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Specialty Coffees Perk Up the Holiday Season

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The holidays are the most wonderful —and hectic — time of the year. No wonder customers are more inclined to indulge in their cravings!

Specialty coffee drinks refresh menus and generate buzz. Stimulate sales by leveraging some of today’s hottest foodservice trends, including:

  • Premiumization

    Lingering over their mugs, guests both wind up and down to share their stories. Serve Ridgeline® Coffee Roasters’ Reserve coffee for superior flavor, aroma and body.

  • Customization

    Specialty coffee beverages are highly adaptable and satisfy the thirst for options. Give your drinks some pizzazz by adding house-made flavors and toppings.

  • Competitive Differentiation

    Sales of lattes on restaurant menus across all segments have increased by 13 percent over the last four years.* Make yours stand out! Infuse them with in-demand local, regional and sustainable add-ins that have high perceived “cup” value and generate some serious buzz.

  • Instagram-ability

    Make your specialty coffee beverages as gorgeous as they are delicious to encourage social-media posts.

  • FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)

    Entice guests to savor sensational seasonal options — like our Cinnamon Roll Latte or Gingerbread Cookie Latte — while they can. Include in your LTOs a signature take on a peppermint mocha and other specialty coffee beverages, prepared with premium syrups and spices.

Cinnamon Roll Latte

Ingredients

4 oz. Ridgeline® Reserve Prima Tazza Coffee, freshly brewed
3/4 oz. Vanilla Syrup
3/4 oz. Cinnamon Syrup
8 oz. Shamrock Farms® Whole Milk, steamed
Shamrock Farms® Whip Topping
1 each Cinnamon Stick
Ground Cinnamon

Preparation

  1. Combine ingredients, except milk, in glass mug
  2. Stir and set aside
  3. Steam milk in pitcher
  4. Pour steamed milk into serving cup, stir gently
  5. Garnish with whip topping, cinnamon stick and sprinkling of ground cinnamon

Gingerbread Cookie Latte

Ingredients

2 oz. Ridgeline® Reserve Prima Tazza Coffee, freshly brewed
1/4 oz. Chai Tea Concentrate
1/2 oz. Gingerbread Syrup
4 oz. Shamrock Farms® Whole Milk, steamed
Shamrock Farms® Whip Topping
Cinnamon Sugar

Preparation

  1. Combine ingredients, except milk, in glass mug
  2. Stir and set aside
  3. Steam milk in pitcher
  4. Pour steamed milk into serving cup, stir gently
  5. Garnish with whip topping and sprinkle of cinnamon sugar

*Datassential reports

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