Stockton Graham & Co. Fall Sale

SGC-$$$-signGet up to 20% off during the Stockton Graham & Co. fall sale! Save on over 40 select items from your favorite brands, including: Torani, Monin, Big Train, Cappuccine, Harney & Sons, Tazo, Greenware and Chinet Comfort Cups. Many essential items for your cafe are on sale, including; syrups, sauces, powders, cups and more! Stock up on savings today!

Call 800 835 5943 for a detailed listing of our fall sale!

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Our Best Selling Fall Coffees

pumpkin-blogWhile the official start of Fall is not until September 22nd, customers are already beginning to look for drinks that remind them that the beloved season is near. The morning frost and changing of leaves may be weeks away, but the pumpkin craze is starting earlier than ever this year.

At Stockton Graham & Co., we have a variety of fall flavor options to offer your customers. Pumpkin flavored coffee, chai, syrups and sauces are classic choices for autumn, but don’t forget that apple, toffee and butter pecan are great options for those who are not pumpkin fans!

We have wide variety of flavored coffees and blends to brighten dark, cool mornings and perk-up the early evenings. Find your new fall favorite below!

Stockton Graham Fall Coffee Offerings

Pumpkin Spice: Out of all Stockton Graham & Co.’s flavored coffees, 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.

Butter Pecan: If you’ve ever been to the South in the fall, you know that pecans become a popular item as soon as the leaves begin to change. Stockton Graham & Co.’s Butter Pecan 100% Arabica flavored coffee captures the unforgettable aroma of pecans roasting in sugar and butter that will inspire a southern state of mind no matter where you are. This unique recipe goes well with roaring fires and reminiscing with old friends.

Pumpkin Cream: Stockton Graham & Co.’s Pumpkin Cream 100% Arabica flavored coffee features the traditional spicy sweetness of pumpkin pie enveloped in thick French vanilla. Reminiscent of Grandma’s pumpkin pie, this delicious treat is a seamless end to hearty fall dinners spent with family.

Caramel Apple: Gooey caramel apples have become a popular treat during the fall season. Stockton Graham & Co. captures the sweet taste of Granny Smith apples fresh from the orchard and wraps it in rich, creamy caramel to create our Caramel Apple 100% Arabica flavored coffee. Celebrate the season with this confection-inspired coffee!

Pumpkin Cheesecake: Stockton Graham & Co.’s Pumpkin Cheesecake flavored coffee puts a tasty spin on a traditional holiday treat! Cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and cloves combine with sweet pumpkin to wrap our 100% Arabica coffee in the luscious flavors of fall. With a spicy sweet aroma, this creamy coffee is a delightful way to warm up a chilly autumn morning.

Apple Gingerbread Cobbler: Soft warm apples sprinkled with brown sugar layered between cobbler crumbles make the perfect treat during the chilly autumn season. Stockton Graham & Co.’s Apple Gingerbread Cobbler flavored coffee is sure to delight those looking for 100% Arabica coffee with a unique and tasty twist. All this cinnamon spiced coffee needs is a dollop of vanilla bean ice cream!

Butterscotch Toffee: Waves of buttery caramel and creamy toffee blend with our 100% Arabica coffee to create an old-fashioned delight! Stockton Graham Butterscotch Toffee flavored coffee makes long autumn days seem just a little brighter. A great coffee to share with loved ones!

Pecan Caramel Crunch: If you are a fan of creamy caramel chews and pecan pie, you’re in for a treat with Stockton Graham & Co.’s Pecan Caramel Crunch flavored coffee. The buttery flavors of caramel and toasted pecans combine with our 100% Arabica coffee to create delectable cup that will make fall your favorite season. The perfect accompaniment for trips to the State Fair or visiting relatives for Thanksgiving.

Stockton Graham Fall Coffee Blends

Autumn Harvest Blend: This blend features traits of fruits from the autumn harvest. When brewed, it expresses a light scent of blueberries, and the flavor is reminiscent of dried apricots with chocolate and caramel accents. The velvety body makes for smooth drinking that ends with an aftertaste as crisp as an autumn wind. 

Ghosts & Goblins Blend: The coffees in this blend are grown high on the mountainsides, resulting in denser, flavorful beans. This is a light roast whose flavor is mellow and sweet like candy, with hints of rich vanilla and creamy caramel. The body is well rounded and shiny with a pleasant finish that brightens once it leaves your tongue. 

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 that appeals 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.

Find pumpkin drink recipes here!

Call 800 835 5943 and place your order today!

Fall Pumpkin Drink Recipes!

Pumpkin lattes, chais and frappés make saying goodbye to summer just a little sweeter. The unique flavor of pumpkin mixed with subtle spices creates the perfect pairing for cooler weather, leaves changing color and all of the things autumn brings.

The fall season traditionally kicks off the busiest time of the year for coffee shops and with the help of the pumpkin craze we have seen over the last couple of years, you can kick up your ticket sales by bringing in some pumpkin items. Stockton Graham & Co. offers a variety of pumpkin options that are sure to satisfy your customers including pumpkin flavored coffee, pumpkin pie chai, and pumpkin syrups and sauces.

Find your new favorite pumpkin recipes below:

 

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3/4 oz DaVinci Gourmet Pumpkin Pie Classic Syrup
1/4 oz DaVinci Gourmet Butter Rum Classic Syrup
1 shot espresso
Steamed milk

Preparation:
Combine ingredients in a 12 oz cup. Mix well.

Torani Pumpkin Pie Mocha
2 oz. Torani Dark Chocolate SaucPumpkin_lattee
1/2 oz. Torani Pumpkin Pie Syrup
8 oz. Milk
2 oz. Espresso
Ice

Preparation:
Pour ingredients into glass, add ice and stir! Top with whipped cream if desired.

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1/2 oz. Pumpkin Spice Syrup
1/2 oz. White Chocolate Sauce
2 shot(s) espresso
5 oz. half & half
Ice

Preparation:
Combine ingredients into serving glass. Garnish with whipped cream and cinnamon if desired.

Big Train Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Frappé

6 fl oz water or milkpumpkin-spice-cheesecake-frappe-recipe
2 scoops Big Train Pumpkin Pie Chai Tea Latte
1.5 cups ice

Preparation:
Add water or milk to blender. Add Big Train Pumpkin Pie Chai Tea Latte Mix. Add ice. Blend until smooth.


Call your customer care associate today at 800 835 5943 to make sure you are prepared for pumpkin season. 

Promote Seasonal Bulk & Retail Coffees Through A Pre-Holiday Open House

With this year’s holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you plan to make the busiest time of the year a success. Studies show that 40% of sales during the six weeks prior to Christmas are a result of retail purchases: this is not something you want miss out on. Though retail sales are at their highs during the last few weeks of the year, they don’t generate themselves. Promoting bulk coffee and retail coffee sales is key during this time of the year. One great way to do this is by hosting a pre-holiday open house to showcase upcoming seasonal features to your customers.

Begin promoting your pre-holiday open house in October, with a plan to hold the event in early November. This gives your customers time to become aware of the event. A few weeks prior to the event, have employees remind customers of the time and date as they come in each day. Also, advertise your event details with signage near the entrance so everyone sees it as they come and go. Lastly, be sure to post it on your shop’s website, social media page and online community calendars. Today, social media is the easiest way to reach out to your whole customer base, so it is critical to have all details and updates posted on Facebook and/or Twitter. While promoting, consider mentioning free samples and giveaways and/or raffles which will take place at the event to help encourage your customers to attend.

So, what do pre-holiday open houses usually consist of? As mentioned before, this is a great time to emphasize your bulk bean program. Let guests know that a retail bag makes a perfect stocking-stuffer or a gift basket item. Also, this time of the year people tend to do a lot of entertaining, whether it is hosting holiday parties or hosting relatives. A fresh roasted retail bag of coffee or two would certainly be a great accessory to have! An open house is also a great time to introduce your upcoming seasonal features to customers. If you plan to bring in seasonal coffees, arrange for samples to be available at this time, and brew a few pots so your customers can taste test what you plan to bring in. This allows you to receive feedback, as well as collect preorders for customers who don’t want to miss out on your limited time offer. If you’re a bakery, consider having apple pie or other baked goods available so customers can sample and preorder their baked goods to pick up the week of Thanksgiving! The main objective of any pre-holiday open house is to get your customers excited about the upcoming holiday features you will be offering, while also convincing them to come to your store, as opposed to competitors, during the season.

This is also a fantastic way to show your appreciation for your regular customers. Business aside, an open house get-together is a perfect opportunity to have fun in a laid back environment and to say “thank you” to the people who generate a large portion of your sales. Let them know that this is not something that is designed to pressure them in to buying more, but a time to relax while enjoying a friendly, entertaining atmosphere with you, the shop owner. Nothing grows business better than strengthening relationships with customers.

Stockton Graham & Co.’s founder and former owner of multiple retail coffee shops, Jeff Vojta, said he would always hold a pre-holiday open house during this time of the year. “There is no better way to make your customers aware of what seasonal products you will be offering, and promote your retail program while it’s at it’s highest potential”, said Vojta. The fourth quarter is the most critical quarter of the year for all coffee shop owners, so make sure you are doing what it takes so help your 2013 go out with a bang! Happy Holidays!

For more information or other seasonal tips, call your Stockton Graham & Co. customer care associate at 1800.835.5943 today!

New from Monin at Stockton Graham & Co.

This month Monin has released 2 great new flavors and has the Fall & Winter merchandising kits going out!

French Vanilla and Salted Caramel have now been added to the lineup of premium syrups from Monin. Salted Caramel combines the indulgence of caramel with a salt accent that is versatile in many applications. The French Vanilla Syrup is a bold and fragrant option for lattes and coffees. French Vanilla is a compliment to the popular Monin Vanilla line.

Monin supplies a complimentary beverage merchandising kit to promote specialty beverages made with their products in your business. The 2012-2013 Fall & Winter kit you can find 10 recipe cards featuring the three seasonal flavors in the box: Spiced Brown Sugar, Frosted Mint and White Chocolate.
The Promotional materials included are:

  • Counter Cards (8 themed with the recipe cards)
  • Acrylic Sign Holder for counter cards
  • 5×7 Window Cling “Flavor You Day with Monin”
  • The Poster Kit includes (optional order): 4 double sided posters matching 8 counter cards.

You can get the merchandising kit shipped with your next order, by requesting one from your Customer Care Associate. If you want to receive a Monin merchandising kit every time they come out , please visit www.Monin.com and sign-up today.

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!

$6 off a case from Dr. Smoothie on 100% Whole Fruit Smoothie Select Flavors!

With the summer quickly coming to a close, continue to get the most our of your smoothie program with Stockton Graham & Co.! To help you do that we are offering you a great promotion on Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed® Whole Fruit Smoothie flavors Blueberry Banana, Strawberry Banana and Northwest Red Apple Orchard.

These 100% fruit and no added sugar smoothies will get $6 Instant savings off a case! This offer runs until November 1st and applies to Full Cases only.

Prepare your customers for fall with the classic taste of a Caramel Apple Smoothie or take advantage of warm weather with the classic Blueberry Banana smoothie. Don’t forget a number one seller with the Strawberry Banana mix!

Dr. Smoothie 100% Crushed® whole fruit smoothie purees are 100% real fruit delivering over 5 servings of fruit per 20 oz. beverage. The purees are fat free, lactose free, shelf stable – feature no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives and are enriched with vitamins and minerals, for your good health.