Specialty Coffee Roaster, Stockton Graham & Co., Turns 20

STG513-ID-stickerJeff Vojta, co-founder and President of Stockton Graham & Co., a specialty coffee roaster and wholesale beverage, equipment and accessory distributor located in Raleigh, NC, announced that the company will celebrate 20 years in the business of coffee on May 12, 2014.

Stockton Graham & Co. started as a coffee shop, Classic Coffees, on Six Forks Road in 1994. The single store grew to include roasting and the business evolved into Classic Coffee Roasting Company. As the wholesale and distribution business grew, the business moved to the current 4320 Delta Lake Drive, Raleigh address in 1999.

To better reflect the wholesale mission and values, the name of the company was changed to Stockton Graham & Co. Today, their mission of roasting great coffee and helping customers succeed in the business of coffee is still a reality.

“Our success has been built upon helping our customers succeed in serving exceptional coffees and handcrafted beverages, while providing outstanding customer service,” said Vojta. “Our team of dedicated coffee professionals is committed, not only to expanding our knowledge of coffee, but to help our industry further develop and promote specialty coffee standards; thus ensuring our industry and company’s continued growth and enabling 20 more years of coffee excellence.”

Stockton Graham & Co. is committed to helping specialty retailers build superior and successful coffee businesses. For more information about Stockton Graham & Co. and its products, or to place an order, call 800-835-5943 or visit www.stocktongraham.com.

About Stockton Graham & Co.:

Founded in 1994, Stockton Graham & Co. is nationally known for roasting great coffee, developing customized specialty coffee and beverage programs, providing operators the keys to building enduring specialty coffee businesses, creating and promoting coffee industry standards and trends, and offering customers unsurpassed knowledge and tools to serve quality coffees and other hand-crafted specialty drinks. For more information, visit www.stocktongraham.com.

Stocking Issues with Caffé D’Amore Powders

We have been experiencing significant production and shipping delays in the manufacturing of Caffé D’Amore (CDA) Frappe, Cocoas and Chai beverage mixes. The following SKU’s have been affected: Vanilla Freeze, Chocolate Truffle Hot Chocolate, East India Spice Chai, Vanilla Chai, Green Tea Smoothie and Mexican Spiced Cocoa.

We have been monitoring the situation daily to try to obtain as much stock as possible and shipping/delivery updates from the manufacturer. We are hopeful that we will start to see some production runs and deliveries of the CDA products into our warehouse, with the first shipment arriving in early November. We appreciate your patience with us in dealing with these shortages and offer our apologies for not being able to supply you with these critical products.

However, we understand that you have customers coming into your shops, and these mixes are critical to your menu and your sales.  While we would prefer to have the CDA products available to ship to you, we recognize that we cannot send what we do not have, and excuses from us or the manufacturer, does not allow you to serve your customers.

We have been working with our other manufacturers of similar specialty drink mixes including Big Train, Ghirardelli and Dr. Smoothie, to find the best match in their products to the affected CDA products. We have samples of these mixes, and our expert associates have prepared and tasted many versions of these to help recommend the most comparable product in taste, performance and cost per serving for you. Big Train and Dr. Smoothie have offered several different savings programs to assist our customers to taste and test their products in your shop.

Please do not hesitate to contact our coffee and beverage specialists at 800.835.5943 to help guide you through these stocking shortages and assist you in preparing the best drinks that your customers have come to expect.  Again, we thank you for your business, and we will continue to serve you as best we can.

Jeff Vojta
Co-founder and CEO of Stockton Graham & Co.®