Our Espresso Philosophy

Espresso PhilosophyDrinks such as the cappuccino, latté, americano, iced coffee and more all incorporate the espresso shot. In many cafés, up to fifty percent of drink sales will depend upon the quality of your espresso, which is why Stockton Graham & Co. has invested a great deal of time and energy into ensuring that the espresso you choose will best suit your needs. We understand that no two coffee shops are the same, so we offer many different choices, all of which excel in specific areas.

Our five most popular espresso blends include Seda Dulce, Midnight Lotus, San Remo, Milano and Roma, and we also offer Single Origin espressos. Each of these has a specific purpose and flavor profile, and our wide variety of choices will ultimately translate into quality and customer satisfaction.

Tailoring an espresso to your specific café will eventually distinguish your shop from others, but the initial task of selecting the right option can be a bit overwhelming. Should you choose a dark blend that will stand up well in milk based drinks, or a light blend that will appeal to single shot drinkers? At Stockton Graham & Co. we take these sorts of questions very seriously, and we have developed educational programs such as Coffee College and a Barista Certification Program to accompany our time-tested methods of practice.

When new espresso recipes are developed, our roasters evaluate taste and flavor in accordance with standards developed by the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), The World Barista Championship (WBC) and The United States Barista Championship (USBC). These standards focus primarily on roast level, brewing procedure and flavor profile, we also strongly encourage our customers to employ these methods of evaluation and brewing in their own shops. It is very important that baristas follow guidelines regarding shot dosage, visual characteristics and brew time in order to deliver a more consistent and personalized product. Our team always follows these standards for brewing procedure, and we believe that this scientific approach to espresso also tends to simplify the process of choosing which espresso is appropriate for your needs.

Our number one goal is to deliver the highest quality coffee available. In order to succeed as a café, you must take espresso seriously, and with our many years of commitment to the coffee community, we offer the expertise and skill necessary to guide you in the right direction.

To implement an Espresso program in your shop, click here to contact Stockton Graham & Co. today or call (800) 835-5943!

Our Single Origin Espresso

Papua New Guinea

Seda Dulce