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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 ⇒

Pacific Foods New Barista Series Coconut Milk

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

Pacific Foods New Barista Series Coconut Milk

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

Almond, hemp, coconut, soy……

2010-08-02
  We’ve had a few customers requesting milk alternatives beyond the normal soy lately.  The most common asked for milk is almond, followed by coconut and hemp.  We’re wondering what your thoughts are on dairy alternatives.  Have you tried other milks?  Bought other milks for your shop?  Are customers... Read More ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

Milkadamia -- Macadamia Milk for Baristas

2015-03-18 // By Matthew Moseley
Milkadamia is here to tell traditional cow’s milk to “Moo-ve” over!  Milkadamia is the newest addition to our non-dairy, alternative milk line-up. Here at Barista Pro Shop, we have a love hate relationship with milk; without it, there’s no lattes, mochas, or cappuccinos, which is tragic.  However, whole milk... Read More ⇒

Milkadamia -- Macadamia Milk for Baristas

2015-03-18 // By Matthew Moseley
Milkadamia is here to tell traditional cow’s milk to “Moo-ve” over!  Milkadamia is the newest addition to our non-dairy, alternative milk line-up. Here at Barista Pro Shop, we have a love hate relationship with milk; without it, there’s no lattes, mochas, or cappuccinos, which is tragic.  However, whole milk is the... Read More ⇒

Chai Me! - Introducing Torani Chai

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

Chai Me! - Introducing Torani Chai

2016-05-24 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Did you know 41% of Millennials want more chai offerings? Of all the things Millennials want, why should this matter? Well, Millennials are steadily becoming a large portion of consumers, and are projected to continue growing in the coffee consumer base. With consumers becoming more and more interested in specialty tea - particularly chai, Torani... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Almond Milk Steaming Made Easy With Califia Farms

2016-10-21 // By Dana Schlingman
The savvy folks over at Califia Farms have put together a quick tutorial to demystify the sometimes challenging task of steaming Almondmilk. With more and more customers asking for alternative milks, it's a skill that every barista should have in his or her arsenal. The Take Away: 1. Positioning: The steam tip should be placed just... 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 ⇒

Numi Turmeric Latte Powders

2018-10-16 // By Mikenna Curlee
Numi Latte Powders | Turmeric Chai & Turmeric Cocoa!  Introducing NEW Numi Golden Latte™ mixes in two delicious blends--Turmeric Chai and Turmeric Cocoa. You may be familiar with Turmeric, an ancient root in the ginger family that has moved into the modern mainstream as wellness experts tout its flavor and potential health... 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 ⇒

Chai- Sugar, Spice, & Everything Nice

2014-08-15 // By Matthew Moseley
Chai, something so simple, yet so transcendent.  When you mix the light, refreshing beverage of black tea with the aromatic, invigorating attributes of fresh spices likes cloves, cardamon, and cinnamon; the result becomes a complex, bold drink that satiates your thirst and desire to be invigorated.  These added spices not only produce an... 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 ⇒

Peppermint Recipes at the Ready!

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

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 ⇒

Recipe of the Week – Spicy Chai Nog

2009-11-26
Happy Thanksgiving!  Here at BPS we have many things to be thankful for.  We are about to enter our 16th year of business and we would like to thank all of our customers for making that possible.  We are grateful to be part of an industry that we are passionate about and for the people we’ve met and had the pleasure of working... 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 ⇒

Chai!!

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Pumpkin Reinvented

2016-08-31 // By Multiple Authors
Three words: Pumpkin. Spice. Latte. You’re probably crying right now for one of two reasons: A) you love anything and everything pumpkin spice related and just the thought of a warm, comforting PSL brings a tear of joy to your eye or B) you’re completely over it and could not stand to even look at another pumpkin flavored whatever,... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

Let the Season Inspire – Holiday Recipe Ideas

2010-12-08
There are so many great holiday inspired recipes out there.  Popular flavors used during the holidays include:  Peppermint, Gingerbread, Maple Spice, Spiced Brown Sugar, Frosted Mint, White Chocolate, Chocolate, Crème de Menthe, Cinnamon, Praline, Egg Nog, Brown Sugar Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie/Spice.  Here are a few ideas to... Read More ⇒

Let the Season Inspire – Holiday Recipe Ideas

2010-12-08
There are so many great holiday inspired recipes out there.  Adding drink specials to your menu keeps your customers engaged and excited about ‘what’s next?’.  Popular flavors used during the holidays include:  Peppermint, Gingerbread, Maple Spice, Spiced Brown Sugar, Frosted Mint, White Chocolate, Chocolate,... Read More ⇒

We want your thoughts on milk!

2010-05-31
 We are gathering feedback from our customers on the topic of milk.  In July, we’ll be featuring an Ask The Pro’s article about milk and would love to have your input!  What brand of milk do you use?  Do you have it delivered by a local dairy, and if not where do you buy it?  What kind of milk do you offer:... Read More ⇒

Save Milk (& Money) With Cafe Essentials

2018-09-20 // By Dana Schlingman
Recently Paul Levin, our representative for Dr. Smoothie & Cafe Essentials, came and let us in on a little secret: Cafe Essentials blends don’t require milk because they already have a dairy component! Simply steam Cafe Essentials powder with water to create a creamy latte. Save money and time with these premium powders. We were... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Falling for Torani - Seasonal Drink Recipes

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Tea for the Occasion

2013-02-13 // By Liam Bucher
Tea, it’s what’s for breakfast, and mid afternoon... really all day, especially here at Barista Pro Shop. Trending around the office lately is the heavy use of tea, and boy do we have a lot. One of my theories is that everyone is drinking it because of all the colds and the flu going around... you have to keep the immune system strong.... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Kristen Stewart

2018-08-03 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Kristen Stewart Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I've worked for Barista Pro Shop as a customer service barista for about five months now! Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?I grew up in a small town in the Ozark Mountains of North Arkansas. WOO PIG SOOIE! What do you like most... Read More ⇒

Great Chistmas Gift Ideas!

2011-12-07 // By Tia Peck
There are only two weeks until Christmas, and if you are at all like me you may be stressing out with some last minute shopping. Well, BPS is here to help with some great stocking stuffers and gift ideas.Need stocking stuffers? Big Train has a great selection of Single Serve Blended coffee and cream packets like  Egg Nog or Southern... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Califia Farms Almond Milk; all you need to know.

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

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Ready-To-Drink

2018-11-08 // By Dana Schlingman
Beverages Available At BPS Sure, it’s 7:00 am, and most bleary-eyed customers are looking for a hot coffee right now, but what will they be thirsty for in a few hours? Don’t just satisfy customers’ cravings when they walk through the door, offer ready-to-drink beverages that they can open and enjoy later–long after... 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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Andrew Candia

2015-04-10 // By Landon Christensen
This week we would like you to meet Andrew Candia! He is the Assistant Warehouse Manager here in Colorado (or Assistant TO THE Warehouse Manager if you prefer) here at Barista Pro Shop! Andrew grew up right here in Loveland, CO and attended Thompson Valley High School.  He’s been with us for a little over a year now. He was first hired... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - In Bloom (April 2018)

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

Lively Libations - Pumpkin Flavors & Fall Foliage (October 2019)

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

Lively Libations - Coco Occasion (December 2017)

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

Paisley Brand Tea

2013-11-08 // By Jillian Peck
Two Leaves Tea Company® carries some of our most delicious teas. Packaged in pyramid sachets that can hold their own in comparison to loose leaf, these teas have an honest and well balanced taste and can last through more than one cup. Though, there are those who prefer to dive into a dark rich brew; in which case, might steer away from... 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 ⇒

Nothing says Fall like ....

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

NEW 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 ⇒

Concentrate on the Summer Must-Have: Cold Brew

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

Lively Libations - 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

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

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

New MOCAFE™ Charcoal Mocha Mix

2018-08-01 // By Mikenna Curlee
Activated charcoal made from real charcoaled coconut shells is combined with pure cocoa to bring you a new bold and rich spin on lattes and frappes. The best tasting mochas and tea lattes start with the best quality ingredients. MOCAFE™ uses only the purest cocoas, coffee, and estate grown teas to produce the most delicious, high quality hot... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Fall-ing for Autumn Flavors (October 2018)

2018-10-01 // By Multiple Authors
Fall is finally here! So grab a sweater and cozy up with one of our autumn inspired drinks. Whether you’re visiting a pumpkin patch, picking apples or reveling under the harvest moon around a bonfire, we have a recipe for the occasion.   Download:Printable Recipe Cards • • • • • • • • •... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - White Winter (January 2019)

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

Lively Libations - Summer Sippable & Fall Flavorful (September 2018)

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

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 ⇒

Little Umbrella Drinks

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

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Recipes Worth Revisiting

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

Give Back with David Rio | Customer Workshop

2020-01-29 // By Mikenna Curlee
Join us for a night to remember with David Rio! Learn how one company is changing the world & how you can too with the products that you carry in your shop.  Who? David Rio What? Learn about an epic and intriguing tale of compassion, determination, and how good people and great chai can make a difference. When? 4:30 - 6:30 pm... Read More ⇒

Time and Milk – New Ask the Pros Articles

2010-07-02
The lastest Ask The Pros articles are up!  BPS owner, Jay Weller, challenges you to assess where your time is being spent and gives suggestions for the best utilization of that precious commodity in "Should you be doing that? -Understanding the value of your time”:   “For many of us, the longer term projects easily... 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 ⇒

Mark your Calendars, Make the Trek to Loveland, and Meet these Producers

2014-09-05 // By Matthew Moseley
Still haven’t RSVP’d for Meet the Producers?  After you see who is exhibiting and all the products they’ll be showcasing, you’re sure to rethink that choice.  With over 35 brands either attending or exhibiting products, you’re sure to find something new and exciting! Meet the Producers is not only a fun way... Read More ⇒

Thai Toddy Recipes

2016-07-15 // By Tia Peck
Cold Brew (also called Toddy sometimes) is definitely a hot trend this summer! With that in mind, we prepared some unique cold Brew Recipes. Check out these recipes for a Thai Coffee and a Thai Tea! ----------  ----------  ----------  Toddy Thai Tea • Two Leaves Black tea leaves. - 4 oz. • Star Anise - 6 Stars •... 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 ⇒

Trip Report: Day 2, Jay and Jon in San Fran

2012-02-10 // By Jay Weller
  We started today off bright and early in Orange County.  First, we headed over to Mocafe.  We had a terrific meeting with Tom, Richard and Peter.  We've carried Mocafe products for a long time and we continue to be impressed with the quality of their offerings.  We talked a lot about some of the cool stuff we've been... 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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Blockbuster Blends (May 2018)

2018-05-01 // By Multiple Authors
Now Presenting: Lively LibationsSummer and movies go together like, well, air conditioning and movie theaters. The icy recipes below take inspiration from popular films both old and new. Try one of our recipes, or create your own based on your favorite movie. Either way, these drinks are sure to steal the show! Download: Printable Recipe... Read More ⇒

Trip Report: Jay and Jon in San Fran

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

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 ⇒

First Latte Art Class

2011-07-20 // By Tia Peck
Our First Latte Art Class was a complete success!! In the beginning I think we were all a little nervous but after a few jokes and a lot of spilt milk the night really took off.  With a small group of about seven (the staff of a local coffee shop) it made it easy for everyone to participate in every aspect of the lesson and really get... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

NEW Minor Figures Oat M*lk

2018-10-16 // By Mikenna Curlee
Barista Oat M*lk. Formulated by Baristas, for Baristas.   Minor Figures is an independently owned business, homegrown in the UK. We are now introducing their foamable oat milk! Designed by baristas with many years of experience working in London’s coffee scene, this Minor Figures Oat M*lk was formulated for other coffee experts who... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

The Beauty of Urnex

2017-03-06 // By Tia Peck
Let me start by saying that cleaning is important and the right product can make all the difference. I love to clean and I love to have things clean but I don’t always have the time or energy to clean thoroughly so a good cleaning product is very important to me not just in the café but at home also. During my early coffee years, I... Read More ⇒

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

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

Countdown to the MRBC -- Thanks where thanks are due!

2010-02-08
Snow has been falling in Loveland on and off all day today, but we’re happy to report that the weather for this weekend’s competition is looking grand (mid 40’s and mostly sunny)!  The Mountain Regional Barista Competition is only a few days away, and as we signed for the delivery of the Mahlkoenig grinders today, the reality... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Breakfast Burritos!

2012-07-04 // By Kari Guddeck
Syrups, sauces, chai, smoothies, frappés, oatmeal, and other coffee shop supplies are typically what come to mind when most of our customers think of BPS.  But, tucked inside of our Colorado warehouse resides a grand space that holds the very heart of Barista Pro Shop.  Aromas of cinnamon, chocolate, and other tempting smells waft... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Save 20% on URNEX PRODUCTS

2012-09-20
Head into hot drink season with a clean machine and Urnex! We all know that clean brewing equipment is at the heart of consistently tasty coffee, so get in there and keep it clean with 20% OFF Select Urnex Products from 9/16/12-9/29/12! 20% off applies to the following Urnex products: 20oz. Cafiza Espresso Machine Cleaner Powder   ... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Malorie Winberg

2017-10-20 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Malorie Winberg Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I have been here about 3 months as a Customer Service Barista and I am loving the team I work with! What type of experience do you have in the coffee industry?I started making coffee at age 15 when I got a job in a restaurant. Then I really fell... Read More ⇒

Orange You Happy?

2011-07-27 // By Tia Peck
“Complacencies of the peignoir, and late, Coffee and oranges in a sunny chair,” wrote Wallace Stevens. Every time I read this quote it reminds me of summers when I was young, sitting on the front porch with my grandfather drinking  chocolate milk with a slice of orange and watching the day pass by.  Today I still sit on the... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee -- Ouida Kincaid, Baker/Bookkeeper

2010-01-15
Ouida (pronounced weeda) started working at BPS five years ago.  She is baker and bookkeeper all rolled up in one!  If she’s not whipping up scones, rolling burritos, or making muffins she’s hard at work tackling accounts payable.  Ouida is like a mother to us – she takes care of us, brings in fabulous snacks, and... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

N-ice and Cold! - Iced Coffee for Everyone

2016-07-01 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Coffee is a beverage enjoyed all year around; however, when summer comes around, we step back from hot applications to cool down. Moving on to cold applications, we realize how many ways these drinks can be created; furthermore, we wonder what it will take to create them. No matter what kind of business you own, there is a method for preparing iced... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar: Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Smoothie

2016-02-02 // By Lizzy Baldwin
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a popular Valentine’s Day treat that got started in the 1960s, and are still just as popular today. During the Valentin’s Day season you see them everywhere – in grocery stores, chocolate shops, as well as other specialty shops. If you want to bring in the taste of the chocolate-covered... Read More ⇒

Its school time again!!

2011-08-10 // By Tia Peck
        Its school time again and for many of us that means morning rushes, coffee run afternoons, and study group evenings.   With all this running around there is definitely a need for speed so here are some great drink recipes that are fast, easy and delicious to start this school year right!!  ... Read More ⇒

Wednesday Inspired Recipes

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

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 ⇒

Wednesday Inspired Recipes

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

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 ⇒

The Great Pumpkin Returns

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

Featured Employee - Jessica Brown

2018-02-02 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Jessica Brown Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I’ve worked as a Customer Service Barista for about 3 months. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school?I grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. I received my associate’s degree in accounting from the University of Alaska in... 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 ⇒

Torani Fall Madness

2011-10-18 // By Tia Peck
  The autumn cold is here and so are the hot new autumn drinks from Torani !!  A new favorite of mine is the Peanut Brittle Mocha. For a 16oz glass add 1oz. of Torani Caramel Sauce 1oz. of Torani Chocolate Sauce ½ oz.  Torani Peanut Butter Syrup 2 shots of espresso 8oz. of steamed milk and top with whipped cream. ... Read More ⇒

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

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

Winter Bloom - Integrate Orchid into Your Cold Weather Recipes!

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

National Chocolate day

2011-12-28 // By Tia Peck
    You have three days left until you have to commit to your New Year’s resolution so why not indulge yourself in the meantime and celebrate National Chocolate day with your favorite mocha.   If you need a little help discovering a favorite or just want to try something new then I have a few National Chocolate day recipes... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Life's Like a Box of Chocolates

2017-02-01 // By Multiple Authors
Whether you like to get into the enamoring spirit of Valentine’s Day or you avoid it altogether, we’ve created some indulgent drinks that can be enjoyed all year around. As the classic quote goes: “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Be prepared with your gift this year: give the gift of... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

The Tip Jar

2012-08-30 // By Tia Peck
 Tip:  Thermometers need to be calibrated. Thermometers can be a very useful tool for a barista especially when steaming milk, but if a thermometer is not calibrated correctly it could cause over or under steamed milk. Thermometers should be calibrated at least once a week for accuracy.How to Calibrate Thermometers: Fill glass with... Read More ⇒

Happy Holidays!

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

The Tip Jar-Retail Gift Items Can Help Boost Your Winter Sales

2009-11-27
It’s time to shop!  Adding retail merchandise to your store’s line up can help maximize your profits this holiday season.  Get the most of your gift item options by creating attractive displays, building your own gift baskets, and telling your customers what’s available.  The following is a short list of gift... Read More ⇒

Ghirardelli Snow Day!!

2011-11-02 // By Tia Peck
It’s Wednesday...you know what that means!  That’s right, it’s snowing in CO again (2 Wednesdays in a row!).  When the cold weather sets in and the snow is falling, I find it’s the perfect time to mix up a little holiday drink fun!!  Although we all can’t have chestnuts roasting on an open fire... Read More ⇒

Recipe – Da Vinci’s Dark Chocolate Covered Cherry Latté

2010-02-06
Enjoy something sweet this Valentine’s Day!   1/2 oz Da Vinci Gourmet Black Cherry Syrup 3 tbsp Da Vinci Gourmet Powdered Chocolate Sauce 2 shots Espresso 11 oz Steamed Milk Da Vinci Gourmet Chocolate Sauce for garnish   Place syrup and powder in 16 oz cup or mug.  Stir in espresso.  Add steamed milk.  Top... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Valentine’s Day

2012-02-08 // By Tia Peck
February 14th is Saint Valentine’s Day, a day to show someone special how much you love and appreciate them. What better way to show you care then with a delicious drink they are sure to enjoy like a Spicy Red Hot Mocha.   To make a Spicy Red Hot Mocha: In a 16oz glass add ¾ oz. Monin Spicy Red Cinnamon syrup 1oz Monin White... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

MANE Artisan Coffee Conference

2011-07-29 // By Kari Guddeck
I’m psyched.  That probably deserved an exclamation point!  The Mid Atlantic North East (MANE) Artisan Coffee Conference, hosted by New Harvest Coffee Roasters, will be held Fri, Oct 7 – Sun, Oct 9.  If you saw me in the weeks following last year’s MANE event, you no doubt heard me talking about it.  I should... Read More ⇒

Torani Holiday Favorites

2011-12-14 // By Tia Peck
The Holidays are a time for family, friends, and a great cup of coffee. Serve your friends and family something special this year like Torani’s Frosted Gingerbread... Read More ⇒

See Who is Exhibiting at Coffee Fest NY!

2012-02-29 // By Tia Peck
Coffee Fest New York is only two weeks away and we are not the only ones excited about the event.  Many Manufacturers have been preparing for this great event just as we have and would love for you to stop by and say hello. So if you are in the New York area, come find us March 9th-11th at the Javits Center (and don’t forget to pick up a... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Exotic Mochas

2011-09-30 // By Tia Peck
  Mexican Cocoa was once a ceremonial drink the Aztecs of Mexico first served to Spaniards in 1519, they called it Xocolatl.  Chocolate laced with fragrant spices such as cocoa liquor, real vanilla, almond, and cinnamon. Today this mixture of flavors can be used to create a unique mocha, make delicious hot cocoas, or blend it up to... Read More ⇒

Rainy Morning = Autumn Reminders

2010-08-09
It’s been an overcast morning in Colorado.  As the rain comes down and jazz plays on my Pandora station, I can’t help but think of autumn.  It’s only the beginning of August, but before you know it you’ll start seeing the shift towards chai, hot chocolate, mochas, hot tea, and all things warming.  Are you... Read More ⇒

Featured Employee - Tobi Kropp

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

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Happy Holidays

2016-11-30 // By Multiple Authors
Are you the type of person that will be braving the cold by skiing, sledding or caroling? Or perhaps you prefer staying indoors baking, reading, or snuggling by the fire? Regardless, these drinks are sure to warm you from the inside, out; maybe even as much as your Grandma’s famous chocolate chip cookies awaiting Santa on the mantle. If the... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Happy Valentine's Day!

2011-02-14
Our Colorado warehouse just happens to call Loveland its home, so we could hardly let the ‘day of love’ pass without a quick shout out to all of you.  BPS ©’s you!  We invite you to sip one of these concoctions and enjoy your Valentine's Day!    Chocolate Covered Cherry Martini ¼ oz... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 Expertise & Training Materials

2019-05-13 // By Dana Schlingman
As you can see, Tiny-Tia has some mad skills!... Jokes aside, real-life Tia, and all of our Customer Service Baristas for that matter, really do have the expertise and the resources to help you avert catastrophe and optimize your operation. With real-world cafe experience and on-going training with product manufactures and coffee... Read More ⇒

A Heart For Monin

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

SCAA Exposition and USBC Musings

2010-04-20
  If you’ve noticed a break in the blog action, it’s because we’ve been in Anaheim attending the SCAA Exposition and the United States Barista Competition.  What an event!  We saw many friends and made a lot of new ones, perused new products and gadgets, attended lectures, tasted a lot of great coffee, and crowned... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Lively Libations - Merry & Bright Brews (December 2018)

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

Featured Employee - Megan Ehrlick

2017-09-08 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet:Megan Ehrlick Customer Service Barista How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity?I came to BPS as an intern fresh out of college, at the end of April. Once my internship ended, I took a full time customer service job by the end of July - so I guess about 5 months now! Where did you grow up?I grew up in a little town called... Read More ⇒

The Tip Jar - Drink Queuing

2014-05-20 // By Landon Christensen
“That’s not what I ordered…” is probably one of the most disheartening phrases you can hear as a barista and can seriously slow you down, especially if you are working busy hours. In order to maintain accurate and timely drink preparation, you want to make sure there is clear communication between the cashier and barista -... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - A Pinch of Green (March 2018)

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

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

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

Mocafe Matcha Green Tea Powder ON SALE!

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

Happy National Iced Tea Month!

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

Candied Pumpkin Latté Recipe

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

Lively Libations - Smooth Sailing (June 2019)

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

Lively Libations - Trending with a Twist (January 2020)

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

The Tip Jar - 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 ⇒

The Perfect Cup of Coffee

2011-01-10
As I sit here trying to glean inspiration from a few of the books in the BPS library (‘The Perfect Cup’ by Timothy James Castle, ‘The Professional Barista’s Handbook’ by Scott Rao, and ‘Uncommon Grounds’ by Mark Pendergrast), I begin to ponder ‘just what is the perfect cup of coffee?’.  I... Read More ⇒

The Lid for a better coffee experience!!

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

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 ⇒

DaVinci Delivers a Delicious, Dynamic Duo That You Can Eat

2014-01-15 // By Matthew Moseley
Not the Artist, and Not just Another Flavor  When you hear Da Vinci, it likely brings one of two things to mind either: The Renaissance Man’s artistic masterpieces or delicious arrays of sauces and syrups.  Since you’re on a specialty coffee website, you’re probably aware that I’m not here to discuss whether... 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 ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

May The 4th Be With You

2016-06-27 // By Lizzy Baldwin
As we near Independence Day, we often find ourselves in search of special ways to show our patriotism. 4th of July themed drinks are always fun, but if you don't have the time there are still great ways to show your colors! Why not show off your red, white, and blue by dressing up the drinks you already sell in your café? Cruzin' Caps are... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Who's going to Coffee Fest?

2011-09-14 // By Tia Peck
  It is time for the 20th Annual Coffee Fest Seattle 2011! This event gives passionate coffee and tea professionals the opportunity to learn new skills, check out new products, and network with others in the industry. Coffee Fest Seattle 2011 with be held at the Washington State Convention Center on September 23 - 25, 2011. Coffee Fest has... Read More ⇒

See Your Cup Full of Monin

2013-10-18 // By Jillian Peck
Snow? Already? I can’t believe how fast this year is going by. I feel like it was just yesterday I was getting brain freeze on a hot summer day. This morning comes and I’m brushing the season's first snow off my car. My shivers are trying to shake the cold as much as the excitement for it. And as soon as it all starts, so does my... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Happy National Iced Tea Month!

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

Lively Libations - Beautiful Brews (October 2017)

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

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

2010-07-09
  Did you know that we carry Da Vinci Gourmet Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans?  They are packaged in a 5lb bag and are available in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Marbled, and Medley (contains all 3 plus white chocolate).  The 5lb bag size might seem like a lot, but you can repackage the beans into small bags, tie them up... Read More ⇒

Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans

2010-07-09
  Did you know that we carry Da Vinci Gourmet Chocolate Covered Espresso Beans?  They are packaged in a 5lb bag and are available in Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Marbled, and Medley (contains all 3 plus white chocolate).  The 5lb bag size might seem like a lot, but many of our customers repackage the beans into small bags for... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Holiday Cookie Exchange (December 2019)

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 - Come Brunch With Us (March 2020)

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Tis the Season to get Torani

2013-11-15 // By Jillian Peck
You can run but you can’t hide. Not from your cravings and this one is indefensible. Torani Sauces are coming at you from all directions and with all flavors! Put up your cups and get ready. Flavors like these aren’t easy to pass by and too easy to pass around, making them a great asset for the season! Torani Sauce goes great with just... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

A Sweet Event - Ghirardelli Chocolate and Wine

2011-12-02 // By Kari Guddeck
It’s hard to go wrong hosting an event that focuses on chocolate.  Throw some wine/spirit and chocolate pairings in the mix and you’re pretty much golden.  Our presenters, Grant from Gourmet Source and Rick from Ghirardelli, were a wealth of chocolaty knowledge.  That’s right; we didn’t just eat chocolate and... Read More ⇒

NEW: Cafe Essentials Horchata & Pumpkin Spice

2017-10-06 // By Dana Schlingman
During October:Buy a case (5 bags) ofCafé Essentials  Horchata or Pumpkin Spice and receive $5 OFF per caseWith Coupon Code: CEFALL Learn More:Pumpkin Spice Q&A & Horchata Q&A  With the warmth of cinnamon and clove nestled in a creamy base, this silky blend is perfect for fall. Prepare it hot or... Read More ⇒

Ask The Pros – Cold Brewing with Toddy and Café Resolution Part 2

2010-04-02
April’s ATP articles are now available!  This month, Julia Leach of Toddy discusses the cold brew method for coffee and tea and why the result is superior for use in cold drinks in Do You Cold Brew?:      “Cold brewing coffee produces a pure coffee extract that can be refrigerated for up to three weeks without... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Something Hot, Something Cold

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Featured Employee - Elyse Coffing

2017-04-14 // By Dana Schlingman
Meet: Elyse Coffing Customer Service Manager How long have you worked for BPS and in what capacity? 2 years: 1.5 years as a Customer Service Barista and 6 months as a Customer Service Manager. Where did you grow up? Where did you go to school? I spent most of my childhood in Austin, Texas but moved to Loveland, Colorado my sophomore year of... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

Milkadamia

2017-04-19 // By Dana Schlingman
Made from raw macadamia nuts, this innovative dairy alternative is in fact as ingenious as its name. Origin:Milkadamia comes to us all the way from Jindilli Farms nestled off the coast of Australia near Byron Bay. “Jindilli” is one of several indigenous words used for macadamia. Situated in the same region where these rainforest trees... Read More ⇒

NWRBC: Round 1 Day 1

2011-01-28 // By Kari Guddeck
The first day of regional competitions is always fun.  New competitors and judges can barely contain their excitement and nervousness.  Being a ‘seasoned’ judge, it’s always good to remember those intense feelings and exactly how it felt being the newbie on the scene.  I still get a little adrenaline rush and a... Read More ⇒

New Ask the Pros Articles

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

Stand Out With BPS Products & Expertise

2019-02-04 // By Dana Schlingman
With so many coffee shops to choose from in the ever expanding specialty coffee industry, we know it’s important to stand out. Customers are looking for that “something special.” Whether that’s premium products, great customer service or expert technique we have the resources to help you and your team not only meet but... Read More ⇒

Lively Libations - Spring Spirits (March 2019)

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

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 ⇒

Embrace the Cold... Brew!

2013-01-30 // By Liam Bucher
This past weekend I came across a situation which would frustrate any coffee drinker, I forgot about the coffee I brewed in the morning and a few hours later, after only drinking two cups, I had to toss it. It’s such a waste and so annoying! That’s why we love the Toddy Coffee Maker. The Toddy is a cold brew system, easy to use and... Read More ⇒

Busy Monday vs. Holiday Recipes

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

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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

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

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 ⇒

Torani Signature Syrups Set the Mood

2013-02-01 // By Liam Bucher
Well, well, it looks as though cupid and his arrows are right around the corner. As we inch closer to Valentine’s Day and celebrate with our loved ones (or not, for those of you who protest the occasion), we scramble to think of a fun and exciting way to spend the day. Do we make a weekend trip, go out for a nice dinner, or stay home and cook... Read More ⇒

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 ⇒

Tea Time

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

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 ⇒

Cheers to the New Year - Festive Recipe Ideas

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

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 ⇒

It's a Wrap! Barista Nation Denver That Is

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

Introducing Smartfruit

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

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 ⇒

Coffee Fest Atlanta -- Is Now Gone with the Winners...

2015-02-16 // By Matthew Moseley
Just over a week ago, Coffee Fest had Atlanta buzzing with café owners and baristas alike looking to show off their skills or find the next breakthrough product to implement on or behind their bar.  Coffee fanatics flew in from all over the US as well as some international competitors representing Japan in the latte art competition. The... 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 ⇒

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 ⇒

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 ⇒
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Califia Farms Barista Blend Oat Milk
Califia Farms
Barista Blend Oat Milk - Quart(s)
$3.70
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Califia's new Oat Barista Blend steams beautifully, perfectly pairs with coffee, and tastes dang-good by itself. Unsweetened and made with whole rolle...

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Quart(s) - $3.70

Minor Figures Oat M*lk
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Formulated for use in coffee. Tastes amazing!Produces silky micro foam when steamed; perfect for pouring latte art and it doesn’t split in acidi...

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Liter(s) - 33.8oz - $3.95

Oatly Oat Milk Barista Edition
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Oat Milk Barista Edition - Quart(s) **Orders may be limited to 120 quarts per purchase**
$3.95
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So you are a barista? Perfect. This alternative milk is oat based meaning it isn’t overly sweet or excessively heavy. It is fully foamable putti...

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Quart(s) **Orders may be limited to 120 quarts per purchase** - $3.95

Pacific Natural Foods Barista Series Oat Original
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Made with premium oats, Pacific Foods Barista Series Oat Milk has a mild, naturally sweet flavor designed to pair perfectly with coffee. Developed und...

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Case(s) of 12 Quarts - $43.00


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