing the latest around the proverbial water cooler in honor of National Coffee Break Day?  Our hopper is filled with our usual BPS Savvy Blend (fair-trade... 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 ⇒

BPS Winter Holiday Schedule

2016-12-19 // By Dana Schlingman
It's really only apropos (aproHo-Ho, if you will) for one person to give gifts at the last minute. Make sure you don't wait until it's too late - order now! Winter Holiday Schedule: Customer Service: No Closures - Please reach out to us Monday - Friday 7am-5pm (Mountain Standard) BPS Bakery: Regular Hours (no... Read More ⇒

Torani Real Fruit Smoothie Mix is in the house!

2010-06-04
Torani’s new Real Fruit Smoothie Mix is now available from BPS!  Flavors released so far are Strawberry, Mango, and Superfruit.  Each 16 oz serving of Real Fruit offers all of the recommended allowance of Vitamin C, contains 4 grams of fiber, and is caffeine free.  Real Fruit is easy to prepare:  pour over ice and... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Meadowlands this Weekend – Meet BPS Peeps!

2010-03-04
Coffee Fest Meadowlands is the place to be this weekend! If you’re attending, make sure to check out these must see events:  Mid Atlantic Regional Barista Competition, the Millrock Free Pour Latté Art Contest, the Pacific Natural Foods Soy Top Cup Challenge, and the Aroma Challenge.  Find out more about all Coffee Fest... Read More ⇒

Big Train Update: Naturals to Replace Lites

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

The Tip Jar- New to Specialty Coffee?

2013-08-26 // By Liam Bucher
Specialty Coffee is called just that for a reason, there is an expertise in preparing these beverages the right way, the first time. There are subtle differences between these drinks and it can take time to learn the steps and ingredients. Many of these beverages are espresso based, there are different ingredients used to turn one source of coffee... Read More ⇒

A Shapeshifting Beverage: Tea

2015-06-05 // By Landon Christensen
Tea is a shapeshifter of beverages, seriously, what CAN’T tea do? It can be served hot or cold, with caffeine or without, at virtually anytime of day. Let’s not forget about the readily-available range of flavors, varieties, and blends of tea that you can find. Moving into the summer months, iced tea is starting to become more and more... Read More ⇒

Exploring Single Origin Ingredients with Da Vinci

2013-01-24 // By Kari Guddeck
Organic.  Natural.  Fair Trade.  Single Origin.  These are all buzzwords commonly heard in the specialty coffee industry.  Most of them evoke thoughts of high-quality coffee and products.  It’s not surprising then, that a syrup company decided to bank on a couple of those concepts and create a syrup line that... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Nicole Mcafee Montgomery

2019-07-05 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Nicole Mcafee Montgomery | KY Warehouse Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I am the Warehouse Manager in Kentucky and have been here for about 4 years—I was hired in February of 2015. Where did you grow up? I was born here in Louisville, KY. My father was military, so that moved us to... Read More ⇒

Did you know? BPS Facts

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

Featured Employee - Sandy Phillips

2019-02-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Meet: Sandy Phillips | Part-Time Kitchen Assistant   How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? I started working for BPS in September of 2018. I work in the J Street Bakery as a Part-Time Kitchen Assistant. Where did you grow up?  Where did you go to school? I grew up in Iowa on a farm that was in my family for 5... 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 ⇒

Training Cafe Update - Latte Art Classes and More

2011-06-16
You’ve probably seen the pictures or heard the news, but we’ll tell you once more….we’re psyched to have our training café up and running!  So far we’ve hosted events with Torani, Sweetbird, and Toddy.  Monin will be here the afternoon of Wed, June 29th for our next manufacturer event (this one should... Read More ⇒

It's the End of the Line for Big Train OnTrack Rewards

2019-06-12 // By Mikenna Curlee
Big Train has decided to discontinue their current OnTrack Rewards program. Thursday June 20th, 2019 is the last day that orders of Big Train will earn OnTrack Rewards points. Some important dates to keep in mind: You must submit all open invoices to the OnTrack Rewards portal by June 20th to receive purchase credit on the program.... Read More ⇒

What Matters Now

2009-12-14
“Now, more than ever, we need to shake things up.” ~ Seth Godin    Seth Godin is a blogger, speaker, and someone who has great ideas for business and everyday living.  Check out his new ebook What Matters Now.  It’s FREE and features many of today’s influential thinkers.  If you like what you... Read More ⇒

Fit Frappe, Energize Your Day!

2013-03-29 // By Liam Bucher
It’s not often you find a protein drink mix loaded with the flavor of coffee, enter Big Train Fit Frappe. It’s a perfect, tasty blend of protein and coffee ready for the blender. I find it to be a great supplement to drink before or after a workout and with Spring coming into full effect, it’s the perfect time to start, or... Read More ⇒

Make the perfect refreshing iced tea during these scorching summer months with two leaves and a bud!

2012-05-24 // By Tia Peck
Two leaves and a bud’s organic iced teas will help you get the most 'bang for your buck' without losing quality and taste.   Two leaves and a bud offers a 1oz. filter bag provides an easy, fast, and more cost effective way to brew 1 gallon of great iced tea. With their perfectly measured 1oz filter bag there is no guesswork involved.... Read More ⇒

Holiday Hours 2015

2015-12-10 // By Bic Vu
Important Notice about BPS Holiday Hours As the year come to a close, we would like to thank our loyal customers for being a part of BPS.  2015 has been a wonderful year with new products and new faces.  It is time for us to take a break and spend some time with friends and family.   In addition to being closed for Christmas and... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Iced Espresso Breakdown

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

The Tip Jar-Resolution 2010: Read, Discover, and Learn

2009-12-29
We are fortunate to work in an industry that’s full of savvy folks who are constantly innovating, tweaking, and pushing boundaries in order to perfect (or challenge) anything coffee.  It’s easy to get caught up in the routines of day to day business and even harder to find moments of free time, but why not resolve to devote just a... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar: Valentine’s Day Floral Inspired Recipes

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

NEW Urnex Roaster Sprayz

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

Bring in Big Tastes With Big Train!

2013-05-01 // By Liam Bucher
I look back on a Big Train blog I posted in March and how I described Colorado, the weather was dreary, gloomy and cold. Well, here we are two months later, in May, and I find myself glaring out the window only to see that Colorado has brought another massive snow storm. Although there is snow today, those of you who have experienced the... Read More ⇒

Halloween in Seattle, Coffee Fest Style

2010-08-13
Coffee Fest Seattle is only a couple of months away….are you attending?  The show kicks off on Friday, October 29 and will wrap up on Halloween (Sunday 31).  There’s been a bit of controversy surrounding Coffee Fest and the SCAA’s annual The Event as of late.  The SCAA is in negotiations with the city of Seattle in... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Sweeten the Seasons with Sauces

2014-09-12 // By Matthew Moseley
Flavors are not all created equally.  This is because more than just flavor affects how we experience taste.  What if I told you that sight and the sensation of touch can have a strong influence on how we taste flavors.  Well it’s the truth!  Whether it’s the color or the texture; how something is presented plays a... Read More ⇒

Making Cold Brew Coffee On The Road

2016-06-09 // By Samuel Goldring
Warning! Some links are for entertainment purposes only.  Things I learned this week include, 1). Nevada is a huge state, and 2). it’s almost impossible to find good coffee on the road from Fort Collins, Colorado to San Francisco, California. Upon returning from this epic road trip, I felt my digestion may never be the same again. If... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Whipped Cream Basics

2015-02-24 // By Landon Christensen
We’ve received several customer questions lately about how to make whipped cream with the iSi whipped cream dispenser. With the help of Tia Peck we’ve put together a quick instructional video which can be found here. The process is fairly simple, a quick rundown of the steps is listed below. There are a few things I would like to point... Read More ⇒

A Dreamy Frappe from Ghirardelli

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

Featured Employee – Amy LoGatto, Colorado Operations Manager

2010-10-18
    Let’s talk about the nuts and bolts of BPS.  Delivery van acting up?  Talk to Amy.  Questions about billing or customer accounts?  Talk to Amy.  Need office supplies?  Water heater break down?  Need to know what, where, when, and how?  You know what to do….talk to Amy.  Amy... Read More ⇒

BPS® Training Materials- Your Access to the Pros, After Hours

2014-06-05 // By Matthew Moseley
When you think of Barista Pro Shop, you might think of an extensive line of syrup flavors or maybe you think of our personable and knowledgeable customer service staff; but, do think of a resource library? It’s true baristaproshop.com has a whole lot more to offer than just one of largest selections of specialty coffee supplies for your home... Read More ⇒

New from Mighty Leaf!
Two Fruit Forward Blends

2015-10-20 // By Bic Vu
Mighty Leaf has garnered the reputation as a purveyor of quality tea.  Served at many artisanal coffee shops across the country, each brew provides the full experience of loose leaf tea in a convenient single serving package.  Adding to their broad selection of flavors are two new fruit-focused blends, Cherry Lemon Green Tea and Wild... Read More ⇒

Your Haikus!

2010-07-28
Thanks to those who submitted their summer/coffee inspired haikus!    Waiting forgottenCup of espresso and meNow cold and bitter LaNita Mcdonald, CO   Summer Sun Goes... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Denver 2018

2018-04-20 // By Dana Schlingman
Join Us at Coffee Fest Denver to Get in the Loop  Ready to Register? Save 50% on General Admission when you REGISTER with BPS Coupon Code: 83112   Profit from the products & knowledge that we provide with our full-circle service. Coffee Fest is coming to the Mile High City and we couldn’t be... Read More ⇒

Sweeten the Seasons with Sauces

2014-09-12 // By Matthew Moseley
Flavors are not all created equally.  This is because more than just flavor affects how we experience taste.  What if I told you that sight and the sensation of touch can have a strong influence on how we taste flavors.  Well it’s the truth!  Whether it’s the color or the texture; how something is presented plays a... Read More ⇒

Traveling the World with Two Leaves Tea Company

2014-01-17 // By Matthew Moseley
  Explore a World of Tantalizing Flavor  As the sun breaks the crest of the Himalaya mountains and illuminates a lush forest of sal and oak in Darjeeling, torid rapids rush through the banks of the Brahmaputra river in Assam, while in Sri Lanka water plummets 863 ft creating an explosion of splashing water at the base of the... Read More ⇒

Come Visit Barista Pro Shop at Coffee Fest Chicago

2013-05-07 // By Jillian Peck
Hear ye, hear ye! All coffee lovers, mark your calendars for the 7th-10th of June! This is when you want to be at the Chicago Navy Pier to celebrate the world of coffee with Barista Pro Shop at Coffee Fest Chicago, where anything and everything related is found in one place.   There’s a reason Coffee Fest is such a magical event; like... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee- Todd

2013-08-15 // By Liam Bucher
Welcome back, welcome back! Today, we are featuring Todd DeWitt, one of Barista Pro Shop’s fine Customer Service Representatives. You may also recognize Todd from a few of the instructional videos we have made the past few months. Now it’s time to the man behind the phone, and the camera! Todd grew up in a small town in South Dakota... Read More ⇒

NEW from David Rio - Turmeric Latte

2018-08-02 // By Mikenna Curlee
Crafted with organic spices for their soothing health benefits, David Rio Turmeric Latte contains turmeric, cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. David Rio is continually experimenting and developing new and unique products in their Chai Lab. Their Turmeric Golden Latte was developed as a “latte” or to be mixed... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Be the John Hancock of Drink Recipes

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

NEW From Torani... Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix

2017-05-31 // By Dana Schlingman
For over 90 years, Torani has sought to provide vibrant, refined flavors crafted with the best possible ingredients. In that tradition, Torani has recently released a new addition to their Real Fruit Smoothie Line: Real Fruit Lemonade Smoothie Mix Made With Real Lemons - Not Concentrate No Artificial Flavors or Colors No Added... Read More ⇒

New Torani Real Cream Frappé Base

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

Big Train Iced Chai

2013-05-22 // By Jillian Peck
As spring starts to warm up and winter descends; or for us in Colorado, since yesterday was cold and today it’s hot, it’s time for us to whip up those yummy cold drinks to hit the spot. The magic of the blooming earth and the warm air welcomes us to the outdoors. All winter long we feel nostalgic for those warm weather activities;... Read More ⇒

St. Patrick's Day Drink Specials

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

New Additions from Two Leaves and a Bud

2018-09-21 // By Mikenna Curlee
Two Leaves and a Bud is an independent tea company based in the mountains of Colorado. Their passion is connecting tea lovers with the teas they love and introducing new tea drinkers to truly great tea. Two Leaves roams the globe, finding the best tasting premium tea, interacting with farmers and experiencing whole leaf organic tea in its... Read More ⇒

Syrups, Specials, and Sales: Making the Most of Summertime Flavor-ites

2014-08-22 // By Matthew Moseley
In about a week from now, we will be 2/3’s of the way through this year.  This realization not only reminds us how quickly 2014 has passed by; but, also, the fact that Summer will soon be ending with Fall and Winter in tow.  Whether or not you prefer fun in the sun over winter wonderlands, the end of summer presents an unfortunate... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest PDX - A Coffee Show for a Coffee City

2014-10-23 // By Matthew Moseley
A week ago today Portland, Oregon was completely overrun and further immersed in the specialty coffee scene. The festivities began Thursday with the first of two days for the Portland edition of Caffeine Crawl which was sure to excite with numerous notable roasters, coffee shops, tea purveyors, and even a chocolaterie or two!  Friday, would... Read More ⇒

BPS® Training Materials- Your Access to the Pros, After Hours

2014-06-05 // By Matthew Moseley
Better Tools Better Baristas Better Business This is not only the tagline that accompanies our logo, but it is also the guiding principle behind what we do here at Barista Pro Shop.  When you think of BPS, you might think of an extensive line of syrup flavors or maybe you think of our personable and knowledgeable customer service staff; but,... Read More ⇒

A Chill in the Air

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

Featured Employee - Mikenna Curlee

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

St. Patrick's Day Steps Closer and Closer

2013-03-04 // By Liam Bucher
March, a month which brings many things such as; mustaches, daylight savings time, Spring, March Madness and St. Patrick’s Day. There is a lot to celebrate and many different ways to go about it. Hosting a party, going out on the town, or following the rainbow to capture the Leprechaun and his pot of gold, it’s really up to you. Barista... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar- Milk Steaming Basics & 101

2014-09-23 // By Landon Christensen
Steaming milk is one of, if not, THE most crucial aspect of hot beverage preparation as a barista. If done properly, it has the ability to add the perfect level of sweetness and texture to any given drink. If done improperly, you can just as easily ruin a drink. Not to mention the time it takes to ruin your milk is just a mere matter of seconds.... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-Do You Know the Secret to Unleashing Every Bean’s Full Potential?

2014-02-11 // By Matthew Moseley
Would you expect a master chef to prepare dish in a microwave? Or a famous musician to perform a song on Rock Band instruments? No, probably not because no matter how talented the individual; they are limited by the capabilities of their equipment.  This holds true when it comes to coffee as well.  A barista or an at-home enthusiast... Read More ⇒

Jet

2013-07-26 // By Jillian Peck
Come with your blenders and ice! The fond ideas of summer only get better with Jet Smoothies. Maybe your life is too hectic to go to the pool or the lake, but who says you can’t enjoy summer. You don’t need to put aside hours of free time or mark up your schedule in order to take this delicious route. In about 5 minutes you can cool off... Read More ⇒

What's New DaVinci?

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

Personalize Each Latte Art Pour with this Simple Trick

2019-07-04 // By Matthew Moseley
Serve your latte art to the customer right-side up! In order to achieve this with every pour, the position of the cup’s handle when pouring into a ceramic is key so you’ll need to know a couple details before you begin. 1. You’ll want to know your customer’s preferred drinking hand. Here, we would assume that most... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Fresh for Spring

2017-04-01 // By Multiple Authors
With Earth Day peeking around the corner, there is no better time to revamp your beverage ritual. Our catalog contains a variety of brands that are conscious of what goes into their products. Be inspired by refreshing drinks that are made with clean-label ingredients. Health trends may come and go, but pure ingredients and unadulterated flavor will... Read More ⇒

Winter Holiday Schedule: 2019 Christmas & New Years Closures

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

The Tip Jar - Urnex Basics & 101

2014-12-09 // By Landon Christensen
Is your brewing equipment starting to get bogged down with residue and build-up? Fortunately, Urnex has a line of cleaning products specifically formulated to be tough on gunk and grime, but easy on your equipment. There are four specific products I will be talking through, all of which we carry. Those products are: Cafiza, Rinza, Grindz and Tabz.... Read More ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago, Double Time!

2013-05-31 // By Jillian Peck
Get ready, get set, go... to Coffee Fest Chicago! It’s coming up fast, so we hope you are ready with tickets in hand! Come join Barista Pro Shop in discovering out all that’s new in the world of coffee: It’s the perfect time of year, the latest and greatest product are here. So while you contemplate the transition of your own... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar-How You Can Make Sure Love Is In The Air This Valentine’s Day

2014-01-21 // By Matthew Moseley
Will you be their Valentine?  Your customers’ Valentine that is.  Before you know it, the holiday of love will be here, and with the holiday comes mixed sentiments amongst individuals.  For some, it is an exciting day teeming with affection.  Yet for others, it’s a pretentious reminder of something they desire but... Read More ⇒

Introducing NEW DaVinci Cold Brew Coffee Concentrate

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

Ghirardelli Presents: All-NEW Premium Vanilla Powder Base

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

Ghirardelli Presents: All-NEW Premium Vanilla Powder Base

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

Ask The Pros – Of Tea and Vegans

2011-02-04
As you’ve probably read by now, we’ve got some great new brands in our lineup (Sweetbird, Two Leaves and a Bud, and Eco Products).  This month, the folks from Sweetbird and Two Leaves and a Bud were kind enough to share their expertise in our Ask The Pros articles.    Are you ready to introduce a tea line in your... Read More ⇒

BPS Thanksgiving Schedule 2015

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

Earth Wind and Fire : Experience the Third Street Process of Brewing Chai

2014-08-29 // By Matthew Moseley
Earth, Wind, and Fire.   No, not the pop music group from the ‘70s; and, no we are not even talking about three of the four Aristotelian elements of life.  In this case, these three elements are referring to three of the key attributes of the Third Street process for manufacturing chai. Chai is fairly commonplace these days,... Read More ⇒

Nothing says Fall like ....

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

Cappuccine Frappe Mix

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

Denver Caffeine Crawl

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

Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 - You’ll Be Blown Away by the New Additions to This Show

2015-04-20 // By Matthew Moseley
Coffee Fest Chicago 2015: June 5-7, at Navy Pier Oh how time flies, we’ve blown through the first quarter of the year, and do you know what that means?  You guessed it, the second Coffee Fest Show of this year is almost upon us.  That’s right, Coffee Fest Chicago is just 7 weeks away which means it’s time to start... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Brewing 101: Espresso Basics

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

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 - It's Going Down in Chi-Town

2015-05-22 // By Matthew Moseley
Coffee Fest Chicago 2015 is officially two weeks from today!  Which means all of the competitors are finalized and you can start mapping out where to find your favorite brands on the show floor.  Also, if you haven’t reserved your spot on one of the Caffeine Crawl routes yet now is the time before they all fill up!  Caffeine... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Floral/Herbal Lemonades

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

Lively Libations - Back to School

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

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

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

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

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Blushing Beverages (February 2019)

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

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Chill Out With Cold Brew (June 2017)

2017-06-01 // By Dana Schlingman
With less acidity, a velvety consistency, and more caffeine. . . what’s not to love about cold brew? Because of its versatility and convenience, we believe cold brewed coffee and tea is more than just a passing trend. Change the way you do iced drinks this summer by offering these innovative recipes:  Download: Printable Recipe Cards ... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒
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