Just about everyone enjoys a cup of coffee or tea, making it a top choice for a holiday gift for friends and family. Products like premium coffee and tea blends are a feel-good gift that customers can be confident will be enjoyed by their loved ones. These products also pair well with other food, beverage, and lifestyle items, making them a popular holiday ecommerce item.
But sourcing and stocking premium coffee and tea can be a challenge for brands that lack a particular food and beverage focus. Not only are coffee and tea specialty products where consumers often have firm preferences and opinions, but freshness and proper storage are also important factors.
In these cases, it makes sense to curate and sell coffee or tea from brand partners rather than stocking it yourself. Canal makes it easy for businesses to find like-minded partners and expand their product offerings to include complimentary products without having to source, stock, and fulfill those items. Our Holiday 2022 Catalog features premium, curated tea and coffee blends that will have customers loading up their carts.
“Gifting season is right around the corner, and there’s a great chance you know someone who you would consider a coffee lover. You know, the ones who wouldn’t think of starting their day without their favorite brew.” — Lianne Lonergan, Small Business Trends
Who should curate and sell coffee and tea gifts?
Three in four Americans drink coffee every day, and more than half of Americans drink tea on a given day. Since coffee and tea have such a strong appeal, a wide variety of businesses can drive sales by deciding to dropship coffee and tea. Businesses that are especially well-suited include existing tea and coffee sellers, other specialty food and beverage businesses, and content creators with a focus on tea and coffee.
Tea and coffee brands
If you’re a coffee brand looking to expand your loose leaf tea offerings, or a tea brand looking to dabble in coffee products, curating products from branded partners makes a lot of sense. While sourcing, stocking, and shipping out these products yourself takes up valuable space, time, and resources, partnering with existing brands to sell curated products allows you to seamlessly tap into your partner’s expertise and existing infrastructure.
Tea and coffee content creators
Content creators who write about coffee and tea often already make product recommendations about these items, so it’s a natural next step to partner with ecommerce brands to sell these products directly. Instead of dealing with time-consuming affiliate links and referral programs, content creators can sell directly on their site, without any of the hassle of fulfilling orders themselves.
Brands with related products
Tea and coffee’s popularity means that it’s a great complement to a wide variety of products. This can include other food and beverage items like beer and wine, specialty cheeses and meats, and baked goods. But it can also include related products like tea and coffee brewing accessories, wellness products, and more.
The best coffee and tea gifts to dropship
If you’re looking for gifts for coffee lovers and tea enthusiasts to feature in your store, look no further. From premium loose leaf tea to innovative coffee blends to adaptogenic lattes and more, our holiday gift collection has you covered.
Atelier Saucier x Brightland Tea Towel Set ($48)
“My personal experience inspired the idea for Brightland, which was born out of a desire for time-honored food production - and a deep belief in the land and what it provides.” — Aishwarya Iyer, founder @ Brightland
Brightland offers premium, authentic olive oils and vinegars that steal the show in whatever dish they’re used in. All of their products are made from ingredients sourced from family-run California farms, with an emphasis on quality and craftsmanship at every step of the process.
Their tea towel set is a partnership with Atelier Saucier, an LA-based brand with a focus on sustainable and customizable linens. These two tea towels are a perfect complement to coffee and tea related gifts!
Art of Tea White Winter Chai ($34)
“That’s ultimately my goal: that drinking tea becomes an act of self-care that can have a dramatic impact on an individual’s life. In the modern world where we are so connected, it’s more important than ever to disconnect, to take that time for a personalized tea ritual that can have a positive effect on the body and mind.” — Steve Schwartz, founder @ Art of Tea
Art of Tea is a premium loose leaf tea brand with a focus on organic teas and botanicals that are carefully selected directly from growers. Their tea offerings include both single-origin teas as well as creative blends.
Festive, mellow, and thoroughly cozy, their Winter White Chai features white tea spiced with black peppercorn, cinnamon, fennel, cloves, cardamom, and star anise. A lighter, brighter take on a traditional chai blend, this tea is sure to get your customers in the holiday spirit!
Clevr Blends Rose Cocoa SuperLatte ($28)
“Our approach to wellness goes beyond the mug—its roots are in our sourcing, where ethical, transparent supply chains are our foundation. Its branches are in food justice, ensuring part of our revenue goes to supporting more equitable food systems.” — Hannah Mendoza, co-founder and CEO @ Clever Blends
Goodbye, instant coffee, hello “SuperLattes”! Clevr Blends started as a pop-up adaptogenic coffee bar in 2016, and has since grown into a flourishing plant-based, wellness-oriented latte brand championed by the likes of Oprah and Meghan Markle. Their SuperLattes are packed with goodies like adaptogens and probiotics, and can help to boost mood, increase energy, and relieve stress.
Their Rose Cocoa SuperLatte is a next-generation twist on hot chocolate, featuring ingredients like cacao, MCT oil, ashwagandha, reishi mushroom, Himalayan pink salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and rose extract. This smooth, floral blend just requires water –– perfect for those who may be intimidated by complicated brewing methods or who want a quick and easy morning cup.
GIGANTIC! Hazelnut Cafe Chocolate Bar 8-Pack ($28)
“It’s the perfect degree of sweetness for a grown-up palate....enough to treat your tastebuds to something special, but without that cloying, molar-buzzing sugar rush. Think of it as an “off-dry” cider, or a joke on The Good Place; delightful but never sappy.” — Stu Davidoff, founder @ Gigantic Candy
Specializing in vegan, plant-based, not-too-sweet chocolate, Gigantic Candy aims to reinvent the candy bar. Their products feature fairtrade dark chocolate and sustainably sourced ingredients. Plus, their bright and cheerful retro packaging is sure to put you in a good mood.
If you’re looking for the perfect treat to pair with your next cup of coffee or tea, look no further than their Hazelnut Cafe chocolate bar. This delightful confection features only 7 grams of sugar, but is packed with plenty of flavor.
Bird Rock Coffee Monte Grande Beans ($21)
“What sets us apart is our relationship with the growers. The green beans we seek all over the world meet our highest standards, and we roast and prepare this coffee with the utmost respect for those who grew it. We pay a premium to farmers based on the quality of the cup.” — Jeff Taylor, co-owner of Bird Rock Coffee Roasters
Bird Rock Coffee Roasters is a nationally-recognized coffee roaster. Based in San Diego and specializing in direct trade with farmers, Bird Rock Coffee supplies coffee that you can feel good about drinking.
Their Monte Grande beans have notes of pear in syrup, roasted macadamia, and marshmallow. Sourced from farmers in the province of Jaen in the department of Cajamarca, Peru, Monte Grande is named after and pays homage to a 5,000-year-old archeological site in the region near where the coffee is grown.
More coffee and tea ecommerce gifts to dropship
While the above items are a great place to get started, there are plenty of other great gifts for tea lovers and coffee aficionados in our 2022 holiday gift guide.
- Onyx Coffee Ethiopia Layered-Ferment Bombe — This coffee has meticulous layers of different ferment levels after de-pulping, creating wild florals and bright acidities.
- Sightglass Coffee Owl’s Howl ($19) — Owl’s Howl Espresso invariably delivers a balanced, and refined espresso experience.
- The Qi Royal Chrysanthemum Tea ($32) — Ultra healing and delicious, this chrysanthemum tea has a delicate fragrance and a mildly sweet, herbal flavor with notes of honey.
- Kolkata Chai Co Masala Chai Mix ($18) — This critically-acclaimed masala chai mix delivers a bold, delicious cup of tea.
- Coava Coffee French Press ($24) — It's said that classics never go out of style, and with the Bodum Chambord French Press, that sentiment rings true.
- Methodical Coffee Play Nice ($18) — A coffee that tastes great as espresso, is pleasant as a morning cup of drip coffee, and stands up well in your espresso + milk.
- Wunderground Time to Rise Whole Bean ($16) — A cup of this in the morning is bound to blow your mind. Wake up, sip, and elbow free a few moments to explore what’s out there.
- Golde Matcha Turmeric Latte Blend ($29) — This superfood latte blend is paired with 100% pure, shade-grown matcha for a gentle boost of jitter-free energy.
- Art of Tea Matcha on the Go Bundle ($50) — This bundle pairs a beautiful double-walled glass Matcha Shaker with 12 pre-portioned servings of organic, ceremonial grade Matchasticks.
- Cafe Supply Double-Walled Mugs - 2 ($18) — These glasses will elevate the ritualistic coffee and tea drinking experience, and become a beloved mainstay in your home or cafe.
Curate and dropship holiday gifts with Canal
Brands that are interested in holiday dropshipping products like high quality coffee and tea can benefit from a curation strategy that includes strategic brand partnerships. You can find these value-driven brands and products on Canal, a brand partnership platform for supplier discovery and dropshipping automation.
Partnering with premium coffee and tea suppliers on Canal is easy:
- Contact us about joining our curated network by completing the form below
- Send ecommerce partnership proposals to premium coffee and tea suppliers
- Add tea and coffee products to your storefront with a simple ecommerce integration
- Automatically pass through orders to suppliers and collect commissions
- Discover new tea and coffee dropshipping suppliers and repeat step two!
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