Years of Passionate Coffee Sensory
FlavorActiV’s pharmaceutical grade, GMP Flavour Standards are safe to smell, taste and drink, and can be used in almost any liquid to impart a real flavour, off-note, or taint. The coffee flavour standards were co-developed with Coffee Enterprises in Vermont, USA with input from Square Mile Coffee in London, England.
In 2016 FlavorActiV partnered with World Coffee Research to validate the use of FlavorActiV's GMP Flavour Standards as reference standards within WCR's lexicon. A list of the 24 validated flavour reference standards can be found below. Moving forward, FlavorActiV continues to build on its goal of establishing an industry-wide global coffee flavour language, supported initally by FlavorActiV’s GMP flavour standards to train tasters to recognise defects and positives in coffee, and progressing to measure and maintain tasters skills and education level through advanced proprietary calibration tools and software.
The Coffee Flavour Standards are sold individually in packs of 5 capsules, each capsule separately blister packed to provide flavour protection and prolonged shelf life. Production adheres to strict Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) pharmaceutical quality controls. FlavorActiV's dedicated GMP Flavour Centre is certified and regulated by the UK Government’s Medicine Regulatory and Healthcare Product Agency (MHRA) to a standard which far exceed ISO 9001, ISO 17025 or any food grade certification.
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Our video guide to preparing GMP Flavour Standards in coffee:
Ordering in North America?
You can buy direct from our USA based coffee Partner, Coffee Enterprises
“FlavorActiV has changed the math. Their flavor capsules are relevant, accurate, and globally available—just as easy if you’re in Lima as in Limrick as in Lincoln, Nebraska. FlavorActiV saw that coffee had a need, and they invested in the R&D to create something completely new. We embrace the same spirit of solving problems through innovation. We’re very excited about what they’ve done.”
CEO, World Coffee Research
A selection of
FlavorActiV flavour standards
are stocked by the
Speciality Coffee Association
EU + US online stores.
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