Featured Holiday Flavored Coffees

Decorations, songs and scents of the holidays fill the air of every store and mall, as well as all of the major coffee and food chains. To celebrate the season, Stockton Graham & Co. has designed a new point-of-purchase bag and bin labels for three of our top all-time favorite flavored holiday coffees: Winter Wonderland, Yule Nog and Gingerbread. These coffees are available in SGC-All-3-flavorsbulk 5 lb. pound bags as well 12 oz. (6 per case) point-of-purchase black valve bags. As with all our flavored coffees, they are available as regular and decaffeinated (Euro-prep and Swiss Water Processed). For the holiday season, we can also provide white 12 oz. point of purchase bags upon request and while supplies last.

Call 800.835.5943 today to order any of our featured Holiday Flavored Coffees or Seasonal Blends!

Featured Holiday Flavored Coffees
Stockton Graham & Co. offers a number of holiday flavored coffees to add to your holiday cheer!

Apple Cobbler – What big holiday dinner is complete without a home-style cobbler? There’s something about seeing the cobbler sitting on the table, atop a crisp red and white tablecloth, that brings back fond memories of family gatherings past. Our favorite recipe calls for a filling of fresh apple slices topped off with a flaky pastry sprinkled with cinnamon.

Bourbon Pecan Pie – This familiar blend of flavors will warm your home during the holidays. The bourbon notes bind with warm pecans and create a wonderful match. Serve this alongside some holiday cookies, and the rich oak flavors will resonate throughout your home for hours.

SGC-GingerbreadChocolate Peppermint – Remember the old candy commercials? When you take one sip of this flavored coffee it’s like…experiencing the sensation of biting into a peppermint paddy, with our own personal twist: Great specialty coffee! Bold dark chocolate coats refreshing, glacial mint nuances, creating a cup so hot, it’s cool!

Gingerbread Spice* – 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!

Pumpkin Cheesecake – This flavor brings out the best of two delicious holiday desserts. Pumpkin pie spices mix with fresh cheesecake in a rich and savory brew. This flavored treat will bring joy to your home throughout the season, and you can drink as much as you want without the guilt of traditional cheesecake.

Pumpkin Hazelnut – Pumpkin Hazelnut is a perfect combination of pumpkin spice and hazelnut flavors. If you are looking to expand your flavored coffee offering for the fall season, this is great to keep in mind. The blend serves as the perfect transitional offering, and the wonderful autumn character will warm the hearts of your customers.

Pumpkin Spice* – This coffee is an aromatic blend of autumn favorites, including the taste of newly harvested pumpkin accented by a mélange of spices like nutmeg, clove, cinnamon, and more. It’s sure to warm you up and get you in the spirit of the fall! It also makes for a great gift when given to your nearest and dearest. Forget the bottle of wine; bring a pound of coffee to your fall dinner party!

Sugar Cookie – Sugar cookies have been a longtime holiday favorite. Their simple, buttery goodness is hard to improve on, but we think our addition of macadamia nuts really sets our recipe apart. That classic cookie taste in our own specialty coffee is our gift to you!

SGC-WinterWonderlandToasted Macaroon – A macaroon is a cookie made with a paste of ground almonds. Our macaroon recipe comes to coffee with a lightly toasted sweetness, cream notes and just a hint of cinnamon. It’s an excellent choice for breakfast or for dunking macaroons!

Winter 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!

Yule Nog – Egg Nog has been a holiday tradition for centuries with old family recipes handed down through the generations, so each family’s tradition has its own distinctive flair.  With our Yule Nog, we start with the classic creamy egg nog and add a cinnamon and nutmeg flavor spike. Combined with a slightly sweet finish, this coffee is sure to delight your family and guests this holiday season.

Seasonal Blends
We also offer a number of seasonal holiday blends that complement the traditional rich holiday foods such as egg nog, sugar cookies, red velvet cake and more!  Our seasonal blends are available in bulk 5 lb. bags and 12 oz. (6 count cases) point-of-purchase coffees.

Organic First Noel Blend – The First Noel Blend is inspired by the joy experienced from gathering with close friends and family during the season. Whether it’s a freshly fallen winter snow or sharing a kiss from a loved one under the mistletoe, this coffee is a toast to the season of giving and all of our favorite things, past and present, from a great year gone by. This blend is comprised of a French Roast blend of organic and fairly-traded coffees to complement any winter celebration. Make The First Noel Blend your new holiday tradition today.

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 appealing 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.

‘Tis the Season Blend* – Just as the holiday season brings us together, this worldly blend has a sweet, berry-like flavor and nice acidity. Flavor aside, the feel of SGC-YuleNogthis coffee in the mouth is a sensual, tactile experience all its own thanks to the perfectly balanced body. Though designed for the holiday season, this blend is excellent year-round.

Winter’s Comfort Blend – Winter’s Comfort puts warmth and flavor back into the colder months. It features a heavy body with a sweet spot of caramel followed by a nuanced, fruity-tasting finish. Paired with a warm, oven-fresh treat, it’s perfect for weathering the wintry cold.

* Counter Cards & Shelf Talkers available

Fall for these sweet treats

Summer is winding down and with fall right around the corner, it’s time to update your menu board with a new batch of seasonal specialty beverages.  Stockton Graham & Co is now offering Pumpkin flavored syrups from Monin, Torani, & DaVinci along with Torani Pumpkin Pie sauce. A perfect complement for coffee & tea based drinks.  My favorite is the Pumpkin Pie Latte but these syrups & sauces also work great as a steamer or blend up a cool, refreshing Pumpkin Pie frappe.

Also be on the lookout for these other seasonal syrup flavors from Monin, Torani, & DaVinci: Honey Vanilla, Shortbread, Chocolate Chip Cookie, Gingerbread, Caramel Apple, Egg Nog, Maple Spice, Spice Berry, etc…

Stockton Graham & Co will have limited stock of these seasonal flavors.  Please order early to ensure adequate inventories at your store because these flavors will not last long.   We also have a limited availability of seasonal promotional items but you may always sign up online for your merchandising kit at the Monin, Torani, & DaVinci websites.

Get your order in today! Call us at 800.835.5943

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Spice up the Holidays in your Coffee shop with Gingerbread Recipes!

It’s almost December, and that means it is time to start thinking about introducing that special holiday flavor that all your customers will be asking for, Gingerbread! When these holiday treats are added to your menu, your shop will be filled with cheer!

Gingerbread Latte/Cappuccino: The essential specialty creation of the season! For a 12oz latte or cappuccino start with 2 pumps of gingerbread syrup, add 2 shots of espresso and top it off with velvety steamed milk! A delicious variation on this drink is to add chocolate, white chocolate or even caramel sauce, as Gingerbread goes well with any of these flavors. Allow your customers to get creative by picking their favorite one. The recipe is the same as above, just add one pump of the chosen sauce before pulling the espresso shots. Then give the mixer a slight stir, add the steamed milk and serve!

Gingerbread brewed coffee: Possibly the easiest holiday beverage you can create! Simply add 2 pumps of gingerbread syrup to a small cup of brewed coffee and voila! You have a delicious and inexpensive holiday treat that adds festive flavor to your already delicious coffee!

Gingerbread Steamer: A child and adult friendly concoction that has all the flavor of the holiday, without the caffeine and coffee! For a 12oz steamer, add 3 pumps (to get achieve maximum flavor potential) of gingerbread syrup to smooth steamed milk! This can be topped with whipped cream and garnished with sprinkle of cinnamon sugar!

Gingerbread Chai: For a 12oz gingerbread chai, we suggest adding 3 pumps of gingerbread syrup to your shop’s chai-of-choice! The strong spice and flavor profile of chai tea requires a touch more gingerbread syrup to get the full holiday effect, but it is a phenomenal wintry beverage! Chai sales have been on the rise, so offering a seasonal option of this beverage is a great idea!

Gingerbread syrup can also be added to your whipped cream for even more festive drinks! Just add 3oz of Gingerbread syrup to a 1/2 pint of whipped cream and you have more gingerbread flavor to share!

For more information on gingerbread ideas or other seasonal flavor recipes call Stockton Graham & Co. at 800-835-5943! Happy holidays!

Christmas Holiday Promotions For Your Coffee Shop!

christmas coffeeWith the Christmas season rapidly approaching it is time to begin preparing your café for holiday festivities! The colder weather, family gatherings and shopping outings should all contribute to increasing business at your shop, yet there are still many things you can do to help increase foot traffic through your doors!

As this is a time of giving, many people will be in the market for gifts they can give to friends and family both locally and across the country. Be sure to create gift baskets that contain your coffee and other small merchandise from your shop. Other items can include mugs, tumblers, shirts, sweaters, gift cards or any other goods you may carry! Keep in mind that some people may be looking for smaller gift packages than others, so a couple of different sized gift baskets ranging in price could be a good idea. What’s a better gift than your delicious coffee beans?

Put on an event such as, “The 12 Beverages of Christmas” in December where you promote a different seasonal specialty beverage every day: gingerbread mocha, peppermint latte, chai-der, eggnog and more! You could also, promote seasonal specialty beverages by picking a day to offer a free seasonal flavor shot with every latte purchase. Be sure to promote the events in your store weeks in advance, as well as using social media networks like Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. This increases specialty drink sales by introducing them to customers at promotional prices early on. Guests will continue to frequent your shop for seasonal treats they can’t get enough of!

Bring in seasonal flavored coffees (such as gingerbread spice, sugar cookie, peppermint mocha, etc.) and offer tastings on specific days. This will open the doors for customers to try flavors they may not have otherwise tasted, which could in turn lead to bulk coffee sales. Retail 12 oz. and 16 oz. flavored coffees make great gifts for the office or family gatherings! Be sure to have the bulk coffee on display in areas where customers can easily see it, accompanied by descriptions to better help them understand the flavor profile!

Get in touch with your local bakery about what kind of specialty items they plan to offer over the holiday season. Baked goods can be a great way to increase sales, especially with Christmas sugar cookies, gingerbread men and other holiday sweets that people will undoubtedly be looking for! Set up a date for customers to pre-order so they have delicious treats for their holiday events!

Planning an event at your shop just to get people in to celebrate (and buy your coffee) is a fun promotion on its own. Set up Christmas movie nights, where you screen the Christmas films in your shop. Plan a tacky Christmas sweater party, offering prizes to the tackiest. Host a Christmas Carol Karaoke night for customers to share their “talents”. Anything you can do to spread the cheer and invite customers in your doors is a great idea! Encourage your staff to pick up the holiday cheer or even dress up in holiday attire! The holiday season should be fun, eventful and fruitful for your café! We at Stockton Graham & Co. wish you happy, and busy, holiday!

2012 Seasonal Coffee Blends and Flavors are ready!

This year we are keeping it simple at Stockton Graham & Co., and offering only our best seasonal blends! They are all “top sellers” with our customers! There is no seasonal blend that will not please your guests.  As well, our flavored coffees are bigger sellers in the cooler seasons. Coffee customers really love those comforting tastes as the brisker months come in. These sweet and spicy combinations have guests begging for more and Stockton Graham & Co. has all the flavors you are looking for.

For Thanksgiving and the fall months we suggest our Autumn Harvest Blend and our Thanksgiving Day Blend. In the Autumn Harvest Blend you will taste the flavors of dried apricots, chocolate and caramel in a way that doesn’t overpower the essence of the coffee.  With this blend you can invoke the fresh cornucopia of the fall harvest.  The Thanksgiving Day Blend is about joining together to celebrate the best coffees. Darkly roasted, this blend is a mixture of the major coffee-growing regions of the world: east Africa, Sumatra and Guatemala.

With so many flavors to choose from for fall, it’s hard to say which one is “the favorite” since the race for top is so close. Pumpkin Spice is obviously one of the customer favorites, because of its rich spices like nutmeg, clove and cinnamon. These spices remind the consumer of their favorite autumn foods. Bourbon Pecan Pie is another top choice. It offers up just enough sweet to enhance the nutty pecan flavor.  Who can forget Apple Cobbler? Since apples are abundant this time of year, the mix of apple and cinnamon makes this one a fall staple coffee.

With the winter and Holiday months we have some great seasonal coffees as well. Winter’s Comfort Blend is a heavy bodied coffee with, caramel and fruity hints. If you wish to have your customers heads filled with holiday delights, this is the coffee for you. Our Tis the Season Blend is popular for its berry flavor and balanced body, so popular in fact that some use this blend for much more than just a winter time coffee!

As far as winter flavors are concerned, there are some seasonal favorites also.  Who can resist the taste of gingerbread around the holidays? Our Gingerbread Spice captures it nicely. Hazelnut and cinnamon really make this flavored coffee a hit with most coffee consumers. Another cookie based option is Sugar Cookie. The buttery notes of this coffee paired with macadamia nut flavor, makes it another top coffee for the holidays.  Hazelnut, vanilla, caramel and coconut comprise the Winter Wonderland flavored coffee. Another great selection in the Stockton Graham & Co. line of seasonal flavors, this coffee is warm and inviting, and a must for the holidays.

Make sure you have the best seasonal coffees for your customers, by calling Stockton Graham & Co. today at 1.800.835.5943. Our customer care associates can tell you more about our coffees but if you want to see a full list of seasonal blends click here. To learn more about our seasonal flavored coffees, visit the webpage here! Some of our seasonal coffees have their own point of sale items as well, visit the web pages to learn more!

Here at Stockton Graham & Co. we are “roasting” you a happy holidays!

September Promotions Reminder

September is the beginning of the years busiest season. In the fourth quarter you will have the highest goals to reach and the biggest turn outs. So keep sales up with new drinks, classic beverages and expected seasonal options. We have a lot of promotions going on here at Stockton Graham & Co. to help your business get the most out of each customer’s visit. To remind you of all we have going on we have created this recap list. Give your Customer Care Associate a call at 1.800.835.5943 to place your order today!

Dr. Smoothie 100% Whole Fruit Smoothie: Blueberry Banana, Strawberry Banana and Northwest Red Apple Orchard
$6 Instant savings off a case, Full Cases only. Expires: 11/1/2012

Big Train Seasonal Flavors: Pumpkin Pie Chai, Gingerbread Chai, Peppermint Mocha Blended Ice Coffee, Pumpkin Spice Blended Ice Coffee and Egg Nog Blended Crème
Up to $10 off a case. Expires: 9/30/2012

Big Train Real Fruit Smoothies
$10 off each case Expires: 9/30/2012

Monin All Natural Fruit Smoothies
Save up to $18 dollars a case:
$6 instantly on your full case of one flavor. Expires: 9/30/2012
$12 back as a rebate direct from Monin on any case you buy. Expires: 12/3/2012
First case of Monin Smoothies Free with rebate. Expires: 12/31/2012

Torani Real Fruit Smoothie Strawberry Lemonade
$6 off a case Expires: 9/30/2012

Jet Artic Lemonade and Margarita Flavors
$6 instant off a case Expires: 9/30/2012
$12 per case or $2 per 64oz carton mail in rebate. Expires: 12/31/2012

DaVinci Gourmet Single Origin Naturals
$6 instant off a case Expires: 9/30/2012
$12 per case or $1 per 64 mail in rebate. Expires: 12/31/2012

David Rio Chai FoodService Products (Promotional Postcard; call for more info)
$10 off each case. Expires: 10/15/2012

BERRY GINGERBREAD LATTE

Ingredients:
– 1 oz. GINGERBREAD SYRUP
– 1 oz. RASPBERRY SYRUP
– 2 shots espresso
– milk
– whipped cream
– cinnamon sugar
– raspberries

Procedure:
1. Combine ingredients, except milk, in serving cup.
2. Stir and set aside.
3. Steam milk in pitcher.
4. Pour steamed milk into serving cup, stirring gently.
5. Garnish with whipped cream, cinnamon sugar & raspberries.