Looking for some fun new green drinks to introduce this St. Paddy’s Day? Serve up some Cafe Essentials Matcha Mint Chip from Dr. Smoothie as a frappe, iced drink, or hot drink. This rich dairy-creamy mint chip taste leaves wonderful little surprises at the bottom of the cup – give your customers the luck of the Irish with nice pieces of chocolate to enjoy as a final reward! Place your order today by calling 800.835.5943.
MATCHA MINT CHIP FRAPPÉ
Yield – 16 oz finished beverage
6 oz water
2 (48cc) scoops Cafe Essentials® Matcha Mint Chip
16 oz – 18 oz cup of ice
Add the ingredients in the order listed above and blend.
Taste Profile – Creamy mint with little bits of chocolate chips.
Option – For more of a milkshake profile, use milk instead of water.
ICED MATCHA MINT CHIP
Yield – 16 oz finished beverage
6 oz hot water
2 rounded (48cc) scoops Cafe Essentials® Matcha Mint Chip
4 oz cold milk
16 oz – 18 oz cup of ice
Pour beverage mix into hot water and stir thoroughly. Pour contents over 16 – 18 oz cup full of ice. Pour in cold milk and stir contents until completely chilled.
Taste Profile – Refreshing mint with bits of chocolate.
MINT CHIP MOCHA (HOT)
Yield – 12 oz finished beverage
2 oz espresso
10 oz steamed milk
1 (48cc) scoop Cafe Essentials® Matcha Mint Chip
Combine espresso and steamed milk in a serving cup, creating a latté. Add powdered beverage mix into hot latté base and stir thoroughly.
Taste Profile – Creamy latté, with mint and chocolate tones.
Option – Top beverage with whipped cream and drizzled chocolate syrup, or even chocolate sprinkles.
It wouldn’t be winter without a little indulgence… Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce offers the sweet, rich flavor of white chocolate, dark chocolate and peppermint perfect for the Valentine season. We have a very limited supply, so place your order today by calling 800.835.5943.
The coffee is hot, and here’s a little something for you!
Valentine’s Day is coming up, and as the second largest retail holiday of the year, we have chosen three great products to celebrate the season. So, whether you need to heat yourself up or cool your heels, any and all of these options are sure to be popular with your customers.
Chocolate covered cherries are a classic candy recipe usually reserved for special occasions; to be given to your special someone. While the candy version is a tad messy, you can enjoy our Chocolate Cherry Kiss flavored coffee without the sticky mess! Starting with our 100% Arabica beans, we then blend flavors of sweet, juicy cherries and creamy candy then surround it with sweet milk chocolate. Chocolate and coffee go together naturally so well, and the added sweetness and fruit from the cherries makes for a delectable treat. We suggest featuring this coffee as a daily brew and for take-home. Remind your customers that their sweetie is probably expecting a thoughtful surprise, and what better way to wake up than with a coffee that reminds them that someone special was thinking of them. You can pack a few bags with your own label and have them ready for impulse purchases, or rely on us to pre-pack them for you.
Invite your customers to treat themselves this Valentine’s Day to a Red Velvet Frappe from Cappuccine. It’s rich cocoa and cake batter flavor sets it apart from the norm, but the luscious red color really makes it shine. Top each with whipped cream and red sprinkles for extra appeal. Whether bought for themselves or someone else, your customers will love the great taste and festive colors. If you’re in an area with exceptionally cold weather, you may want to offer this as a hot drink as well.
This is the time of year that we see higher sales in teas as well, though not all cafés take great advantage of the opportunity. Since only a little more than half of all adults drink coffee, having great, high quality alternatives is a must. Rather than offering a hodge podge of low-end teas like those found in diners, consider a line of nice, full leaf teas, packed in silken sachets. These teas offer a cleaner, clearer more satisfying liquor, and your customers are willing to pay more for them. Contact us today to learn more about the options we have, including red espresso - a rooibos espresso product from South Africa.
Holidays and other events are a great for a Limited Time Offer or LTO. These promotions build anticipation and spur action from your customers to act now, or risk having to wait until next year. A great LTO for this Valentine’s day are White Peppermint Mochas. Peppermint remains popular well into the Valentine season, and this would be a great chance to clear out your inventory before warmer weather comes. We have a very limited supply of the NEW Torani Peppermint Bark, which is perfectly formulated for just enough peppermint flavor to complement the rich, white chocolate. Once these few cases are gone, we will all have to wait until next Fall to get more. Click here for some great Torani Peppermint Bark Sauce recipes!
As with any promotion you offer, make use of any free POS materials available so that your customers get the visual impact of these great drinks. Be sure your staff are aware of the new items and how to properly prepare them. They should suggestively sell featured items; it costs nothing to do so, and the rewards are pure profit. Help your staff sell more by providing them sensual keywords, like “luscious, divine, silky, sweet etc.”
Contact our Customer Care Department by calling 800.835.5943 for access to samples, POS Materials and more fun ideas.
Stockton Graham & Co. will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th & Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas. FedEx will also not pick up on these days in observance of the holiday (FedEx ground will be delivering on the 24th click here for more details). We encourage all customers to order early and stock up, as FedEx’s normal shipping transit times are not guaranteed during this time of year due to tremendous increases in their overall package volume.
All orders received after noon on Monday, December 23rd will not roast and ship until Thursday, December 26th.FOR LOCAL CUSTOMERS: We request all pick-ups be made by noon on Monday the 23rd.
We will re-open and resume our normal operating schedule on Thursday, December 26th. However, we will be conducting our physical yearly inventory on Friday, December 27th and WILL NOT be processing any orders that day. Customer service will be available on Friday to handle any pick-ups that have been pre-ordered by end of day on Thursday, December 26th and to take orders all day. Orders placed on Friday, December 27th will ship on Monday, December 30th.
To track your packages, head over to FedEx.com. All of us at Stockton Graham & Co. wish you a wonderful Holiday!
Decorations, songs and scents of the holidays fill the air of every store and mall, as well as all of the major coffee and food chains. To celebrate the season, Stockton Graham & Co. has designed a new point-of-purchase bag and bin labels for three of our top all-time favorite flavored holiday coffees: Winter Wonderland, Yule Nog and Gingerbread. These coffees are available in bulk 5 lb. pound bags as well 12 oz. (6 per case) point-of-purchase black valve bags. As with all our flavored coffees, they are available as regular and decaffeinated (Euro-prep and Swiss Water Processed). For the holiday season, we can also provide white 12 oz. point of purchase bags upon request and while supplies last.
Call 800.835.5943 today to order any of our featured Holiday Flavored Coffees or Seasonal Blends!
Featured Holiday Flavored Coffees Stockton Graham & Co. offers a number of holiday flavored coffees to add to your holiday cheer!
Apple Cobbler – What big holiday dinner is complete without a home-style cobbler? There’s something about seeing the cobbler sitting on the table, atop a crisp red and white tablecloth, that brings back fond memories of family gatherings past. Our favorite recipe calls for a filling of fresh apple slices topped off with a flaky pastry sprinkled with cinnamon.
Bourbon Pecan Pie – This familiar blend of flavors will warm your home during the holidays. The bourbon notes bind with warm pecans and create a wonderful match. Serve this alongside some holiday cookies, and the rich oak flavors will resonate throughout your home for hours.
Chocolate Peppermint – Remember the old candy commercials? When you take one sip of this flavored coffee it’s like…experiencing the sensation of biting into a peppermint paddy, with our own personal twist: Great specialty coffee! Bold dark chocolate coats refreshing, glacial mint nuances, creating a cup so hot, it’s cool!
Gingerbread Spice* – The spicy-sweet confections of Eastern Europe inspired this coffee. We’ve captured the scent and flavor of warm loaves of gingerbread fresh from the oven and complemented it with our own blend of cinnamon and hazelnut for a uniquely snappy taste!
Pumpkin Cheesecake – This flavor brings out the best of two delicious holiday desserts. Pumpkin pie spices mix with fresh cheesecake in a rich and savory brew. This flavored treat will bring joy to your home throughout the season, and you can drink as much as you want without the guilt of traditional cheesecake.
Pumpkin Hazelnut – Pumpkin Hazelnut is a perfect combination of pumpkin spice and hazelnut flavors. If you are looking to expand your flavored coffee offering for the fall season, this is great to keep in mind. The blend serves as the perfect transitional offering, and the wonderful autumn character will warm the hearts of your customers.
Pumpkin Spice* – This coffee is an aromatic blend of autumn favorites, including the taste of newly harvested pumpkin accented by a mélange of spices like nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and more. It’s sure to warm you up and get you in the spirit of the fall! It also makes for a great gift when given to your nearest and dearest. Forget the bottle of wine; bring a pound of coffee to your fall dinner party!
Sugar Cookie – Sugar cookies have been a longtime holiday favorite. Their simple, buttery goodness is hard to improve on, but we think our addition of macadamia nuts really sets our recipe apart. That classic cookie taste in our own specialty coffee is our gift to you!
Toasted Macaroon – A macaroon is a cookie made with a paste of ground almonds. Our macaroon recipe comes to coffee with a lightly toasted sweetness, cream notes and just a hint of cinnamon. It’s an excellent choice for breakfast or for dunking macaroons!
Winter Wonderland – In celebration of the holiday season, we’ve put four outstanding flavors together in an enticing medley: a winter wonderland of hazelnut and caramel blanketed by a powdery snow of vanilla and coconut. It’s guaranteed to keep the cold away and warm your spirit with holiday cheer!
Yule Nog – Egg Nog has been a holiday tradition for centuries with old family recipes handed down through the generations, so each family’s tradition has its own distinctive flair. With our Yule Nog, we start with the classic creamy egg nog and add a cinnamon and nutmeg flavor spike. Combined with a slightly sweet finish, this coffee is sure to delight your family and guests this holiday season.
Seasonal Blends We also offer a number of seasonal holiday blends that complement the traditional rich holiday foods such as egg nog, sugar cookies, red velvet cake and more! Our seasonal blends are available in bulk 5 lb. bags and 12 oz. (6 count cases) point-of-purchase coffees.
Organic First Noel Blend – The First Noel Blend is inspired by the joy experienced from gathering with close friends and family during the season. Whether it’s a freshly fallen winter snow or sharing a kiss from a loved one under the mistletoe, this coffee is a toast to the season of giving and all of our favorite things, past and present, from a great year gone by. This blend is comprised of a French Roast blend of organic and fairly-traded coffees to complement any winter celebration. Make The First Noel Blend your new holiday tradition today.
Thanksgiving Day Blend – Nothing beats an incredible cup of coffee while gathering with family and friends during the holiday season. Our Roastmaster created this blend to unite the major coffee-growing regions of the world. Flavors from around the globe come together to form a dark-roasted blend appealing to a wide variety of palates. The perfect complement to a big piece of pie, Thanksgiving Blend will top off your meal and please everyone at your feast.
‘Tis the Season Blend* – Just as the holiday season brings us together, this worldly blend has a sweet, berry-like flavor and nice acidity. Flavor aside, the feel of this coffee in the mouth is a sensual, tactile experience all its own thanks to the perfectly balanced body. Though designed for the holiday season, this blend is excellent year-round.
Winter’s Comfort Blend – Winter’s Comfort puts warmth and flavor back into the colder months. It features a heavy body with a sweet spot of caramel followed by a nuanced, fruity-tasting finish. Paired with a warm, oven-fresh treat, it’s perfect for weathering the wintry cold.
Now that the fall weather has set in, pumpkin flavored beverages are in high demand! Make sure your menu is up to date with some of these delicious seasonal recipes perfect for the brisk, fall temperatures!
Frozen Pumpkin Pie Frappe: Layer 1 shot espresso, 5 oz. Torani Real Cream Frappe Base, 1/2 oz. Torani Pumpkin Pie Sauce and 2 cups Icein blender pitcher and blend to desired consistency. Garnish with whipped cream and ground nutmeg and or cinnamon. For extra appeal, drizzle with Caramel or Pumpkin Pie Sauce.
Pumpkin Latte/Cappuccino: A staple café beverage for the fall season, all that is required is 2 pumps of pumpkin syrup (or one pump of pumpkin sauce) 2 espresso shots and velvety steamed milk. This will create a 12oz latte or cappuccino.
White Chocolate Pumpkin Latte: A great concoction for the pumpkin-loving sweet-tooth! Add ½ pump of white chocolate sauce, 1 ½ pumps of pumpkin syrup (or 1/2 pump of pumpkin sauce), 2 shots of espresso and steamed milk for a 12oz serving!
Pumpkin Chai: This is the fall variation on a drink that is popular year round! Depending on the type of chai you use, the ratio of chai to milk may vary for a 12oz serving, but all you need to do is add 2 pumps of pumpkin syrup to the cup. Then you just finish off with the correct ratio, steam, and serve! You can always garnish this one with cinnamon or nutmeg!
Pumpkin and English Toffee Latte: Often times referred to as the “pumpkin brittle” latte, this beverage combines two great syrup flavors in one drink! For a 12oz latte, add 1 ½ pumps of pumpkin syrup (1/2 pump of pumpkin sauce!) and ½ a pump of English toffee syrup, 2 shots of espresso and steamed milk!
Pumpkin Cheesecake Latte: An even mix of 1 pump pumpkin syrup, 1 pump cheesecake syrup in addition with 2 shots of espresso and enough steamed milk for a 12oz serving creates a decadent beverage perfect for fall!
Also note that any of these drinks can be created without espresso for a kid-friendly treat, and can always be topped with whipped cream! For a special fall treat mix 3oz. of syrup with your whipped cream to add more flavor to your drink! Maple flavored whipped cream is a big hit with pumpkin beverages.