FaLaLaLaLa for Flavored Coffees

Stockton Graham & Co. Winter Flavored CoffeesThis season, flavored coffees are back with a vengeance. Winter warmers are firing up coffee sales especially among dessert-flavored coffees like Tiramisu, Red Velvet Cake, Gingerbread and Pumpkin Cheesecake.

Flavored coffees are different than coffee beverages flavored with syrups from MONIN, DaVinci or Torani. Stockton Graham & Co. makes our flavored coffees to order with fresh-roasted beans that are tumbled in large bins with small amounts of flavoring. The result is a cleaner tasting flavored beverage with, of course, less sugar and calories than coffees that include flavored syrups or sauces.

Mintel Research tells us that flavored coffee sales are up 15%, with dessert flavored coffees leading the way. Put all the dessert-flavored coffees into a bucket, and sales are up a whopping 800% since 2010, according to Mintel. Yes, that’s right. 800%.

Big changes in flavored coffees are being pushed by Millennials who are more adventurous and like to experiment with different taste combinations.

Millennial coffee consumers are the coffeehouse generation, having grown up with choices, flavors and variety. These flavor-friendly flavored coffee drinkers are rapidly replacing Baby Boomers and black coffee. That’s why flavored coffee sales are indexing at a considerably faster rate than non-flavored coffee, according to Mintel Research.

According to research company NPD Group, customers will continue to be more adventurous in 2016. And brands that fare best will be the ones that strive for menu innovation, according to NPD Analyst Bonnie Riggs: “It’s about the food, the innovation.”

Now’s the time to think about flavored coffee for your store. Here are some of our new and popular dessert-flavored options:

Tiramisu – Our tiramisu coffee is made like the famous Italian dessert with light and moist flavors of ladyfinger cookies soaked in Marsala wine and espresso. We layer those flavors with the taste of creamy mascarpone cheese and fresh grated chocolate. Served with a splash of fresh cream, it’s like indulging in Little Italy without worrying about your waistline.

Red Velvet Cake – Red Velvet cupcakes may be one of the hottest dessert menu trends today, and so we did our our version with this flavored coffee. We blended deep cocoa and tangy cream cheese into bath of buttermilk and added a vanilla accent at the end. It’s a masterpiece of flavor in a cup!

Pumpkin Cheesecake – Pumpkin gets even more decadent with the addition of cream cheese in this new favorite. We prefer our pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and so we crafted a foundation of honey cinnamon graham flavors to accent this coffee’s bold and round body.

Winter Wonderland – Four popular flavors come together in a snow globe of deliciousness: a winter wonderland of caramel and hazelnut powdered with a fresh snow of coconut and vanilla. Fans of our summertime favorite Jamaican Me Crazy® flock to Winter Wonderland for its complementary flavor profile. It’s guaranteed to warm your spirit with holiday happiness!

Yule Nog – This perfect after-dinner coffee features the flavors of rich, custardy egg nog like grandma used to make with fresh eggs and cream. Then we topped it off with a spike of cinnamon and nutmeg. Combined with a slightly sweet finish, this coffee is sure to delight your family and guests this holiday season.

Chocolate Peppermint –When you take one sip of this flavored coffee, you experience the sensation of skiing down a hill into a pile of glacial mint. It’s a great specialty coffee to enjoy in your snow boots or pajamas and makes a perfect companion to the holidays.

Cozy Fire – Bourbon, southern pecan and a touch of cinnamon flavor waltz together in a cup of 100% Arabica coffee. A sip warms the tongue and fires up the palate, keeping you toasty and full of energy for the long, cold nights.

Toasted Praline – A nutty and buttery pecan flavor, lightly toasted, is the centerpiece of our toasted praline coffee. Deeper on the palate, there’s a hint of dark brown sugar and cream. Imagine fresh-from-the-oven candy-coated pecans with far fewer calories per cup.

Gingerbread – This coffee is spicy sweet like the little gingerbread guys that are so hot this season. We’ve captured the scent and flavor of warm cookies fresh from the oven, complementing the ginger flavor with our own blend of cinnamon and hazelnut for a uniquely snappy taste!

CinnaGraham – Our most popular fall flavor continues to sell well this winter. Folks enjoy the fresh taste of honeycombs kissed with a sprinkle of cinnamon. The cinnamon is not as forward as some of our other related flavors, which leaves room for the honey sweetness to tantalize the tongue.

View a wider selection of flavored coffees here. To order coffee, email orders@stocktongraham.com or call 800 835 5943.



New fall coffee flavors are rich and sassy

Fall flavors like pumpkin, chocolate and caramel have long-been associated with autumn, and now taste makers are branching out to take these favorites in new directions. In place of caramel, palates are moving toward a more smoky, rich buttery version of crème brûlée. And chocolate is getting sassy kick with a dash of salt.Stockton Graham Coffees New Fall Coffees

While pumpkin has been on-trend for two years, consumers are looking for more adventurous offerings this fall. And trend-forward operators are stepping out of the pumpkin spice box to differentiate their menu and drive profits.

“Especially when it comes to a relatively low-cost, low-calorie sweet treat like coffee, customers are willing to indulge a bit in the sensory adventures of a new flavor,” said Stockton Graham & Co. marketing director Lane Mitchell. “Bringing your menu to the next level with fresh twists on well-loved classics will not only bring new customers in, but keep your loyal customers coming back for their next flavor adventure.”

Stockton Graham launches five new fall coffees

Aside from our pumpkin-flavored coffees, which have been flying out the door, many of our customers have been capitalizing on consumer demands for salty-sweet flavors of salted caramel. So two of our new fall coffee flavors feature a sassy salted version of sweet, buttery caramel.

Two other new fall flavors lean toward what global food experts The Food People call “Dirty French.” That’s classic French cuisine infused with a new, fun and fresh twist. It’s a decidedly American take on French flavors.

And finally, cinnamon graham crackers come to mind when tasting our fifth new flavor of the season: CinnaGraham. This coffee leverages 2016’s hot trend toward sweet-savory flavors by infusing honey with cinnamon and ginger.

Here’s a summary of the new fall coffee flavors, all of which are created in our Raleigh, NC coffee roasting facility:

Fall Coffees Labels-Salted CaramelSalted Caramel

Classic caramel, with its lip-tingling sweetness and rich buttery body, is finished with a delicate twinge of sea salt. The salt amplifies the sweet cream and light brown sugar flavors without overpowering the rich natural flavors of our 100% Arabica coffee.


Stockton Graham Coffees Salted Caramel BrownieSalted Caramel Brownie
Our classic caramel flavored coffee is dipped in milk chocolate and finished with a dash of sea salt in a 100% Arabica coffee. This smooth, indulgent combination warms the palate and tantalizes the tongue with a subtle contrast of sweet and savory.


Creme Caramel flavored Coffee from Stockton Graham CoffeesCrème Caramel
A sweeter version of our Crème Brûlée, this coffee combines the elegant flavors of sweetened cream, caramelized light brown sugar and natural vanilla with our 100% Arabica coffee. Think of a five-star Crème Brûlée topped with a glistening ganache.


Cinnagraham Flavored Coffee From Stockton Graham Coffee French Almond
In France, the sweet meringue-based cookies made with egg white, sugar and ground almonds are called macarons. Here, we call our 100% Arabica French Almond coffee a perfect sip of fresh almond paradise.


Fall Coffees Labels-CinagrahamCinnaGraham
The flavor of fresh honeycomb sprinkled with Ceylon cinnamon elevates this 100% Arabica coffee to savory new heights. Not as cinnamon-forward as some of our other related flavors, this coffee tastes like an adult version of those cute honey graham snack bears.


Consumers crave upscale comfort

As usual, this fall’s food and beverage flavor trends correspond with the ongoing nostalgia trend; but they are taken to a new level with refined, sophisticated twist. Any of our new flavored coffees are a great way to provide your customers with a unique beverage experience while still offering the security of familiar and traditional foods and beverages.

Familiar often means flavors that remind consumers of home. “Consumers are looking more and more for tastes and products that are of domestic origin and often ‘retro-comforting,’” says Anton Angelich, group vice president, marketing for Virginia Dare, an international flavoring manufacturer.

Angelich notes that fall’s newest flavors connote “comfort, Americana, Thanksgiving, Halloween, and the heart-warming of the autumn season.”

With that in mind, if you are looking for pumpkin spice beverage ideas, we have several in our Pumpkin Palooza article.  For fall LTOs ideas that feature the flavors of honey, caramel, cream and vanilla, visit our toasted graham article here.  Both pumpkin and toasted graham recipes can be found on our recipe page.

Ordering is easy. Call our Customer Care Associates at 800 835 5943 or email orders@stocktongraham.com.

*Please note, wholesale coffee orders will include our standard label. Creative labeling for retail sales can be discussed with a Customer Care Associate.