Deck the Halls (and your store) with Holiday Flavored Coffee!

Holiday flavored coffee is here! We at Stockton Graham & Co. have been buzzing about getting ready to introduce to you our Pumpkin Spice Coffee, Winter Wonderland Coffee and our Gingerbread Coffee. This is a great addition to your coffee shop for the holidays. Mintel Research tells us that flavored coffees are preferred at the top of the list of menu options after pastries, espresso and espresso beverages!!!

The History of the Flavored BeanHoliday Flavored Coffee pumpkin spice coffee

Flavored coffee beans are coated with flavor compounds to supplement coffee beans’ natural taste. Flavored coffees in one form or another have been used for centuries, but the gourmet coffee boom of the 1990s resulted in an increased interest in exotic flavors of coffee. With current technology, the beans can be produced with almost any flavor imaginable.

Although many people regard flavored coffee as a modern invention, its roots are almost as old as the beverage itself. History tells us that a few hundred years ago in the Middle East, people enjoyed drinking coffee blended with nuts and spices. In modern times, creative marketers have taken advantage of coffee drinkers desire for more flavor than nature yields and have found ways to introduce flavoring into coffee. It began with flavored syrups to spike brewed coffee with a flavor. More recently, food science has given us tools to introduce flavor onto the bean without the calories or the sugar. This is done as part of the post roasting process.

holiday flavored coffeeThe raw beans which are processed, either naturally or using the wet method to wash away the cherry from the seed (or the bean), are then ready to be roasted. The appropriate amount of flavoring to be used must be determined before flavor oils can be added to the roasted beans. The formulation process is similar to the way one decides how much sugar to put into a cup of coffee or tea. Once the precise amount is set, the dosage is held constant for that particular flavor oil and roasted bean combination. It is interesting to note that the flavor can be added to the beans while they are whole but also after they have been ground. The method for introducing flavor into ground coffee is different. We at Stockton Graham & Co. always introduce the flavor post roast and whole bean and we delight in bringing you flavors of holiday cheer.

All of our holiday flavored coffee is made with natural flavors. What a great way to market these coffees at your store. This is something that is important to many health conscious consumers of all ages. It is also important to note that the flavor added to the beans do not add calories to the average of three calories a cup of black coffee has.

Pumpkin Spice – Out of all Stockton Graham & Co.’s holiday flavored coffee, Pumpkin Spice is our most popular fall offering. With its aromatic blend of autumn spices such as nutmeg, clove, and hints of cinnamon, this 100% Arabica coffee is the perfect pairing for chilly evenings and crisp autumn air.

holiday flavored coffeeWinter 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!

Gingerbread – 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!

Call a Customer Care Associate at 800 835 5943 or email orders@stocktongraham.com

Stockton Graham & Co. Now Offering Modern Oats from Mocafe!

Modern OatsThe demand for healthy and convenient breakfast options has never been stronger, especially certified gluten-free options. Oatmeal especially has experienced a resurgence, and has made the shift from frumpy to fabulous with the addition of delicious new flavors & higher quality ingredients. Stockton Graham & Co. is proud to announce the addition of Modern Oats to our product mix! This all natural gluten-free oatmeal from Mocafe is a fast, healthy, on the go meal. Everything is in the cup. We are offering a new product promotion of ONE FREE VARIETY PACK case with any one-case minimum purchase of any flavor (initial orders only) PLUS $2/off per case! Expires October 31, 2013

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At Modern Oats, they start by selecting only the most nutrient & protein rich, non-genetically modified, and certified gluten-free whole rolled oats — oats never grown with pesticides or chemical fertilizers, from smaller, family run farms throughout the upper Midwest of North America. After the oats are steamed and sized, they then blend with the finest, juiciest, antioxidant rich superfruits, omega 3 rich nuts and seeds, and lightly sweeten with only certified organic evaporated cane juice to craft the most delicious, healthy, modern blends of oatmeal found today.

Just add hot water, wait 3 minutes, stir and enjoy!

Modern Oats is available in 6 delicious flavors: Apple Walnut, Chocolate Cherry, Goji Blueberry, Mango Blackberry, 5 Berry and Nuts & Seeds.

Remember that we offer product samples for free, so if you would like to try Modern Oats, just ask your Customer Care Associate to include it in your next order! The Modern Oats sample kit includes a product brochure and one individual serving carton of each flavor.

Call 800.835.5943 today to get pricing and learn more about this great new product line!

Click here to learn more about Modern Oats!

Monin Specials for your café from Stockton Graham & Co.!

Monin-BakedSyrupsMonin, a top leader in flavor, has some great new products and options for your specialty beverage needs. Monin has recently released their Baked Flavors Syrups series, with 3 delicious flavors: Banana Nut Bread, Cupcake and Stockton Graham & Co.’s favorite, Cinnamon Bun. These syrups take your favorite baked treats and combine them with your favorite coffees!

In Banana Nut Bread you will taste the flavors of fresh banana, nuts and spices. With the Cupcake syrup you find hints of vanilla sweet cupcakes in your beverage. Cinnamon Bun gives you the tastes of spicy brown sugar and sweet icing. Stockton Graham & Co. is offering a great BOGO on these Baked syrups right now. Buy One bottle of syrup and Get One bottle of the same flavor for free! We are excited to be able to offer our customers savings on these great new flavors, be sure to discuss these savings with our Customer Care Associates.

Monin Pina ColadaMonin is gearing up for summer with some great All Natural Fruit Smoothies savings! Stockton Graham & Co. is offering a free case of Pina Colada Fruit Smoothie mix, with any 5 purchased cases of All Natural Fruit Smoothie mix. Monin is also offering a $3 off any case purchased rebate. This program will be running through December 2013 and there is no limit on how many cases you can apply the rebate to.

Another thing Monin is offering to customers right now is their 2013 Spring/Summer Merchandising Kits. In this kit you receive: 8 counter cards for drinks, 10 recipe cards using 577195_524846804233635_600629258_nthe flavors included and 3-50ml bottles of syrup in Irish Cream, French Vanilla and Salted Caramel! To receive these kits, click here fill out the form, and they will be sent right to you. This is a great opportunity to try some new flavors and get some new recipes.

Monin is one of the brands coffee shops can count on to supply amazing flavors. Stockton Graham & Co. is proud to offer our customers great deals on great products. Call 800.835.5943 to learn more about Monin’s Baked Flavored syrups, All Natural Smoothie mix and the savings we can supply!

Save up to $18/case on Monin All-Natural Fruit Smoothies!

PROMOTIONAL OFFER: SAVE UP TO $18/CASE!

Save $6 instantly on your full case of one flavor of Monin All-Natural Fruit Smoothie mix! Call 800.835.5943 for instant savings!
Expires 9/30/2012.

Receive an additional $12 back as a rebate direct from Monin through December 31! Click here for manufacturer’s rebate form

And, for even more savings, don’t forget you can get your first case of Monin Smoothies Free on all orders through December 31!  Just purchase one case, submit proof-of-purchase, and Monin will refund the cost! Click here for manufacturer’s rebate form

Monin Fruit Smoothie Mix – Made with only natural ingredients for the best tasting, blender ready smoothie you can buy!
Only Monin offers a lineup of five great tasting natural Fruit Smoothie Mixes: Mango, Peach, Wildberry, Strawberry Banana and Strawberry. Just pour over ice, blend and serve!

Made from the finest, natural ingredients, they deliver the freshest and best tasting frozen smoothies available. Your customers will love the taste, and you’ll love the repeat orders.

  • No artificial flavor, color or preservatives
  • Gluten free
  • Pour over ice and blend
  • Aseptically packaged for fresh taste
  • 46 oz. size for easy handling and storage



All-Natural Flavored Coffee

According to a recent article in Bloomberg Businessweek:

Starbucks Corp., the world’s largest coffee-shop operator, plans to sell vanilla, caramel and cinnamon-flavored packaged coffee in U.S. grocery stores beginning in June.

The coffee, called Natural Fusions, will be available in 11-ounce packages…

Starbucks recognizes the potential for profit in flavored coffee. As the article mentions, roughly 60% of their customers drink flavored coffee. That figure is staggering and yet not terribly surprising when we think about the coffee buying public at-large.

What can we learn from this? First of all, lots of people enjoy and consume flavored coffee. Secondly, I gather that the independent operator who doesn’t offer flavored coffee to their customers could be missing out on an easy and lucrative revenue stream.

Does this mean it would work in every cafe in America? Unequivocally, no. Ultimately, an owner knows best. In many places, it simply wouldn’t be a good fit.

If you’re a skeptic, I would advise that you weight the pros and cons.

The most often overlooked benefit of adding flavored coffee to a menu, other than an increase in sales, is the ability to preach your coffee gospel to a previously unresponsive congregation. Isn’t that thrilling for any coffee geek cafe owner? I bet that Starbucks is banking on retail selling well to people who’ve never purchased their coffee before, thus encouraging a surge in traffic from that previously untapped consumer base to their retail stores.

In addition to our excellent single-origin coffees, blends and perennially popular flavored coffees, we also carry a wide variety of all-natural flavored coffees. The all-natural flavors available are Chocolate Caramel Truffle, Chocolate Almond, Chocolate Hazelnut, Cinnamon Hazelnut, Creamy Frangelican, Double Dutch Chocolate, English Caramel Cream, French Vanilla, Hazelnut and Maple. They are available in 5 lb. bulk and pre-packaged 12 oz. retail cases.

Mike Adams
Stockton Graham & Co.