KIND Bars!

Stockton Graham & Co. is excited to announce our latest food product offering – KIND BarsKIND Bars are made with tasty ingredients you can see & pronounce, like nuts, fruits, honey and spices. This grab & go food product is perfect for our busy cafe customers looking to offer and healthy option they can trust.

There’s healthy. There’s tasty. Then there’s healthy and tasty. KIND believes you deserve both—they call it their brAND philosophy. What began with just 8 bar varieties in 2004 has grown to over 22 bars and 6 Healthy Grains snackable clusters, and a multitude of new recipes being perfected and refined to high standards in the KIND kitchen.

All KIND Healthy Snacks are made from all-natural whole nuts, fruits and whole grains. No secret ingredients and absolutely nothing artificial here. Just a delicious way of getting your body essential nutrients like fiber, protein and antioxidants (to name a few).

Need another reason to choose KIND?

  • A recent study conducted by the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center found that two KIND bars a day can curb appetite and even help prevent weight gain.
  • Made with All Natural Ingredients
  • Gluten Free
  • Non GMO
  • Kosher OU

Call 800 835 5943 to request your samples today!

 blueberry_vanilla_cashew_KIND Fruit & Nut bars are our all natural whole nut and fruit bars made from ingredients you can see & pronounce.
   peanut_butter_dark_chocolateKIND Plus bars are our all natural whole nut and fruit bars plus a nutritional boost
 dark_chocolate_nuts_sea_saltKIND Nuts & Spices bars are made with whole nuts flavored with delicious spices and have only 5g of sugar (or less)

Blend This! Blended Beverage Workshops

Join us for “Blend This!”, a blended beverage workshop and promotions event! Top brands DaVinci Gourmet, Jet, Big Train, Caffe D’Amore and Oregon Chai are sending their beverage experts to demonstrate how you can utilize their products in your cafe to blend bigger profits. The blended beverage industry is worth $4 billion and growing every year!

Kerry will be giving away 2 iPads (one for each event) via drawings. Your name will automatically be entered to win if registered for the event, and upon attending you will receive another entry! There will be extra ways to enter the drawing at the event itself as well.

Presented by: Jill Zimmerman of Kerry Foodservice and Thom Swain of Stockton Graham & Co. They will blend you through achieving higher revenues, industry know how, creative beverage programs that will attract new customers and suggestive selling for blended iced beverages! Be sure to register today to obtain some of this valuable information!

*June 26, 2013 – Thank you so much for attending these successful events!

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.

You’ve requested an espresso sample…Now what?

So, you’re interested in receiving a sample of a new Stockton Graham espresso blend to evaluate with your customers. We try to base our suggestions on what your customers are looking for, so we tend to ask a lot of questions like, “Do you have a lot of straight shot coffee geek customers?” or “Do you tend to sell mostly mochas or flavored lattes?” These questions help us tailor the best solution for your business.

While not all espresso blends are created equal, here are some general questions you’ll want to ask when familiarizing yourself with an unfamiliar blend, assuming all equipment is clean, calibrated and in proper working order:

1. What is the volume of the shot?
SCAA standard is 0.75 oz. – 1 oz. for a single; 1.5 oz. – 2 oz. for a double.

2. How long is the extraction time?
The shot should run between 20 – 30 seconds.

3. What does the shot look like?
Your espresso should have the viscosity of warm honey with a thick, dark golden crema. When the volume and extraction time are correct, the visual characteristics will often follow suit.

Additionally, here are some things to keep in mind:

-Grind coffee to order
-Try sample 1-2 days after receiving it
-Use about 8-10 grams for a single; 18-20 for a double
-Flush your grouphead before inserting the portafilter
-Keep portafilter hot

It’s important to remember also that there are no hard and fast rules that can be applied to every espresso blend. In the cupping room at our roasting facility, we taste together once a week and your customer care associate would be happy to pass along tips and additional cupping notes for specific coffees to help guide you along the way.

And, as always, we appreciate your feedback, so be sure to take notes to pass along to us!

Mike Adams
Stockton Graham & Co.