Christmas is the perfect time of year for great coffee. The rich, familiar smell; your favourite mug warming your hands on a cold morning. We genuinely don’t think there’s a better way to start a winter’s day.

Seasonal specials

On the high street, Christmas has become synonymous with seasonal coffee flavour treats such as the gingerbread or spiced latte, with flavoured syrups and toppings featuring high on the consumer wish list at this time of year. Coffee with “all the trimmings” effectively!

We’re encouraged that footfall levels in high street coffee chains remain strong, and seasonal variety in the coffee offering is a tried and tested way to attract new customers.

Cold enough for a cold brew

Cold brew is continuing to fly off the shelves and it works brilliantly in Christmas cocktails such as espresso martini. Have a look at our recipe using Black Eye Cold Brew with a cheeky Christmas twist. We call it the Turbo Ginger G&T.

Take a time out with coffee and treats

Historically, coffee drinking on the continent is accompanied by rich chocolate truffles or spectacular cakes, as made famous in the coffee houses of the Austrian capital Vienna. Both combinations provide a wonderful excuse for meeting up with friends over the festive period, or just taking some well-deserved time out over the Christmas period to treat yourself.

Coffee makes the perfect gift

There are coffee gifts galore, so if you’re stuck for ideas, coffee is a great place to start. From coffee machines to milk frothers, gift sets, coffee liqueurs and coffee subscriptions, you’ll be able to find the perfect gift for the coffee lovers in your life.

We wish you a Merry Christmas

So, as we all head home to the chestnuts roasting on an open fire, frostbite nibbling at our nose and coffee brewing on the stove, we’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry, coffee-filled Christmas and a Happy New Year.

As experts in sourcing, roasting, packing, and delivering customised coffee products, Lincoln & York delivers tailor made packages for your specific requirements. If you’d like to understand how you could enhance your coffee offer to become more competitive on quality and/or price, please contact our experienced team.