Single cup brewing started as a convenient way to brew coffee and has developed into a quality method to brew one cup at a time. Short brewing times, precise measurements, and high-speed manufacturing all create a high risk for product quality and consistency to the consumer.
At hundreds of units per minute on the packaging lines with very small margins of error, single-cup quality control is more dynamic than for other products. We test for physical properties of the packaging and the coffee, sensorial attributes of the product, and chemical properties of the beverages.
Measurement of brewing parameters, including: time to ready, brew time, water dispensed volume and temperature, beverage temperature, and beverage volume. Observations include ease of use and cleaning.
Formal specification documents are powerful tools for quality control and private-label operations. To establish quality trends, we recommend testing three separate production runs of your product or of the national brand benchmark. Then product specifications are created to establish the acceptable physical, chemical, and sensory attributes of your product.
Whether you are setting the trends or just keeping up, Coffee Analysts will manage the complex tasks to create great tasting coffee products or optimize existing ones to meet you financial, sensory, supply chain, and consumer requirements.
How does your coffee compare to your competitors or against a national band benchmark? What are the variations amongst the multiple roasters in your supply chain? Coffee Analysts’ degree-of-difference testing segregates the variations from the quality to provide a clear understating of coffee profiles.
Request for Proposal is serious business for you and your suppliers. Take the worry out of evaluating the products when supplier proposal are tendered. Coffee Analysts will be your technical partner to benchmark quality or evaluate products versus your identified standards.
Product Sample Size: 28 single-cup products
Turnaround: 5 business days (after receiving sample)
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