Roses are Red, Violets are Blue…

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.

redespressoThis 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.

Torani Peppermint BarkHolidays 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!

rosesAs 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. Now Offering Mocafe and Cappuccine!

Stockton Graham & Co. is proud to announce the addition of two new leading brands of specialty beverage products, Mocafe and Cappucine! Customers have been inquiring about these lines for some time, so we decided to bring them in. As they are extremely popular for their blended iced drinks, we are excited that they will be available for your customers’ summer enjoyment and help further build your business’ success! We are offering a new product promotion of $5 off a case of all Mocafe or Cappuccine! Expires June 30th 2013

2012--Mocafe-web-LogoA number of products from the Mocafe line are now available, including Original Mocafe Mocha, Caffe Latte, Tahitian Vanilla Latte and Wild Tribe Moka frappe powders. We will also have Precious Divinity Chai, Matcha Green Tea, Mexican Spiced Cocoa and Vanilla Smoothie mixes. Mocafe has been offering high quality specialty beverage products since 1996, and we are thrilled to be able to offer this line to our customers.

logoWe have the entire extensive line of Cappuccine frappe flavors, too! These 27 flavors provide a wide assortment of choices for our customer’s needs, including: Lactose free, no hydrogenated oils, Kosher and Halal approved. Cinnamon Bun and Red Velvet are two flavors Cappuccine offers that can help make your cafe unique. Winning numerous specialty beverage awards since 1994, Cappuccine has solidified itself as a top contender in the blended iced coffee world. We are excited to have more options for our customers to choose from with this delicious brand.

POS for these brands and samples are also available from Stockton Graham & Co.. Remember that samples are free, so if you would like to try one of these new products, just ask your Customer Care Associate to include it in your next order! Mocafe is also offering blender specials through Stockton Graham & Co. Purchase a Vitamix or Blendtec blender from us and you will receive, 3 cases of Mocafe Product! Cappuccine has a direct purchase program that you can learn more about here.

Upon tasting in house, both brands were well received with the Stockton Graham & Co. staff. These new brands will help your shop create signature blended drinks that will have customers returning for more! If you are looking to serve delicious, creamy, blended iced coffee beverages, call your Stockton Graham & Co. sales associate to discuss updating your specialty beverage program! Call 800.835.5943 today to get pricing and learn more about these great new product lines!