Featured Holiday Flavored Coffees

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 SGC-All-3-flavorsbulk 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.

SGC-GingerbreadChocolate 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!

SGC-WinterWonderlandToasted 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 SGC-YuleNogthis 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.

* Counter Cards & Shelf Talkers available

4th Quarter Timeline and Seasonal Necessities

Summer has come and gone, and now we’re a matter of weeks away from the start of the fourth quarter. In the coffee industry, these last three months of the year are the busiest, most intense and in just about all cases, the most profitable. The weather starts to drop, students and workers return to their normal routine, and the holiday season is among us. These are just a few reasons why your business volume will be affected tremendously, and if you’re prepared, this quarter will be a successful one.  At Stockton Graham & Co., we’ve created at fourth quarter/seasonal timeline to help you make sure you are on track to wrap up 2012 in a positive manner.

September/October

I. Pumpkin needs to be on your menu. Every year the crave for pumpkin begins earlier and earlier, and by mid-September, pumpkin flavoring is in full swing. Stockton Graham & Co. offers a variety of pumpkin products, in multiple brands, including the following:
– Pumpkin Syrup
– Pumpkin Sauce
– Pumpkin Frappe Powder
– Pumpkin Chai Powder
– Pumpkin Flavored Coffee

II. Chai is back in season! It may have been a slow mover throughout the spring and summer, but if you have not seen it already, the high demand for chai is just around the corner. Stockton Graham & Co. offers chai in both powder and liquid concentrate forms, with flavors ranging from the ever-so-popular spiced chai and vanilla chai, to seasonal flavors such as pumpkin chai and gingerbread chai.

III. Apple Cider is always a hit this time of the year. It can be served cold, right from the refrigerated container, or you can add hot water or steamed milk and serve it as a hot drink. We do not stock an apple cider, simply because it is more cost effective for you to swing by your local grocery store and grab it there. However, if you are having trouble finding some, let us know and we’ll be happy to special order some for you!

November

I. Keep it coming! Once October ends, it does not mean that its popular beverages do. Pumpkin inspired drinks, chai and cider all will continue to sell throughout November!

II. Seasonal Coffees are available at Stockton Graham & Co.! Our Autumn Harvest Blend and Thanksgiving Blend are always customer favorites this time of the year. As for flavored coffee, Apple Cobbler, Bourbon Pecan Pie and Toasted Almond are our most popular, year after year! Click here to see our list of seasonal blends and click here to see the great seasonal flavored coffee.

III. Seasonal syrups are abundant this time of the year! As mentioned earlier, the pumpkin flavoring will continue to sell, though other flavors such as maple spice, brown sugar cinnamon, spice berry and Monin’s pie series including pumpkin pie, apple pie, pecan pie and blueberry pie (available on special order) are big time hits as well!

IV. Smoothies, believe it or not, will continue to sell even as the weather gets about as cold as the smoothie itself! And what better way to keep your smoothie sales up than promoting fall flavored smoothies? Dr. Smoothie offers a cherry-cranberry smoothie, as well as a northwest apple smoothie, both of which are very popular in the fourth quarter. Torani now offers a green apple smoothie, which goes great with a little caramel sauce to give it that caramel apple flavor that everyone loves!

December

I. Peppermint needs to be on your menu by now. This flavor will be as popular as pumpkin was in the earlier months of the quarter and will even continue to sell in January. Just like pumpkin, we will have a variety of peppermint products including:
– Peppermint Syrup
– Peppermint Mocha Frappe Powder
– Peppermint Flavored Coffee

II. Gingerbread is another extremely popular flavor this time of the year. Stockton Graham & Co. has you covered in this flavor department as well, including products such as:
– Gingerbread Syrup
– Gingerbread Chai
– Gingerbread Flavored Coffee

III. Retail Coffee is a must this time of the year. Due to the frigid weather, customers are more willing to buy your whole bean coffee, so they brew a cup right at home and don’t have to venture out into the cold in order to grab their favorite cup of coffee. Retail coffee also makes fantastic holiday gifts, and is also commonly used as stocking stuffers and in gift baskets. Stockton Graham & Co. has you covered in all of your holiday coffee favorites. Our most popular holiday blends include Winter’s Comfort and ‘Tis the Season, and when it comes to flavors, Winter Wonderland, Gingerbread Spice and Christmas Sugar Cookie are the front runners. Not only are we happy to prepackage these coffees in 12 or 16 ounce bags for you, but we can also add custom labels to each bag!

This is an exciting time to be a café owner, and whether this is your first fourth quarter experience or you are a veteran ready to take on the season yet again, the most important thing is that you are well prepared. It may seem early, but you will be surprised how fast the seasonal sales will sneak up on you. For help planning your fourth quarter agenda, give us a call today at 800.835.5943. As long as you stay ahead of the game and are ready for the season, success will naturally come your way, because after all, it is the most wonderful time of the year!

Save up to $10 dollars a case on Big Train Seasonal Flavors!

Big Train is offering seasonal flavors, and Stockton Graham is offering up to $10 instant savings a case! Seasonal beverage mixes available are: Pumpkin Pie Chai (NEW), Gingerbread Chai, Peppermint Mocha Blended Ice Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Blended Ice Coffee and Egg Nog Blended Crème! Call and place your order with your customer care associate today at 800.835.5943.

Add some variety to your seasonal drink line up and compete with the corporate chains! Nothing grabs a customers attention more than some great “feel good” holiday flavors. This promotion  ends September 30th so make sure you take advantage of this short time special!

Taste the ultimate Happy Holidays seasonal drink with Big Train’s New Pumpkin Pie Chai. Refresh your body and soul with a delightfully delicious blend of honey, creamy pumpkin, black tea and exotic spices. Also available is the Big Train’s top seasonal seller Gingerbread Chai! The same delicious Chai with added Ginger and spices.

Peppermint Mocha Blended Ice Coffee is a chocolaty minty staple of every holiday menu! This flavor sells out quickly almost every year during the holidays, so make sure you order yours today! Another popular seasonal blend is Pumpkin Spice Blended Ice Coffee. Fall is the start of the busy season and nothing has customers coming in quicker than pumpkin coffee options!

Egg Nog Blended Crème is another holiday favorite that you can serve it as is or add espresso for an amazingly delicious Egg Nog Latte. This great mix is a creamy Egg Nog drink that everyone will enjoy.

 

Only a few more days of our Pumpkin Promotion left!

There are only a few more days of our great pumpkin syrups and sauces promotion left! Pumpkin is falls favorite flavor, so have your shop ready for the pumpkin crowd!

If you pre-order a full case of Pumpkin sauces or syrups before Aug 31 we will give you:

$4 off a case* of  Pumpkin Sauces
$6 off  a case*of Pumpkin Syrups
*full cases only (applies to 12ct pumpkin syrup or 4ct/6ct sauce)
***All pre-orders will ship 9/5/2012 with FREE FREIGHT***

Syrups and sauces will be available from the taste leaders Monin, DaVinci and Torani! Stay ahead of the competition and call Stockton Graham at 800.835.5943 to pre-order your pumpkin flavors today!

With Fall and a change in temperatures right around the corner, your customers are going to be looking for those delicious pumpkin flavors!

Pumpkin Syrups and Sauces: Pre-order Savings!

With Fall and a change in temperatures right around the corner, your customers are going to be looking for those delicious pumpkin flavors! Here at Stockton Graham, we are ready to help you be ahead of the curve. If you pre-order a full case of Pumpkin sauces or syrups before Aug 31 we will give you instant savings!

$4 off a case* of  Pumpkin Sauces
$6 off  a case*of Pumpkin Syrups 
 *full cases only (applies to 12ct pumpkin syrup or 4ct/6ct sauce)
***All pre-orders will ship 9/5/2012 with FREE FREIGHT***

Syrups and sauces will be available from the taste leaders Monin, DaVinci and Torani! Stay ahead of the competition and call Stockton Graham at 800.835.5943 to pre-order your pumpkin flavors today!


Must-Have ‘Prep for Fall’ Checklist for Coffee House Owners

Fall is a great time to be a coffee shop owner – regulars return from summer vacation, kids begin a new school year and popular seasonal blends and drinks give people another reason to stop in shop. There’s a lot going on, both personally and professionally, and a business owner can get overwhelmed quickly.

Plan fall menu and drinks.

Call Stockton Graham & Co. to order seasonal syrups and sauces. Customers expect flavors like Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple to be on your fall menu. Pre-ordering these seasonal items ensures you are prepared to handle the demand. We highly suggest you order AT LEAST one case pumpkin flavored syrup of your brand choice – it will sell. We offer it in DaVinci, Torani and Monin.

What blends and flavored coffees will you offer? As the temperature cools, coffee sales heat up. We have a wide variety of fall blends and flavors to suit any palate. Click here to see a list of our favorite fall coffees!

Hire additional staff as needed. Do they need training? Our Coffee College program will make them the best baristas they can be and, ultimately, save you money.

Sign-up for free vendor point-of-sale material. Check out this listing of where to sign-up, HERE.

Begin an aggressive marketing push to local schools.

Don’t neglect frozen drinks. Try out this recipe for a delicious Caramel Apple Dr. Smoothie.

Have your holiday menu planned out by mid September. Gingerbread syrup, take-home coffee, gift baskets, etc.

If this is your first season as a cafe owner, or you’re a veteran looking for some new, spicy ideas, contact one of our customer care associates today at 800 835 5943 for additional advice.