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Our coffee sensory tools have application throughout the supply chain, across all coffee varieties and production stages. The world leader in the training and measurement of professional tasters, FlavorActiV support over 70,000 tasters on a regular basis with training, tasting software and encapsulated flavour standards.

Coffee SENSORY SOLUTIONS

The video guide to the left shows the standard preparation steps when using flavour standards in filter coffee. Get in touch to request prep steps more applicable to your intended use. FlavorActiV recommend beginning tasting sessions with 1 capsule per 1 litre of water before progressing on to use in coffee and with higher dilutions as flavour understanding and recognition improve.

FlavorActiV’s GMP Pharma Flavour Standards are sold by flavour, each flavour pack containing 5 individually blister-packaged capsules. Each capsule can be used during one training/calibration session to train up to 15 people at once. FlavorActiV recommend beginning tasting sessions with 1 capsule per 1 litre of water before progressing on to use in coffee and with higher dilutions as flavour understanding and recognition improves. The process develops tasters to become their own finely tuned human sensory instrument.

COFFEE SENSORY PLAN

1 › Train

Train using FlavorActiV’s GMP Coffee Flavour Standards & Kits. Our multi-lingual team provide training in over 15 languages.

2 › Calibrate

Receive regular coffee calibration kits to test your abilities. Input data into our proprietary software to benchmark your results globally.

3 › Maintain

FlavorActiV advanced training sessions and industry specific workshops will see your sensory knowledge continually grow across the range of flavour reference standards.

4 › Improve

Continual optimisation and analysis of support and package coupled with supply of GMP Flavour Standards.

COFFEE GMP FLAVOUR STANDARDS

Each of our 24 flavours have been approved for inclusion within the latest World Coffee Research Lexicon as validated coffee flavour references. Sold in individual flavour packs, each pack containing 5 capsules. It is also possible to save by ordering as a complete or essential kit.

The naming conventions of FlavorActiV, SCA and WCR differ slightly; therefore, the guide below shows both names, please contact FlavorActiV directly with any related queries. Although 30 key flavours are suggested by FlavorActiV for coffee, FlavorActiV produces 80+ attribute and defect flavours.

FlavorActiV’s coffee defect and attribute flavour standards were developed by FlavorActiV’s expert sensory team alongside James Hoffman of Square Mile Coffee, Spencer Turer and team at Coffee Enterprises and John Thompson of Coffee Nexus.

A selection of 24 of FlavorActiV’s flavour standards was evaluated in partnership with World Coffee Research and Speciality Coffee Association at Kansas State University and were approved for inclusion in WCR’s Sensory Lexicon in alignment with the Coffee Taster’s Flavour Wheel.

“FlavorActiV has changed the math. Their flavor capsules are relevant, accurate, and globally available — just as easy if you’re in Lima as in Limerick 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.”

Tim Schilling
CEO, World Coffee Research

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