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Written on July 17, 2019.

Despite being something we do every day, tasting is more complicated than simply deciding “I like that!” Tasting, as both a standard practice in the beverage industry and an art in its own right, involves thoughtful consideration to the full experience of a beverage. From the boldness of its color to the intensity of its aftertaste, there are many factors involved in building and describing a beverage’s flavor profile – that’s why we’ve compiled a simple list of do’s and don’ts to get you started on your own tasting adventures.
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Written on July 11, 2019.

A Beverage Rainbow

From cherry cola to lemonade, to a rainbow of dyed liqueurs, color affects how we experience food and beverages in surprising ways. Humans are hardwired to respond to color which, in nature, is indicative of a food’s nutrient density. That’s why worldwide, color additives are recognized as an important ingredient for creating almost all of the food and beverages we consume.
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Written on July 3, 2019.

At Flavorman, we know that not everyone has been trained in the art of tasting. That’s why we strive to not only bring our clients’ dream beverages to life, but also help them understand the flavor business and the process behind creating a high-quality beverage product. Naturally, a key part of the beverage development process is tasting; but before getting started, it is important to be aware of a few best practices for preparation – after all, how you prepare for a tasting can make or break the success of your experience.
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Written on June 26, 2019.

Q: Why does it matter how wines and spirits are sealed?

A: When beverages are bottled, they are sealed with the intention of preserving their flavor and maintaining the longest shelf life possible. Many wines and spirits require some aging to improve their overall flavor.
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Written on June 18, 2019.

Often used interchangeably, both taste and flavor are terms that describe how we experience food and beverages. While closely related, recognizing the subtle differences between their meanings can allow for a better understanding of flavor variations when tasting.
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Written on June 10, 2019.

Photo by: Matthew Henry

The tea bag isn’t thought of as a revolutionary invention, though we’ve all enjoyed its benefits. You might be surprised to learn that tea was not always served in a bag. As the center of major trends in the new year, the complicated history of tea is just as important as its future.
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Written on June 4, 2019.

Our Day in the Life blog series takes a closer look at our team members to see what it takes to change what the world is drinking! This week, we talk with Chris Renninger, Production Manager.
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Written on May 27, 2019.

The most recent trend in coffee consumption has led to a rise of an efficient and cost-savvy personal beverage brewing system. Coffee pod brewing systems are designed to brew a single cup of coffee, tea, or other hot beverage. The grounds are in a single-serve coffee container – called a coffee pod – consisting of a plastic cup, aluminum lid, and filter. Each pod is filled with coffee grounds, tea leaves, cocoa powder, fruit powder, or other contents. Every pod is nitrogen flushed, sealed for freshness, and impermeable to oxygen, light, and moisture.
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Written on May 23, 2019.

As consumers, we can find an endless supply of artificial and natural flavors at any local grocery store. These flavors go into the food and beverages we enjoy on a daily basis and provide us with a sense of joy in what we are tasting. Ironically, many consumers do not know that vanilla was the first artificial flavor to ever be invented, altering the course of what the world was tasting. Keep reading

Written on May 14, 2019.

Our Day in the Life blog series takes a closer look at our team members to see what it takes to change what the world is drinking!
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