Add Spice To The Season With Oregon Chai Spicy!

Oregon Chai logo Guy (2)Chai is a unique drink; Black Tea, Cardamom, Cinnamon, and other spices are blended together to create a unique taste unlike anything else. This versatile beverage can be prepared in a variety of different ways to bring out the different flavor profiles chai enthusiasts have come to love. Most coffee shops nowadays make chai lattes using a concentrate or powder.

Using liquid Chai concentrate is simple in your shop. With a 1:1 ratio of milk (or milk substitute) and liquid chai, you just steam and go. Or you can pour over ice and shake if you want an iced Chai. You can take it up a few notches to really make your chai stand out with the recipes included below. Most of these recipes can altered for hot, iced, or frozen.

If you want a balanced drink of spices and honey with a full body, Oregon Chai Spicy is the chai for you. This chai won’t be overwhelming for new tea latte drinkers, but will still be enjoyable for die-hard fans. Chai is a great option to warm up the colder winter months and is a popular specialty drink that is easy to make and enjoy.

Call us at Stockton Graham & Co. at 800 835 5943 to place your order today!

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1 oz of Ghirardelli Chocolate Sauce
7 oz of Liquid Chai
8 oz of Steamed Milk
Stir together and add whip cream and chocolate drizzle and a sprinkle of cinnamon.

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Taking the basic idea of a London Fog and adding Chai to it.
1 Black Tea Bag
5 oz of hot Water
8 oz of Liquid Chai
3 oz of steamed milk
Steep your tea bag for 3 minutes. Add the chai and steamed milk. I like to get a bit of foam on the top. Perfect for grey days full of reading your favorite book.

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2 oz. Torani Honey Vanilla
7 oz of Liquid Chai
7 oz of Steamed Milk

Mix together and top with whip cream, and honey drizzle.

Why does a coffee shop need syrups, sauces and specialty beverages?

SGC-COFFEE-collegeThe coffee industry is at an exciting place these days. Coffee quality is reaching new heights as communications between roasters, brokers and farmers strengthens. Average consumers are equipped with knowledge and they are excited about coffee and its appreciation. Apart from coffee rust and other environmental factors that threaten it, the future of the industry is looking great, as demand for high-quality, ethically sourced coffee is growing.

Here at Stockton Graham & Co., we often debate the “right” way to do coffee, from offering single origins as pour overs or espressos, to dressing up a blend with flavored syrups and milk. While many of our coffee geeks here would love to make our excellent coffees the only thing we blog about, sample or offer, that wouldn’t serve our customers. The surprising thing about coffee is that most people are introduced to it either as a dressed up beverage, complete with flavorings and topped with whipped cream, or as a cup of low-quality coffee out of can in a dorm room. Very rarely are people introduced to coffee at the specialty coffee level in a high-end shop. A coffee palate is usually developed with practice and appreciation is usually honed over many years.

SGC-equipmentThe reality of the current market is that while coffee consumers are becoming more aware of what true specialty coffee is, it still can be rather intimidating to the novice drinker. That is where syrups, sauces and specialty beverages come in; giving a new customer a place to be comfortable while they are beginning their own coffee journey. Having a diverse menu that includes a variety of popular specialty coffees the general public can enjoy welcomes them in to the coffee industry. These drinks are often the first introduction people have to coffee, and though it is tempting to focus on the cutting-edge trends, we can’t forget that many people are still learning the basics. Our job as a coffee roaster and specialty beverage distributor is to help our customers educate and guide those just beginning their specialty coffee journey.

At Stockton Graham & Co., we try to remember that there are always customers that are being introduced to coffee for the first time. We think that it is important to have menu options that cater to those new to coffee, as well as the experienced coffee drinker. We have a deep selection of some of the best sauces and syrups available to enable our customers to better serve their customers along with a wide variety of coffee to satisfy the experienced drinkers.

Call 800 835 5943 to talk with our Customer Care Associate team or request samples and recipes.

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

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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. 

NEW Invigorators™ Green Coffee Extract Beverages

DVG-Invigorators-Hero-GroupCustomers are now demanding a variety of drink options throughout the day. With a quick prep time (under a minute) and high profit margin, handcrafted carbonated drinks are the latest and greatest specialty beverage power-player. These easy to prepare rejuvenating sodas are exactly what your customers are looking for in an afternoon pick-me-up. Made with Green Coffee Extract, to add caffeine without the taste of coffee, DaVinci Gourmet Invigorators™ are the perfect product to propel you into the fizzy drink world, and with a $400 million global soda market, this is one bandwagon we suggest you hop on.

GROUP_INVIGORATORSWith three enticing fruit flavors, Kiwi Lime, Orange Melon and Raspberry Pomegranate, DaVinci Gourmet Invigorators™ create delicious fizzy sodas in no time. With a simple 5:1 concentrate, all you have to do is mix with still or sparkling water!

Find recipes below and call your Customer Care Associate at 800.835.5943 to place your order!

Kiwi Lime Cooler

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  • 1.5 oz DaVinci Gourmet Kiwi Lime Invigorator
  • 1 oz DaVinci Gourmet Fruit Innovations Lemonade
  • 6 oz soda water
  • Fill with ice
  • Stir and serve
    (Optional: add one slice of cucumber)

Orange Melon Sparkler

  • 5 oz ginger aleDVG-OrangeMelon-glass-fruit
  • 1.5 oz DaVinci Gourmet Orange Melon Invigorator
  • 0.25 oz DaVinci Gourmet Fruit Innovations Pomegranate
  • Fill with ice


Raspberry Pomegranate Rejuvenator

  • 1.5 oz DaVinci Gourmet Raspberry Pomegranate InvigoratorDVG-RaspPom-glass-fruit
  • 2 oz frozen raspberries or blackberries
  • 5 oz filtered water
  • Fill with ice
  • Shake

 

Specialty Beverage Price Change

Stockton Graham & Co. is committed to providing our customers a wide selection of the industry’s top specialty beverage products. We work with our suppliers, vendors and transportation companies to ensure pricing of these products is competitive and stable for long periods of time while ensuring you a great selection and variety of products ready to ship.

Unfortunately there are factors, beyond the manufacturers’ and our control, that impact the pricing of these quality products. These factors include increase commodity pricing of products, transportation, packaging, and vendor increases. During April, three of our larger vendors have announced price changes to many of their products which will be reflected in our pricing. Changes in climate and growing conditions for many food stable crops, fruits, vegetables and cocoa have led to price increases and changes in the underlying food costs of many products. Increasing demand for cocoa and tropical oils in the developing world is causing the costs of these items to escalate.

For items where our purchase costs from the manufacturer have increased, we will have to increase our wholesale prices as well. Typically, the increases on the items with manufacturer increases range from 3 to 5 percent with some, notably chocolate items increasing more. The good news is the price changes do not apply to all product lines and items, with many remaining at the same price.

To help our customers save money and time, we offer a variety of Everyday Savings Programs, from Free Freight to Volume Order Discounts. Call your sales or customer care associate at 800.835.5943 or visit https://www.stocktongraham.com/everyday-savings for more details and examples of how these programs have saved our customers thousands of dollars per year. Our customer care and sales associates can also provide updated Product Listings and Pricing Sheets.