Introduction to Red Espresso

Throughout history, coffee has reached milestone after milestone, when it comes to creating a satisfying beverage. From a plant that was discovered by an Ethiopian goat herder, to a diverse beverage that is enjoyed all over the world, it has become one of the most popular beverages in the world. One milestone that is perhaps in a league of its own is the ever so popular coffee espresso shot. If it is not the sheer taste of the espresso that makes it so remarkable, it is the creativity that comes along with it. Creativity is key when it comes to pouring this innovative shot, which also happens to be the base ingredient for cappuccinos, lattes, mochas and other specialty beverages. The creativity, however, does not stop there. This drink is so limitless, that the main ingredient of coffee itself can be substituted. With what, one might ask? The answer is Red Espresso tea.

Red Espresso is the world’s first espresso tea, made from all natural rooibos ground tea. It was created by a South African farmer, who designed its loose yet finely ground leaves to tolerate regular espresso machine portafilters, just like coffee, and can be made in the same amount of time. This idea of a tea based espresso has attracted coffee shop owners for many reasons, one of which is to add diversity to their espresso menu. Not only does Red Espresso take very little space to store, but this product offers a great change from the typical espresso, as well as offers a satisfying beverage without the effects of caffeine, which may appeal to mid and late day customers. Another advantage of Red Espresso, are the health benefits that come along with it. Red Espresso is 100% natural and caffeine free, as well as containing five times the amount of antioxidants as green tea in every serving. When it comes to creativity with Red Espresso, the sky is the limit. Cappuccinos, lattes, mochas, and iced drinks are just a few of the possibilities one can come up with then creating a Red Espresso beverage.

Here at Stockton Graham & Co., meeting our customers’ needs is our number one priority, so when we saw the amount of interest and the rise in demand our customers showed in tea; we decided to get involved immediately. As an effort to shed more light on the subject for our customers, we have dedicated one of our blog topics specifically to tea lattes and other specialty beverages. Our employees have also had the opportunity to play around with Red Espresso in our demo room, and experiment with it in as many ways as possible. With positive feedback from both our customers and employees, we decided that this product is definitely worth investing in, as one of our allied products.

Matt Hogan
Stockton Graham & Co.